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KERRY COLLEGE of Further Education & Training

THE FUTURE OF YOU.

2020 FULL-TIME PROGRAMMES | PART-TIME PROGRAMMES | APPRENTICESHIPS


KERRY COLLEGE of Further Education & Training

UNIQUE We run a range of innovative programmes you won’t find anywhere else in Ireland.

4,000 students and apprentices from all over Ireland and Europe study with us every year.

EXPERIENCE We have a successful track record in preparing students for employment, further study or university progression and delivering high level apprenticeship training.

EXCELLENCE Many of our programmes are award winning at regional, national and international level. We are fiercely proud of our students and staff - on their individual and collective achievements.

YOU The Future of You. Your next step can be the start of a long journey, a leap of faith, a reset and restart, a pivot or a nudge in a different direction. We are here to help.


KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | PROSPECTUS

Welcome … Kerry College is Ireland’s first and only integrated provider of Further Education and Training. We offer clear routes to employment, further study, third level and apprenticeship.

Let’s explore the future of you and unlock your potential.

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What we offer FULL TIME PROGRAMMES

A range of tried and tested full-time programmes focused on employment or further study/university progression.

PART TIME PROGRAMMES

A range of part-time, pathway or professional development programmes delivered mostly at night, but also on Saturdays and increasingly online.

APPRENTICESHIP

An apprenticeship is a contract of employment with on-the-job and off-the-job training delivered in phases. The first step is to secure a job with an approved apprentice employer. Full details are available on: www.apprenticeship.ie

PATHWAY PROGRAMMES

These programmes will help you develop fundamental skillsets that lead to clear career paths in further study, training or employment.

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Contents Campus Locations

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About Kerry College

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Admissions Process

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Fees and Financial Supports

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Our Partners

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Full Time Courses

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Art, Craft and Design

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Business, Administration & Finance

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Computing and Information Technologies

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Construction and Built Environment

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Creative Media and Design

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Education and Childcare

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Engineering

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Hair and Beauty

56

Healthcare and Social Sciences

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Renewable Technologies, Transmission & Distribution

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Science & Nutrition

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Sports, Physical Therapy and Coaching

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Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts

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Transport and Logistics

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Pathway

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Part Time Courses

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Apprenticeships

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Qualification Framework

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Campus Locations Clash Road Campus

Our Clash Road Campus offers 50 courses for progression and employment in a variety of fields of learning. The new Kerry College of Beauty will be located on this campus. Principal: Deputy Principal: Address: Email: Tel:

Ms. Mary Lucey Ms. Carmel Kelly Tralee, Co. Kerry V92 Y991 clashroad@kerrycollege.ie 066 712 1741

Denny Street Campus

An exciting and progressive new campus for Tralee town centre. All health care and social studies programmes are delivered here in the heart of Kerry’s capital town. Principal: Deputy Principal: Address: Email: Tel:

Ms. Mary Lucey Ms. Carmel Kelly 5-8 Denny Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry V92 Y751 dennystreet@kerrycollege.ie 066 712 1741

Listowel Campus

The Listowel Campus is a key further education and training hub for North Kerry. It is home to a range of courses for progression and employment. Principal: Deputy Principal: Address: Email: Tel:

Mr. Stephen Goulding Ms. Iseult Glynn Listowel, Co. Kerry V31 WD34 listowel@kerrycollege.ie 068 210 23

Monavalley Campus

The Monavalley Campus offers 80 courses for progression and employment. All craft apprenticeships are run at this campus. A number of new apprenticeships will launch soon. Area Training Manager/Campus Manager: Assistant Managers: Address: Email: Tel:

Mr. Con O’Sullivan Mr. Christy Enright, Mr. Ioseph Nestor Tralee, Co. Kerry V92 PW50 monavalley@kerrycollege.ie 066 714 9600

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | PROSPECTUS

Kerry College is Ireland’s first and only integrated provider of Further Education and Training. We provide clear routes to employment, further study, third level and apprenticeship. We offer 180 full and part time further education and training programmes and a range of apprenticeship training.

Browse/Apply www.kerrycollege.ie

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4 Locations. 180 Programmes. Unlimited Opportunities.

It’s your choice.

COMING SOON

INFORMATION HUB Our Information Hub is a one-stop-shop for course information and advice, to apply for any of our programmes or to explore the world of apprenticeship. Make an appointment or drop by our office in Tralee town centre and meet our team.

