Diploma in Sign Language - Maseno University | Educartis

1 years
On Campus


Course Overview

This one year Diploma in Kenyan Sign Language aims to prepare students to communicate and interpret for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Taken on-campus at Maseno University, this course develops in students an awareness of the social, physiological, and legal aspects of deafness, and prepares them to work as entry-level interpreters who can provide communication access in a variety of settings. In addition, the diploma is a good choice for working interpreters who wish to upgrade their skills. 

Do you want to enter a career that makes you feel as if you are making a difference? That allows you to rest-assured that your hard work, skills, and knowledge are highly depended on and appreciated? Then a career as a sign language interpreter may be right for you. This job is dynamic - you can live vicariously through the experiences and emotions of your clients, you're always in a learning environment, and you have the freedom to choose your own schedule. If this sounds appealing, then this diploma will provide you with the foundational knowledge and skills you need to embark on an exciting career in this field.
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Become proficient in Kenyan Sign Language and English/Kiswahili 
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the cultural norms and practices of people who are hard-of-hearing. 
  • Develop excellent interpersonal communication skills and be able to work successfully with varied groups of people. 
  • Interpret confidential information, which requires integrity and good character. 
Certification obtained

Diploma in Sign Langauge 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course will prepare students for careers such as: 
  • Special Needs Educator 
  • Interpreter 
  • Communication Support Worker 
  • Translator 


When do I start?

Next available course

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Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students require at least: 

  • A KCSE Minimum Mean Grade of D+ (Plus) 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must: 

  • Fill out an application form. 
  • Pay a non-refundable application fee of 2,000 KES 

Payment options

Students can pay their fees through a bank transfer or deposit using the following information:

Equity Bank 
  • Branch: Luanda Branch 
  • A/C Number: 1120297065141
Kenya Commercial Bank 
  • Branch: Kisumu Branch 
  • A/C Number:  1101561076

Detailed course information

This Diploma in Sign Language is taken on-campus at Maseno University over the period of one year.

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