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TSC Entry Requirements For Upgrading To Diploma In Primary Teacher Education (DPTE)

Teachers who want to be taken into consideration for admission to institutions for teachers’ training and upgrading from certificate in Early Childhood Teacher Education (ECDE) to Diploma Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) are invited to apply.

It is important to note that this upgrading programme is for trained teachers in the above categories who are yet to be employed by Teachers Service Commission (TSC), County government and private sector.

The school-based upgrading program for currently employed teachers will start in April 2023. There are application forms available on the ministry of education website www.education.go.ke.

Those with special needs are encouraged to apply.


1. The applicant must possess a valid PTE Certificate

2. The duration of the course shall be 1500 Hours.

3. The course shall be fully residential and shall last for 4 terms 3 terms for tuition and 1 for practicum.

4. The trainee shall take all courses specified in the upgrading programme of Diploma in Primary Teacher Education

5. The trainees shall undertake a Teaching Practicum of 300 Hours.

6. To be awarded the Diploma, the trainee must complete the required hours for Course Work and the stipulated assessment by the Kenya National Examination Council.


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