DCD 3100: Diploma in Community Development

This programme takes one and half years.  By the end of this course, the trainee should be able to:

  • Understand various intervention measures in solving social problems in a society
  • Use local resources to empower the societies in order to become self reliance.    .
  • Appreciate the role of communication in social work
  • Understand various methods and approaches used in social development activities
  • Appreciate the importance of involving other professionals in the development and solving social problems in a society.
  • Promote ethical and legal practices in appraising and solving social development problems
  • Appreciate the importance of self-entrepreneurial skills in the national development.

DCD 3101: Introduction to Community Development
DCD 3102: Life skills
DCD 3103: Social Work Theory and Practice
DCD 3104: Development Economics
DCD 3105: Community Based Organizations
DCD 3106: Communication Skills
DCD 3107: Entrepreneurship
DCD 3108: Community Capacity building and Partnerships
DCD 3109: Information Communication Technology
DCD 3110: Resource Mobilization and Fundraising
DCD 3111: Project Management
DCD 3112: Advocacy and Lobbying
DCD 3113: HIV/AIDS and other Pandemics
DCD 3114: Statistics
DCD 3115: Legal Aspects in Social Development
DCD 3116: Resources Management
DCD 3117: Transformation and Social Marketing
DCD 3118: Community Development Methodologies
DCD 3119: Management of Community Concerns
DCD 3120: Community Leadership
DCD 3121: Gender and Development
DCD 3122: Project
DCD 3123: Field Practicum


  • Minimum qualifications are KCSE C- or KCE Div. 2 or the equivalent
  • Certificate in Community development, Social development, Social work, Community Health, Counseling and Psychology.
  • Course open to Beginners, Development workers, Social workers, Project managers and Fresh students