Equip Africa Certificate in Healthcare Assistant for German Hospitals
Equip Africa Institute – Mount Kenya University (MKU) has partnered with Germany’s Hochschule Koblenz University of Applied Sciences to offer a Health Care Assistant training programme and apprenticeship pact where it is seeking to tap on growing demand of health workers in Germany.
Certificate in Health Care Assistant for German Hospitals Training will be implemented through Mount Kenya University affiliate, Equip Africa Institute through a two-semester course and thereafter release the students to German hospitals for apprenticeship and subsequent job placement. The programme is expected to start in January 2023 and apprenticeship in September. The programme will be offered in Equip Africa Institute campuses in Mount Kenya University Main Campus (Thika) and Mombasa Campus.
The certificate course will take two semesters of 14 weeks each and upon completion , the graduates will be offered guaranteed apprenticeship in partner German hospitals and students will be provided with career opportunities in German hospitals. The University is also offering Germany language Levels A1, A2, B1 and B2.
Candidates will be selected based on High School Grades, German Language Skills and will be required to undergo an Aptitude Test. The following will be the minimum requirements:
- Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) C+ (Plus)
- German language level B2-profiency(Zertifikat B2)*
- Pass in Aptitude test administered by the German partner organization
- Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) qualifications below (KCSE) C+ (Plus) will be considered based on German language proficiency.
*for candidates without German language level B2-Profiency read 4 below
The Certificate course will take two semesters of 14 weeks each. Upon completion, the graduates will be offered a guaranteed Nursing Apprenticeship in partner German hospitals.
- Fees for the certificate course
|Application fees||Ksh 1,000|
|Aptitude test fees (administered by German partner organization)||Ksh 5,000|
|Fees per semester (2 Semesters )||Ksh 100,000|
The course will be assessed at two levels:
- Internal assessment: conducted continuously by the trainers in Kenya and Germany.
- External assessment: conducted by Goethe-Institut.
2. Apprenticeship at German partner hospitals:
Hochschule Koblenz University of Applied Sciences as Project leader will ensure, that students successfully complete the course in Kenya are guaranteed an apprenticeship in Germany. Students will enjoy the benefit of getting a student visa, salary and are provided with excellent job opportunities for full-time employment after completing their training. For the training in Germany, students are not charged any tuition fee but are entitled to get a working contract for the training with a monthly salary to cater for the basic needs and accommodation. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, students are provided with excellent career opportunities for full-time employment in German hospitals exposing them to extensive further specialized training opportunities among other benefits.
3. Onboarding in Germany:
During the preparation in Kenya and training in Germany, the African Nurses/Pfleger and AG-Career Hub in Germany will support the students to successfully integrate into the training and working environment in German hospitals as well as organize the mentors and colleagues in Germany to accompany them during their stay.
4. German Classes/ Deutsch
Mount Kenya University will offer German language Levels A1, A2, B1 and B2. Classes will be offered in Mount Kenya University Main Campus, Thika, Mombasa and Nakuru Campuses.
|Level||Duration||Course Fee Ksh.|
|Start Deutsch A1||3 months||20,000|
|Start Deutsch A2||3 months||20,000.|
|Zertifikat Deutsch B1||3 months||20,000|
|Zertifikat Deutsch B2.1||3 months||20,000|
|Textbooks Ksh. 2,000 for each level|
- Download application here or get a copy from any MKU Campus/Centre.
- Application fees of Ksh. 1,000 is payable to the following Equip Africa Institute account; Co-operative Bank, Thika branch Account No: 01143558232700 or Lipa na MPESA – PayBill No: 400200, Account no. 01143558232700