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Kinsale College

Bandon Road, Kinsale, Cork, Ireland

We in Kinsale College are constantly reviewing our approach to the teaching of learners to meet these challenges. We are continuously developing and adapting our courses to reflect changes in work practices across industry and our links with businesses in Kinsale and the wider country.

Kinsale College runs a number of QQI Level 5 and 6 courses. No CAO points needed. These include:

  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Outdoor Adventure Education
  • Office Administration
  • Professional Cookery
  • Sustainable Horticulture / Permaculture
  • Multimedia Production
  • Theatre Performance
  • Healthcare Support / Caring for the Elderly
  • Art
  • TV and Film
  • IT & English as a Second Language for International Students

Kinsale College Art course offers students an excellent opportunity to assemble a portfolio of work, which they may use to gain access to diploma/degree courses. It is a wonderful course to discover Arts in a nice and relaxed atmosphere. Students pursuing this course have obtained some of the best results in the country.

Office Administration

This course is specially designed for anyone who wishes to return to work or up-skill but also anyone wishing to progress to 3rd Level in Business related courses. The programme concentrates on the practical elements of Office Administration. The graduate from this course will have the QQI level 5 Certification.

Professional Cookery

This course allows learners to develop practical culinary skills with an understanding of nutrition, food science and food hygiene. The course includes active menu planning and food service in our restaurant. Students also have the opportunity to obtain a primary certificate in food hygiene accredited by the Environmental Health Officers Association (E.H.O.A).

Creative Drama and Theatre Arts

The theatre Performance course provides a training in core performance skills. Classes and performances are centred in the college’s unique amphitheatre, and well equipped studio. The teaching practise in Kinsale is underpinned by belief in an ensemble approach to theatre. Classes are taught through practical workshop supported by discussion and reflection.

Early Childhood Care and Education

This full-time award leads to a QQI level 5 Certificate after one year. The course is structured to provide students with a high standard of training and assessment leading to a recognized qualification for those wishing to work in the childcare sector in a variety of areas such as; working with the child in a…

Learn English in Kinsale

This course is designed for students, where English is not their first language. We focus on effective communication and include comprehensive work on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. New vocabulary plays a huge role in this course and our expert teachers ensure that you are prepared for work…

Outdoor Adventure Education

The Course, which was established in 1987, is now recognised as the primary training opportunity for people interested in outdoor and adventure education. The intensive two-year course is based in the college campus in Kinsale, utilising the extensive resources and equipment available ashore and afloat.

TV and Film

Learn the fundamentals of Film and TV Production in our Level 5 course. Kinsale College offers supportive and practical ‘hands-on’ training with experienced teachers, working in a fun and creative learning environment. Kinsale College guides students through all aspects of Film and TV production and students have access to their own editing suite (iMac with…

Healthcare Support / Caring for the Elderly

This full-time QQI Healthcare Support Course is designed to prepare students to work competently, safely and effectively as a Healthcare Assistant in a variety of settings such as nursing homes, hospitals and home help support. This course is unique in that Kinsale College is the only centre offering a fully accredited Dementia Care Module that…

Sustainable Horticulture / Permaculture

Sustainable Horticulture/Permaculture is a science based course offering a practical and wide-ranging learning experience in a unique and thriving college community. Kinsale has a strong tradition of food and farming, as well as providing a near-idyllic environment for exploring ecology and the natural environment. The course is a mixture of classroom-based talks, practical activities, site…


Kinsale College
Bandon Road
Kinsale, Cork
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