Ordinary Diploma Course in Beekeeping

(NTA Level 6)

Course Aims and Objectives


The training programmes aim at:

Providing knowledge and skills in Beekeeping and Environmental Conservation


At the end of the training programme a student will be able to apply knowledge and skills to;

(a)    Manage apiaries and bee reserves

(b)   Coordinate beekeeping extension services

(c)   Control quality and promote markets of honeybee products


Duration of the Course

The duration of the courses is four semesters spread over two years. There are approximately forty weeks per academic year.


Training Methodology

Training approaches include lectures, directed and self-directed study, student presentations, field and College-based practical.


Assessment and Course Awards

Students must gain 240 credits to be eligible for the award of Ordinary Diploma in Beekeeping. In order to pass Ordinary Diploma modules, students must achieve a final module mark of not less than 50% and pass all final exams.

Assessment will be based on a mixture of practical exercises, written assignments, group and individual exercises, reports and examinations.


Entry Qualifications

The entry qualifications for the student to join for (NTA Level 6) Ordinary Diploma in Beekeeping are;

Advanced level Secondary School education (ACSSE) with one Principle Pass and Subsidiary Pass in either of the following subjects; Biology, Geography, Agriculture, Chemistry and Mathematics. Or Technician Certificate in Beekeeping or any related field.