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Certificate in Security Management – Level 5

Course Background Information

Security Management course at the College of human Resource Management-CHRM is offered in collaboration with, The Institute of Certified Safety and Security Professionals of Kenya-ICSSPK, an independent body for security professional career development in Kenya. The course has been designed after a thorough consultation with stakeholders through the Ministry of Education under CDACC to address security gaps in training professionals. Leaners taking this program gain professional registration with ICSSPK. Security Management Level 5 (Certificate) is designed as an entry level into the security management filed.

Security for all’ is a key aspect as enshrined in The Constitution of Kenya 2010.Traditionally the role of security has been viewed as a low skilled guarding function, and it is only in the last decade that the security has begun to drive security management towards the status of a profession. The College of Human Resource Management-CHRM believes that the subject area of security management may include the study of accidents, hazards, risk, disasters and much more, as well as management and criminology. The subject is concerned with the protection of assets from threats: hence the overlap with criminology when the threat is crime. And also enlighten the stake holders in the security field, Business and society at large on causes of security and risk management and practical Measures of curbing the menace.

Security Management-Level 5 (Certificate) is run on a Competency Based Education Training (CBET) mode. Emphasis is on learners gaining competencies rather than theoretical grilling. Learners are assessed based on milestone achieved in the process of their training. The course assessment is done by trained industry assessors vetted by ICSSPK and CDACC/TVET.

To register, kindly click the link https://icsspk.com/ to redirect to the ICSSPK website. 

Intake, study options and duration

The course takes a period of 1 year. The intakes are in January, May and September every year. CHRM study options are designed to meet the needs of various clients, hence; sunrise classes staring from 6:30am to 8:00am, full day classes from 8:00am to 4:00pm, evening classes from 5:30am to 8:00pm and Saturday classes from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Why Study the Programme

  1. To provide a detailed knowledge and understanding of Security Management
  2. To explain the ways that uncontrollable forces of biological, psychological, ecological, physiological and sociological nature contribute to crime
  3. To introduce the learner to the concept of the law and procedures as they relate to the study of security and risk management.
  4. To provide adequate knowledge and information on risk management theories.

The Security Management -Level 5 (Certificate) course in Security Management is intended to meet the national needs on capacity building in the police, prison and private security firms. Security studies provide a rich knowledge directly concerning these institutions.

The Programme is designed as an entry level in security management field, for students or clients who wish to pursue careers in police services, forensic investigations, human Rehabilitation services and security management. The private sector will find the trainees useful in security management and related roles. In general, it is expected that this programme will complement and sustain the professionalization of the police, prison and probation services in East Africa and beyond.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates of Level 5 (Diploma) in Security Management will have acquired knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities to be able to;

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts and theoretical perspectives which relate to Security Management.
  2. Engage in a critical and inter-disciplinary approach to Security  Management
  3. Have an understanding of crime and criminal justice policy.
  4. Gain competency in security planning, coordination, end  management

KCSE D or its Equivalent, Pass Level 4 of Related Course, any other Equivalent Qualification Determined by KNQA

Registration with ICSSPK via their link https://icsspk.com/ 

Fees (Download the attached fee structure)

Bank Details:

Name: Kenya Commercial Bank  

Branch Name: Biashara street  Branch,

Account No. 1180194667

In favor of: College of Human Resource Management (CHRM).


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  • COURSE TYPE: Academic
  • COURSE LEVEL: Certificate
  • COURSE DURATION: 12 months
  • COURSE FEES: Download


  • SUNRISE 6.30 am - 8.30 am Weekday Daily
  • FULLDAY 8.30 am - 4.30 pm Weekday Daily/Saturdays
  • EVENING 5.30 am - 8.30 pm Evening Daily and class on Saturday
  • SATURDAY 8.30 am - 5.00 pm Every Saturday - whole day


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