The Authority accredits and regulates the award of qualifications in the Basic, TVET and University sectors and facilitates implementation of Competence Based Education and Training (CBET). In carrying out its work, the KNQA works closely with the Commission for University Education (CUE), The Technical and Vocational Training Authority (TVETA), The National Industrial Training Authority (NITA), The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), The Kenya Accountants and Secretaries’ National examinations Board (KASNEB), Professional Bodies (such as the Nursing Council, Medical and Dentist’s Board, Board for Registration of Engineers, Kenya Veterinary Board, Council for legal Education) and other organiza
tions awarding local and foreign qualifications within the country; and internationally. KNQA also works with institutions that are involved in the development of local curricular such as TVET CDACC and KICD to ensure that all curricular developed meet KNQF standards.
The Authority also works closely with Industry (Kenya Association of Manufacturers), The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) and Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) to ensure that qualifications awarded in the Country meet industry and employer needs.