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Diploma

Child Care and Protection

Child Care and Protection is a 3 years Diploma examined by KNEC.

Entry requirements for Child Care and Protection


  • KCSE mean grade of C- (minus)
  • Equivalent KNEC qualifications as determined by KNEC

About Child Care and Protection


This Child Care and Protection Diploma programme is a unique demand driven course in line with government policy National Plan of action 2015 - 2022 under pillar (III) on right to child protection.

This Child Care and Protection course will enable you to respond to children's issues in a holistic manner.

Target Goup

  • Persons interested in pursuing a career in child care and protection.
  • People already trained and working with children including social workers, teachers, children magistrates, probation officers, community health workers, community development workers.


Objectives of Child Care and Protection


Children rely on adults to make sound appropriate decisions about their safety and well-being. The diploma in child care and protection provides students with the skills and confidence to be strong advocates for children.

This course  will:

  • equip students with the skills required to engage in their statutory responsibilities,
  • provide a high level of practical information and skills
  • consolidate new and prior learning and questioning personal and societal beliefs.

Graduates often become the leaders and resource people on child protection in their communities, raising the skill and consciousness of the entire community in child protection and advocacy. Child advocates at this level can truly make a difference to the children in their local communities.

Child Care and Protection - Programme


Module 1: Foundation of Child Care and Protection

  • Child growth and development
  • Introduction to psychology
  • introduction to child care and protection
  • Health care and nutrition
  • Life skills education
  • Information and communication technology
  • Communication skills
  • Financial accounting
  • Entrepreneurship

Module 2: Intervention in Child Care and Protection

  • National and International legal instruments for child protection
  • Children in the Juvenile Justice system
  • Case management in child care and protection
  • Behavior modification
  • Child and adolescent counseling
  • family care for children
  • Community development in child care and protection
  • Business plan

Module 3: Institutional Management

  • Care for children with special needs
  • Advocacy and lobbying
  • Guidance, mentorship, and self-care
  • Resource mobilization
  • Project management
  • Principals and practice of management
  • Financial management
  • Research project

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