Oshwal College Courses and admission requirements in Kenya


Below is the list of courses offered at Oshwal College and admission requirements:


——ACCA – The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK

Admission requirements

Student Registration is open to candidates who have any of the following qualifications:

  • A level (at least 2 principal passes)
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) – mean grade of C+ as well as a C in both English and Mathematics
  • CPA Part 1 holders
  • Accounting Technician Course (ATC) Intermediate and Final
  • Degree from a recognised university
  • ACCA Foundation in Accounting (FIA) course certificate
  • IGCSE 6 credits including English and Mathematics and GCE 3 B’s


Students holding University Degrees are eligible for exemptions

  • Relevant Degrees: e.g. Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Option)
  • EXEMPTION: Knowledge papers
  • Non-relevant Degrees: e.g. Bachelor of Science or Arts & ATC final
  • EXEMPTION: Two papers in Foundation Stage

ACCA exemptions are subject to confirmation by ACCA.

—–FIA- Foundation In Accountancy Level Qualifications, UK

Entry requirements:
None for students registered for Foundations in Accountancy.

Work experience:
None for those registered for Foundations in Accountancy.

——CPA(K) – Certified Public Accountant, KASNEB-KENYA

Entry Requirements

  • KCSE mean grade C+ with a minimum grade C+ in both English and Mathematics.
  • Advanced education (A level) certificate with 2 principal passes and credits in Mathematics and English at secondary education level.
  • KASNEB technician or professional examination certificate.
  • A degree from a recognised university.
  • Such other certificates or diplomas as may be approved by KASNEB.

—–ACA-ICAEW – The Institute of Chartered Accountants, UK

Who can study the ACA- ICAEW PROGRAMME?

  • Members of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) who have obtained ICPAK membership
  • Study for the ACA under a training agreement with an organization that is an ICAEW authorized training employer

Register with ICAEW

  • ICPAK member, automatically awarded credit –(exemptions) from 12 of the 15 ACA exam modules
  • ICPAK Practicing Certificate you will be awarded credit for one year work experience (including 150 days technical work experience)

——-CFA – The Chartered Financial Analyst, USA

A student must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or be in their final undergraduate year at the time of registration.
  • At least 4 years of qualified professional work experience.

To register for the course at Oshwal College, all interested students should bring the following:

  • 2 passport size photographs,
  • Original and photocopies of relevant academic and professional certificates
  • A copy of National ID and a passport.

CFA Examination Registration

  • Register for CFA exam either online or print and fill the necessary forms. Sign and complete; the Professional Conduct Inquiry & the terms of the Candidate Responsibility Statement. Pay the required fees.
  • Sequentially pass the three Level’s exams.
  • Join CFA institute as a member. Provide current completed sponsor forms. Sign and complete the Professional Conduct Statement. Exhibit a high degree of ethical and professional conduct. Apply for membership with a CFA Institute member society

——CISI – Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, UK

Entry Requirement

KCSE and its equivalents

Appropriate level of English Language

  • 18 years of age with GCE
  • A-Level or other equivalent qualifications
  • Level 3 (Business Foundation) or equivalent qualifications
  • BTEC Business Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • Mature students with related work experience
  • Appropriate level of English Language


——-CHRP – Certified Human Resource Professional, KENYA

Entry Requirements

  1. a) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C+ and above
    b) A Diploma in Human Resource management from a recognized examining body
    c) A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University
    d) Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA)

—–CIPS – Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, UK

Entry Requirements

Diploma Level

  • A minimum of at least two A-levels (or international equivalent) or a CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate qualification is required.
  • An advanced certificate, other relevant reputable qualification or University degree or 2 years working experience.

Note: Exemptions are issued on application to, and at the discretion of the CIPS-UK.

