In Kenya, obtaining good grades in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams is considered the key to success.
However, not all students are fortunate enough to score high grades.
For those who did not score well in KCSE, there is still hope to succeed through marketable courses such as those that involve learning C+, C plain, and C- grades.
In this article, we will discuss the importance of these courses in the Kenyan job market, how they can help students who did not score well in KCSE to secure well-paying jobs, and the institutions that offer these courses in Kenya.
Marketable C+ courses in Kenya
Bachelor of Radiography
It is a marketable medical course that equips one with the necessary skills and knowledge to operate as a radiographer or radiologist, whereby you be dealing with x-rays, ultrasound and MRI.
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology
The course is designed to train personnel in in techniques related to laboratory sciences.
Upon completion of the course, you will work as a laboratorist or researcher in medical laboratories and health institutions.
Bachelor of Commerce
It is quite a marketable business course that has specialities such as accounting, finance, procurement, sales and marketing, insurance and HRM.
It is recommended to pursue the course alongside other professional courses such as CPA, CPS, CFA, ACCA and CIFA.
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine
This course equips one with the necessary skills and knowledge to work in the healthcare industry.
Most of the people who run health facilities in the country are clinical officers.
Bachelor of Education
This is a general degree course for those wishing to launch their teaching careers. It is a very marketable course with a lot of job openings.
All you need to do is to choose the right subject combinations to land lucrative opportunities and be employed within the shortest time possible.
Kenyatta University is one of the best institutions in the country that offer this course.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
It is a very marketable medical course that is offered in almost all institutions of higher learning.
This includes universities such as the University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, Moi University, JKUAT
Bachelor of Arts in Film Production and Animation
There is a high demand for experts in the film and animation industry. This is largely contributed by the high rate of TV and radio stations being opened in the country.
With this course, you can launch your career as a film producer, TV show producer, animator and many more.
Marketable C plain courses in Kenya
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
This is more of a medical course that equips one with the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully work in medical laboratories.
The course is offered in most medical colleges in the country.
Diploma in Electrical Engineering
Electrical engineering is the most marketable engineering course to study in Kenya, it doesn’t matter whether you are studying for a degree or diploma.
The field is diverse and has a lot of job openings and opportunities.
Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics
This is a marketable course that plays a role in shaping a career for anyone seeking to work as a nutritionist.
You can choose to be self-employed or venture into employment. The number of nutritionists in the country is actually very low.
Diploma in Journalism/ Mass Communication
This is a broad field with a lot of areas you can major in, for example, TV/radio production, broadcasting, news anchoring.
This is actually the best pick for those who excelled in languages. Media personalities are actually one of the highest-paid people in the country.
Diploma in Clinical Medicine
Clinical Medicine is one of the most marketable medical courses to study in Kenya. It is full of opportunities both in the private and public sectors.
Most hospitals or healthcare facilities in the country are run by clinical officers. KMTC offers the best clinical medicine course in Kenya.
Diploma in Nursing
Nursing is also a marketable medical course that one can study with a c plain grade.
There are a lot of institutions that offer the course. However, based on reviews and Google ratings, KMTC is the best pick to study the course.
Diploma in Education (Primary Option)
This is a very marketable course that has a lot of job opportunities in the public and private sectors. Apart from being employed by TSC, you can land good opportunities in private schools, especially international schools.
The course is offered in all TTCs in the country.
Marketable C- (Minus) courses in Kenya
Diploma in Graphic Design
This is also a marketable course that can land you opportunities in the rich field of IT or the digital world. There are a lot of leading institutions in the country that offer the course.
This includes ADMI, Talanta Institute and EAMI among others.
Diploma in Food Production
This is a course that aims to develop food production personnel, particularly to work in the hospitality industry which is a lucrative industry.
One of the best institutions in the country that offers this course is Utalii College.
Diploma in Building and Construction/ Building Technology
This is a course that equips one with the necessary skills and knowledge to work in the construction industry, which is very lucrative.
The course is best offered in TVET institutions. One can successfully work as a contractor upon completion of the course.
Diploma in Human Resource Management
This is a very marketable course that equips one with the necessary skills to work in the rich field of Human Resource.
You can land good opportunities in the private and public sectors.
Diploma in Interior Design
The course is intended to equip students with the necessary skills in designing interior spaces. Upon completion of the course, you can venture into self-employment and earn a good fortune.
Alternatively, you can opt to seek employment in some of the leading interior design firms in the country.
Diploma in Purchasing & Supplies Management
It is a marketable course that can land you lucrative opportunities in the transport and logistics industry.
The course is offered in almost all leading universities and colleges in the country.
Diploma in Catering and Accommodation
This is a good and marketable course for those seeking to work in the hospitality industry. You can work in hotels or institutions that offer catering services or have a catering department.
This includes schools, hospitals and many more.