Certificate in Security Management – (TVET CDACC Level 5)

Course Overview

The Security Management course at the College of Human Resource Management-CHRM is offered in collaboration with, The Institute of Certified Safety and Security Professionals of Kenya-ICSSPK, an independent body for security professional career development in Kenya. The course has been designed after a thorough consultation with stakeholders through the Ministry of Education under CDACC to address security gaps in training professionals. Learners taking this program gain professional registration with ICSSPK. Security Management Level 5 (Certificate) is designed as an entry-level into the security management filed.

Security for all’ is a key aspect as enshrined in The Constitution of Kenya 2010. Traditionally the role of security has been viewed as a low-skilled guarding function, and it is only in the last decade that security has begun to drive security management toward the status of a profession. The College of Human Resource Management-CHRM believes that the subject area of security management may include the study of accidents, hazards, risks, disasters and much more, as well as management and criminology. The subject is concerned with the protection of assets from threats: hence the overlap with criminology when the threat is a crime. And also enlighten the stakeholders in the security field, Business, and society at large on causes of security and risk management and practical Measures of curbing the menace.

Target Group
The Security Management -Level 5 (Certificate) course in Security Management is intended to meet the national needs on capacity building in the police, prison and private security firms. Security studies provide a rich knowledge directly concerning these institutions.

The Programme is designed as an entry level in security management field, for students or clients who wish to pursue careers in police services, forensic investigations, human Rehabilitation services and security management. The private sector will find the trainees useful in security management and related roles. In general, it is expected that this programme will complement and sustain the professionalization of the police, prison and probation services in East Africa and beyond.

Eligibility Requirements

Entry Qualifications
  • KCSE D or its Equivalent, Pass Level 4 of Related Course, any other Equivalent Qualification Determined by KNQA
  • To register, kindly click the link https://icsspk.com/ to redirect to the ICSSPK website.

Career Options

  • Security Management-Level 5 (Certificate) is run on a Competency Based Education Training (CBET) mode. Emphasis is on learners gaining competencies rather than theoretical grilling. Learners are assessed based on milestone achieved in the process of their training. The course assessment is done by trained industry assessors vetted by ICSSPK and CDACC/TVET.

Course Duration

Three terms each of three months , plus Additional three Months industrial Attachment.

  • 1 Year

Mode of Study

  • Weekday (6.30 am - 8.30 am, 8.30 am - 4.30 pm, 5.30 pm - 8.30 pm )
  • Weekends - Saturday (8.30 am - 5.00 pm)
  • Online

Intake Periods

  • January
  • June
  • September

Course units outline


Mode of Application

Documents required when applying for registration (in duplicate):

  • Duly filled Registration and/or Examination forms.
  • Certified copies of certificates
  • Copies of identification document e.g. ID card, Passport, Waiting Slip or Birth Certificate
  • 2 Passport size photograph
  • Legal documents such as Marriage Certificates supporting change of names where applicable

Other Requirements

A non-refundable Application fee of Kshs500/- is applicable before any application can be processed. Deposits are done via a direct deposit into the following bank account. (NB: No Cash payments accepted.)

Payment Details


College of Human Resource Management (CHRM)

Bank Name Branch Branch Code Swift Account Number
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Biashara street Branch 263 KCBLKENX 1180194667

MPESA​ ( Paybill Number – 522123 ) Follow the steps below to pay

  1. Select Pay Bill from M-Pesa menu
  2. Enter business no. 522123
  3. Enter Account No. 80295K(YourName)- Max 16 Characters
  4. Enter the amount to pay
  5. Enter PIN number
  6. Confirm payment details and submit payment


Application Form

Fee Structure

Course Brochure

Certificate Programmes
Course Category
Certificate Programmes
Modes of Study
Online, Weekday, Weekends
Intake Periods
January, June, September
Course Duration
1 Year
Examination Body
ICT & Security Studies