Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

Certificate program (KNEC)

Certificate 4 years

About Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET) programme

This motor vehicle technology program teaches students the various aspects of a motor vehicle. Trainees gain hands-on experience working with brake systems, heating, and cooling systems, engines, electrical systems, steering systems, and transmissions.

In general, students learn how to install, maintain, repair and replace motor vehicle parts.

Career prospects:

  • motor vehicle mechanic,
  • panel beater,
  • spray painter
  • interior fittings

Progression path:

  • Artisan Certificate in Motor Vehicle Technology

Objectives of Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

Vocational education in motor vehicle technology is education that prepares people to work as mechanics or other vehicle repair professionals. Vocational education is sometimes referred to as career and technical education.

The General Education component of the curriculum aims at providing the trainee with complete secondary education in critical subjects like English Language, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Entrepreneurial Studies and Mathematics to enhance the understanding of machines, tools and materials of their trades and their application and as a foundation for post-secondary technical education for the above-average trainee.

Hence, it is hoped that trainees who successfully complete their trade and general education may be able to compete with their secondary school counterparts for direct entry into the polytechnics or colleges of education (Technical). The Social Studies component is designed to broaden the trainee’s social skills and their understanding of the environment.

Technical and Vocational Education and Training serves multiple purposes. A key purpose is the preparation of youth for work. This takes the form of learning and developing work-related skills and mastery of underlying knowledge and scientific principles. Work is broadly defined and therefore refers to both formal employment and self-employment. To support self-employment, TVET curricula often include entrepreneurship training. Related to this is the social reproduction and transformation of occupational and vocational practices

From a development point of view, TVET facilitates economic growth by increasing the productivity of workers. The returns from increased output far exceed the costs of training, direct and indirect, leading to economic growth.

TVET like any other form of education also facilitates socio-economic development by enhancing the capacity of individuals to adopt practices that are socially worthwhile.

As a form of education similar to all others, TVET aims to develop a broad range of personal capabilities that characterize an educated person. Thus, the provision of broad-based knowledge seeks to ensure critic-creative thinking.

TVET also aims at developing capacities for effective communication and effective interpersonal relations

Entry requirements for Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

The Minimum Entry Requirements are:

  • KCPE Certificate,
  • Any other equivalent qualification as approved by KNEC.

The duration for the course is 4 years including compulsory industrial attachment

  • Level one takes 2 years
  • Level two takes 2 years

Colleges offering Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

Kenya Christian Industrial Training Institute (KCITI)
Nairobi County

Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

Makuyu Vocational Training Center
Muranga County

Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

St Joseph Vocational Training Center
Isiolo County

Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

The Nyeri National Polytechnic
Nyeri County

Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

Nairobi Technical Training Institute
Nairobi County

Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

East Africa Institute of Certified Studies (ICS)
Nairobi County

Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

Uthiru Vocational Training Center
Nairobi County

Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

Comboni Polytechnic
Nakuru County

Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

Kangemi Vocational Training Centre (KangemiVTC)
Nairobi County

Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

Subukia Vocational Training Center
Nakuru County

Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

Muguga Vocational Training Centre
Kiambu County

Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

Thogoto Vocational Training Centre
Kiambu County

Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

Kisauni Youth Polytechnic
Mombasa County

Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
Uasin Gishu County

Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

Kenya Israel Technical College
Machakos County

Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf
Nairobi County

Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

Catholic Technical Training Institute
Machakos County

Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

Keveye Vocational Training Center
Vihiga County

Motor Vehicle Technology (NVCET)

Ainabkoi Vocational Training Center
Uasin Gishu County