Diploma 1 In Catering And Accommodation

Diploma 1 In Catering And Accommodation (DCA1) 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 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
E-Learning FeeKES 1,000.00
Activity FeeKES 1,000.00
Material FeeKES 3,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 17,500.00
Student InsuranceKES 500.00
Graduation FeeKES 1,350.00
Examination and Certification FeeKES 500.00
Total: KES 29,150.00

Trimester 2

Registration Fee-
Course Manual-
Student ID-
Polo T-Shirt-
Maintenance Fee-
E-Learning FeeKES 1,000.00
Activity FeeKES 1,000.00
Material FeeKES 3,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 17,500.00
Student Insurance-
Graduation FeeKES 1,350.00
Examination and Certification FeeKES 500.00
Total: KES 24,350.00

Trimester 3

Registration Fee-
Course Manual-
Student ID-
Polo T-Shirt-
Maintenance Fee-
E-Learning FeeKES 1,000.00
Activity FeeKES 1,000.00
Material FeeKES 3,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 17,500.00
Student Insurance-
Graduation FeeKES 1,350.00
Examination and Certification FeeKES 500.00
Total: KES 24,350.00

Exam Fee Breakdown

Trimester 1Trimester 2Trimester 3
KNECKES 22,000.00
Total: KES 22,000.00
KNEC-
Total: KES 0.00
KNEC-
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
DCA101T1Communication Skills I
DCA102T1Entrepreneuship
DCA103T1Mathematics I
DCA104T1Information Communication Technology I
DCA105T1Food And Beverage Production, Science And Nutrition I
DCA106T1Control I
DCA107T1Catering Premises I
DCA108T1Service Theory I
DCA109T1House Keeping, Laundry, Home Nursing And First Aid I
DCA110T1Front Office I
DCA112T1Service Practice 1
DCA113T1Production Practice 1
Trimester 2
DCA101T2Communication Skills II
DCA103T2Mathematics II
DCA104T2Information Communication Technology II
DCA105T2Food And Beverage Production, Science And Nutrition II
DCA106T2Control II
DCA107T2Catering Premises II
DCA108T2Service Theory II
DCA109T2House Keeping, Laundry, Home Nursing And First Aid II
DCA110T2Front Office II
DCA111T2Laundry And House Keeping Practice II
DCA102T2Entrepreneurship II
Trimester 3
DCA101T3Communication Skills III
DCA103T3Mathematics III
DCA104T3Information Communication Technology III
DCA105T3Food And Beverage Production, Science And Nutrition III
DCA106T3Control III
DCA107T3Catering Premises III
DCA108T3Service Theory III
DCA109T3House Keeping, Laundry, Home Nursing And First Aid III
DCA110T3Front Office III
DCA111T3Laundry And House Keeping Practice III
DCA112T3Service Practice 3
DCA113T3Production Practice 3
DCA102T3Entrepreneurship III

Course Description

Diploma Module 1 in Catering and Accommodation is a course best offered at Uwezo College. Designed as the advanced level of the Craft Certificate, this one-year program, examinable by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), is tailored for individuals with a passion for the art of hospitality and a desire to elevate their skills to a professional level. With a minimum entry requirement of grade C- in KCSE, students will delve into a comprehensive curriculum covering Communication Skills, Introduction to ICT, Mathematics, Entrepreneurship, Production Theory, Food Control, Catering Premises, Service Theory, Housekeeping, Front Office Operations, Laundry, Service Practice, Production Practice, and other crucial aspects of the Catering and Accommodation industry. To qualify for enrollment in Diploma Module 1 in Catering and Accommodation, students must have obtained a minimum grade of C- in KCSE. This ensures that candidates possess the academic foundation necessary for the rigors of the advanced coursework offered in this program.

Course Structure:

The curriculum is strategically structured to provide students with in-depth knowledge and practical skills across various facets of the catering and accommodation industry:

  • Communication Skills: Further development of effective communication skills essential for successful interactions with guests, colleagues, and superiors.

  • Introduction to ICT: Integration of information and communication technology concepts relevant to the hospitality industry.

  • Mathematics: Application of mathematical principles in culinary and hospitality contexts, ensuring precision in measurements and calculations.

  • Entrepreneurship: Exploration of entrepreneurial concepts to foster a mindset for innovation and business acumen in the catering and accommodation industry.

  • Production Theory: Theoretical understanding of food production processes, emphasizing culinary techniques, recipe development, and menu planning.

  • Food Control: Techniques and principles for ensuring the quality, safety, and hygiene of food throughout the production process.

  • Catering Premises: Exploration of design, layout, and maintenance of catering premises for optimal efficiency and guest satisfaction.

  • Service Theory: Theoretical foundation for providing excellent service, covering customer relations, etiquette, and service standards.

  • Housekeeping: Comprehensive training in housekeeping operations, ensuring cleanliness, order, and comfort in hospitality settings.

  • Front Office Operations: Proficiency in front office procedures, including reservation management, guest check-in/check-out, and effective communication.

  • Laundry: Understanding of laundry operations, covering fabric care, stain removal, and efficient management of laundry services in hospitality settings.

  • Service Practice: Hands-on practical experience in delivering exceptional service to guests, applying theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios.

  • Production Practice: Practical training in food production, allowing students to apply culinary skills in a controlled kitchen environment.

Skills and Competencies:

Diploma Module 1 in Catering and Accommodation equips students with advanced skills and competencies tailored for leadership roles in the dynamic hospitality industry:

  • Mastery of advanced culinary techniques, recipe development, and menu planning for diverse culinary creations.

  • Enhanced communication skills for successful interaction with guests, colleagues, and management.

  • Development of entrepreneurial acumen, fostering innovation and business-oriented thinking in hospitality operations.

  • Proficiency in delivering exceptional service, with a focus on customer relations, etiquette, and service standards.

  • Strategic understanding of housekeeping operations for maintaining cleanliness, order, and guest comfort.

  • Competence in front office procedures, including efficient reservation management and guest check-in/check-out processes.

  • Efficient management of laundry services, ensuring fabric care, stain removal, and high-quality laundry operations.

  • Expertise in designing catering premises for optimal efficiency and guest satisfaction.

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:

Upon completing Diploma Module 1 in Catering and Accommodation, graduates can explore leadership roles in various sectors of the hospitality industry, including positions such as Head Chef, Front Office Manager, Housekeeping Supervisor, and Catering Premises Manager. The advanced training received in this program positions graduates for rewarding career opportunities and continued growth in the dynamic field of catering and accommodation.

Course Instructor(s)

DANIEL MUTHOKA KANGWANA
DOREEN NASAMBU SUNGUTI
ROSELYNE MWENDE NZEKI
AARON OBUDHO OTIENO
GERTRUDE SYOMBUA MUTUKU
CATHERINE MWENDE MUMBE
BENEDICT MWANZIA STEPHEN
MACLINA NYAMOITA ONSERIO
LILIAN MUSUNDI WAFULA
DENISE KASOHA ALUCHULA

Examining Body

KNEC

FAQs

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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