Nyeri National Polytechnic, courses requirements, fees and portal

Nyeri National Polytechnic (Nyeri NP) is a public TVET institution established by legal notice No 91 of 2016 also known as the Nyeri 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 8,000. Nyeri National is located in Nyeri county along Mumbi road next to Mumbi estate.

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 their courses and examinations.

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

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

  1. Agriculture & Environmental Studies Department
  2. Applied Sciences Department
  3. Business & Entrepreneurship Department
  4. Building & Civil Engineering Department
  5. Computing & Informatics Department
  6. Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department
  7. Health Sciences Department
  8. Hospitality, Institutional Management, Fashion & Design Department
  9. Liberal Studies Department
  10. Mechanical & Automotive Engineering Department

Nyeri N. Polytechnic mission and vision


To provide quality education and training, undertake research, and offer consultancy services for sustainable development.


A globally competitive polytechnic for sustainable development.

Nyeri National Contact Details

Post Office: P.O Box 465-10100 Nyeri.

Mobile: +254 724 477 942

Landline: 061 2032330

Email: info@thenyeripoly.ac.ke


X: @thenyeripoly

Facebook: thenyeripoly

YouTube: @TheNyeriNationalPolytechnic

Where is Nyeri NP located?

Nyeri National Polytechnic is located in Nyeri County, along Mumbi road

Nyeri national polytechnic location map

Nyeri 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 Nyeri NP

The course entry requirement to join Nyeri 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.

Courses offered in Nyeri Technical.

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 Nyeri National Poly also examines their CBET courses and issues their certificates. The courses offered are.

