This qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve to enable him/her to effectively perform supervision of security in a particular organization. The units of competency include supervising physical security, coordinating people security and safety, controlling institutional crime , performing security investigation, conducting security intelligence, coordinating security emergencies and coordinating security enforcement and compliance. The course will enable you to advance your academic and career aspirations upon completion.The units of learning comprising Security Management Level 6 qualification include the following:

Basic Units of Learning

Unit Code Unit Title Duration in Hours Credit factor
SEC/CU/SM/BC/01/6/A Communication skills 40 4
SEC/CU/SM/BC/02/6/A Numeracy Skills 60 6
SEC/CU/SM/BC/03/6/A Digital literacy 60 6
SEC/CU/SM/BC/04/6/A Entrepreneurship education 100 10
SEC/CU/SM/BC/05/6/A Employability skills 80 8
SEC/CU/SM/BC/06/6/A Environmental literacy 40 4
SEC/CU/SM/BC/07/6/A Occupational safety and health practices 40 4
Total 420 42


Core Units of Learning

Unit Code Unit Title Duration in Hours Credit factor
SEC/CU/SM/CR/01/6/A Security administrative duties 180 18
SEC/CU/SM/CR/02/6/A Management of physical security 90 9
SEC/CU/SM/CR/03/6/A Management of people security and safety 100 10
SEC/CU/SM/CR/04/6/A Organisational security audit 110 11
SEC/CU/SM/CR/05/6/A Management of institutional crime 120 12
SEC/CU/SM/CR/06/6/A Management of security investigation 100 10
SEC/CU/SM/CR/07/6/A Management of security ICT 120 12
SEC/CU/SM/CR/08/6/A Management of security intelligence 120 12
SEC/CU/SM/CR/09/6/A Management of institutional security emergencies 130 13
SEC/CU/SM/CR/10/6/A Coordination of security enforcement and compliance 100 10
SEC/CU/SM/CR/11/6/A Management of security of critical infrastructure 100 10
SEC/CU/SM/CR/12/6/A Management of security threats on terrorism 120 12
SEC/CU/SM/CR/13/6/A Management of security systems and technology 110 11
Industrial attachment 480 48
Total 1980 198
Grand total 2400 240


The total duration of the course for an average trainee is 2400 hours including 480 hours (12 weeks) of field attachment.

Entry Requirements

An individual entering this course should have any of the following minimum requirements:

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C- (minus)


  1. Certificate Level 5 in a related course


  1. Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQADistance

Learning mode:

  • Distance Learning Mode (DLM)

Duration :

4 semesters and 12 weeks field attachment

Field attachment

An individual enrolled in this course will undergo a field attachment for a period of 12 weeks in a security management firm/organization.


The course will be assessed at two levels:

Internal assessment: conducted continuously by the trainer (internal assessor) who is monitored by an accredited internal verifier.

External assessment: conducted by an accredited external assessor who is monitored by an accredited external verifier.

The assessors and verifiers are accredited by TVET CDACC which also coordinates external assessment.


To be awarded diploma in security management , an individual must demonstrate competence in all the units of competency.

These certificates will be awarded by TVET CDACC in conjunction with Pan-African Shield College Africa.

Cost/Fees Structure:

Tuition (Per Semester)    30,000.00    30,000.00    30,000.00    30,000.00          12,000.00
TVET-CDACC Examination Fees      8,000.00                –      8,000.00                –                      –
Quality Assurance Fees      1,000.00                –      1,000.00                –                      –
Identification Card         500.00                –                –                –                      –
Total    39,500.00    30,000.00    39,000.00    30,000.00          12,000.00