7 DENNY STREET, TRALEE, COUNTY KERRY Tel. 066 714 96 96 | admissions@kerrycollege.ie | info@kerrycollege.ie

ENQUIRIES/FURTHER INFORMATION: info@kerrycollege.ie

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Application Process 1

Decide if a full-time, part-time or pathway course is best for you.

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Browse courses on www.kerrycollege.ie Find your course. Check entry criteria. Apply online.

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Note the fees and charges you have to pay. Check out funding supports or grants immediately.

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Wait for your admissions interview, test or medical. Receive a place offer or place on the waiting list and/or interview.

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Follow up on your funding supports or grant payments. Get all paperwork in order for registration day.

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Show up at the appointed time to register. Submit paperwork. Enjoy your time with us!

QR CODE Scan this code, and you will be taken to our courses listing online. www. kerrycollege.ie/courses/

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MINIMUM ENTRY CRITERIA

Specific entry criteria will vary depending on the course. Typically, all applicants must be over 18 years old. For craft apprenticeships and some courses for employment, you must have completed a minimum of three years post-primary education or have a Junior Certificate. For most courses for further study and university progression, applicants must have a Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA, QQI Level 4 Certificate or have reached the age of 18. Mature students (over 23) may also apply. If you do not meet the above criteria, you may be called for an information interview to secure a place.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A COURSE

All applicants for full-time courses for employment and all part-time courses must apply via Fetch Courses. For existing Fetch Courses account holders, login and apply as before. You will be directed to this from www.kerrycollege.ie For all courses for progression, you will apply via the MIT system - again via www.kerrycollege.ie

FULL-TIME COURSES FOR EMPLOYMENT -

Apply online via Fetch Courses at www.kerrycollege.ie Check if you are eligible for a training allowance. Attend briefing (specific programmes). Attend admissions interview (most programmes). Attend trainability test and/or medical assessment (specific programmes). Receive place offer, reserve place offer or unsuccessful letter. If successful and on a qualifying DEASP payment, complete Form F103 prior to course start. Garda vetting (specific programmes). Check entry requirements. Pay fees (if applicable).

FULL-TIME COURSES FOR FURTHER STUDY/UNIVERSITY PROGRESSION

PART-TIME/EVENING COURSES Apply online via www.kerrycollege.ie Receive place offer. Pay fee to confirm your place. Note: due to high demand, waiting lists are in place for of our many part-time programmes.

APPRENTICESHIP - Check you meet the specific entry requirements listed on www.apprenticeship.ie - Chat to our Apprenticeship Services team on Tel. 066 714 9600. - Gain employment as an apprentice with a SOLAS approved employer. - New apprentices must be registered within 2 weeks of employment start date.

- Application is not via CAO. Apply directly, online: www.kerrycollege.ie - Receive provisional place offer or place on course waiting list. - Check if you are eligible for SUSI Grant or Back to Education Allowance. - Garda vetting (specific programmes).

THE ADMISSIONS INTERVIEW The purpose of the admissions interview is to pre-screen for work practice and industry placement and to assess which applicants will gain the most from joining one of our programmes. In preparation for the interview, consider why you've applied for the course, study the entry requirements, course modules and certification, be able to describe the knowledge, skills and experience you wish to develop and what your plan is after the course.

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Fees & Financial Supports

1. COURSE FEES All full-time courses for employment are free to everyone. No fees are payable and the cost of any learning materials or resources is also covered. All full-time courses for further study or university progression are fee paying. Typically, you will pay a €10 online booking fee plus a €130 course registration fee - both are non-refundable. Students are also required to pay the €200 Government Levy (exemptions are available with valid medical card, SUSI Maintenance Grant or Back to Education Allowance). Additional course specific fees may apply. All part time/evening courses are fee paying but a fee-waiver is in the place for DEASP clients.

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2. STUDENT FINANCIAL SUPPORTS There are 3 primary financial supports in place for our learners:

1. Training Payment

NO GRANT OR ALLOWANCE PAYMENT?

If you are in receipt of a qualifying DEASP (Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection) payment, you will receive a weekly training payment from us for the duration of your course. You must present a signed F103 form at course registration on the first day of your programme.

If you don't qualify for funding supports, there is a consolation. There are no fees on any of our courses for employment. If you can attend full time, you can apply for a place. You may also qualify for a travel payment (if you live more than 3 miles/5km away from the campus location) or an accommodation payment (if you live more than 20 miles/32km away from the campus location).

