Diploma 1 Building And Construction

Diploma 1 Building And Construction (BCD1) is offered as a DIPLOMA I course examined by KNEC. A certificate of completion is issued upon completion of this course. For more information about this course, use the tabs below to navigate.

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Entry Requirements

At least grade C- in KCSE 

Duration: 12 Months

Delivery Method: Both Online & Physical

Fee Structure

Course Fee Breakdown

Trimester 1

Registration FeeKES 1,000.00
Course ManualKES 1,000.00
Student IDKES 300.00
Polo T-ShirtKES 1,000.00
Maintenance FeeKES 1,000.00
Student InsuranceKES 500.00
Activity FeeKES 1,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 17,500.00
E-Learning FeeKES 1,000.00
Graduation FeeKES 1,350.00
Examination and Certification FeeKES 500.00
Total: KES 26,150.00

Trimester 2

Registration Fee-
Course Manual-
Student ID-
Polo T-Shirt-
Maintenance Fee-
Student Insurance-
Activity FeeKES 1,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 17,500.00
E-Learning FeeKES 1,000.00
Graduation FeeKES 1,350.00
Examination and Certification FeeKES 500.00
Total: KES 21,350.00

Trimester 3

Registration Fee-
Course Manual-
Student ID-
Polo T-Shirt-
Maintenance Fee-
Student Insurance-
Activity FeeKES 1,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 17,500.00
E-Learning FeeKES 1,000.00
Graduation FeeKES 1,350.00
Examination and Certification FeeKES 500.00
Total: KES 21,350.00

Exam Fee Breakdown

Trimester 1Trimester 2Trimester 3
KNECKES 9,250.00
Total: KES 9,250.00
Total: KES 0.00
Total: KES 0.00

Other Mandatory Course Requirements

The following are mandatory requirements needed upon admission:

  • Photocopy of KCSE result slip or certificate or Equivalent
  • Photocopy of National ID Card
  • Photocopy of Birth certificate
  • 6 A4 sized books
  • A minimum 3 ballpoint pens
  • A smart phone is greatly necessary

Course Units/Overview

Below is a breakdown of the units taught under this course

Trimester 1
2705101_T1Communication Skills T1
2705103_T1Introduction To ICT T1
2705104_T1Entrepreneurship T1
2705105_T1Mathematics I T1
2705106_T1Physical Science T1
2705107_T1Construction Materials I T1
2705108_T1Workshop Technology T1
2705109_T1Technical Drawing T1
2705110_T1Geotechnology I T1
2705111_T1Concrete Technology T1
2705112_T1Construction Plant And Equipment T1
2705113_T1General Building And Construction I T1
2705114_T1Surveying I T1
2705115_T1Structures I T1
Trimester 2
2705101_T2Communication Skills T2
2705103_T2Introduction To ICT T2
2705104_T2Entrepreneurship T2
2705105_T2Mathematics I T2
2705106_T2Physical Science T2
2705107_T2Construction Materials I T2
2705108_T2Workshop Technology T2
2705109_T2Technical Drawing T2
2705110_T2Geotechnology I T2
2705111_T2Concrete Technology T2
2705112_T2Construction Plant And Equipment T2
2705113_T2General Building And Construction I T2
2705114_T2Surveying I T2
2705115_T2Structures I T2
Trimester 3
2705101_T3Communication Skills T3
2705103_T3Introduction To ICT T3
2705104_T3Entrepreneurship T3
2705105_T3Mathematics I T3
2705106_T3Physical Science T3
2705107_T3Construction Materials I T3
2705108_T3Workshop Technology T3
2705109_T3Technical Drawing T3
2705110_T3Geotechnology I T3
2705111_T3Concrete Technology T3
2705112_T3Construction Plant And Equipment T3
2705113_T3General Building And Construction I T3
2705114_T3Surveying I T3
2705115_T3Structures I T3

Course Description

Diploma Module 1 in Building and Construction Technology is a course best offered at Uwezo College. This one-year program, examinable by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), is designed for individuals who have successfully completed a Craft Certificate in Building and Construction Technology or its equivalent. Elevate your expertise in construction to new heights, preparing for leadership roles within the industry.

