Diploma in Computer Science – TVET CDACC Level 6

Course Overview

The Diploma in Computer Science offers a comprehensive foundation in the fundamental principles and practical applications of computing. Students embark on a journey that encompasses core areas such as programming, data structures, algorithms, database management, computer networks, and software engineering. Through a blend of theoretical coursework and hands-on projects, learners develop proficiency in multiple programming languages, critical problem-solving skills, and the ability to design and implement efficient algorithms. The curriculum is designed to provide a holistic understanding of computer systems and their applications, preparing students for a wide range of career paths in the ever-evolving field of technology. Emphasis is placed on fostering creativity, innovation, and adaptability, ensuring graduates are well-equipped to navigate the dynamic landscape of computing and contribute meaningfully to the advancement of the digital world.

Eligibility Requirements

Entry Qualifications
  • KCSE C- or its Equivalent, Pass Level 5 of Related Course, any other Equivalent Qualification Determined by KNQA
  • Registration with ICSSPK via the link icsspk.com

Computer Science 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. Leaners taking this program will gain professional registration with ICSSPK.

Description of the course

This course is designed to equip a Computer scientist with the competencies required to perform computer repair and maintenance, perform computer networking, software application security, database design, computer security system installation, computer systems risk assessment, and Computer operation management

Career Options

The Diploma in Computer Science opens doors to a vast array of rewarding career opportunities in the rapidly expanding field of technology. Graduates are well-equipped to pursue roles as software developers, where they design, develop and maintain innovative software solutions for businesses and organizations across various industries. Furthermore, opportunities abound in roles such as system analysts, database administrators, and network engineers, where expertise in computer systems, data management, and network infrastructure is highly valued. As technology continues to evolve, there is a growing demand for skilled professionals in emerging fields such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and data science, providing ample avenues for specialization and career growth.

Course Duration

The course will be assessed at two levels: internally and externally. Internal assessment is continuous and is conducted by the trainer who is monitored by an internal accredited verifier while external assessment is the responsibility of TVET/CDACC.

Course Certification

A candidate will be issued with a Certificate of Competency on demonstration of competence in a unit of competency. To attain the qualification Cyber security technician Level 6, the candidate must demonstrate competence in all the units of competency as given in qualification pack. These certificates will be issued by TVET CDACC in conjunction with training provider

  • 1 ½ Years

Mode of Study

  • Evening (6.30 am - 8.30 am, 11.30 am – 2.00 pm, 2.30 pm – 5.00pm, 8.30 am - 4.00 pm, 5.30 pm - 8.30 pm)
  • Weekends (Saturday)
  • Online

Intake Periods

  • January
  • June
  • September

Course units outline

Module I
Module II
Module III

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

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

Diploma Programmes
Course Category
Diploma Programmes
Modes of Study
Online, Weekday, Weekends
Intake Periods
January, June, September
Course Duration
1 Yr 6 Months
Examination Body
ICT & Security Studies