Applied Sciences Department
Science Laboratory TechnicianLevel 6
Food Technology TechnicianLevel 5
Science Laboratory TechnicianLevel 5
Chemical Production TechnicianLevel 4
Dairy ProcessingLevel 4
Fire Fighter TechnicianLevel 4
Meat Technology TechnicianLevel 4
Higher Diploma in Analytical ChemistryHigher Diploma
Diploma in Analytical ChemistryDiploma – Module I, II & III
Diploma in Food TechnologyDiploma – Module I, II & III
Craft in Food Processing and PreservationCertificate – Module I & II
Dairy ProcessingLevel 4
Chemical Production TechnicianLevel 3
Agriculture & Environmental Studies Department
Dairy Farm ManagementLevel 4
Diploma in General AgricultureDiploma – Module I, II & III
Diploma in Environmental StudiesDiploma – Module I, II & III
Business & Entrepreneurship
Business ManagementLevel 6
Co-operative ManagementLevel 6
Office AdministrationLevel 6
MicrofinanceLevel 6
Business ManagementLevel 5
Higher Diploma in Business ManagementHigher Diploma
Higher Diploma in Human ResourceHigher Diploma
Diploma in Supply Chain ManagementDiploma – Module I, II & III
Diploma in Project ManagementDiploma – Module I, II & III
Diploma in AccountancyDiploma – Module I, II & III
Diploma in Cooperative ManagementDiploma – Module I, II & III
Diploma in Human Resource ManagementDiploma – Module I, II & III
Diploma in Sales & MarketingDiploma – Module I, II & III
Diploma in Secretarial StudiesDiploma – Module I, II & III
Certificate in Clerical OperationsCertificate – Module I & II
Craft in Supply Chain ManagementCertificate – Module I & II
Craft Certificate in Business ManagementCertificate – Module I & II
Craft Certificate in Human ManagementCertificate – Module I & II
Craft Certificate in Cooperative ManagementCertificate – Module I & II
Craft Certificate in Sales & MarketingCertificate – Module I & II
Front Office OperationsLevel 3
Vocational Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Accounting Technician Diploma ATD IATD I
Accounting Technician Diploma ATD IIIATD III
Certificate in Accounts and Management Skills CAMS Level I & IICAMS Level I & II
CPA Section I, II III.Section I, II & III
Diploma in Credit Management Level I, II, IIISection I, II & III
Certified Secretaries (CS) Part I & II & IIIPart I & II & III
Certified Credit Professionals (CCP) Part I & IIPart I & II
Certified Investment and Financial Analysis (CIFA-K) Part I&IIPart I&II
Certified Procurement & Supply Professional Part I&IIPart I&II
Diploma in Information Communication TechnologyDiploma
Diploma in Supply Chain Management (APS-K)Diploma
Certified Procurement & Supply Professional of Kenya (CPSP-K)
Building & Civil Engineering Department
Building TechnicianLevel 6
Building TechnicianLevel 5
PlumberLevel 5
Carpentry & JoineryLevel 4
MasonryLevel 4
PlumbingLevel 4
Higher Diploma in Building and Civil EngineeringHigher Diploma
Diploma in Civil EngineeringDiploma – Module I, II & III
Diploma in Building TechnologyDiploma – Module I, II & III
Diploma in Quantity SurveyingDiploma – Module I, II & III
Certificate in Building TechnologyCertificate – Module I & II
Certificate in PlumbingCertificate – Module I & II
Carpentry & JoineryLevel 3
Gypsum TechnologyLevel 3
MasonryLevel 3
Painting & DecorationLevel 3
PlumbingLevel 3
Tile FixerLevel 3
Artisan in PlumbingArtisan
Artisan in PlumbingArtisan
Artisan in PlumbingArtisan
Artisan in MasonryArtisan
Artisan in MasonryArtisan
Artisan in MasonryArtisan
Computing & Informatics
ICT TechnicianLevel 6
Software DeveloperLevel 6
Software Developer (Web Application Development)Level 6
ICT TechnicianLevel 5
ICT TechnicianLevel 4
Diploma in ICT (DICT)Diploma – Module I, II & III
Certificate in ICT (CICT)Certificate – Module I&II
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA I – III)Professional
CISCO Information Technology Essentials (Cisco ITE)Professional
International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)Professional
HCIA Security V3.0Professional
Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department
Biomedical Engineering TechnologistLevel 6
Electrical & Electronics TechnicianLevel 6
Electrical Engineering (Power Option)Level 6
Industrial Automation SystemsLevel 6
Mechatronics (Industrial)Level 6
Electrical Operator (Power Option)Level 5
Higher Diploma in Electrical EngineeringHigher Diploma
Artisan in Electrical InstallationArtisan
Electrical InstallationLevel 4
Mobile Phone RepairLevel 3
Solar InstallationLevel 3
Instrumentation and Control (Simple Automation)Level 4
Electrical Wireman Grade IIIGrade III
Electrical Wireman Grade IIGrade II
Electrical Wireman Grade IGrade I
Solar PV Installation TITI
