Technical and Vocational Education Training, TVETs, institutions in Nakuru County; Contacts, Fees, How to join and Requirements

Technical and Vocational Education Training, TVET, institutions over various certificate, diploma and craftsmanship training to students in Kenya. The beauty with TVET training institutions is that they offer flexible entry and fee requirements to students wishing to study in these institutes. TVETs are registered, accredited and regulated by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA); which is a public corporate agency established under the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Act No. 29 of 2013 to regulate and coordinate training in the country through licensing, registration and accreditation of programs, institutions and trainers. Section 7 of the Act, 2013 gives the powers and functions of the Authority to regulate and coordinate training; inspect, license and register and accredit training institutions; accredit and inspect programmes and courses; promote access and relevance of training programmes; determine the national technical and vocational training objectives; assure quality and relevance in programmes of training among other functions.

How to get placement

To get a place at a TVET institution, one has to apply via the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS). The available programmes, institutions, minimum entry requirements and the application procedure are always available on the KUCCPS Student’s Portal accessible through the Placement Service website KUCCPS sets an application window within which the prospective students can submit their applications. The Entry requirement for all Diploma Courses is a C- and above; D (plain) and above for Certificate while other course categories are open.


The good news for students joining TVETs is that they can now apply for funding from the Higher Education Loans Board, HELB. They can now get Loans and Bursaries from HELB for their fees payment and upkeep.


The table below provides TVET institutions’ information in the order: Institution Name, Category, Type, County, Registration Number and Registration Status.

Achievers School Of Professional StudiesTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0054/2017Registered and Licensed
Adept College of Professional StudiesTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0003/2016Registered and Licensed
African Institute of Research and Development StudiesTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0055/2017Registered and Licensed
AIC Naivasha Technical Training instituteTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0090/2016Registered and Licensed
Amboseli Institute of Hospitality and TechnologyTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0027/2015Registered and Licensed
Bahati Institute Of Business And Administration StudiesTVCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/TVC/0018/2017Registered and Licensed
Baraka Agricultural CollegeTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0093/2016Registered and Licensed
Barut Youth PolytechnicVTCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/VTC/0020/2015Registered and Licensed
Berea Christian College For Integrated StudiesTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0094/2016Registered and Licensed
Bright Star Institute of Business StudiesTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0097/2016Registered and Licensed
Chemare VTCVTCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/VTC/0113/2018Registered and Licensed
Cheptuech Vocational Training CenterVTCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/VTC/0088/2018Registered and Licensed
Classic Su Hair and Beauty CollegeTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0175/2016Registered and Licensed
Comboni PolytechnicVTCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/VTC/0001/2016Registered and Licensed
Comboni VTCVTCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/VTC/0022/2018Registered and Licensed
Dairy Training InstituteTVCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/TVC/0002/2014Registered and Licensed
Dundori VTCVTCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/VTC/0117/2018Registered and Licensed
Dykaan College-Nakuru CampusTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0046/2017Registered and Licensed
Earthrise Institute of TechnologyTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0022/2017Registered and Licensed
German Kenya Training InstituteTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0121/2017Registered and Licensed
House of Plenty Vocational Training CenterVTCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/VTC/0030/2017Registered and Licensed
Institute of AdvancedTechnology – NakuruTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0111/2016Registered and Licensed
Kenstar College of AccountancyTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0030/2016Registered and Licensed
Kenya  Institute of Development StudiesVTCPrivateNakuruRegistered and Licensed
Kenya industrial training institute –nakuruTVCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/TVC/0006/2017Registered and Licensed
Kenya Institute of Management – Nakuru CampusTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0206/2016Registered and Licensed
Kenya Institute of Security and Criminal Justice – NakuruTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0211/2016Registered and Licensed
KenyaInstitute of Development StudiesTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0097/2017Registered and Licensed
Kikopey Vocational Training CenterVTCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/VTC/0107/2018Registered and Licensed
KWS Training InstituteTVCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/TVC/0004/2018Registered and Licensed
Lake Lawrenzo Medical Training CollegeTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0090/2018Registered only
Lake Naivasha InstituteTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0125/2016Registered and Licensed
Lion Hill Vocational Training CenterVTCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/VTC/0089/2018Registered and Licensed
Maiela Vocational Training CentreVTCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/VTC/0021/2018Registered and Licensed
Milele College NakuruTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0034/2017Registered and Licensed
Mirera Vocational Training CentreVTCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/VTC/0213/2018Registered and Licensed
MMCT-ST. Mary’s Nursing SchoolTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0031/2015Registered and Licensed
Molo Vocational Training CenterVTCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/VTC/0101/2017Registered and Licensed
Morendat institute of oil and gasTVCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/TVC/0036/2016Registered and Licensed
Muteithia Vocational Training CentreVTCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/VTC/0214/2018Registered and Licensed
Mwangaza College NakuruTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0033/2015Registered and Licensed
Nairobi Aviation- NakuruTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0043/2016Registered and Licensed
Nakuru College of Health Sciences and Management,TVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0077/2017Registered and Licensed
Nakuru Training CollegeTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0227/2016Registered and Licensed
Nakuru Youth PolytechnicVTCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/VTC/0038/2018Registered and Licensed
NYS Advanced Building SchoolTVCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/TVC/0003/2017Registered and Licensed
NYS SCHOOL OF CATERING – GILGILTVCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/TVC/0031/2018Registered and Licensed
NYS School of Fashion Design – NaivashaTVCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/TVC/0004/2017Registered and Licensed
P.C.E.A Molo College of Professional StudiesTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0133/2016Registered and Licensed
Prudential International School of Professional StudiesTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0231/2016Registered and Licensed
Rift Valley Institute of Business StudiesTVCPrivateNakuruLicense additional courses
Rift Valley Institute of Business StudiesTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0056/2016Registered and Licensed
Rift Valley Institute of Science and TechnologyTVCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/TVC/0002/2018Registered and Licensed
Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology- Nakuru TownTVCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/TVC/0001/2018Registered and Licensed
RongaiVocational Training CenterVTCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/VTC/0047/2017Registered and Licensed
SAPTET VTCVTCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/VTC/0119/2018Registered and Licensed
Sensei Institute of TechnologyTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0081/2017Registered and Licensed
Serein Education CentreTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0061/2016Registered and Licensed
Skyways Aviation Training InstituteTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0160/2016Registered and Licensed
Stac instituteTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0047/2017Registered and Licensed
Subukia Vocational Training CenterVTCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/VTC/0088/2017Registered and Licensed
Subukia Vocational Training CenterVTCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/VTC/0108/2018Registered and Licensed
TecqskillsprofessionalInstituteTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0108/2017Registered and Licensed
The Serenity College – GilgilTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0143/2016Registered and Licensed
Tracom CollegeTVCPrivateNakuruTVETA/PRIVATE/TVC/0073/2016Registered and Licensed
Wanyororo VTCVTCPublicNakuruTVETA/PUBLIC/VTC/0118/2018Registered and Licensed
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Students pursuing Diploma and Certificate courses in Public universities, university colleges, public national polytechnics and Institutes of Technology and Technical Training institutes country-wide are eligible for this loan and bursary from HELB. Orphans, single parent students and others who come from poor backgrounds will be given priority for the loans and or bursaries.

