National Industrial Training Authority Courses and fees structure

The National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) is a state corporation mandated with the responsibility of administering Craft proficiency, Artisan and upgrading courses in Kenya.

Courses Administered by NITA in Kenya 

  • Electronics Mechanics 
  • Electrical installation
  • Panel Beating and spay painting
  • Motor vehicle Electrician and Electronics
  • Motor vehicle Mechanics 
  • Carpentry and Joinery 
  • Plumbing / Pipe fitter 
  • Fitter General
  • Welding and Fabrications
  • Gas welding
  • High pressure welding
  • Arc welding
  • Mechanist ( Lathe milling and shaping)
  • Masonry
  • Tilling 
  • Polishing and shoe making
  • Block making
  • Painting & decoration 
  • Public relations
  • Front office management
  • Project Management
  • Solar Technology
  • ICT 
  • Hair dressing
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Food Technology
  • Records and archives
  • Sign writing

Admission Requirements and duration

  1. Craft proficiency courses requires KCSE D- minus or equivalent and takes a duration of up to 5 terms 
  2. Artsan courses requires just KCPE certificate or equivalent and takes a duration of up to 5 terms as the course may require.

NITA Intakes 

NITA intakes are done every year in January, May and September and twice a term for the short courses.

NITA Fees Structure

This is the statutory fees required upon admission for NITA 
#CourseLevel 1 (ksh.)
Level 2 (ksh.)
Level 3 (ksh.)
1Crafts proficiency20,800.0018,500,00
2Industrial Artisan
3Skill Up grading
4Specialized courses in electrical ie solar PV &PLC
2 weeks, ksh. 25,000 or negotiable
5Specialized Tailor made courses( Mechanical, automtive, leatherNegotiable
6ICT CoursesNegotiable


Nita Nairobi have enough hostels in the compound for male and female trainees  capable of accommodating more than four hundred trainees. They charge the following costs for use of the hostels;

Four Weeks - Ksh. 8,500.00
Six Weeks - 
Ksh. 12,250.00
One Term - 
Ksh 25,000.00

Other fees include:

Registration fees - ksh 500 
Caution money - ksh 1,000
Student ID - ksh 300 
Application fees - ksh 500 

The above fees  are not permanent subject to change under the sole discretion of NITA so students are advised to contact NITA for clarification and for more information through;
Tel +254 020 2695586/9
Cell +254 720 917 897/ 736 290 676 

Nita Training Centres

Nita has got several training centres in Kenya as follows:
  1. Nita Athi River
  2. Nita Mombasa
  3. Nita Kisumu
  4. Nita Textile Training Institute 



  1. Would like to do a craft in plumbing, please advice what needed,am in Nairobi

  2. I am in Nakuru and would like to do upgrading skills in ICT.please advice on the requirements

  3. I am in Nakuru and would like to do upgrading skills in ICT.please advice on the requirements

  4. Would like to do plumbing and project management pliz advice in Nairobi

    1. For specific enquiries contact Nita with contacts above

  5. Am at Rongo and I would like to register next year's exam, what procedure do I follow and much is registration? Part time only.

  6. can i register as an outside student and what are the requirements

  7. Is the intake on going or it's over?

    1. Hi Guys , For specific queries please contact Nita with the following contacts:Tel +254 020 2695586/9
      Cell +254 720 917 897/ 736 290 676

  8. i want to do course upgrading, kindly advice

  9. Interested in diploma in boiler operation, please notify of the requirements.

  10. how can i apply for the course

  11. Do nita offer computer operator course? I am in Mombasa

    1. Nita Mombasa offer The following (ICT course ) Information Communication Technology

      Computer packages
      Web design
      Graphic design (Corel Draw)
      Photo Editing (Adobe Photoshop)
      For any queries contact Nita Mombasa campus

  12. after attachment the fee remain the same? [mechanist}

    1. Please contact the college for specific questions


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