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Kerry College of Further Education & Training

Tralee, Kerry, Ireland

Kerry College of Further Education & Training 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

 

Accounting Technicians Certificate

Business Management (IAT103) Taxation (IAT102) Business Law (IAT104) Financial Accounting (IAT101) Career Planning & Job Seeking Skills

Accounting Technicians Diploma

Advanced Financial Accounting (IATI09) Advanced Taxation (IATI06) Management Accounting (IATI08) Financial Data Management Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills In Company

Payroll & Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised

Bookkeeping – Manual and Computerised (5N1354) Payroll – Manual and Computerised (5N1546) Business Administration (5N1610) Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills

Pre-Teaching and Education Studies (Education & Training)

This course is ideal for those considering a career in teaching

Sports and PE Pre-Teaching (Sports, Recreation & Exercise)

Develop the knowledge and skills to work across a variety of different areas within the sports and leisure industry and/or to pursue a career in PE Teaching

Animal Care

Animal Welfare (5N0753) Veterinary Assisting Skills (5N1363) Animal Anatomy and Physiology (5N0750) Animal Grooming (5N0752) Biology (5N2746) Communications (5N0690) Mathematics (5N1833) Work Practice (5N1433)

Animal Care

Animal Welfare (5N0753) Veterinary Assisting Skills (5N1363) Animal Anatomy and Physiology (5N0750) Animal Grooming (5N0752) Biology (5N2746) Communications (5N0690) Mathematics (5N1833) Work Practice (5N1433)

Animation (Creative Media)

Step into the exciting world of animation and see the possibilities.

CAD - Computer Aided Draughting and Design

CAD Using Parametric Modelling Software (7689-101) CAD Using Parametric Modelling Software (7689-201) CAD Using Parametric Modelling Software (7689-301) 3D Computer Aided Design (7689-302) 2D Computer Aided Design (7689-302) Revit (BIM) – Autodesk (ARCU) Word Processing V6- ICS Skills Spreadsheets V6 – ICS Skills 2D CAD Project 3D CAD Project Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills…

Pre-University Arts (Cultural & Heritage Studies)

This Pre-University Arts course is for learners who wish to pursue a degree in Arts and Humanities.

Deciding Your Future

Induction Coping with Change Deciding Your Future Participant SKill Assessment Developing an Effective Individual Employment Plan Identifying Current Employment Opportunities CV Preparation Interview Skills

Business with Marketing/Administration

Learn the core principles of business management, marketing, and administration.  

Medical Administration (Office Administration)

Information and Administration (5N1389) Text Production (5N1422) Word Processing (5N1358) Customer Service (5N0972) Audio Transcription (5N1549) Spreadsheet Methods (5N1977) Medical Terminology (5N2428) Work Practice – Medical Administration (5N1433C)

Office Administration

Information and Administration (5N1389) Text Production (5N1422) Word Processing (5N1358) Audio Transcription (5N1549) Spreadsheet Methods (5N1977) Bookeeping – Manual & Computerised (5N1354) Work Practice (5N1433) Customer Service (5N0972)

Office Administration

Information and Administration (5N1389) Text Production (5N1422) Word Processing (5N1358) Audio Transcription (5N1549) Spreadsheet Methods (5N1977) Bookeeping – Manual & Computerised (5N1354) Work Practice (5N1433) Customer Service (5N0972)

Reception and Clerical Skills

Information and Administration (5N1389) Word Processing (5N1358) Customer Service (5N0972)

Office Management

Enhance your employment prospects in a supervisory capacity within an office or business environment.

Business Studies

Get a grounding in fundamental business concepts, ideas, practices and methodologies.

Healthcare Support

This Healthcare Support programme is for people who wish to pursue careers in the Healthcare Sector as Healthcare Assistants or Carers, specifically managing the care of the older person.