Required Documents

  1. Applicants should access and fill the relevant TVET Loan & Bursary Application Form (TLAF) at the HELB website.
  2. Print TWO copies of the duly filled Loan Application Form.
  3. Have the TVET Loan Application Form signed and stamped by the Dean of Students/Financial Aid Officers.
  4. Retain one copy of the duly filled TLAF (Mandatory).
  5. Drop the TLAF personally at the HELB students Service Centre on the Mezannine One, Anniversary Towers or any of the SELECT Huduma Centers nearest to you.

The TVET Authority accredits institutions and approves managers of institutions and new programmes.

Application Process

  1. Undertake a business name search from the Registrar of companies via Ecitizen
  2. Obtain a “letter of no objection” on suitability of the name from TVETA

In order to obtain the letter of no objection, present;

  • Reserved business name search
  • Invoice for the name search
  • Copy of KRA Pin for the Director(s)
  • Copy of ID for the Director(s)
  • Dully filled and signed BN2 form (Click here to Download)

3. Register the Business name with the office of the Registrar of Companies
4. Download the TVETA application Forms for accreditation of institution, manager, Trainer, approval of programs, foreign institution and checklist here.
5. Submit complete application documents to TVETA offices located at Utalii House 8th Floor.
6. An accreditation officer will check the documents and compute the amount to be paid. (TVETA Gazetted Fees)
7. You will then be required to pay the amount through MPESA or TVETA bank account below.

Payment process

MPESA PaymentTVETA Bank Account
1. Go to the MPESA menu,
2. Select payment services
3. Choose Pay Bill option
4. Enter 894135 as the business number
5. Enter your full name as the account number
6. Enter the amount
7. Enter your pin and press Ok
A/C Name: Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority
A/C No.: 1212502450
Bank: Kenya Commercial Bank
Branch: Kipande House


After making payment the applicant will complete a registration form in duplicate as evidence of having submitted their application. An acknowledgement letter will then be sent to the applicant.

Inspection and Assessment
1.The institution will be scheduled for inspection and a Team of assessors will visit and inspect the institution for compliance with set standards. Download the assessment tool here
2.The assessors will prepare an inspection report which will be presented to TVETA Board

Registration and Licensing
1. Resolution of the Board based on evaluation of the inspection report shall be;
i. Approve Registration and Licensing of the institution
ii. Reject the application
iii. Request the Institution to improve within a period of six months
2. The applicant is notified on results of the TVETA Board resolution within 3 months from the date of submission of a fully compliant application documents
3. TVETA will issue training License to qualified institutions and maintain a register of the institutions and programs approved.

TVETA will maintain a register of;

i. Registered and licensed institutions
ii. Ongoing registrations
iii. Institutions recommended for improvement

At this point, the accreditation process is complete, and an institution will be issued with a registration certificate and training license.

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