Course requirements, fees, and student portal:Kitale National Polytechnic

Kitale National Polytechnic (Kitale NP) is a public TVET institution established by legal notice No 95 of 2016 also known as the Kitale National Polytechnic Order, 2016 as per the TVET Act guidelines. It is registered and regulated by TVETA.

It is one of the leading national polytechnics in the country with a student population of over 10,000. Kitale National is located in Kitale town Trans Nzoia County.

As a national polytechnic, it is allowed by law to train and award certificates for artisan, craft, diploma, and higher diploma-level courses. It can also collaborate with universities and other educational institutions to offer its courses and examinations.

With the new CBET courses, the polytechnic is mandated to develop curriculums as per industry needs, train, assess, and issue certificates.

Kitale National Polytechnic has different curriculum departments that offer a variety of courses. The departments include:

  1. Agriculture Department
  2. Maths and Applied Sciences Department
  3. Business Department
  4. Building & Civil Engineering Department
  5. Information Communication Technology Department
  6. Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department
  7. Hospitality Management Department
  8. Liberal Studies Department
  9. Mechanical & Automotive Engineering Department

Kitale N. Polytechnic mission and vision


To produce globally competitive graduates through competency-based education and training, research, and innovation for sustainable development.


A polytechnic of excellence in competency-based education training, and research.

Kitale Polytechnic Contact Details

Post Office: P.O. Box 2162-30200 Kitale, Trans Nzoia County

Telephone: +254 721 379304 / +254 780 379304



Where is Kitale NP located?

Kitale National Polytechnic is located in Trans Nzoia county, Kitale town, along Elgon road approximately 1 km from Kitale CBD.

Kitale National Polytechnic

Kitale National Polytechnic Intakes

The institute has 3 intakes within the year to align with the Ministry of Education requirements. The intakes are in January, May, and September of every year. However, inquiries can be made anytime within working hours using the contact details or by visiting the institute.

Fee structure and sponsorship

Students are required to pay tuition fees which must be paid upon reporting to the institute. Other payable fees are student ID, and student welfare among others. Examination fees are paid separately from tuition and the amount depends on the course and current student year of study.

The government through the Ministry of Education gives capitation to subsidize tuition fees for students in public TVET institutions. Please note that using the new funding model it is not automatic to get the scholarship but students must apply. Students should also apply for HELB loans, constituency bursaries, and other sources to facilitate fee payment.

The government has come up with a new funding model for students in tertiary and university which weighs on the level of neediness for individual students.

For more details on fee payment and how to pay please contact the institute.

Courses entry requirement for Kitale NP

The course entry requirement to join Kitale NP is determined by the Ministry of Education but the institute can include subject clusters to filter applicants when the need arises.

For general engineering and business diploma courses (Level 6) students require a minimum of C- and above in KCSE or a craft certificate on the respective course.

To qualify Craft certificate (Level 5) a grade of D plain and D+ in KCSE is required or a pass in artisan in the area of interest.

To undertake the Artisan course (Level 4), you must have a KCPE or KCSE mean grade of D- and E.

During admission, you will be required to submit documents such as KCPE and KCSE results, birth certificate, medical letter, filled application form, and passport-size picture among other documents for verification.

Kitale National Polytechnic Courses

The institute offers a variety of courses in its academic departments at the level of diploma, craft, and artisan. KNEC, NITA, or KASNEB external examining bodies examine these courses. The Kitale National Poly also examines their CBET courses and issues their certificates. The courses offered are.

Business Studies Department
Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management
Higher Diploma In Secretarial Management
Diploma in Business Management
Diploma in Supplies Chain Management
Diploma in Banking and Finance (TEP)
Diploma in Accountancy (TEP)
Diploma in Human Resource Management
Diploma in Cooperative Management
Diploma in Secretarial Studies
Certificate in Business Management
Certificate in Supply Chain Management
Certificate in Human Resource Management
Accounting Technicians Diploma (ATD) Level I
CPA Part I – Foundation Level
Secretarial Single Subjects
Mathematics and Applied Sciences
Diploma in Analytical Chemistry
Diploma in Applied Biology
Diploma in Medical Engineering (TEP)
Diploma in Chemical Engineering (TEP)
Diploma in Petroleum and Geoscience
Diploma in Food Processing Technology
Certificate in Science Lab Technology
Certificate in Food Processing and Preservation Technology
Food Science & Processing Technology Level 5
Information Communication Technology
Diploma in Computer Studies (TEP)
Diploma in Information Communication Technology
Certificate in Information Communication Technology
Information Communication Driving License (ICDL)
CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Associate
Electrical and Electronic Department
Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Power Option
Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Telecommunication
Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Instrumentation
Certificate in Electrical & Electronics Power Option
Mechanical Engineering
Diploma in Automotive Engineering
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering plant Option
Diploma in Land Survey (TEP)
Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Production Option
Certificate in Automotive Engineering
Certificate in Agricultural Mechanics
Building and Civil Engineering Department
High Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering
Diploma in Quantity Survey (TEP)
Diploma in land Survey (TEP)
Certificate in Roads Construction (TEP)
Certificate in Land Survey (TEP)
Agriculture Department
Diploma in General Agriculture
Diploma in Entrepreneurial Agriculture
Diploma in Environmental Science
Certificate in General Agriculture (TEP)
Horticulture Level 4
Liberal Studies
Diploma in Social Work & Community Development
Diploma in Entrepreneurship Education
Diploma in Project management
Diploma in Information Studies
Certificate in Social Work & Community Development
Certificate in Information Studies
Certificate in Project Management
Hospitality and Management Department
Diploma in Food and beverage management
Diploma in Catering & Accommodation
Diploma in Tourism Management
Certificate in Tour Guiding & Tour Operations
Certificate in Food and Beverage Management
Certificate in Catering & Accommodation
Certificate in Tourism management

Hostel and accommodation in Kitale National

Kitale NP offers hostel service within the institute on a first come basis. However, if you don’t get accommodated within the institute hostels, there are plenty of hostels within walking distance for students.

Kitale National Polytechnic student portal

Student and staff portal is used by registered student and institute staff to access online services. Some of the services that the student can access from the portal are hostel booking, fee statements, fee structures, and internal examination results among other services.

To use the student portal you need to visit the national polytechnic portal and register yourself using your student admin number. Click to open the Kitale Polytechnic student portal sign up and log in. In case of any challenges contact the institute for help.