Carpentry & Construction (Construction Technology)

Building Construction (5N1570) Communications (5N0690) Wood Fabrication (5N1999) Design Skills (5N0784) Building Services (5N4974) Work Experience (5N1356) Furniture Making (5N1275) Architectural Drawing (5N1558)

ELC Stage 2 Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care (Level 6)

An ELC Stage 2 Advanced Certificate primarily for those looking to work in childcare supervision and childcare management.

Community & Group Work L6

Work Experience (6N1946) Communications (6N1950) Leadership (6N2191) Conflict Management (6N2775) Community Development Practice (6N3667) Community Development Theory (6N3668) Group Work Theory And Practice (6N3669) Social Analysis (6N3666)

Computer Games Design (Creative Media)

Explore the possibilities in the ever-expanding games industry.

ICDL

Basic Keyboard Skills Computer Essentials Word Processing Online Essentials Online Collaboration Using Databases Spreadsheets Presentation Skills Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills In-Company

IT Support Fundamentals

IT Fundamentals (ITF+) – CompTIA Linux Essentials Certificate – Linux Professional Institute

Traditional Stonewall Construction

Induction Traditional Stonewall Construction (4N3131) Work Practice in Traditional Stonewall (4N1170) Workplace Safety (4N1124) Safepass Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills Safety and Manual Handling

Construction Ground Work Skills

Induction Safety and Manual Handling Safepass Kerb Flag and Pavior Laying – 4N2848 Concreting – 4N2849 Career Planning In-Company Work Placement

Overhead Lines Operative

Overhead Lines – Induction Equipment, Plant & Transport Electricity Basics – Electrical Power Engineering Work Based Training & Assessment Wood Pole Structures (2339-039) Steel Tower Structures (2339-048) Working Safely, Effectively & Efficiently in The Power Sector (2339-002) Communication within the Power Sector (2339-003) Career Planning & Job Seeking Skills

Hotel and Catering

Accommodation Techniques (5N1851) Food Science and Technology (5N0730) Meal Service (5N0635) Communications (5N0690) Food Preparation (5N1909) Personal Effectiveness (5N1390) Word Processing (5N1358) Menu Planning and Applied Nutrition (5N2085) Work Practice (5N1433

Professional Cookery

Culinary Techniques (5N0630 Pastry, Baking and Desserts (5N2084) Meal Service (5N0635) Food Science and Technology (5N0730) International Cuisine (5N0632) Personal Effectiveness (5N1390) Word Processing (5N1358) Work Practice (5N1433) Menu Planning and Applied Nutrition (5N2085)

Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts)

Learn the fundamentals of preparation, cooking, and finishing a range of food dishes to a professional standard with this Culinary Arts course.

Digital Marketing and Sales

An all new sales focused Digital Marketing training programme.

Civils for Fibre Installation

Laying Kerbs, Flags and Paviours (4N2848) Safe Pass Manual Handling First Aid Eir & Enet Induction Ladder Training/WAH HIAB Certificate LUGS CSCS Certificate SLG Abrasive Wheels/Saw Cutting Confined Spaces Certificate Road Opening & Reinstatement (Basic) In-Company Work Placement

Fibre Installation Technician

Become a skilled installer of copper and fibre optic cabling to communications networks.

Marine Engineering

This Marine Engineering course is aimed at the commercial side of the marine industry and is tailored towards the servicing and maintenance of commercial fishing boats. This course will run in Fenit.

Engineering Technology

Develop the skills, knowledge and competence to pursue a career in Engineering or Electronic Industry.

Ecology and Practical Fieldwork (Applied Ecology)

An Applied Ecology course for those who wish to pursue a career in an ecologically related field.

