Welcome

Hospitality, Institutional Management, Fashion Design & Cosmetology Department

Isabella Wachuka Njaga - HoD

Food for Thought

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

I take this opportunity to welcome you to the Hospitality, Institutional Management, Fashion Design and Cosmetology Department at The Nyeri National Polytechnic. To the new students embarking on an educational journey, those continuing, those absorbed in the industry and the entire staff, you are an essential part of our vibrant community.

The fields of hospitality, tourism, fashion design cosmetology are dynamic and ever-evolving industries, and our department is committed to providing you with the knowledge, skills, and experiences needed to excel in this exciting fields. At our core, we believe in three key pillars: Excellence, Innovation, and Integrity.

Excellence: We strive for excellence in everything we do. From the classroom to the kitchen, from the front desk to the event management board, we aim to provide top-notch education and service. We challenge you to push your boundaries, to think creatively, and to be the best version of yourself.

Innovation: The hospitality, tourism, fashion and beauty industries are continually evolving, and innovation is the key to success. We embrace new technologies, sustainable practices, and emerging trends. Our aim is to prepare you not only for the respective industries as they exist today but also for the industry of tomorrow.

Integrity: Ethical conduct is the foundation of hospitality, tourism, fashion design and beauty. We emphasize the importance of integrity, respect, and social responsibility. We train you not only to be skilled professionals but also responsible global citizens.

We are here to support your academic and professional journey. Our doors are always open to hear your ideas, concerns, and aspirations. We encourage you to engage actively in the department's activities, join clubs, participate in internships, and make the most of your time here.

Let's work together to create a vibrant learning environment, where you can develop your potential, explore your passions, and build a strong foundation for a successful career in hospitality, tourism, fashion and cosmetology. Remember, your success is our success, and together, we can achieve greatness.

Looking forward to an inspiring and rewarding journey ahead.

Warm regards,

Isabella Wachuka Njaga

Head of Department Hospitality Department: Hospitality, Institutional Management, Fashion and Cosmetology

 

Introduction For The Department

Welcome to the department of Hospitality, Institutional Management Fashion Design and Cosmetology where we offer a range of market driven courses. We equip our students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the competitive fields of hospitality, tourism, fashion design and cosmetology industries. We offer diverse learning opportunities such as diplomas, craft certificate, artisan and short courses.

Our Key Objectives

The department's key objectives are:

  • To provide trainees with quality education and practical training in hospitality, tourism management, fashion design and cosmetology.
  • To develop the practical skills and knowledge required for success in the hospitality, tourism, fashion and beauty industry.
  • To maintain a curriculum that is up-to-date with industry trends and standards.

Vision

To empower students with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to excel in the dynamic and diverse world of hospitality, tourism, fashion design and beauty.

Mission

To empower aspiring hospitality, tourism, fashion and cosmetology professionals with a dynamic and comprehensive education that combines academic excellence, hands-on experience, and a commitment to excellence.

The following courses are offered in the department:
S/N NAME OF COURSE LEVEL MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT INTAKE DURATION EXAM BODY MODE OF STUDY
COMPEPTENCY BASED SKILLING COURSES
1 Beauty Therapy (Cosmetology) Level 6 KCSE C- or Equivalent JAN/MAY/SEPT 3 Years NNP Regular
2 Fashion Design Technician Level 6 KCSE C- or Equivalent JAN/MAY/SEPT 3 Years NNP Regular
3 Fashion Design Operator Level 5 KCSE D or Equivalent JAN/MAY/SEPT 2 Years NNP Regular
4 Fashion Design Technology Level 5 KCSE D or Equivalent JAN/MAY/SEPT 2 Years NNP Regular
5 Fashion Design Operator Level 4 KCSE D or Equivalent JAN/MAY/SEPT  

1 Year

 

