Courses at Nakawa Vocational Training Institute

Courses at Nakawa Vocational Training Institute
Nakawa Vocational Training Institute
Nakawa Vocational Training Institute

Nakawa Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) is one of the four Public Vocational Training Institutes directly operated and administered by the Ministry of Education & Sports (MoES) through the BTVET Department.

The primary objective of the establishment was to provide vocational training skills to school leavers and apprentices in enterprises and to upgrade and assess competencies of industrial workers.

Nakawa Vocational Training Institute offers courses in the following fields.

 Engineering Craft courses

 1.       Electronics

  • Analogue Electronics I & II
  • Digital Electronics I & II
  • Computer System I & II

 2.       Electricity

  •  Domestic and industrial Electrical Installation
  • Domestic appliances
  • Motor and Generator Rewinding
  • Programmable Logic Control (PLC) and Sequential Control
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

 3.       Machining and Fitting

  • Machining
  • General Fitting
  • Material Testing
  • Machinery maintenance and repair

 4.       Motor vehicle

  • Electronic Control Fuel Injection (EFI)
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Radiator Repair
  • Engine Overhaul
  • Auto Electrical
  • Body Care
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Defensive driving

 5.       Wood working

  • Carpentry work
  • Joinery work
  • Upholestry
  • Designing
  • Wood finishing and coating

 6.       Sheet metal and plumbing

  • Pipe work installation
  • Domestic and Industrial Plumbing
  • Sheetmetal development
  • Drainage Installation

 7.       Welding and fabrication

  • Oxy – acetylene / Gas Welding
  • Manual metal Arc welding
  • MAG /MIG welding
  • TIG welding

 8.       Brick/Block laying and concrete practice

  • Brick / Block work
  • Construction work
  • Architectural work
  • Concrete Technology                                   


Basic Training Programme – Full Time (Day)

This is a 2 years programme; it leads to the award of a Uganda Craftsman Certificate Grade 1 (UVQF Level II) and UNEB Craft Certificate Part I and II.  in addition to technical subjects, entrepreneurship is taught to prepare  them for both paid and self-employment on graduation.

Basic Training Programme – Part time (Evening)

This programme is the same as above and is meant for those engaged during the day but would like to acquire technical qualification

Advanced Training Programme

This is a one year training programme intended to provide progression for holders of the above qualification and prepares them for a diploma course.

Upgrading Training Programme

This is a short term training programme with duration of 1 week to 6 weeks.  It is intended for those already in employment who would like to upgrade their skills and abilities in new technology.

Tailor-made Training Programme

This is a short-term programme arranged on demand to address target group, individual needs or the employer’s requirements on new occupational qualifications.

Instructor and Managers Training for Vocational Education and training

The Instructor programme primarily intended to improve the quality of in service BTVET instructors throughout the country.

It has two components pedagogical and technical skills.

There are 2 categories with two awards.

i.                     Certificate in vocational Training Instruction (CVTI)    9 Months

ii.                   Diploma in Vocational Training Instruction (DVTI) / Tutorship training  9 months

 The manager’s training program(DTIM) is a 9 months course on holiday basis intended for the

principals and middle managers of  BTVET institutions and aims at improving their

management competencies so that they are able to plan, manage and run institutions in a business like manner.

This programme was designed to meet the requirements in the various policy documents and plans of the ministry of education and sports (BTVET policy, EESP 2004 – 2014,UVQF roadmap) It is currently being supported by the government of Japan through JICA – ITVET project.

16 Responses to "Courses at Nakawa Vocational Training Institute"

  1. Tusabe abdurahiim   April 8, 2018 at 7:15 am

    Hello Nakawa Institute
    At how much is a certificate in refrigeration and air conditioning
    2.for how long is the course??

  2. Adrawa Charles Young   July 15, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    The Tel number is not compatible.
    We upcountry people can not access the offices easily on terms and conditions required for a potential candidates eligibility to apply and possible acquisition of application forms

  3. Silva   July 28, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    When is the next coming intakes
    I want to apply for a course in plumbing

  4. Silva   July 28, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    How much is a certificate in plumbing
    I was at kyambogo university and acquired a diploma in water engineering so I want to have a course in plumbing to support my profession
    Please advise me about it

  5. George ssemmanda   August 14, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    my name is George I would like to do a course in electronics at you institute but at the same time am working full time .can I make it holidays ?? or weekends

    • Philimon Badagawa   August 17, 2018 at 11:45 am

      We advise you to visit the Institute and discuss a suitable programm that will not affect you. Thank you.

  6. henry   August 29, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    I want to apply for plumbing when is the intake and tuition

    • Philimon Badagawa   September 3, 2018 at 11:47 am

      You need to visit the institute and pick the application form. Details of the tuition fees can also be availed to you when applying. Thank you

  7. Ronald   October 12, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Am so interested in taking mechanical and repair but I would like to know the requirements before I apply thx

    • Philimon Badagawa   October 16, 2018 at 7:23 am

      Hello Ronald, you must have completed either O’level or A’level in order to be admitted.

  8. ATAMA ISUMAIL   October 22, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    would like to do diploma in instructor course I already have a diploma in water engineering how do I apply and what are the requirements

    • Philimon Badagawa   October 23, 2018 at 9:12 am

      You need to visit the institute and pick the application form

  9. ASMEROM   November 14, 2018 at 8:18 pm


    • Philimon Badagawa   November 26, 2018 at 7:59 am

      It’s ok for you to apply and get admitted. Visit the institute and pick the admission form so that you apply.

  10. TUMWESIGYE DENESI   November 29, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Do you offer Diploma in mechanical engineering

  11. OLUPOT EMMANUEL   January 3, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Good information but this year I want also to come for installation permit class c, do you offer and when will I join, and it will take aperiod of how long and it cost how much


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