Broadcast Production Skills

Induction Working in the Audio-Visual Industry Researching and Interpreting Information Recording Sound Lighting for Film and TV Video Production Techniques Commercial Video Production Online Broadcasting Career Planning & Work Experience

Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship

Rescue Emergency Care Level 3- First Aid (RECL3) Kayaking Proficiency Level 3 – Sea and River (ICUKP3) Kayaking Instructor Level 1 (ICUKI1) Research Project Outdoor Powerboat Operations (ISA01) Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills Water Based Skills Child Welfare and Protection in Sport Rock Climbing Mountain Skills

Advanced Outdoor Activity Instructor (Sports, Recreation & Exercise)

Sports Industry Practice (6N4650) Event Management (6N4800) River Kayaking (6N5192) or Open Canoe Instruction (6N5349) Sea Kayaking Instruction (6N5193) Team Leadership (6N1948) Single Pitch Rockclimbing (6N5845) Orienteeing Instruction (6N5190) Work Experience (6N1946) Ecology and Environment (6N3645) Open Canoeing Instruction (6N5349)

Personal Training and Nutrition (Sports, Recreation & Exercise)

Communications (5N0690) Exercise & Fitness (5N2668) Nutrition (5N2006) Sport & Recreation Studies (5N2667) Adventure Activities (5N4646) Sports Anatomy & Physiology (5N4648) Leisure Facility Operations (5N4667) Personal Professional Development (5N2985)

Scuba Diving Instructor

Induction Advanced Open Water Diver PADI Instructor Development PADI Open Water Diver PADI Rescue Diver PADI Dive Master Communications Work Experience

Sport, Exercise and Coaching

Develop the knowledge and skills to work across a variety of different areas within the sports and leisure industry

Surf Instructor & Beach Lifeguard Training

Surfing skills National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification Life-Guarding Skills Aquatic First Aid & Emergency Response Outdoor Surf and Lifeguard Instructor Integrated Workplace Training Adventure Activities Surfing Skills Instructor Level 1 Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills Work experience

Hairdressing

Ideal for those starting out in hairdressing or who have some basic skills and experience in the industry.

Hairdressing

Ideal for those starting out in hairdressing or who have some basic skills and experience in the industry.

Stage One Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care (Level 5)

Special Needs Assisting (5N1786) Communications (5N0690) Work Experience (5N1356) Child Development (5N1764) Creative Arts for Early Childhood (5N1769) Early Childhood Education & Play (5N1773) Early Care and Education Practice (5N1770) Child Health and Wellbeing (5N1765)

Stage One Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care (Level 5)

Special Needs Assisting (5N1786) Communications (5N0690) Work Experience (5N1356) Child Development (5N1764) Creative Arts for Early Childhood (5N1769) Early Childhood Education & Play (5N1773) Early Care and Education Practice (5N1770) Child Health and Wellbeing (5N1765)

Healthcare Support

Care Support (5N0758) Safety and Health at Work (5N1794) Care Skills (5N2770) Communications (5N0690) Care of the Older Person (5N2706) Nursing Theory and Practice (5N4325) Infection Prevention & Control (5N3734) Work Practice Healthcare (5N1433H) First Aid Response (PHECC) Career Planning & Job Seeking Skills Patient Handling

Healthcare Support

Care Support (5N0758) Safety and Health at Work (5N1794) Care Skills (5N2770) Communications (5N0690) Care of the Older Person (5N2706) Nursing Theory and Practice (5N4325) Infection Prevention & Control (5N3734) Work Practice Healthcare (5N1433H) First Aid Response (PHECC) Career Planning & Job Seeking Skills Patient Handling

Healthcare Support

Care Support (5N0758) Safety and Health at Work (5N1794) Care Skills (5N2770) Communications (5N0690) Care of the Older Person (5N2706) Nursing Theory and Practice (5N4325) Infection Prevention & Control (5N3734) Work Practice Healthcare (5N1433H) First Aid Response (PHECC) Career Planning & Job Seeking Skills Patient Handling

Healthcare Support

Care Support (5N0758) Safety and Health at Work (5N1794) Care Skills (5N2770) Communications (5N0690) Care of the Older Person (5N2706) Nursing Theory and Practice (5N4325) Infection Prevention & Control (5N3734) Work Practice Healthcare (5N1433H) First Aid Response (PHECC) Career Planning & Job Seeking Skills Patient Handling

Medical Administration (Office Administration)

