Masonry (Craft)

Certificate program (KNEC)

Certificate 2 years

About Masonry (Craft) programme

Masonry is the building of structures from individual units, which are often laid in and bound together by mortar. Masonry is generally a highly durable form of construction. However, the materials used, the quality of the mortar and workmanship, and the pattern in which the units are assembled can substantially affect the durability of the overall masonry construction.

This KNEC Masonry Craft Certificate program promotes the trade of masonry through technical instruction and practical “hands-on” experience for the necessary skill development for employment in the field of construction.

Objectives of Masonry (Craft)

This KNEC Masonry certificate programs teach students basic and advanced bricklaying and masonry practices, as well as how to safely build and maintain stone, concrete, and brick structures. 

Some of the concepts taught include:

  • Basic bricklaying
  • Reading masonry diagrams and blueprints
  • Cleaning, pointing, and caulking
  • Masonry power tools
  • Stonework and other surfaces
  • Cost estimation

Entry requirements for Masonry (Craft)

  • KCSE mean grade D (plain) or
  • Certificate in relevant Artisan course

Colleges offering Masonry (Craft)

Masonry (Craft)

Katine Technical Training Institute
Machakos County

Masonry (Craft)

The Kabete National Polytechnic
Nairobi County

Masonry (Craft)

Kenya Israel Technical College
Machakos County

Masonry (Craft)

Machakos Technical Institute for the Blind
Machakos County

Masonry (Craft)

Catholic Technical Training Institute
Machakos County

Masonry (Craft)

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (kips)
Nairobi County

Masonry (Craft)

Comboni Polytechnic
Nakuru County

Masonry (Craft)

Subukia Vocational Training Center
Nakuru County

Masonry (Craft)

Keveye Vocational Training Center
Vihiga County

Masonry (Craft)

Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf
Nairobi County