BTVET Curriculum

The aim of Business Technical Vocational Education and Training (BTVET) department is to develop and review curricula for tertiary institutions. We develop curricula which is competence based to address the government policy of Skilling Uganda, which is aimed at shifting from the traditional academic teaching to skills development. We develop curricula with are modular in approach for the learners to undertake a specific course /programme in phases with intervals of employment. BTVET develops the National Diploma and the National Certificate courses as seen in the diagram below:

These courses/programmes are offered at Business, Technical, Vocational and Farm Institutes for the duration of two academic years.

Our Recent Products

The department has reviewed and rolled out curriculum materials for five National Diploma Programmes for Uganda Technical Colleges funded by Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and they are already in use. It has also oriented 101 lecturers from Uganda Technical Colleges and UGAPRIV institutions on the reviewed National Diploma Programmes in:

  1. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (NDRA)
  2. Water Engineering (NDWE)
  3. Architecture (NDAR)
  4. Information and Communication Technology (NDICT)
  5. Ceramics (NDCR)

The department also reviewed three diploma programmes for Uganda Colleges of Commerce (UCCs) and other Business Institutions. These are

  1. National Diploma in Accountancy (NDA)
  2. National Diploma in Marketing (NDM)
  3. National Diploma in Business Management (NDBM)

The department has also rolled out materials for National Certificate in Agriculture (NCA) for Farm and Vocational Institutes, and they are in use.

The department is also developing curriculum materials for eight (8) National Certificate Courses funded by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and Sports.

The curriculum materials developed by BTVET department are examined by UBTEB (Uganda Business and Technical Examination Board) which is mandated to assess the performance of the learners at national level.