Applicants who are not in receipt of a qualifying DEASP payment on the start date of the course, will not qualify for a payment afterwards. It is the responsibility of each applicant to enquire at their local INTREO or DEASP office regarding their eligibility for a training payment. Essential paperwork: Signed F103 form and stamped bank details (not just BIC & IBAN) for EFT of your allowance. Note: Leaving Certificate students must wait 3 months after their last exam to apply for a DEASP payment.

NATIONAL CHILDCARE SCHEME The NCS (National Childcare Scheme) is now in place and provides childcare supports for those on full-time education and training programmes. Full details can be found on the www.ncs.gov.ie webpage. Get in touch with Kerry County Childcare Committee at 066 718 1582 to discuss which childcare supports are available to you.

2. SUSI Grant This grant applies to all students on courses for further study/university progression and a small number of courses for employment. SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) is Ireland’s single national awarding authority for further education grants. Go to www.susi.ie and complete the Eligibility Reckoner. The grant is paid in stages across the academic year. Online applications open each April.

3. Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) In general, you must be over 21 and in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. You must be accepted onto a BTEA approved course. There are some other terms and conditions. Have a chat with team at your local INTREO office. Essential paperwork: Form BTE1.

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Some of our Partners

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL TIME

FULL-TIME PROGRAMMES Kerry’s College’s full-time programmes are focused on employment or progression to further study. Our range of full-time programmes are run in Tralee at Monavalley Campus, Clash Road Campus and Denny Street Campus and at our Listowel Campus. We operate year-round continuous intake in Monavalley where Clash Road, Denny Street and Listowel Campuses enrol all students for the year each September. Waiting lists are in place for many programmes. Apply online: www.kerrycollege.ie

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

CREATIVE ARTS

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

ART, CRAFT & DESIGN (PORTFOLIO PREPARATION COURSE) DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road & Listowel

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW 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. The points from this course can also be used to gain entry into many third level courses. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4. Mature students welcome. Access to this programme will be decided with a sample of applicants art/craft work. COURSE CONTENT Drawing | Painting | Sculpture | Printmaking Design | Computer Illustration Graphics Communications | Work Experience

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? On successful completion of this programme students can apply to study Painting, Sculpture, Fashion Design, Design Communications, Ceramics, Animation, Creative Multimedia and other Art/Design courses at Level 7/8 in LIT, CIT, DIT, IADT, GMIT, NCAD. Many graduates are self-employed. Graduates can also aim for a diverse range of careers such as art teachers, professional artists, graphic designer, fashion designers, animation, curators, art administrators, public art offices, multimedia industries. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Art, Craft and Design (5M1984).

TATTOO ARTISTRY DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

UNIQUE TO KERRY COLLEGE

OVERVIEW The aim of this programme is to prepare the learner for applying for work in the tattoo industry. Learners will undertake modules in drawing; computer illustrated graphics; in addition to infection, prevention and control and customer services.

COURSE CONTENT Design Skills | Drawing | Figure Studies Computer Illustrated Graphics Animation Drawing Studies Infection Prevention and Control Customer Service | Teamworking Work Experience

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Leaving Cert, LCVP, LCA or Level 4 Certificate or have reached the age of 18 - Mature student.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Students who successfully complete this course may progress into many Level 6, 7 and 8 (Higher Certificate, Ordinary Degrees and Honours Degree) courses in various Institutes of Technology and Universities throughout the country.

If you do not satisfy the above criteria you may be called for an interview.

CERTIFICATION A QQI (Level 5) award in Creative Media (5M5048).

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DANCE STUDIES DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This programme will serve as the first step to a fascinating and rewarding career in dance, performance and entertainment. It will equip students with the knowledge, skill and competence to perform dance sequences in a choice of genres and styles, using technical dance skills, as part of a group and as a solo. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4. Mature students welcome. Access to this programme will be decided by interview. A high degree of motivation and a passionate interest in dance are required. Applicants may be auditioned and places will be awarded on suitability.

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COURSE CONTENT Dance Performance | Dance Production Exercise and Fitness | Teamworking Anatomy and Physiology | Work Experience WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Graduates may use this programme as a progression route to a variety of third level institutions. Graduates may aspire to becoming dancers across genres, e.g. in ballet companies, contemporary dance companies, modern dance, etc. Also opportunities exist in theatre, teaching, choreographing and producing music videos. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Dance (5M4572).


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MUSIC PERFORMANCE DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW Students will learn about the music industry in Ireland and develop the skills to support the performance of music in a variety of contexts and settings. Throughout the year, students will engage in teamwork, produce events and contribute to the creative life of the college. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS LCA, LCVP or Leaving Certificate. Those who have reached age 18 without Leaving Certificate will also be considered. All candidates will be invited to interview/ audition.

