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Kerry College of Further Education

Clash, Tralee, Kerry, Ireland

Kerry College of Further Education has a long and very successful tradition as the leading provider of further education in Kerry.

As part of Kerry Education & Training Board we are committed to providing a quality education service with equal opportunity for people of all ages and abilities.

PLC Courses at Kerry College of Further Education

Kerry College of Further Education offers a range of PLC courses in the following areas:

  • Business Computing & Secretarial Studies
  • Childcare & Youth Work
  • Performing Arts
  • Leisure, Media & Creative Studies
  • Social Community & Health Studies
  • Construction & Technology
  • Science

 

Administration

This is an employment focused programme offering you the perfect blend of business, administration, ICT and communication skills required by today’s employers enabling you to secure office based employment in a modern business or office. This is also the ideal course for those who want to defer a third level college place as skills gained…

Legal Administration

On completion of this course, you will be in a position to work independently and/or under supervision providing administration services and support in a range of office administration contexts in particular in the legal environment. You may also progress to higher education and training. Applicants will be invited for interview to secure a place on…

Medical Administration

The aim of this programme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision providing administration services and support in a range of office administration contexts in particular the medical field and or to progress to higher education and training. Applicants will be invited for interview…

Office Administration

The aim of this programme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision providing administration services and support in a range of office and business administration contexts and or to progress to higher education and training.

Advanced Montessori and Childcare Management (Level 6)

This programme aims to meet the requirements of childcare supervisors and managers in relation to current childcare legislation and child protection legislation, as well as developing the skills and expertise required to work at managerial level. The programme aims to help learners:

Advanced Supervision In Childcare Management (Level 6)

This programme aims to meet the requirements of childcare supervisors and managers in relation to current childcare legislation and child protection legislation, as well as developing the skills and expertise required to work at managerial level. The programme aims to help learners:

Animation

There is a huge shortage of qualified animators for the media and technology sectors in Ireland. This course attempts to address this shortage. Animators are artists who use traditional and digital techniques to produce animations for commercials, features, the games industry and other media genres.

Advanced Art, Craft and Design (Level 6)
Games Art

Programme Aim The aim of this programme is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work in a creative media setting, especially in the Creative Games Art Design. The homegrown Irish game industry is growing rapidly and the need for skilled Game Designers and Game Art professionals is growing with it.…

Tattoo Artistry

The aim of this programme is to prepare the learner for work in the creative industries in particular designing the tattoo industry. Learners will undertake modules in drawing; computer illustrated graphics; in addition to infection, prevention and control and customer services. The programme is also suitable for applicants interested in developing artistic skills in a…

Art, Craft & Design (Portfolio Preparation)

This course aims to provide school leavers or mature students with the opportunity to prepare a portfolio of work for entry to Art Colleges. The programme is also suitable for applicants interested in developing artistic skills in a range of art/design fields.

Advanced Beauty Therapy

The aim of this training programme is to enable students to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to work effectively as a beauty therapist. Applicants will be called for interview screening to secure a place on this programme. No fees will apply for successful applicants.

Beauty Therapy

The aim of this training programme is to enable students to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to work effectively as a beauty therapist. Applicants will be called for interview to secure a place on this programme. No fees will apply for successful applicants.

Business Management (Level 6)

Designed for those who already have a Level 5 award in a relevant discipline the programme will strive to ensure that students learn the core principles of business management, marketing and finance.

Office Management (Level 6)

This course is ideally suited to those who already have a strong administration skill set and who wish to gain supervisory management skills which will enhance employment opportunities in the area of office management, customer service, junior management roles in office and business environments.

Business Studies

This QQI Level 5 programme is designed to give a clearly structured business education that provides a solid foundation for success in a business career. The course provides a strong grounding in fundamental business concepts, ideas, practices and methodologies. It features a rich learning environment that involves students in comprehensive and critical analysis of business…

Business Studies Pre-Teaching

This programme is designed to give a clearly structured business education that provides a solid foundation for success in a business career and/or applying for third level education to become a business teacher in post-primary (secondary) education.

