Professional Diplomas

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Our Professional Diplomas are highly specialized, market-responsive programs aimed at training and upskilling professionals and employees with job-relevant and applicable knowledge and skills. 

Through our competency-based & personalized learning approach, participants have recorded improved performance and diligence at work. The programs are delivered through flexible formats allowing participants to stay on the job and apply their learning in real time.

Key Features


Our professional diplomas run for 8 months (six months [cohort-based] of accelerated learning and a two-month capstone project).


Hybrid: take & complete self-study course materials (six modules taken online via RizikiLMS) at your own time, AND attend mandatory virtual instructor-led classes (12 Saturdays).


Six Continuous Assessment Tests – 40% (written, instructor-marked assignments), a final exam – 30% (120 multiple-choice questions), and a capstone project – 30%;


Meet and interact with students and instructors with diverse backgrounds, creating a rich pool of professionals to learn and grow with;


Proof of prior learning including certifications, a diploma or first degree from a recognized institution. Relevant working experience is desirable BUT NOT mandatory;


NITA-accredited, e-verifiable [QR code & digital ID) credential (shareable on LinkedIn). An official transcript will also be provided;


Monthly (from April to October);

Fees & Payment Plans

The fees and payment plans for diploma programs are as follows:

Full fees: $1000 (Ksh. 100,000)

Payment Plans (installment plans):

  • 30% – deposit (paid upfront)
  • 30% – payable within the first 3 months
  • 40% – payable within the last 3 months


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Professional Diploma?

A Professional Diploma is a qualification that provides focused, job-oriented education or training in a specific field.

It takes less time to complete than a typical diploma, bachelor’s or master’s degree (often 6 months to 1 year) and quickly equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in a particular profession or area of work.

How is a Professional Diploma different from a Degree?
  • Focus: Professional diplomas have a narrower focus on practical skills and knowledge relevant to a specific job or industry. Degrees offer a broader academic foundation in a chosen field.
  • Time Commitment: Professional diplomas typically require less time to complete compared to degrees.
  • Career Path: Professional diplomas often target specific job roles, while degrees can prepare you for a wider range of careers within a field.
What are the benefits of getting a Professional Diploma?
  • Career Advancement: Professional diplomas can equip you with the skills and qualifications needed for promotions or career changes.
  • Shorter Time Commitment: Compared to degrees, you can gain valuable skills and enter the workforce faster.
  • Cost-Effective: Professional diplomas are generally less expensive than degrees.
  • Industry-Specific Knowledge: Gain targeted knowledge and skills relevant to your desired job or industry.
Who should consider getting a Professional Diploma?
  • Individuals seeking a career change: Gain the qualifications needed to enter a new field.
  • Professionals seeking to upskill or specialize: Enhance your skillset and advance within your current industry.
  • Recent graduates: Supplement your degree with job-ready skills.
  • People looking for a faster path to employment: Enter the workforce quicker with focused training.
How do I choose the right Professional Diploma?
  • Your career goals: Align your diploma with your desired job or industry.
  • Entry requirements: Ensure you meet the prerequisite qualifications. 
  • Program content and reputation: Research the program’s curriculum and the institution offering it.
  • Delivery format (online, part-time, hybrid, full-time): Choose a format that suits your learning style and schedule.
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