—–ABE – Advancing Business Education, UK

—–Pearson BTEC Diploma in Business, UK

Entry requirement:

IGCSE O-Levels
KCSE below
Level 2 programme of learning with GCSEs
Appropriate level of English Language

Duration: 1 Year

Entry requirement

18 years of age with GCE
A-Level or other equivalent qualifications
Level 3 (Business Foundation) or equivalent qualifications
BTEC Business Level 3 Extended Diploma
Mature students with related work experience
Appropriate level of English Language

Duration: 1 Year

Entry requirement:

Level 4 (Higher National Diploma)

Duration: 1 Year

ABE- Advancing Business Education, UK Short Certificate Courses

ABE Level 2 Award in Employability Skills

Entry requirement: 16 years of age and above

Appropriate level of English Language skills

Duration: 2 months

ABE Level 2 Award in Setting up Own Business

Entry requirement: 16 years of age and above

Appropriate level of English Language skills

Duration: 2 months

ABE Level 3 Award in Digital Marketing Essentials for Small Businesses

Entry requirement: 16 years of age and above

Appropriate level of English Language skills

Duration: 3 months


——-BA (Hons) Business Administration Programme -University of Hertfordshire, UK

Entry Requirements

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum mean grade of C+ (Plus), or
  • ABE Diploma Level 5, or
  • BTEC HND in Business, or
  • A Diploma in Business from a recognized Institution of Higher Learning subject to approval by the University of Hertfordshire, or
  • A holder of a Diploma validated by the Commission for University Education with at least a credit, or a professional certificate in relevant discipline from a recognized institution or equivalent.

——Pearson BTEC HNC/HND in Business (Level 4 & 5), UK


BSc.(Hons) in Computing (in collaboration with University of Greenwich),UK

  • A Two Year (Top Up) Programme is offered at Oshwal College in collaboration with the University of Greenwich – UK. The College operates on the basis of two semesters commencing in the first week of January and July respectively.
  • Commission for University Education Granted University of Greenwich (UK) & Oshwal College (Kenya) Authority to Collaborate to continue offering the Bachelors of Science (Hons) Computing programme. Vide CUE/8/44 Vol.3(2).

—–Entry Requirements

Qualifications for entry will be assessed on an individual basis for each applicant. The other basic minimum qualifications are: Student must have successfully completed one of the following to obtain credits in year one and gain entry at Year 2: –

  • IMIS Advanced/Graduate Diploma
  • BTEC Diploma in Computing
  • NCC International Diploma
  • City & Guilds Adv/Diploma in IT
  • ACP Diploma
  • KNEC Diploma in Computing
  • ABE Advanced Diploma in BIS
  • Diploma in IT from any recognised local or International University
  • Any other programme of equivalent academic standards as formally recognised by the Learning and Quality Committee of the School of CMS


After completing this programme, Join MSc (post graduate) programme anywhere in the world

—–Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate (Level 4) / Diploma (Level 5)/ in Computing, UK

  • Developed and standardized by Pearson UK and the main focus of the course is on vocational skills and students assessed continuously through assignments.
  • BTEC Higher Nationals are internationally-recognised higher education qualifications at level 4 and 5 that are equivalent to the first and second years of a university degree, providing progression to both university and employment.
  • HNC (higher national certificate) is a one-year course, equivalent to the first year of university. An HND (higher national diploma) is a two-year course, equivalent to the first two years of university.
  • HNCs and HNDs are highly regarded by employers and are considered more practical than a traditional degree. Both qualifications provide a pathway into a particular career, helping to improve your job prospects while
    New intakes in the months of January and July every year

Admission requirements

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in IT
  • KCSE C+ with at least C+ in Maths & English
  • 1 GCE ‘A” Level & 4 GCSE passes
  • IMIS Foundation Diploma
  • 18 years old and above
  • Mature Students with work experience & Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


After completing BTEC programme, Join BSc (Hons) Computing Degree programme, University of Greenwich, UK offered at Oshwal College

—–BTEC International Level 3 Diploma in IT, UK

  • This is a one and a half (1.5) years programme for anyone who sees their future career in IT.
  • BTEC International Level 3 Diploma in IT that broadens and expands the specialist work-related focus.
  • It meets entry requirements in its own right for some courses in IT or related study such as an HNC or HND in Computing, Engineering or Business Management.
  • For progression to a degree course, learners should normally study this qualification alongside other qualifications, such as an A Level or BTEC Extended Certificate in a different or complementary subject area.
  • New intakes in the months of January, March, July and September every year