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Regular/RPL
6 Beauty Therapy Level 4 KCSE D or Equivalent JAN/MAY/SEPT 1 Year NNP Regular/RPL
7 Tourism Manager Level 6 KCSE C- or Equivalent JAN/MAY/SEPT 3 Years NNP Regular
8 Tourism & Travel Management Level 5 KCSE D or Equivalent JAN/MAY/SEPT 2 Years NNP Regular
9 Tour Guide Level 5 KCSE D or Equivalent JAN/MAY/SEPT 2 Years NNP Regular
10 Tour Operation Level 5 KCSE D or Equivalent JAN/MAY/SEPT 2 Years NNP Regular
11 Food & Beverage Production & Service Level 5 KCSE D or Equivalent JAN/MAY/SEPT 2 Years NNP Regular
12 Guest House Attendant Level 5 KCSE D or Equivalent JAN/MAY/SEPT 2 Years NNP Regular
SHORT COURSES
1 Food Production Level 4 KCSE D or Equivalent 6 Months NNP Regular/RPL
2 Cake Making, Decoration and Basic Pastry Level 4 KCSE D or Equivalent JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NNP Regular/RPL
3 Guest House Attendant Level 4 KCSE D or Equivalent JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NNP Regular/RPL
4 Hair Dressing Level 4 KCSE D or Equivalent JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NNP Regular/RPL
5 Wildlife Tour Guide Level 4 KCSE D or Equivalent JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NNP Regular/RPL
6 Cosmetology Level 4 Open JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NNP Regular
7 Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy Grade III Open JAN/MAY/SEPT 9 Months NITA Regular
8 Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy Grade II Pass in Grade III JAN/MAY/SEPT 9 Months NITA Regular
9 Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy Grade I Pass in Grade II JAN/MAY/SEPT 9 Months NITA Regular
10 Hair Dressing Grade III Open JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NITA Regular
11 Hair Dressing Grade II Pass in Grade III JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NITA Regular
12 Hair Dressing Grade I Pass in Grade II JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NITA Regular
13 Beauty Therapy Grade III Pass in Grade II JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NITA Regular
14 Beauty Therapy Grade II Pass in Grade III JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NITA Regular
15 Beauty Therapy Grade I Pass in Grade II JAN/MAY/SEPT 6_Months NITA Regular

 

Staff

Currently, the department has 61 trainers who TVETA accredited to train in diploma, craft and artisan levels in their respective sections. The department has the highest enrolment in the institution and it has been increasing over the past years and we project a future increment in numbers

Hospitality Section

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Know More About Our Courses

Hospitality

The course involves planning meals, supervising preparation of starters and accompaniments, managing preparation of main meal, managing preparation of desserts and accompaniments, managing food and beverage service and sales, bar operations, banqueting and events management.

The course involves planning meals, supervising preparation of starters and accompaniments, managing preparation of main meal, managing preparation of desserts and accompaniments, managing food and beverage service and sales, bar operations, managing housekeeping, laundry and front office operation, banqueting and events management.

The course involves production of starters and accompaniments, production of main meal, production of desserts and accompaniments, food and beverage service and sales and bar operations.

The course involves production of starters and accompaniments, production of main meal, production of desserts and accompaniments, food and beverage service and sales, bar operations, housekeeping, laundry and front office operations.

The course involves production of starters and accompaniments, production of main meal, production of desserts and accompaniments and meals presentation.

It involves planning and preparing of various cakes, weighing and mixing ingredients, scaling and panning the cake batter; baking, de-panning, cooling the cakes, cake decorations and pastry production.

Tourism

It involves identifying tourism products, identifying tour suppliers, merge tourism products and suppliers, create tour itinerary and conduct tour costing.

It involves performing tour briefing, conducting destination scouting, disseminating destination information and performing tour briefing.

Fashion & Design & Cosmetology Section

Our History

Fashion Design and Beauty Therapy Department started in 1987 as a clothing department. It was by then offering diploma in clothing technology and craft certificate in garment making with the TEP programme.

In 2006 the department started offering diploma and craft certificate in food and beverage. It also changed its name from clothing to Institutional Management Department (IM). The IM had two sections; clothing and food and beverage.

In 2012 the IM started the module programmes where the clothing section changed its course name to fashion design.

In 2014 the food and beverage section also started new courses in Catering and Accommodation Management and Tourism Management.

In 2016 the Institutional Management Department was divided into two independent departments and these are the fashion design and beauty therapy and hospitality and tourism management departments.

Extraordinary Experiences

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Our Core Values

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Fashion Design

The course involves managing the planning of design and construction of garments, sketching, illustrating and designing selected garments, constructing and cutting the garment patterns pieces, designing and decorating of fabrics, designing and construction of accessories.

The course involves planning for design and construction of garments, sketching, illustrating and designing selected garments, constructing and cutting the garment patterns pieces, designing and decorating of fabrics, designing and construction of accessories.

Cosmetology

The course involves plaiting, braiding, manicure, pedicure enamel application, barbering, hair cutting, roller setting, blow styling, thermal styling dreadlock services, hair relaxation, perming, hair colouring, make up, facial treatment, hair removal services, piercing, henna art, body tattooing, micro blading, body massage, body scrubs and steam bath.

The course involves plaiting, braiding, manicure, pedicure enamel application, barbering, roller setting, blow styling, thermal styling dreadlock services, make up, facial treatment and hair removal services.

The course involves manicure, pedicure, nail polish application, barbering, baby locks, eyebrow service, make up and eye lashes services, blow styling, roller setting, natural hair styling and basic massage.