Welcome to the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department at the Kenya Coast National Polytechnic. We at the Kenya Coast National Polytechnic are dedicated to providing you with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to fit and work professionally in the Hospitality and Tourism Industries. During training, you will also be given a chance to work in the industry for three months (attachment) under the supervision of the industry and the Polytechnic.
The Department has modern training equipment and workshops courtesy of the Polytechnic, Government of Kenya and our Canadian Partners under the Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP). We are a center of excellence in food and beverage training.
The department has a population of over 800 students pursuing diploma, craft, artisan and short-term courses. We also have a faculty of 22 experienced and dedicated trainers on full time employment.
Admission for new students is done in January May and September
All diploma courses are offered on modular basis with a total of three modules. The trainee is required to sit for the KNEC examinations at the end of each module.
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) C- (minus) or its equivalent craft certificate
- Diploma in Catering & Accommodation Operations
- Diploma in Food & Beverage Management
- Diploma Tourism Management
Craft courses are in two modules. The trainee will sit for KNEC examinations at the end of each module.
KSCE mean grade D plain and above or an equivalent artisan certificate
- Craft Certificate in Food & Beverage
- Craft Certificate in Tour Guiding & Travel Operations
- Craft Certificate in Front Office And Administration
- Mixology/Bartender Level 3
- Baking and Pastry Production Level 3
Artisan courses take one year to complete.
Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE)
- Artisan in Food and Beverage
- Artisan in Leisure and Recreation
These are short term courses designed by the Polytechnic to provide trainees with skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them perform well in the industry. On completion, the trainee is awarded an internal certificate by the Polytechnic.
Short courses are open to all
- Caking Making and Decoration – Two months
- Food Production – Three months
- Bread Making Techniques – Two months
- Housekeeping Laundry Techniques – Three months
- Event Planning Management – Six months
- Professional Waiter – Two months
- Tour Guiding Operations – Three months
Internal examinations are administered by the Polytechnic in form of continuous assessment tests (CATs) and end of term examinations.
All diploma, craft and artisan courses are examined by Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).
Students go for industrial attachment in their relevant fields of trade for at least three months. They are exposed to real world of work as they apply the skills and knowledge attained in class.