Carers (Healthcare Assistant)

This programme places an emphasis on the care of people in the community and in health care settings. It is suitable or those wishing to embark on a career in caring and those wishing to gain a recognised qualification in caring. It equips the carer with the practical knowledge and skills required to support and…

Surgical Operative Care Assistant

Programme Aim The aim of this programme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work under supervision in a variety of healthcare settings in particular to enhance their role in service provision to service users or to progress to further and or higher education and training.

Early Childcare Education

This course is designed to equip learners with the skills required to gain employment in a variety of childcare settings. The course covers all aspects of working with children. It will suit both school leavers and mature students who are interested in working with children.

Pre-Garda Studies

This course provides an ideal foundation for those intending to pursue a career in the Garda Siochana. It will provide students with an introduction to the legal system and also an insight in to dealing with conflict resolution.

Building Construction (Pre-Apprenticeship)

The course provides for students who wish to develop pre-apprenticeship skills, pursue employment or advance to further education. It aims to familiarise students with the work environment of the building industry and to prepare them for the whole world of work. The Safe Pass legal requirement for the building industry will form an optional part…

Professional Cookery

This programme will present learners with the opportunity to develop practical culinary skills and an understanding of the requirements to work in the hospitality industry. Students will also develop an understanding of menu planning and meal service. On completion of this programme students will have the option to progress to direct employment or progress to…

Advanced Social Care with Counselling Studies (Level 6)

Applicants must have a level 5 (or equivalent) successfully completed prior to applying for this programme. The aim of this programme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence, to work independently and or take responsibility for the work of others in providing a range of services in a social and…

Music and Theatre Studies

Students will learn about the music industry and the theatrical tradition in Ireland and develop the skills to perform music in a variety of settings. Students will also engage in team working and participate in the production of live performances and events.

Pre-Teaching and Education Studies

The aim of this programme is to enable the learner acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to engage with the education and training industry and environment gaining an appreciation of underpinning philosophies and requirements, to consider professional practice and development opportunities, and or to progress to further or higher education and training. This course provides…

Sports and PE Pre-Teaching

The aim of this progarmme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence in a range of sports, recreation and exercise activities to work independently and under supervision in a variety of sports related contexts and or to progress to higher education and training. The course will offer both practical and…

Hotel & Catering

This programme is designed to prepare students for work in the hotel and catering industry, or to act as a base for further education in the areas of Management and Hospitality. Student will study a range of modules that are all related to the Hotel and Catering Industry.

Fashion Retail

This programme will appeal to anyone with a keen interest in fashion and retail. You will learn how the fashion industry works and the additional vital skills of marketing and selling. If you meet the minimum requirements, you may register online to secure your place on this programme.

Emergency Care Services

The overall aim of the programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and competence to work under supervision in a range of community health service settings or to progress to further and/or higher education and training. This course will assist those who plan to progress to education and…

Furniture Design and Making

This programme provides for students who wish to develop practical cabinet making skills. It aims to familiarise students with the work environment of the building industry and prepare them for the world of work as furniture and cabinetmakers. The FÁS ‘Safe Pass’ legal requirement for the building industry will form an optional part. The award…

Computer Game Design & Development

Outside the big players like EA, Activision and Zynga setting up offices here, and middleware companies like Havok and Demonware, there are many independent game studios around Ireland. The global games industry is estimated to be valued at in excess of €66 billion. It is projected that the games industry in Ireland will create an…

Multimedia with Graphic Design

The aim of this programme to help students develop skills in web development, graphic design, photography and animation in a hands-on practical way. Students learn how to display their creativity through a variety of interactive media technologies.

Health Services Supervisory Management (Level 6)

A broad ranging programme with an emphasis on a range of supervisory management and leadership skills, this qualifies participants to demonstrate knowledge of administrative and organisational skills and techniques within a range of health service and leisure settings.

Tourism with Business

This programme focuses on the necessary skills required in order to seek work in the travel and tourism sector. Kerry is the hub of tourism and a qualification like this will open up doors to enter employment in a diverse range of tourist orientated organisations.

Journalism for the Digital Age

This course is designed to introduce students to the extensive variety of practical techniques and theoretical knowledge that underpin the fundamental skills of a journalist. It will offer you an opportunity to learn modern skills in the areas of broadcast, print and online media. Most of the course is project based so you will work…

Pre-University Law

This course provides an ideal foundation for those intending to pursue law based courses in University or in an Institute of Technology. It will provide students with an introduction to the legal system and the core principles of Irish law.

