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How to become a project management craftsman in Kenya

Who is a project management craftsman?
A project management craftsman is a craftsperson or a worker skilled in project management or a closely related field. A project is a series of tasks and activities performed to accomplish or develop a product or service. Project management is a process that involves planning, organizing and managing processes and resources required to complete a project. Under the guidance and supervision of senior officers, project management craftsmen assists in planning and coordinating various activities relating to the development of various projects.

Other related title(s)

  1. Project management clerk
  2. Project management technician
  3. Project management master craft person III

What is the work environment?
Project management craftsmen works mostly in offices among other environments

Some important skills and qualities to have

  1. Good organization skills
  2. Good planning skills
  3. Problem solving skills
  4. Creativity skills
  5. Good attention to details
  6. Good communication and negotiation skills
  7. Good understanding of budget control measures
  8. Team working skills
  9. Computer and IT skills
  10. Among others

What are some career opportunities?
Project management craftsmen can find employment opportunities within private and public sectors.

Becoming a project management craftsman

Minimum admission requirements

  1. A mean grade of D (Plain) and above in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination or its equivalent;
  2. Artisan certificate/ completion of KNQF level 4
  3. Or other approved qualification

Training & Study options
If you meet the above minimum admission requirements, you can proceed to a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college and enroll for a relevant craft certificate course. Craft courses are also offered within Vocational Training Centers (VTCs) within your region.

What course(s) can you pursue in TVET colleges?

  1. Craft certificate in project management
  2. Or other similar/ related fields

Qualifications Level
Kenya National Qualifications Framework (KNQF level 5)

Education Progression
Upon a successful completion of a craft certificate course, you can advance your education upward (in a relevant field) up to university level if you like. How is this possible?

  1. Get a craft certificate
  2. Advance to diploma certificate, (in a relevant field)
  3. Advance to degree certificate, (in a relevant field)

How to Join TVET College
There are two ways you can follow to join training institution(s) in pursuit of your career of choice.

  1. Applying through Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (Kuccps), for government sponsored students.
  2. Applying directly to training institution of your choice, for self-sponsored students.

Financial Aid
There are various ways you can access financial aid to support your postsecondary education. Some of them are listed below;

  1. Apply for education loan through Higher Education Loans Board (HELB). Besides the loan, HELB can also give you a bursary. Visit HELB website for more information on loan limits and bursaries.
  2. Apply for education bursaries from National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF), from your local Member of Parliament, (MP).
  3. Access education bursaries from your County Government.
  4. Some corporate organizations, colleges and universities offer scholarships to bright but needy students, among other sources.
  5. Get timely information on these scholarships, bursaries and financial aid to know where and when to apply.

Important note!
Information provided on this website is for career awareness only, and not for any other purpose.

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By | 2019-07-01T09:53:42+03:00 June 17th, 2019|Craft Level|