COURSE CONTENT Music Industry Studies | Event Production Music Theory & Practice, Music Performance Teamwork | Work Experience WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Graduates may apply for work at recording studios, in sound production, live performance venues, and in event production. Successful course completion will provide graduates with opportunities to progress to Higher Education courses in Music or Music Technology CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Music (5M2011).

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BUSINESS

ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE

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PAYROLL & BOOKKEEPING - MANUAL & COMPUTERISED DURATION

14 weeks

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW This course is designed for people with no prior experience in payroll or bookkeeping. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - You have reached the statutory school leaving age. - QQI Level 4 Major Award or equivalent. - Have an aptitude for and interest in working with figures. - Good numerical and communication skills. - Must have a basic level of computer skills. - Good verbal and written command of English.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Progress to qualifications from ATI - Accounting Technicians Ireland CPA - Certified Public Accountants - ACCA - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and more. CERTIFICATION • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Bookkeeping - Manual and Computerised • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Payroll - Manual and Computerised.

COURSE CONTENT Bookkeeping - Manual and Computerised Payroll - Manual and Computerised Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills

RECEPTION & CLERICAL SKILLS DURATION

19 weeks

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW This course is an excellent starting point for people wishing to pursue careers in reception or a clerical role. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - You have reached the statutory school leaving age. - QQI Level 4 Major Award or equivalent. - Have a genuine interest in working in receptionist or clerical roles. - Good numerical and communication skills. - Good verbal and written command of English.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • Progression opportunities to further training or direct to employment • Get a solid foundation in administration skills. • Builds confidence CERTIFICATION • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Information and Administration. • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Word Processing. • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Customer Service.

COURSE CONTENT Information and Administration | Word Processing | Customer Service

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ACCOUNTING TECHNICIANS OF IRELAND CERTIFICATE (YEAR 1) | DIPLOMA (YEAR 2) YEAR 1 CERTIFICATION

Professional

DURATION

40 weeks

CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

YEAR 2 CERTIFICATION

Professional

DURATION

40 weeks

CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW The ATI Certificate (Year 1) is an excellent starting point for those who wish to pursue a career in the field of accounting. The ATI Diploma (Year 2) is for people who have successfully completed the Accounting Technicians Ireland Certificate and who wish to work in accounts administration.  ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - A genuine interest in pursuing a career in accounting. - Good verbal, numerical and clerical aptitudes. - Good command of the English language. - Computer skills are desirable - Punctuality, full attendance and a commitment to study are essential to successfully complete this course. - Previous work experience in an office or related environment is an advantage. If under 21 years of age you are required to have a Leaving Certificate with five passes in ordinary level papers. The passes are to include English and either mathematics or accounting. Or Leaving Certificate with four passes of which two are in higher level papers. The passes are to include English and either mathematics or accounting. Or A related QQI Level 5 Award such as Manual & Computerised Payroll and/or Bookkeeping.

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COURSE CONTENT CERTIFICATE Financial Accounting | Taxation Business Management | Law and Ethics Career Planning | Job Seeking Skills In Company DIPLOMA Advanced Financial Accounting Advanced Taxation | Management Accounting Integrated Accounting Systems (IAS) Career Planning | Job Seeking Skills In Company WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • Excellent employment and career prospects. • High demand for this skillset. • Choice to stay general or specialise. • Progression option to Year 2 Diploma. • Graduates become members of ATI and can apply to train up as CPA. CERTIFICATION • Accounting Technicians Ireland Certificate for Accounting Technicians. • Accounting Technicians Ireland Diploma for Accounting Technicians. There are specific pass criteria for the Certificate and qualification criteria to achieve the full Diploma and Membership of ATI. Full details available on the ATI website: www.accountingtechniciansireland.ie


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OFFICE MANAGEMENT DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 6 CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW This course is ideal for those interested in enhancing their employment prospects in a supervisory capacity within an office or business environment. Learners gain theoretical knowledge and advanced practical skills in a broad range of office administration processes and practises. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Ideally applicants will hold a Level 5 Office Administration qualification. However, those with other appropriate Level 5 qualifications and applicants with relevant workplace experience will also be considered.

