Diploma in Secretarial Studies


This is a modular course designed to equip the trainee with knowledge and attitude of an effective secretary. the course comprises of three modules:

module 1- Designed to enable the trainee to acquire competence to perform secretarial functions in an office.

module 2- Designed to enable the trainee acquire competence required to perform the duties of a secretary in a busy office effectively and efficiently

module 3- Is designed to enable the trainee acquire competencies required to perform as a Personal Assistant


Course Duration: 3 years

Course work: Course work marks for a candidate will be submitted to KNEC. students are therefore, advised to take their internal examinations as equally important as the Knec examinations.

Project Work: trainees will undertake a Trade project under the directions of a trade project Tutor. The grades obtained by the candidates in Trade Project will form part of the Course Work Marks.

Industrial Attachment: The candidate will be expected to proceed for industrial attachment as required by knec for successful completion of the course.


Mode of Study: Modular (3 modules)

Entry Requirements: KSCE mean grade C- or Craft Certificate in Secretarial Studies

Examining Body: Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC)

Intake: January / May/ September

Course Content

Module I: Computerized Document Processing I,

Shorthand I, Communication I,

Secretarial Duties, Economics,

Entrepreneurship Education,

Information Communication Technology I

Module II: Computerized Document Processing II,

Shorthand II, Communication II, Accounting,

Commercial and Administrative Law,

Information Communication Technology II

Module III: Computerized Document Processing III,

Shorthand III, Statistics,

Office Administration and Management,

Information Communication Technology III,

Trade Project