(Last Updated On: April 15, 2019)


After completing your high school and getting your KCSE certificate.Many get stressed after failing by getting below B- and think its the end of life.Today will take a look at some of the Best and marketable courses to do with a C plain, C- , D, D+ or D- in Kenya.

Over 1,000 courses are offered in Kenyan universities and colleges, but not all are really marketable.Higher/University education is very important to anyone who wants to advance in studies and build his or her career to be competitive in this dynamic world. The fact that you never attained a C+ and above and now your dream of stepping into a university seems to have reached a dead end doesn’t mean that you don’t have an alternative route of setting your foot inside lecture halls; there is a lot whatever grade you have achieved can do to help you reach the sky.

Tertiary education is very important to anyone who wants to advance in studies and build his career to be competitive in this dynamic world. The fact that you never attained a C+ and above doesn’t mean that your life has reached a dead end; there is a lot you can do with your grade.

There are so many people in the county who are very successful yet they didn’t pursue courses like Medicine and Law, which are believed to be a gateway to success. There are also a million others who pursued very good courses in popular universities within but they ended up failing miserably in life. Success is determined by the people an individual associates with, strategies and determination and sometimes luck.

If you didn’t manage to score a C plus or more in KCSE, don’t worry. Below are courses you would pursue that could change your life completely.

Below is the list of Best and marketable courses to do with a C plain, C- , D, D+ or D- in Kenya.Will add more as we research,kindly share with your friends.

1.Diploma in Film Production/Journalism and Mass Communication

Nowadays, comedy pays. As a diploma holder in Film Production, you could easily find yourself working in the Churchill show or producing your own documentaries for sale. You don’t need an A to enroll for this course; a C- is enough, or even a D

2.Front Office/Customer Care

Customer Care Services and Front office jobs in Kenya are plenty. The advantage with Kenyans who score C+ and below is that they can pursue these courses.

3.Diploma in Accounting

Accountants are well renumerated in Kenya regardless of whether one possesses a degree or not. This is a marketable course and you should not hesitate to pursue it.

4.Diploma in Business Management

This is a wonderful course which gives individual skills required to be a successful entrepreneur. With a C plain and below, you would be in a class learning Diploma in Business Management.

5.Diploma in Hotel Management

Hotels will always recruit people with relevant skills. One interesting thing about working in hotels is that it doesn’t matter whether an individual was smart in class, what matters is how well you perform your duties. You just need a D or a C to pursue a certificate or degree in hotel management.

Hotel management can include many different career profiles- you could work in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Catering, Tourism Associations, Club Management and Guest Houses to name a few.

With many hotels now setting up international hotel chains, this career opens up many opportunities to travel and stay in new places.

6.Diploma in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering

I was shocked to hear an employer comfortably arguing that Kenyans who pursue a diploma in Electrical Engineering perform better in their work places compared to degree holders. I later heard a number of employees agreeing to the statement. We later established that if an individual does a diploma in Engineering, he has better chances of getting a job as compared to a degree holder. Surprisingly; with a D+ grade you can pursue a diploma in Engineering.

There is a high demand of Front Office administrators in the country as companies set up new offices while others are expanding. The demand for Customer Care Officers is higher than the demand for Doctors.

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7.Nursing

Just like Medicine, Nursing is very hot cake in Kenya. It’s very rare to find a Nurse hopelessly loitering in the streets because she is jobless. Though a graduate can stay home for some weeks after graduating, there is always a guarantee that someone with a certificate or diploma in Nursing must find a good place to work.




8.Diploma in Business Information Technology

Unlike other business courses, this course is decorated with Information Technology aspects. The beauty of learning this course is that you could easily find yourself working in IT companies or Banks.

Entry requirements are either a C plain or below.

9.Diploma in Sales & Marketing

Sales and Marketing helps students explore several important areas of an organization, including marketing, promotion, and sales.

To successfully communicate an idea to serve the needs of your customers more effectively and to be competitive in the marketplace, learning effective selling skills is essential for everyone.

Marketing plays an important role in society, is important to business, and offers outstanding career opportunities.

10.Diploma in Tourism and Travel Management

The tourism industry and its earnings are very important to many countries worldwide, and tourism is a major force in the economy of the world – it has become an activity of global importance and significance.

However this industry needs relevant professionals for well managed and controlled activities. Doing this course guarantee you a successful career path.

11.Diploma in Early Childhood Education/Special Needs Education

Who thought that one day education courses could be this marketable? These two courses are taking the job market by storm as the demand for Nursery and Kindergarten kids soar. You only need a grade of C or below to study a diploma in one of the listed courses.

Also, the emergency of social media and the ever increasing of online presence have increased demand for Journalists. This is good news to those who wish to pursue this course.

12.Diploma in Purchasing & Supplies Management

Purchasing & Supply Management programme focuses on preparing students to work in the purchasing departments of firms and public organizations.

Firms are increasingly recognizing the importance of managing their purchasing volumes professionally, and they are professionalizing their purchasing function accordingly.

The effective management of a firm’s supplies is the responsibility of purchasing and supply managers, who search, select, contract and eventually manage suppliers in order to ensure the supply of materials and services that the firm needs.

13. Diploma in Risk Management and Insurance

I know a number of students who scored grade A in Mathematics and Ds in other courses. This is the course for such students. It only requires a C-.

There are also a million others who pursued very good courses in popular universities locally but ended up failing miserably in life. Success is determined by the people one associates with, strategies, quick smart decisions, determination and sometimes luck. If you didn’t man


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