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The Relevance (Why the course is being taught)

Preparing learners for the realities of earning a living is a responsibility shared by many different groups of people both inside and outside the education sector. It is vital to ensure that trainees gain the best possible academic skills in order to provide them with a realistic chance of succeeding in today's highly competitive job market. The quality of training provided should be judged above all by its potential impact on practice.

New approaches to effective training and strategies in their implementation have been developed. It is hoped that these will improve the quality of the training and learning process so as to help learners develop competences to effectively and competently carry out various industrial operations. This will be achieved through careful implementation of the syllabus following the guidance provided therein.

The National Diploma in Business Management(NDBM) has been updated to suit the current labour market demands, aimed at producing graduates who are relevant to the business industry and the world of work. It is intended to enhance learner-centred methods of training referred hereto as teaching/learning strategies. It emphasises imparting skills through practical teaching, project work, industrial visits and internship training.

Each semester involves execution of a real-life project run in phases throughout the programme intended to make learners competent in trade. Heads of institutions and teachers are therefore urged to encourage learners to setup projects that will enable them to build capacity and demonstrate skills which are of prime importance to their careers in life after school.

They should also ensure that assessments are valid, reliable and authenticated with a high degree of confidence.

Course Entry Requirements

Admission to the first year

Admission into the first year is through any of the following avenues:

  1. Direct entry;
  2. Certificate Holders Scheme;

1) Direct entry

A candidate must have:

  1. Sat the U.C.E. examination (or equivalent) and obtained at least five (5) passes; and
  2. Obtained at least one (1) principal level pass and two (2) subsidiaries at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (U.C.A.E.) obtained at the same sitting.

The Weighting System is as follows:

Essential Two best done of All A’ level Subjects

Relevant Third best done of All A’ level Subjects

Desirable General Paper

 Others All Others

2) Certificate Holders scheme.

A candidate must hold a certificate in any discipline from a recognized institution

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Where Graduates Work

The last ten years has seen a number of young people being churned out with different skills to survive on the street. We are proud of being able to empower so far hundreds of young people with technical and business skills to make them cope and compete favorably in the labour market.

As a result, many of them have managed to secure placement in decent paying jobs in both public and private sectors, and a number of them have been lucky to start up own business firms. Since accreditation by the National Council for Higher Education in 2007, DTBS has held 5 successful graduation ceremonies, where thousands of young people have been churned out with skills pertinent to job creation.


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