Welcome to the Department of Textile, Fashion Design and Cosmetology of Kenya Coast National Polytechnic, which evolved from the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management.  The department currently consists of two sections:

  • Textile and Fashion Design section headed by Ms Rose Nyawanda, and
  • Cosmetology section headed by Mr Kevin Onyambu

The department is committed to respond to your technical and vocational training. The department seeks to partner with you by putting you on a competitive edge in regard to your career and personal development requirements.

We have highly trained academic staff and dedicated support staff who are involved in training

  • textiles,
  • fashion design,
  • garment making,
  • tie and dye,
  • fabric printing,
  • entrepreneurship,
  • hair dressing,
  • beauty therapy,
  • body massage, among others.

The department offers a vibrant academic environment which will nurture your dreams and enable you achieve success. It is our commitment to provide high quality training which produces graduates with the relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes for the global economy and self-reliance.

The department offers various programmes as outlined below:

COURSE TITLE

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT

MODE OF STUDY

EXAM BODY

DURATION

DIPLOMA IN FASHION DESIGN

KCSE MEAN GRADE C-

FULL TIME

KNEC

3 Years

CRAFT CERTIFICATE IN FASHION DESIGN

KCSE MEAN GRADE D

FULL TIME

KNEC

2 Years

ARTISAN CERTIFICATE IN DRESS MAKING

KCPE AND ABOVE

EVENING

NITA

6 Months

ARTISAN CERTIFICATE IN TAILORING

KCPE AND ABOVE

EVENING

NITA

6 Months

ARTISAN CERTIFICATE IN INTERIOR DECORATION

KCPE AND ABOVE

EVENING

KCNP

1 Year

ARTISAN  CERTIFICATE IN BEAUTY THERAPY AND HAIR DRESSING

OPEN

FULL TIME

NITA

1 Year

ARTISAN CERTIFICATE IN HAIR CUTTING & BARBERING

OPEN

PART TIME

KCNP

4 Weeks

CERTIFICATE IN WEAVING & BRAIDING

OPEN

PART TIME

KCNP

4 Weeks

CERTIFICATE IN MANICURE & PEDICURE

OPEN

PART TIME

KCNP

4 Weeks

CERTIFICATE IN MASSAGE

OPEN

PART TIME

KCNP

3 Weeks