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The Relevance (Why the course is being taught)

This National Diploma in Information and Communication Technology (NDICT) curriculum is aimed at producing graduates of technical diplomas who are relevant to the industry and world of work. It is learner-centred and competence-based and emphasises practical teaching, projects and acquisition of skills by the learners.

The curriculum is in line with the BTVET strategic plan of ‘’skilling Uganda’’ and BTVET act of 2008. The competences that the learners are expected to acquire are clearly spelt out in each module covered in the semester.

The modules offered in this programme are packaged in a manner that will  enable the learner to attain particular skills of performing tasks at any level of the respective semester.

Modules such as Computer Applications, Kiswahili and Communication Skills, are aimed at enhancing the learner’s report writing, communication and presentation skills.

This curriculum, if implemented effectively, will produce Technical ICT

Professionals who are able to:

i) Conceptualise, design and maintain websites.

ii) Repair computers and their accessories.

iii) Troubleshoot hardware and software problems.

iv) Design, maintain, use and backup databases.

v) Setup and maintain networks.

vi) Write codes of application programmes. 

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Course Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

A candidate is eligible for admission to the National Diploma in Information and Communication Technology Programme on meeting any of the following minimum qualifications:

 a)      Advanced Level Entry Scheme

At least One Principal Pass obtained at the same sitting of the Advanced Level Examinations with credits in Mathematics and English at Ordinary Level as a must or its equivalent.
For purposes of computing entry points, the Advanced Level subjects should be classified as follows:
Essential - Any two best done subjects x3
Relevant - Third best done subject x2
Desirable -General Paper and Sub- ICT or Sub Mathematics x 1

b)     Certificate Entry Scheme

A person may be admitted to the National Diploma in Information Communication Technology Programme if he/she has the following: O Level Certificate with at least 6 credits and at least a six months Certificate in a Computer related course from a recognized institution of higher learning with at least one year of working experience.  

c)    Diploma Entry Scheme

      At least a Pass diploma in any of the Physical Sciences, Business, and any other related programmes from a recognised institution.

d)   Graduate Entry Scheme

        A degree in any of the Physical Sciences, Business, and any other related programmes from a recognised institution.

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Subjects for Admission

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Relevant Subjects (X2) [?]
Desirable Subjects (X1) [?]
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Where Graduates Work

Graduates are able to pursue the following Career Paths

Job Title                                                                      


Hardware Support Technician

·         Carry out hardware maintenance and installation

·         Troubleshoot hardware and software problems

·         Repair computers

Assistant Network Administrator

·         Network support, monitoring and management

·         Help network end-users

·         Help in setting up a LAN/WAN (Wired/ Wireless)

Data Entry Clerk

·         Carry out data entry, retrieval and manipulation

·         Ensure data integrity and security

·         Help in planning and reporting of activities

IT Support Officers

·         Provide technical support

·         Provide instant help to end-users                                                                          

·         Coordinate all technical issues and work-related activities to end-users


Job Title                                                                      


Assistant Database Administrator

·         Maintain the database

·         Do regular data backup

·         Ensure database upgrades and updates

Web Developer/Administrator

·         Website Development, Maintenance and Upgrades

·         Create Mail Accounts for New Users


·         Scheme of work preparation and lesson planning

·         Evaluate, assess and guide learners on IT related issues

Assistant ICT Lab Technician

·         Install and maintain hardware

·         Set up and test workstations

·         Instruct/Train

Assistant Systems Administrator

·         Network support and maintenance

·         Managing end-user access rights

·         Provide routine support and maintenance

·         Maintain the organisation’s website

·         Maintain hardware and software inventory

·         Develop and implement ICT policies

IT Customer Support

·         Provide solutions to internet problems

·         Troubleshoot hardware, software and mobile problems on phones and networks

·         Configuration of voice and data

·         Activation and deactivation of phone lines

·         Manage customer internet and phone line connections.


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