COURSE CONTENT Administration Practice | Customer Service Human Resource Management (HRM) Audio Transcription | Word Processing Payroll (Manual & Computerised) Spreadsheets | Work Experience WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Graduates may choose from a variety of third level certificate and degree programmes. Advanced entry to Year 2 of some courses at Institutes of Technology may also be possible. Supervisory roles in administration settings in both the private and public sector. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Administration (6M5013).

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MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

COST

Monavalley & Listowel No Fees

OVERVIEW This course for employment is for people who wish to pursue careers as medical secretaries, administrators or receptionists. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - You have reached the statutory school leaving age. - Have a genuine interest in pursuing a career as a medical administrator. - QQI Level 4 Major Award or equivalent. - Good numerical and communication skills. - Good verbal and written command of English. - Good organisational and customer service skills.

COURSE CONTENT Information and Administration Text Production | Word Processing Audio Transcription | Spreadsheets Medical Terminology Patient Management Software Communications | Customer Service Teamworking | Work Practice Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • Long running traineeship with strong track record. • 100% job placement. • Minimum 30% training is on-the-job. • Broad range of employment options. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Major Award in Office Administration.  

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

COST

Clash Road & Listowel No Fees

OVERVIEW Behind every organisation imaginable there are office employees. This programme is designed for those considering a career in an office environment. It provides the core computer, administration and customer service skills necessary to enable a graduate to apply for positions in any modern office. COURSE CONTENT Information and Administration Text Production | Word Processing Customer Service | Audio Transcription Work Experience (10 weeks) Spreadsheet Methods Bookkeeping - Manual and Computerised ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should have Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4 Certificate or have reached the age of 18. Mature students welcome. If none of the above you may be called for interview.

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WHY SHOULD I APPLY? This course qualifies you to work as an administrator, secretary, receptionist, personal assistant, clerical officer in an office. Participants who successfully complete this course will seek positions in office administration in a range of public and private sector businesses. Progression to a broad range of third level courses at Institutes of Technology and Universities is also possible following successful completion of this programme. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration (5M1997).


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RECEPTION & CALL CENTRE OPERATIONS DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW This programme provides the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision providing administration services and support in a front-end customer service or call centre environment. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should have Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4 Certificate or have reached the age of 18. Mature students welcome. If none of the above you may be called for interview.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? For more than 20 years Ireland has been at the forefront of delivering Customer Service Excellence in BPO (i.e. Business Process Outsourcing) and Customer Contact Outsourcing in Ireland Europe, EMEA and the world for companies like Google, Salesforce, Facebook, LinkedIn, Dell, HP, Microsoft, Hub spot, Twitter, Airbnb, Citibank and Paypal. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration (5M1997).

COURSE CONTENT Information and Administration Text Production | Word Processing (Level 6) Customer Service | Audio Transcription Work Experience (10 weeks) Spreadsheet Methods (Level 6) Contact Centre Operations

LEGAL ADMINISTRATION DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road & Listowel

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW This programme is designed for those considering a career in a legal office environment. It provides the core computer, administrative and communication skills necessary to successfully secure employment in this sector. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should have Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4 Certificate or have reached the age of 18. Mature students welcome. If none of the above you may be called for interview. COURSE CONTENT Information and Administration Text Production | Word Processing Customer Service | Audio Transcription Work Experience (10 weeks) Spreadsheet Methods Legal Practice and Procedures

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? This course qualifies you to work as an administrator, secretary, receptionist, personal assistant, clerical officer in a legal office. There are over 2000 law firms nationally ranging in size from 1 to 20 plus solicitors. Administrators working in small companies develop expertise in a very wide range of legal tasks, while those working in larger companies may specialise in particular areas of law. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration (5M1997).

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BUSINESS STUDIES DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This 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. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4 Certificate or have reached the age of 18. • Mature student If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme.

COURSE CONTENT Accounting (Manual and Computerised) Bookkeeping (Manual and Computerised) Business Administration | Business Law Economic | Communications Spreadsheet Methods | Mathematics Work Experience WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Students who successfully complete this excellent programme may choose to progress to Business Management (Level 6) or Business with Marketing/Administration (Level 6) at Kerry College of Further Education and Training - or may decide to enter the jobs market. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies (5M2102).

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 6

CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

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OVERVIEW 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.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Graduates may choose from a variety of third level certificate and degree programmes. Advanced entry to year 2 of some courses at Institutes of Technology/Universities may also be possible.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Access to this programme will be decided by interview. Applicants should hold a full level 5 award in a relevant area.

Graduates may find employment in many environments which require an understanding of the principles of business and marketing management.