Entry requirements

  • GCSE O Level or equivalent with at least 3 passes (English & Mathematics inclusive)
  • KCSE < C+
  • Mature Students with work experience & Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


After completing BTEC Level 3, progress to BTEC Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Computing offered at Oshwal College

—-MOS – Microsoft Office Specialist, USA

Entry Requirement

  • Delivered in Collaboration with Certiport®, a Pearson VUE business, leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 14,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide.
  • The Microsoft Office Specialist Program provides industry-leading assessments of skills and knowledge through our new project-based testing, giving students and professionals real-world exercises to appraise their understanding of Microsoft Office.
  • This guarantees that every certified user has demonstrated the ability to command the full features and functionality of Microsoft Office, preparing them for future academic or workforce opportunities.
  • Through Certiport’s full pathway solution you can prepare your students for the Microsoft Office Specialist certification with tailored learning materials, practice tests, and a performance-based certification exam officially endorsed by Microsoft. Adding these materials into your curriculum is easy and seamless.

Entry Requirements

Best suited for ages 14 and up.
No Bachelor’s degree or other prerequisites are necessary, other than what is called out in Objective Domains.

—–ICDL- International Certificate of Digital Literacy

  • ICDL Africa has developed a suite of programmes that meet the demands of today’s digital world.
  • Whether you are working through the ICDL Workforce modules to reach the digital skills standard required for the workplace or you are looking to develop more advanced skills for occupational effectiveness
  • ICDL has a vast range of modules to choose from, so you can build the ideal digital skill set for your needs as divided below
  • ICDL Workforce Modules – Designed to build the critical digital skills of the modern workplace, ICDL Workforce is a tiered programme that will help employees with effective use of technology
  • ICDL Professional modules – Designed to meet the needs of modern professionals in a range of sectors, ICDL Professional develops advanced level skills for those with technology-reliant roles. From the use of business applications to the fundamentals of advanced technologies, these skills allow them to manage different types of workload as well as collaborate with technical teams.

    Entry Requirement

  • No prerequisites skills required
  • To achieve an award of ICDL Profile, students are required to successfully complete all base modules and three (3) from the intermediate modules, to total seven (7) modules.
  • Advanced modules are optional after completion of base and intermediate modules with different certification.
  • Completion: 2 to 4 Months from start date

——–Business Accounting packages; QuickBooks, Tally and Sage

The QuickBooks training offers lots of advantages including the Accounting, and Finance specifications. You need not to be completely certified or be an accountant for applying this system as there are various modules and wizards which may help you in various stages for this. The majority of small and moderate size companies are using this software program to handle the funding and maintain the tracks of the different facets of any tasks. Due to this, QuickBooks has been identified as very useful in keeping things structured and easy to handle.

This course is intended for anyone with an interest or need to master the basics of setting a business using QuickBooks pro accounting software package. This is a course that could lead to a career as a computerized Accountant.

Other related courses are Sage and Tally.


No formal qualifications are required applicants should demonstrate competence in  English language and basic accounting skills

NB: The course is covered in 20 hours spread over 2 weeks consisting of 2 hours per day

—-Programming; Python, Android, Java

Other application packages that Oshwal College offers are:

  • Computer programming in Visual Basic.Net,  6.0 & Java
  • Mobile Programming; Android
  • ICT animation and gaming programming for Kids
  • Database Administration( MS SQL Server)
  • Data Analysis using Advanced Excel features

—–Web, Graphics Design & Desktop Publishing

The college offer the following courses:

  • Web development using bootstrap framework, PHP & MYSQL
  • Graphic design in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Desktop Publishing in Adobe InDesign & Microsoft Publisher
  • Video Editing in Adobe Premiere

—-Networks and Cyber Security

  • Operating System Security
  • Network Device Security
  • Secure Computing
  • Cyber Security

—-Digital Marketing :Social Media Websites & YouTube Marketing

  • Digital Marketing
  • Using Social Media Websites in Marketing
  • YouTube Channel Creation and Management
  • Social Media Websites Data Analytics for Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

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