Admission Requirements:

To enroll in Diploma Module 1 in Building and Construction Technology, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of a Craft Certificate Module 2 in Building and Construction Technology.
  • A minimum grade of C- in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

These requirements ensure that students entering the program possess a solid foundation in construction principles and are ready for the more advanced concepts and practices covered in the diploma level.

Course Structure:

Diploma Module 1 builds upon the knowledge gained in the Craft Certificate level, offering a comprehensive and advanced curriculum. Key areas of training include:

  • Communication Skills: Enhance your ability to communicate effectively, a crucial skill for leadership roles in construction projects.

  • Mathematics: Develop advanced mathematical skills for precise measurements, calculations, and complex problem-solving.

  • Introduction to ICT: Acquire proficiency in using Information and Communication Technology tools relevant to the construction field.

  • Entrepreneurship: Develop entrepreneurial skills essential for project management and business aspects of construction.

  • Physical Science: Deepen your understanding of the scientific principles underlying construction materials and processes.

  • Construction Materials: Explore the properties and applications of a wide range of construction materials, including their advanced uses.

  • Workshop Technology: Gain hands-on experience and practical skills in the use of tools and equipment essential in construction workshops.

  • Technical Drawing: Develop advanced skills in interpreting and creating detailed technical drawings for construction projects.

  • Geotechnology: Explore the role of geotechnical engineering in construction, including soil mechanics and foundation design.

  • Concrete Technology: Delve into the science and technology of concrete, a fundamental material in construction.

  • Construction Plant and Equipment: Gain insights into the selection and use of construction machinery and equipment.

  • General Building and Construction: Expand your knowledge of construction techniques and practices.

  • Surveying: Learn surveying techniques essential for accurate measurements and mapping in construction projects.

  • Structures: Understand the principles and design of structures in construction.

Skills and Competencies:

Upon completing Diploma Module 1, students will possess advanced skills and competencies, including:

  • Advanced communication skills for effective leadership.
  • Proficiency in using ICT tools relevant to construction management.
  • Entrepreneurial skills for project management and business aspects.
  • Advanced mathematical skills for precise measurements and calculations.
  • In-depth understanding of construction materials and their advanced uses.
  • Practical skills in workshop technology and technical drawing.
  • Knowledge of geotechnical engineering, concrete technology, and surveying techniques.

Why Study at Uwezo College

Uwezo College is your ideal choice for quality education and career success. With full licensing from TVET, serving as an examination centre for KNEC and NITA, and being an approved training centre for KASNEB courses, we offer the most comprehensive and accredited education. Our track record of producing top-performing graduates who excel in the job market sets us apart. When you choose Uwezo College, you're making a commitment to your future, ensuring you receive the finest education, expert guidance, and a competitive edge in today's competitive job market. Join us and secure your path to success.

The following are reasons why you should make Uwezo College as the choice for your studies:

  • We are a TVET Technical and Business College fully registered with the Ministry of Education
  • We provide a serene learning environment and fully equiped workshops
  • We have qualified, competent and committed lecturers
  • Guaranteed attachment
  • We provide bursaries to the extremely needy students
  • We have free high speed Internet connectivity to our students
  • Affordable fees
  • We have clean and spacious hostels
  • We provide job linkages

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of Diploma Module 1 are well-prepared for leadership roles within the construction industry, including:

  • Construction Project Manager
  • Construction Site Supervisor
  • Building Inspector
  • Construction Materials Specialist

This program offers a pathway for individuals to deepen their expertise and excel in leadership roles within the construction sector, providing a strong foundation for career growth and advancement.

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What are the requirements for registration/admission as a student?

  1. KCSE result slip or certificate or Equivalent
  2. National ID Card or Birth certificate
  3. 2 Passport size photographs
  4. Registration Fee
  5. Student ID Fee
  6. Maintenance Fee
  7. Material Fee(where applicable)
  8. Polo T-Shirt fee
  9. Insurance Fee
  10. Student's handbook fee

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