COURSE CONTENT Business Management | Customer Service Word Processing | Spreadsheets Human Resource Management | Finance Sales and Marketing Management Work Experience

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Management (6M4587).


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BUSINESS WITH MARKETING/ADMINISTRATION DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 6

CAMPUS

Listowel

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This course prepares the learner for employment in the modern office. The track record for employment from this course is very positive with past students successfully employed in numerous administrative positions with companies. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students who have completed level 5 or who have relevant experience in this employment area will be considered for the course. Applicants will be interviewed. Mature students welcome.

COURSE CONTENT Business Management | Spreadsheets Marketing Management | Customer Service Marketing Communication | Business Law Word Processing | Audio Transcription Work Experience WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Business graduates with a clear understanding of commercial, marketing and adminstration skillsets can find employment in a range of sectors and roles. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Administration.

FASHION RETAIL DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This programme will appeal to anyone with an interest in fashion. You will learn all about how the fashion industry works, fashion design skills as well as the marketing and selling of fashion. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4. Mature students welcome. Access to this programme will be decided by interview. COURSE CONTENT Fashion Buying and Merchandising Retail Display | Retail Selling | Teamworking Marketing Practice | Customer Service Digital Marketing | Work Experience

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? This course will provide an ideal start for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the fashion retail sector or in a retail/marketing position. Graduates may progress to a variety of third level programmes in Institute of Technologies and Universities. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Retail Practice (5M2015).

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PRE-UNIVERSITY LAW DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW 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. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4. Mature students welcome.

COURSE CONTENT Business Law | Criminal Law | Teamworking Legal Practice and Procedures Word Processing | Conflict Resolution Communications | Work Experience WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Graduates will typically use this course as a progression avenue to third level.

CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Legal Studies Access to this programme will be decided by (5M3789). interview.

PRE-GARDA STUDIES DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

UNIQUE TO KERRY COLLEGE

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

COURSE CONTENT Business Law | Legal Practice and Procedures Criminal Law | Criminology Word Processing | Conflict Resolution Exercise and Fitness | Communications Work Experience

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate or have reached the age of 18. - Mature student.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Graduates may use this qualification to prepare for the An Garda Síochána application process. They may also apply for positions in a legal or security setting.

If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme.

This qualification can be used to progress to certificate and degree programmes in Universities and Institutes of Technology. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Legal Studies (5M3789).

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COMPUTING

& INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

IT SUPPORT SPECIALIST DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Professional CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW An all new traineeship offering updated accreditations from CompTIA and Microsoft for those who wish to work in a range of IT support roles in core hardware, operating systems, networks and cloud computing. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - You have reached the statutory school leaving age. - Genuine aptitude, interest and experience in computers and IT. - Good verbal and written English language skills. - Good analytical problem solving/decision making skills. - Excellent colour vision.

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COURSE CONTENT CompTIA A+ 1 (A+ 220-1001) CompTIA A+2 (A+ 220-1002) CompTIA Network+ (Network+ N10-007) Microsoft Windows Server (MTA 98-365) Microsoft Cloud (MTA 98-369) Microsoft Security (MTA 98-367) WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • High demand for skilled graduates • Dedicated Cloud Lab training hub • 12 weeks work practice • Excellent upskilling and progression opportunities. CERTIFICATION CompTIA A+ | CompTIA Network+ MTA | MTA Windows Cloud Windows Server | MTA Windows Security


KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT BOOTCAMP DIPLOMA (FULL STACK) DURATION

15 weeks

CERTIFICATION

Level 6

CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

UNIQUE TO KERRY COLLEGE

OVERVIEW This is a globally recognised accelerated qualification for those who wish to start work as a junior software developer. Successful applicants will complete a 5-day coding challenge and recruitment interview. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Reached the statutory school leaving age. - You have a genuine interest in software development. - You have an advanced level of computer skills. - You are highly self-motivated. - You will relocate within Ireland, UK or Europe to secure employment.

COURSE CONTENT HTML5 | CSS3 | Javascript | Python | GitHub Practical Python | Data Management Agile Development | Frameworks (Django, Flask, High level Python) WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • Unique training programme - guided by high level Industry Advisory Council. • Accelerated - become a fully qualified software developer in 3 months. • Graduate employment rate of 86% within 6 months. • Only Code Institute classroom based course ran outside of Dublin. CERTIFICATION EQF Level 5 Diploma in Software Development (equivalent to QQI Level 6).

