By | December 12, 2023

Uganda TVET Admission Criteria

All Heads TVET O&M Institutions General public


The purpose of the Admission Criteria is to enable the implementation of the TVET Policy, 2019 reforms that emphasize the accessibility and flexibility of admissions to TVET Institutions. The requirements for admission to each category of institution (as shown in the table below) are open to any interested person(s) to acquire skills for employability

CategoryCategory LevelCategory of InstitutionRequirements
        Vocational Education and Training (VET)SDCTechnical schoolsAny interested UgandanP.7 certificate holders regardless of the scoresRecognition/Assessment of prior relevant skillsRecognition of Literacy/Arithmetic/ICT and or any Basic Vocational skillValid Identification Card/ Letter from Local Council
Community Polytechnics
Vocational training centers
VTIsTechnical InstitutesInterested S.4 certificate holdersCertificate holders of UJTCUganda Community Polytechnic Certificate (UCPC)Recognition of prior relevant skills/Training equivalent/ or above to UJTC/UCPC or UCE holderGraduates of any general courses in need of skillsValid Identification Card
Farm/Agriculture institutes
Vocational institutes
CategoryCategory LevelCategory of InstitutionRequirements
Technical Education and Training (TET)            CollegesEngineering, Agriculture, Tourism, Technology, Lands and surveys, Fisheries, Forestry, Biological and Physical sciences, and all other TVET related collegesInterested applicants with appropriate subjects at UACE/CompetencesNational Certificate in the related field or its equivalentsCraft 11 CertificateDegree Holders of STEM courses in need of practical skillsRecognition of prior relevant skillsknowledge and attitude equivalent to National certificate holders or UACEValid Identification Card
Commercial, Social development and Cooperatives collegesInterested UCE and UACE holdersRelevant Certificate Holders from recognized InstitutionAny Interested Ugandan with Prior Relevant knowledge and Skills/ Competence. A valid Identification Card
National PolytechnicNational PolytechnicsHolders of national diplomas from TVET institutionsA valid Identification Card