Childhood Education with Montessori

This course is designed to equip learners with the skills required to gain employment in a variety of childcare settings but particularly in the pre-school setting. The course covers all aspects of working with children. It will suit both school leavers and mature students who are interested in working with children.

Music Performance

Students will learn about the music industry in Ireland and develop the skills to perform music in a variety of contexts and settings. Students will also engage in team working and participate in the production of live performances and events.

Music Technology

Students will learn about the music industry in Ireland and develop skills in sound production and digital audio technology. Students will also engage in team working and contribute to live event / studio productions.

Nursing Studies

This full time programme provides a foundation for students seeking entry to a nursing career. It helps develop the practical skills necessary for a nursing or caring career. The programme also facilitates mature students return to education and offers assistance with interview skills and aptitude test preparation for the UK and Ireland.

Nursing Studies with Maternity Care Skills

This full time programme provides an introduction to application of basic nursing practice with a distinct focus on midwifery. It offers opportunities to taste nursing and midwifery as a career both at home and abroad. This programme facilitates mature students returning to education and offers assistance with interview skills and aptitude test preparation. While the…

Dance Studies

The programme is ideal for any person who wishes to explore both dance and music with performance skills very much embedded into the programme.

Medicine Counter Pharmacy Assistant

The overall aim of the programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and competence to work independently or under supervision within a Pharmacy environment. On completion of the programme; the learner will gain an additional IPU Medicine Counter Assistant* qualification. Courses offered subject to resources and demand; modules…

Reception and Call Centre Operations

This course will equip you with the skills required to be a competent front line representative across a wide range of organisations with an emphasis on you becoming customer focused. These soft skills will be developed in addition to the necessary computer and administrative expertise essential for office careers.

Applied Science

This programme provides an introduction to the world of science and covers a variety of subjects related to laboratory sciences. The purpose of this programme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision in a science laboratory and /or to progress to science based programmes…

Advanced Software Development (Level 6)

Fastrack to IT (FIT) announced its second ICT skills audit: a survey of over 60 companies in Ireland that reveals the need for skilled ICT professionals in all sectors continues to grow. The FIT audit reveals Big Data Analysis as having the highest demand for skills at expert level, whereas areas such as Networking &…

Software Development

The software technology sector is Ireland’s fastest growing sector. Almost all of the world’s leading software companies, including IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook have a significant presence here. In this course, you will be introduced to the basics of software programming, learn the basics of software programming and from business applications.

Advanced Disability Studies with Special Needs (Level 6)

This programme aims to meet the requirements of childcare supervisors and managers in relation to current childcare legislation and child protection legislation, as well as developing the skills and expertise required to work with children with disabilities in a primary or post primary school and in special units and care settings. The programme aims to…

Special Needs Assistant/Classroom Assistant

This one year full time course is designed to facilitate students who wish to work as classroom assistants/special needs assistants or who wish to pursue employment in childcare. It will include an introduction to working with children who have special educational needs, studying the categories of special needs, exploring the role of teamwork and managing…

Engineering and Electronic Technology

This is a one year programme which provides for students who wish to pursue careers in the engineering industry. This programme is ideally suited to candidates who wish to pursue an engineering degree at third level.

Tourism with Marketing

The aim of this programme is to enable the learner to work in the tourism marketing related enterprises or to progress to further or higher education and training. Kerry is a hub of tourism and this qualification will open the doors to employment in a diverse range of tourism and marketing orientated organisations. This programme…

Carpentry & Joinery (Pre-Apprenticeship)

The course provides for students who wish to develop pre-apprenticeship skills, pursue employment or advance to further education. It aims to familiarise students with the work environment of the building industry and to prepare them for the whole world of work. The Safe Pass legal requirement for the building industry will form an optional part…

Youth Work

This exciting one year course is designed to provide a programme of education for people seeking initial training in youth work and community work and those with some experience who wish to undertake structured training to develop and consolidate their skills. An interesting feature of this programme is its variety of workshops.

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