In Kenya, there are approximately 30 teacher-training colleges where you can enroll for a diploma in primary teacher education (PTE) otherwise known as P1.

We have visited close to all of these college’s websites and they share outdated information on qualifications for p1 teacher in Kenya.

We consulted with the Teachers Service Commission for all academic requirements you have to meet before enrolling for the course and be eligible to be registered as a primary school teacher in Kenya.

## Qualifications for P1 teacher in Kenya

**To enroll in** a primary teacher education course in Kenya, one has to meet either of the three requirements as provided by the **Teachers Service Commission (TSC). **

- KCSE mean grade of C plain or above.
- At least a KCSE mean grade of C minus for the visually and hearing impaired.
- Primary Teacher Education (PTE) certificate holders can also apply.

## Diploma in Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) requirements in Kenya

To enroll for a diploma in early childhood development education, one has to meet either of the following requirements.

- KCSE mean grade of C plain.
- KNEC ECDE Certificate holders can also apply for a diploma.

## List of Teachers Training colleges in Kenya

Applicants can apply for diploma in primary teacher education or Diploma in early childhood development in any of the following teachers colleges in Kenya.

- Aberdare Teachers Training College
- Asumbi Teachers Training College
- Bishop Mahon Teachers Training College
- Bondo Teachers Training College
- Borabu Teachers Training College
- Chesta Teachers Training College
- Egoji Teachers Training College
- Galana Teachers Training College
- Garissa Teachers Training College
- Kaimosi Teachers Training College
- Kamwenja Teachers Training College
- Kenyenya Teachers Training College
- Kericho Teachers’ College
- Kitui Teachers Training College
- Kwale Teachers Training College
- Machakos Teachers Training College
- Mandera Teachers Training College
- Meru Teachers Training College
- Migori Teachers Training College
- Moi Teachers College – Baringo
- Mosoiot teachers training college
- Murang’a Teachers Training College
- Narok Teachers Training College
- Shanzu Teachers Training College
- St. Austine Teachers Training College – Eregi
- St. John’s Teachers Training College – Kilimambogo
- St. Marks Teachers Training College-Kigari
- Tambach Teachers Training College
- Thogoto Teachers Training College
- Ugenya Teachers College

## How to apply for courses

Application can be done through Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services (KUCCPS) when the portal is open for applications for those who scored at least C plain in KCSE.

Applications made through KUCCPS guarantee government sponsorship through Higher Education Funding when one is placed.

Alternatively, applications can be made directly to the school.

## Winding Up

And there you have it! Those are the qualifications for P1 teacher in Kenya as provided TSC plus all the public colleges you can enroll in.

If you have any questions, kindly ask in the comments section below.

Can I do p1 course if I have got all the requirements except in sciences

Wht about someone with a meangrade of C-

What about a student who got Cminus in kcse

There is a good course for you in KMTC. What did you score in Biology and Chemistry, maths,English/Kiswahili?

Can I do teaching course with C-?

how can i access the school in that i had a C plain

There are so many schools offering KMTC courses. Where are you based?

What about if I got c- and did certificate in ecde and got a credit and need to join p1

What about a person who got a D in maths and C âž– in languages and a mean grade of C plain in kcse

I got mean grade C, engC-, kiswC, mathD, bioD, histA, AgricA, chemD, naeza chukua P1 kwel please nijibu tafadhali

I got Kiswahili c English D biology D+history B- physics D Chemistry D maths B- would I qualify P1 teacher

I finish a form four education 2015 and attained (D+) But not yet join any course due to school fees (from poor backgroud)but i wish to join P1 tcher to upgrade my certificate, pliz someone to assit to join that class of PI?

Can I do diploma in ecde with c minus

Any update on what cs Machogu said about revising requirements for diploma teachers for primary schools?

Can those sat for kneck in 2021 apply?

I failed in mathematics yet i am qualified in all other subjects. What can I do to qualify ?

I have all qualifications for teaching indeed i score a c+

I had C plain of 44 points and I had D plain in maths, D plain in sciences and C plain in English and humanities I had B plain can I please join P1 teaching for primary diploma kindly

Hw should I know where I have been placed since I have been secured a course? kindly

Can i do teaching course when i have attained all the requirements except in mathematics which i got an E the year 2004?

Sorry i got a mean grade of C minus and an E in mathematics but in other subjects were as follows Ã·

English B minus

Kiswahili C plain

Mathematics E

Biology C plus

Physics D minus

Social Education and Ethics C plus

Commerce C minus

Mean grade C minus year 2004

Please advice/assist coz i realy desire to be in the teaching industry please .

Hi have all the requirement but mathematics i had a c- can i qualify to do it ?

Can apply p1 teacher with amean grade of c-(minus)

I would like to join marok teachers training college….with a c plain

I had a mean grade of c_ of 39 can be able to join

Iam a Kenyan citizen. I scored a mean grade of c- minus in the year 2003. Can I join ttc certificate course iam passionate about it.

I have a c- mean grade can I also apply for special p1 course like for visually impaired or impaired hearing?

now that one has all other qualifications but have failed in only mathematics does it kindly mean now that one will not do the course please?

No you are qualified. we have updated the article.

hi sir/ madam,

my son scored a mean score of D+ AND I WISH HIM TO ENROLL IN TEACHING. IS IT POSSIBLE AND CAN HE APPLY

Hi Musungu, i’m not sure about this. will check and get back via email

Can one do certificate in p1 with a d+

Am i able.to apply for.p1.with c-.mean grade? Have teaching compassion please.assist

I have a c minus of 38 points can i enroll as primary teacher ?

Hi Aron. you can apply with C minus only if you have visual or hearing impairment.

I have a c- in kcse I want to do certificate in education

I’m very much interested to join any of the TTC come next year

I’ve the required qualifications.

Hi, can I enroll for a P1 with a C- year 2016?

Looking for college for my son who scored C minus

Hi, find all teaching colleges in kenya via this link

Can i apply with a mean grade C-?

Can i apply with a mean grade C- as a p1 primary teaching

Thank you for the updates above.

hello there , I hereby to inquire if I am eligible to certificate in primary teaching education because I scored C- , year 2023

Can I apply with a mean Grade of c minus?

Hello Purity, please confirm the requirements in the article

Can I get job oppunity in ECD with ECD certificate to Canada from kenya

Can I join nursing with D+ in kcse

I have a c- and am willing to join TTC how may I get the chance??

Application for p1 teaching

Wonderful

Good evening I am inquiring about a student who scored C minus …she qualifies to pursue which course?

How can she apply?

Can i do p1 course with c minus

it has helped me how to do my course so it is good