Solar PV Installation TIITII
Health Sciences Department
Community HealthLevel 6
Community HealthLevel 5
Diploma in PharmacyDiploma – Module I, II & III
Hospitality, Institutional Management, Fashion & Design
Beauty Therapy (Cosmetology)Level 6
Fashion Design TechnicianLevel 6
Fashion Design OperatorLevel 5
Fashion Design TechnologyLevel 5
Fashion Design OperatorLevel 4
Beauty TherapyLevel 4
Tourism ManagerLevel 6
Tourism & Travel ManagementLevel 5
Tour GuideLevel 5
Tour OperationLevel 5
Food & Beverage Production & ServiceLevel 5
Guest House AttendantLevel 5
Diploma in Tourism ManagementDiploma – Module I, II & III
Diploma in Food and BeverageDiploma – Module I, II & III
Diploma in Catering and Accommodation
Certificate in Food and Beverage Production ServicesCertificate – Module I & II
Certificate in Catering and AccommodationCertificate – Module I & II
Artisan Certificate in Food and BeverageArtisan
Certificate in Tour Guiding and Travel OperationsCertificate – Module I & II
Diploma In Fashion Design & Garment MakingDiploma – Module I, II & III
Artisan Certificate in Garment MakingArtisan
Food ProductionLevel 4
Cake Making, Decoration and Basic PastryLevel 4
Guest House AttendantLevel 4
Hair DressingLevel 4
Wildlife Tour GuideLevel 4
CosmetologyLevel 4
Hair Dressing and Beauty TherapyGrade III
Hair Dressing and Beauty TherapyGrade II
Hair Dressing and Beauty TherapyGrade I
Hair DressingGrade III
Hair DressingGrade II
Hair DressingGrade I
Beauty TherapyGrade III
Beauty TherapyGrade II
Beauty TherapyGrade I
Liberal Studies Department
Counselling PsychologyLevel 6
Records and Archives ManagementLevel 6
Social Work & Community DevelopmentLevel 6
Records ClerkLevel 5
Records and Archives ManagementLevel 5
Certificate in Information StudiesLevel 5
Higher Diploma in Information StudiesHigher Diploma
Diploma in Information StudiesDiploma – Module I, II & III
Diploma in Social Work and Community DevelopmentDiploma – Module I, II & III
Certificate Social Work and Community DevelopmentCertificate – Module I & II
Home-Based Care GiverLevel 4
Health Care GiverLevel 4
Video and Music ProductionLevel 4
Mechanical & Automotive Engineering Department
Automotive TechnologyLevel 6
Automotive & Electronics EngineeringLevel 6
Automotive & Electronics EngineeringLevel 5
Certificate of Competency in Automotive EngineeringLevel 5
Certificate of Competency in Automotive EngineeringLevel 4
Certificate of Competency in Motor Cycle MechanicsLevel 3
Mechanical Technology (Production)Level 6
Mechanical ProductionTechnicianLevel 5
Welding & FabricationLevel 5
Manual Arc WeldingLevel 4
Lathe Machine OperationsLevel 4
Higher Diploma in Automotive EngineeringHigher Diploma
Higher Diploma in Mechanical EngineeringHigher Diploma
Diploma in Automotive EngineeringDiploma – Module I, II & III
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Plant Option)Diploma – Module I, II & III
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Production)Diploma – Module I, II & III
Certificate in Automotive EngineeringCertificate – Module I & II
Artisan Certificate in Motor Vehicle MechanicsArtisan
Craft Certificate in Mechanical EngineeringCertificate – Module I & II
Certificate in Welding and FabricationCertificate – Module I & II
Motor Vehicle ElectricianLevel 4
Motor Vehicle MechanicsLevel 4
Panel Beating & Spray PaintingLevel 4
Welding & FabricationLevel 4
Arc Welding & Fabrication TechnicianLevel 3
Gas Welding & Fabrication TechnicianLevel 3
Lathe OperatorLevel 4
Lathe OperatorLevel 3
Motor Cycle MechanicsLevel 3
Motor Vehicle ElectricianLevel 3
Motor Vehicle MechanicsLevel 3
Panel Beating & Spray PaintingLevel 3
Welding and FabricationGrade III
Welding and FabricationGrade II
Welding and FabricationGrade I
Motor Vehicle MechanicsGrade III
Motor Vehicle MechanicsGrade II
Motor Vehicle MechanicsGrade I
Motor Vehicle ElectricianGrade III
Motor Vehicle ElectricianGrade III
Motor Vehicle ElectricianGrade II
Motor Vehicle ElectricianGrade I
Motor Vehicle Panel BeatingGrade III
Motor Vehicle Panel BeatingGrade II
Motor Vehicle Panel BeatingGrade I
Motor Vehicle Spray PaintingGrade III
Motor Vehicle Spray PaintingGrade II
Motor Vehicle Spray PaintingGrade I

Hostel and accommodation in Nyeri National

Nyeri 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.

To preserve the room students can book for hostel through the institute portal after full payment of fees.

Nyeri 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 online reporting, 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 Nyeri Polytechnic student portal sign up and log in. In case of any challenges contact the institute for help.