Information and Administration (5N1389) Text Production (5N1422) Word Processing (5N1358) Customer Service (5N0972) Audio Transcription (5N1549) Spreadsheet Methods (5N1977) Medical Terminology (5N2428) Work Practice – Medical Administration (5N1433C)

Social, Health and Community Studies – Healthcare Support

Disability Awareness (6N1975) Mental Health Awareness (6N2209) Rehabilitation Practice (6N2196) Health Promotion (6N2214) Person-Centred Planning (6N2206) Communications (6N1950) Work Experience (6N1946) Learning Difficulty Awareness (6N2210)

Employment Skills Level 4

Career Planning (4N1109) Everyday Science (4N2829) French (4N1172) English As A Second Language (4N1180) Understanding Interculturism (4n1121) Desktop Publishing (4N1854) Digital Media Technology (4N1858) Mathematics (4N1987) Information Technology Skills (4N1125) Workplace Safety (4N1124) Work Experience (4N1168) Word Processing (4N1123) Team Working (4N1169) Personal Effectiveness (4N1132) Health Related Fitness (4N2666) Functional Maths (4N2138) Entrepreneurial Skills (4N1128)…

General Learning Level 3

Earn your Level 3 qualification and progress further with Kerry College.

Information and Communications Technology (Level 4)

Earn your Level 4 qualification and progress further with this Information and Communications Technology at Kerry College.

IT Support Technician (Comp TIA)

IT Support Specialist Practical Application IT Support Specialist Communications IT Support Specialist Workplace Competence Schedule MTA – Windows Server Administration Fundamentals CompTIA Network (N10-007) MTA Security Fundamentals MTA Cloud Fundamentals CompTIA (220-1001) Comp TIA (220-1002)

Digital Journalism & Radio Broadcasting

Working in the Audio-Visual Industry Research and Interpreting Information Recording Sound Video Production Techniques Storytelling and Journalism Producing Creative Audio Producing Radio Programmes Career Planning and Work Experience

Journalism

Learn the fundamental skills of journalism

Applied Science (Laboratory Techniques)

This programme provides an introduction to the world of science and covers a variety of subjects related to laboratory sciences.

Legal Administration (Office Administration)

Audio Transcription (5N1549) Work Practice (5N1433) Word Processing (5N1358) Text Production (5N1422) Spreadsheet Methods (5N1977) Legal Practice & Procedures (5N1389) Information & Administration (5N1389) Customer Service (5N0972)

Pre-Garda Studies (Legal Studies)

An ideal foundation for those interested in pursuing a career with An Garda Síochána

Pre-University Law (Legal Studies)

An introduction to the legal system and the core principles of Irish law

Bus Driving - D Licence

Manual Handling and Fire Safety First Aid Response (PHECC) CPC Category D Lpsv’S (RSA) Driving Bus Category D Lpsv’S Technical Standards For Lpsv’S Digital Tachograph for Lpsv’S Documentation for Lpsv’S Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) Customer Service Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills Work Experience

Heavy Goods Vehicle Driving (HGV - Artic)

CPC – Heavy Goods Vehicle Driving – Rigid Truck (HGV – Rigid) from RSA (Road Safety Authority) CILT ADR – Hazard Chemical Training Certificate from CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport)

Heavy Goods Vehicle Driving (HGV - Rigid)

RSA – Driver CPC Training (CPC Licence) RSA CILT ADR – Hazard Chemical Training Certificate (ADR) Heavy Goods Vehicle Driving – Rigid Truck (HGV – Rigid) RSA Career Planning And Job Seeking Skills

Business Management

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

Marine Angling Guiding (Dingle)

Irish Tour Guiding (6N20229) Angling and Safety (6N20234) Marine Angling Guiding (6N20235) Customer Relations/Interpersonal Skills Irish Business Start Up First Aid Responder Digital Marketing Career Planning Work Practice

Multimedia with Graphic Design (Multimedia Production)

Explore your creativity through a range of interactive media

Music Performance (Music)

Learn about music performance in a variety of settings

Music Technology (Sound Production)

Explore the world of music technology, sound recording and production

Nursing Studies

Develop the theoretical and practical skills for nursing.

