DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTANCY

Rationale

The Diploma in Accountancy (Dip. Acc) course is intended to provide trainees with sufficient knowledge and skill to perform competently and with minor supervision, the accounting functions in an organization. It encompasses both theoretical and professional aspects of accounting as a discipline and as a profession. The course is intended to give the trainee an all round view of accounting by exposing them to appropriate subjects. The graduate is envisaged to play a critical role in promoting transparency and accountability among institutions as well as promoting enterprise suces thorugh proper accounting records and informed decisions.

Entry Requirements

KCSE

Advanced Certificate in Business Management (KNEC)

Accounts Technician Certificate (ATC II) examined by KASNEB.

A minimum of C - overrall gade plus cluster subjects

 

 

Cluster subjects

  • English/kiswahili
  • Mathematics
  • Any group III subjects
  • Any other subjcets

Candidates with Advanced Certificate in Business Management Courses BMC’s) from the Technical Training Institutes (TTI’s) or from any other recognized institution

Those who have successfully completed their Level II of the ATC

Subject grouping

Group I:

  • English, kiswahili,
  • Mathematics

Group II:

  • Biology, Physics,
  • Chemisty

Group III:

  • History & Government,
  • Geography, Christian Religious
  • Education, Islamic Religious
  • Education, Hindu Religious Education

Group IV:

  • Home Science, Art & Design,
  • Agriculture, Aviation Technology,
  • Computer Studies

Group V:

  • French, Gernan, Arabic, Music,
  • Business Studies

 

 

Exemption and Credit Transfer

  • The point of entry into the programme for candidates with qualifications other than KSCE shall be approved by Senate on the recommendations of the Academic Board of the School of Business and Legal Studies and the College Academic Board, and shall be based on the qualifications of the applicant.
  • Where a candidate wishes to be exempted from any course or courses of study, such candidate shall make a written formal application to the Registrar (Academic) justifying the request and attaching evidence of the credentials which support such request. Such a candidate may be required to sit and pass an exemption examination set and administered by the School and approved under the authority of the Senate on the recommendation of the College Academic Board.
  • Based on the assessment of the exemption examination, the Academic Board of the School of Business and Legal Studies shall make its recommendation to the College Academic Board. On approval of such recommendation by the College Academic Board, the Board shall forward its recommendation to Senate for further consideration.
  • The decision of the Senate shall be communicated to the College Academic Board who in turn shall communicate the decision to the candidate.

Contact hours and distribution of key courses  

The entire programme is covered in 2832 hours and 50 units of study. Taking into consideration the fact that two hours of practical attachment are counted as one contact hour, the total contact hours in the course come to 2,712 hours. In this, theory sessions constitute 898 hours while practical sessions account for 1,339 hours, which translates to 40% and 60% of the programme respectively. The whole programmes can be completed within a period of three years. The programme is examined through continuous assessment which accounts for 30 percent of the total mark and a final examination accounting for the remaining 70 percent.

Distribution of the hours by subject hours

Subject Area

Nominal

Contact hrs

Units

% Nominal Hrs

% Contact Hrs

Accounting and Finance

576

576

12

20.34

21.24

Social Skills

96

96

2

3.39

3.54

Mathematics and Statistics

144

144

3

5.08

5.31

Information Communication Technology

288

288

6

10.17

10.62

Economics

96

96

2

3.39

3.54

Law

96

96

2

3.39

3.54

Business & Management

432

432

9

15.25

16

Management Science

96

96

2

3.39

3.54

Industry Based Learning

864

432

9

20.51

16

Projects

144

72

3

5.08

2.65

Total

2832

2712

50

100

100