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW The course provides an excellent foundation in theoretical and practical skillsets needed for work in the software development sector. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4 Certificate or have reached the age of 18. - Mature student. This course is suited to those who have an interest in computing and technology. If the above does not apply, you may be called for interview to secure a place on the programme.

COURSE CONTENT Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming | Software Architecture Maths for Information Technology Web Authoring | Networking Essentials Operating Systems | Communications Work Experience WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Students who successfully complete this course may progress into many Level 6, 7 and 8 (Higher Certificate, Ordinary Degrees and Honours Degree) courses in various Institutes of Technology and Universities throughout the country. Graduates may find employment in website development, site maintenance, software development and computer programming. CERTIFICATION A QQI (Level 5) Award in Software Development (5M0529).

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CONSTRUCTION

& BUILT ENVIRONMENT

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CONSTRUCTION GROUNDWORK SKILLS DURATION

22 weeks

CERTIFICATION

Level 4

CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW This course is a good starting point if you are thinking of pursuing a career as a construction operative or if you are contemplating an apprenticeship in one of the construction trades. It includes 4 weeks on-site work placement. This updated course now includes skill sampling in brick/ block laying and plastering techniques. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - You have reached the statutory school leaving age. - Junior Certificate or equivalent level of education. - Genuine interest in working in construction. - Good hand-eye co-ordination. - Good verbal English language skills. - Ability to measure and calculate materials. - Willing and able to work outdoors and at heights. - Reasonable level of physical fitness.

COURSE CONTENT Lay, fix and join a range of kerbs, flags and paviors | Mix concrete using a diesel concrete mixer | Transport, place, compact and finish concrete using hand and power floats and trowels. WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • Develop essential skills to join the construction industry • SafePass Certification • High demand sector • Range of further training and career options CERTIFICATION • QQI Level 4 Construction Ground Work Skills Award. • SafePass Card.

TRADITIONAL STONEWALL CONSTRUCTION DURATION

34 weeks

CERTIFICATION

Level 4

CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW This course offers participants the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required to build a variety of traditional stone walls. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Clear interest in traditional stonewall construction. - Appreciation of the built stone environment. - Good English - verbal and written. - Able to work at heights. - Willingness to work outdoors in all conditions. - Reasonable level of physical fitness.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • Learn a traditional stone craft • High demand skillset • A number of work related tickets included • Progression from construction groundwork COURSE CONTENT Traditional Stonewall Construction Safety and Manual Handing Workplace Safety | Safepass Work Practice in Traditional Stonewall Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills Construction | Work Practice CERTIFICATION • QQI Level 4 Special Purpose Award in Traditional Stonewall Construction • QQ1 Level 4 Minor Award in Work Practice.

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BUILDING CONSTRUCTION (PRE APPRENTICESHIP) DURATION

1 year

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW 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. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4 Certificate or have reached the age of 18. - Mature student. If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. COURSE CONTENT Building Construction | Wood Fabrication Architectural Drawing | Design Skills CAD 2D | Safepass Communications | Work Experience

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? The course is linked to third level institutes for students who wish to pursue higher education, e.g. GMIT Letterfrack Furniture College or Institute of Technology Tralee Advanced Woodwork and Sustainable Technology Degree. Successful students may achieve apprenticeships in the following trades: carpentry and joinery, blocklaying, plastering, plumbing, electrical, interior design, wood craft, metal craft, wood turning, painting and decorating, surveying, draughting, building construction, wood fabrication. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Construction Technology (5M5010).

CARPENTRY & JOINERY (PRE APPRENTICESHIP) DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW 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. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4 Certificate or have reached the age of 18. - Mature student. If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. COURSE CONTENT Wood Fabrication (Carpentry & Joinery) Building Construction | Communications Architectural Drawing | Design Skills CAD 2D | Work Experience

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WHY SHOULD I APPLY? The course is linked to third level institutes for students who wish to pursue higher education, e.g. GMIT Letterfrack Furniture College or Institute of Technology Tralee Advanced Woodwork and Sustainable Technology Degree. Successful students may achieve apprenticeships in the following trades: carpentry and joinery, blocklaying, plastering, plumbing, electrical, interior design, wood craft, metal craft, wood turning, painting and decorating, surveying, draughting, building construction, wood fabrication. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Construction Technology (5M5010).


