Head of Department
LIBERAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT
Welcome to Liberal Studies Department at Kenya Coast National Polytechnic.
The Liberal Studies Department formally became autonomous in January 2023. This was owing to a move by the Polytechnic’s Administration to align the Academic Departments with the Ministry’s Structural requirements.
There are various academic programmes domiciled in the Liberal Studies Department. Currently, the department offers two programmes: Diploma in Social Work and Community Development and National Certificate in Social Development. The two programmes are examined by KNEC. Apart from the core programmes offered, the Department services all the Academic Departments in Communication Skills and Languages.
- Diploma in Social Work and Community Development
This course is intended to equip the trainees with knowledge, skills and attitudes that are geared towards enabling them to perform and manage development activities in the society.
Duration of Course
The course is designed to take 3 years; split into module I, II and III. During the period, the trainee is required to go through 2,310 contact hours in the institution and 660 hours in the industry to gain exposure to the practical tasks expected in the world of work.
The module III course work is designed to provide the trainee with two areas of specialization;
- Diploma in Social Work
- Diploma in Community Development
To be admitted for the course, the trainee must have passed National Certificate in Social Development or passed Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with an average grade of C-
- National Certificate in Social Development
This course is aimed to equip the trainees with the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes and experiences that are geared towards enabling them to participate effectively in implementation of national social development policies.
Duration of Course
National Certificate in Social Development Course is designed to take 2 years of full time study comprising of classroom contact hours and industrial attachment.
To be eligible for the course, an applicant must have attained a minimum of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education KCSE mean grade D.
For both programs the institution will offer internal examinations as course work and continuous assessment while Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) will offer external examinations.