2 years
On Campus


Course Overview

The P1 Certificate course is designed to train students to become professional educators who are well-suited to teach in either private or public primary schools. It is also a bridge for learners who would like to pursue higher courses such as a Diploma, Masters, or eventually a Doctorate in Education. Taken on-campus at Thogoto Teachers Training College, the programme includes comprehensive training in languages, basic mathematics, children development, human and children's rights, psychology, and administration. 

Teaching can be a challenging profession, but there are numerous benefits to this career. Whether you feel a calling to impact the lives of students, or are drawn to the profession for the ability to make a difference in the eduction system at large, this field will allow you to make a significant contribution and positive impact on the community you live in. There is also a high degree of  mobility in this sector and teachers can go on to become administrators, guidance counsellors, or social workers. If this sounds like the right choice for you, this P1 Certificate course will prepare you with the right skills, mind-set, and knowledge you need to thrive 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: 

  • Communicate effectively and help develop students' communication skills. 
  • Develop the individual child’s potential abilities to the maximum through a variety of creative learning experiences. 
  • Develop an awareness and appreciation of innovation in the fields of education and an ability to utilize them.
  • Gain basic theoretical and practical knowledge about the profession and demonstrate dedication towards professional commitment and competence. 
  • Develop an awareness of the principles which underline good human relationships and use these in their dealings with children and their community. 

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Certification obtained

P1 Teacher Certificate 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This programme will allow learners to pursue careers such as: 

  • Education Adminstrator 
  • Primary/Secondary School Teacher 
  • Community Education Officer 
  • Youth Worker 



On Campus, 2 years, Flexible


When do I start?

Next available course

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Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this certificate, students have a KCSE Minimum Grade of C (Plain) 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must contact the college to express interest or enquire about a particular course. 

Payment options

Students can pay for this course through: 

  • Mpesa 
  • Bank transfer 
  • Cheque 

Detailed course information

This course is taken on-campus at Thogoto Teachers Training College. It includes classroom attendance and practical teaching practice on alternative terms (eg. term 2, 4, and 6). Subjects offered in this curriculum include: 

  • Professional Studies
  • English Language
  • Kiswahili Langauge 
  • Physical and Health Education 
  • Music
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Health Sciences 
  • Agriculture 
  • Social Sciences 
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT) 
  • Teaching Practice 

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