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Social Development


Social Development is a 2 years Certificate examined by KNEC.

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About Social Development

Social development is about improving the well-being of every individual in society so they can reach their full potential. It is about helping people so they can move forward on their path to self-sufficiency. The success of a society is linked to the well-being of each and every citizen.

A certificate in Social Development will serve to equip students with social work skills to engage with individuals, families, groups and communities in an effort to enhance social functioning and overall well-being of the people.

Graduates will be able to apply social sciences, such as sociology, psychology, political science, public health, community development, law, and economics, to engage with various stakeholders in order to develop interventions that solve social and personal problems; and create social change.

Career prospects:

  • Community worker in Government, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community Based Organizations,
  • Instructor in Vocational Training Centres

Progression path:

  • Diploma in Social Work and Community Development

Entry requirements for Social Development

The Minimum Entry Requirements are:

  • KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain), or;
  • Pass in a relevant Artisan course, or;
  • An Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC.

The duration for the course is two (2) years which includes a compulsory industrial attachment.
This program is examined by KNEC at the end of the two years training period.

Institutions offering Social Development


Mombasa Aviation Training Institute

Private College Mvita

Mombasa Aviation Training Institute is a world-class tertiary institution that offers a wide range of courses in aviation studies, hospitality & tourism, business studies, freight forwarding, media studies,...

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Experts Business College

Private College Thika Town

Experts business college is a post-high school professional training institution of higher learning located within Thika town.We offer courses across disciplines.Our students sit for exams from recognized exam...

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Eldoret Technical Training Institute

Private College Soy

Eldoret Technical Training Institute (ETTI) is a modern and dynamic educational institution with strong traditions in both higher and vocational education. (ETTI), prepares students for successful careers, responsible...

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Kenya Institute of Professional Studies

Private College Starehe

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (KIPS TECHNICAL COLLEGE) is a premier Tertiary Institution established and mandated to operate as an Educational Training Institute by TIVET authority under the...

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Adept College of Professional Studies

Private College Nakuru Town East

Adept College of Professional Studies was established in the year 2014 in Nakuru County to meet the increasing demand for tertiary education.The college has a team of dedicated...

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Participatory Development Centre

Private College Likoni

Participatory Development Centre (PDC) is a professional Community Development Training, Research and Consultancy organization. PDC was founded by a team of development professionals with the main purpose for...

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East Africa College of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Private College Langata

Located in Nairobi, the East African College of Tourism and Hospitality Management (EACTHM) stands as a premier tertiary institution, accredited and licensed by the Ministry of Education Science...

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Gakeo College of Business Studies

Private College Thika Town

Gakeo College is a registered college with the Ministry of Education and Higher Learning. The college was established in 1975 as a secretarial college. Due to increased demand...

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Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies

Private College Nakuru Town East

Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies (RVIBS) is a registered Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution situated in Nakuru County, Kenya.Our founding director, armed with over...

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Kenya Institute of Financial and Applied Management

Private College Starehe

Kenya Institute of Financial and Applied Management (Kifam) is a tertiary institution for professional training in business management, banking, finance, accountancy, hospitality, and social sciences.The college is managed...

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Alphax College

Private College Soy

Alphax College was established in 1996 as a response to an expressed need for specialized tertiary education in Kenya. Its foundation was aimed at promoting effective, relevant, efficient,...

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Equip Africa College

Private College Cherangany

Equip Africa College of Medical and Health Sciences is an accredited TVET institution offering courses in the field of Health and Applied Sciences. The college was founded in...

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Objectives of Social Development

This social development certificate program aims to equip social development work trainees with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes and experiences that, will enable them to participate effectively in implementation of National social development policies.

Graduates will work in various sectors;

  • Clinical social work
  • Mental health social worker
  • Social work administrator
  • Child welfare
  • Community-Based Organizations


    Social Development - Programme


    • English Language
    • Communication Skills
    • Information Communication Technology
    • History And Government Of Kenya
    • Social Development Work, Theory And Methods
    • Social Research Methods
    • Social Policy And Administration
    • Project Development And Management 


    • Human Growth And Development
    • Law In Social Development
    • Kiswahili
    • Management And Administration
    • Community Health
    • Economics
    • Project (Not Teachable In Class; Supervisory Unit)
    • Field Practicum/Report

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