Artisan in Plumbing – KNEC

Artisan in Plumbing Courses in Kenya

Plumbing is the system of pipes, tanks, fittings, and other apparatus required for the water supply, heating, and sanitation in a building. Plumbers work to maintain and install plumbing systems.

Course Overview

This course is intended to equip the trainees with knowledge and skills required in the field of plumbing. The course is wide and mainly covers areas of water systems, pipe fitting, drainage, construction among others.

This plumbing technology course is a vocational certificate program that will train students entering the plumbing field.

The program will demonstrate the knowledge of both commercial and residential plumbing practices.

Students will gain knowledge in safety, tools, plumbing codes, trade mathematics, construction drawings, isometric drawings, specifications and employability.

Upon completion of this program, students should feel confident starting their career.

At the end of the course one is able to carry out all the requirements of a job with ease.

Some of the employment opportunities after graduation include: plumbers, water piping, enterpreneurship and construction sites.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Understanding the history of plumbing and the health and safety practices involved
  • Identifying and using various equipment and materials used in plumbing
  • Installing water supply, drain, waste and vent systems
  • Testing and maintaining installed systems

Course Outline


Course Duration: 6 Months

Exam Body: KNEC

Grade: D- and Below

Learning Notes and Past Papers

Communication Skills Notes

Life Skills KNEC Syllabus

Life Skills KNEC Notes for Artisan Certificate in Plumbing

Mathematics I KNEC Notes and other materials

Science KNEC Materials

Mathematics II KNEC Materials

41 thoughts on “Artisan in Plumbing – KNEC

    1. Artisan in plumbing takes 6 months while craft certificate is more advanced and takes 1-2 years. If your grade does not allow the craft certificate you go for artisan for 6 months and then apply for the craft certificate.

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