Nursing Studies

Develop the theoretical and practical skills for nursing with this Nursing Studies course at Kerry College.

Emergency Care Studies (Community Health Services)(EMT)

This course will assist those who plan on working in either the ambulance or fire service. Learners who successfully complete the course will gain essential knowledge and skills in areas relevant to these careers.

Physiotherapy Assistant Studies (Health Service Skills)

Develop the skills and knowledge to work in the area of sports injuries and their treatment

Payroll & Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised

Bookkeeping – Manual and Computerised (5N1354) Payroll – Manual and Computerised (5N1546) Business Administration (5N1610) Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills

Digital Photography

Learn the craft of digital photography.

Photography

Explore the world of photography.

Introduction to Radio Broadcasting

Audiences, Tastes, Trends & Formats Audio Recording – portable recorders and in-studio recording Interviewing Techniques Presentation Techniques Audio Production using Adobe Audition Principles of Radio Programme & Podcast Production

Pharmacy Sales Assistant

Customer Service (5N0972) Digital Marketing (5N1364) Retail Selling (5N1619) Work Practice (5N1433) Retail Security (5N1777) Retail Display (5N1861) Retail Administration (5N1860) Communications (5N0690) Product Knowledge – Over The Counter (IPU)

Advanced Social Studies (Social & Vocational Integration)

Acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to provide a range of services in a social and vocational rehabilitation context and/or to progress to higher education and training.

Applied Social Studies

This is a one-year full time programme offering an introduction to the theory and practice of social studies and psychology aiming to increase awareness of the practical applications of social and psychological theory.

Applied Social Studies

This is a one-year full time Applied Social Studies programme offering an introduction to the theory and practice of social studies and psychology aiming to increase awareness of the practical applications of social and psychological theory.  

Software Development

This course provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue higher education while providing the learner with both the theoretical and practical skills needed for work in the IT Industry sector.

Software Development – Level 6

The aim of this programme is to enable the learner to design, develop and test software components and systems in a workplace environment, working independently or as a team member.

Special Needs Assisting (Community Health Services)

Care Support (5N0758) Care Provision and Practice (5N2705) Communications (5N0690) Intellectual Disability Studies (5N1652) Person-Centred Focus to Disability (5N1728) Special Needs Assisting (5N1786) Understanding Special Needs (5N1709) Work Experience (5N1356)

Special Needs Awareness & Assisting (Inclusive Education & Training)

Special Needs Assisting (6N1957) Work Experience (6N1946) Communications (6N1950) Disability Awareness (6N1975) Inclusive Education Practice (6N2226) Differentiated Learning & Instruction (6N2225) Mental Health Awareness (6N2209) Assistive Technology (6N2211)

Inland Angling Guiding

Tour Guiding Angling and Safety Inland Angling Guiding Customer Relations/Interpersonal Skills Irish Business Start Up First Aid Responder Digital Marketing Career Planning Work Practice

National Tour Guiding

Irish Tour Guiding (6N20229) National Tour Management (6N20230) Irish National Heritage & Culture (6N20231)

Regional Tour Guiding

Irish Tour Guiding (6N20229) Irish National Heritage and Culture (6N20231) First Aid Responder Customer Relations Interpersonal Skills Business Start Up Digital Marketing Career Planning Work Practice

Coded Pipe Welding

Manual Metal Arc Welding (EN9606-1 CS01)

Welding

TIG Welding Stainless Steel Weld (EN9606-1 SS01) TIG Welding Aluminium Weld (EN9606-1 AL01) MIG Welding (EN9606 – 1 CS10) Manual Metal Arc Welding (EN9606 – 1 CS01) Oxy-Acetylene Cutting Reading Basic Technical Drawings Machine Tools (Welding) SafePass Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills In Company Training