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FURNITURE DESIGN AND MAKING DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW 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 award is linked to third level institutes for students who wish to pursue higher education. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4 certificate or have reached the age of 18. - Mature student If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. COURSE CONTENT Mandatory Modules Furniture Making | Wood Fabrication Communications | Work Experience

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? The programme is linked to third level institutes for students who wish to pursue higher education for example: GMIT Letterfrack Furniture College, IT Tralee Advanced Woodwork and Sustainable Technology Degree TL743. Successful students may achieve apprenticeships in the following trades: Carpentry and joinery, furniture making, painting and decorating, furniture design, wood craft, metal craft, wood turning, surveying, draughting etc. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Furniture Design and Making (5M2012).

Additional Modules Building Construction | Design Skills Architectural Drawing | CAD 2D | Safepass

FURNITURE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Listowel

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This course is designed to prepare participants for entry to furniture colleges, to develop the design and woodworking skills required in the furniture industry or to prime learners for apprenticeships in furniture or woodwork. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4. Mature students welcome. Access to this programme will be decided by interview. COURSE CONTENT Design | Furniture Making Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design Computer Aided Draughting (2D) Drawing | Wood Fabrication Communications | Work Experience

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Graduate opportunities may include the following: furniture designer, restorer or maker, designer in the manufacturing industry, apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery, interior design, product design, construction industry, management/sales within the furniture industry, or self employment. Graduates may gain entry to third level Institutes and colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme, e.g. College of Furniture Letterfrack (Letterfrack: GA970, GA971, GA981, GA982) and Institute of Technology Tralee. Graduates may also progress to UK Furniture Colleges. CERTIFICATION QQI - Level 5 Furniture Design & Manufacture. Occupational First Aid. 35


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CREATIVE MEDIA & DESIGN

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BROADCAST PRODUCTION SKILLS DURATION

54 weeks

CERTIFICATION Professional CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

UNIQUE TO KERRY COLLEGE

OVERVIEW This is a practical, production-focused traineeship providing in-depth training in the production of documentary, drama and entertainment formats. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - 18 years of age by end of Traineeship. - Leaving certificate or equivalent. - Strong English language skills - Excellent interpersonal skills. - Positive, Problem Solving, Team Player. - Excellent Computer skills are essential. - Genuine interest & knowledge of the Film and TV Industry. - Driving licence desirable.

COURSE CONTENT 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 | Project Management Work Practice WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • Long running traineeship with excellent track record • 20 weeks integrated work practice • Project led training • Access to industry only workshops • Unique industry collaborations CERTIFICATION • City & Guilds Digital Skills Production Accredited Programme • BECTU Creative Industries Safety Passport • First Aid Responder • Safe Pass / Manual Handling

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION SKILLS PHOTOGRAPHY/DESIGN/VIDEO DURATION

54 weeks

CERTIFICATION Professional CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

UNIQUE TO KERRY COLLEGE

OVERVIEW This traineeship is for people who wish to pursue careers in media production in areas such as design, visual communications, digital imaging, photography, sound, video, online broadcast and publishing and media project management. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - You have reached the statutory school leaving age. - Leaving Certificate or equivalent. - Excellent English language skills - Able to think logically and creatively. - High standard of personal presentation. - Basic computer skills are essential. - Knowledge of the media sector and know where you want to work. - Full colour vision and excellent hearing is essential.

COURSE CONTENT Working in the Audio-Visual Industry Researching and Interpreting Information Recording Sound | Video Production Techniques | Commercial Video Production Recording Sound | Design Digital Photography | Project Management Work Practice WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • Long running traineeship with excellent track record • 20 weeks integrated work practice • Project led training and coaching • Work with real clients • Portfolio Development CERTIFICATION City & Guilds Digital Skills Production Accredited Programme.

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RADIO BROADCASTING AND DIGITAL JOURNALISM DURATION

52 weeks

CERTIFICATION Professional CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

UNIQUE TO KERRY COLLEGE

OVERVIEW This new traineeship re-focuses the production values of broadcast radio for the digital age - podcasting, digital storytelling and mobile journalism. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - You have reached the statutory school leaving age. - Leaving Certificate or equivalent. - Passionate about media, audio and journalism - Great verbal and written command of the English language. - High level of computer literacy. - Excellent interpersonal skills. - Can take feedback and direction. - Team Player, Initiative Taker.

COURSE CONTENT Working in the Audio-Visual Industry Researching and Interpreting Information Recording Sound Video Production Techniques | Storytelling and Journalism Producing Creative Audio Producing Radio Programmes and Podcasts Project Management | Work Practice WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • Only traineeship in Ireland run in partnership with a radio station • 30% training takes place on the job. • Access to industry only events • Mentoring and Coaching by working producers. CERTIFICATION City & Guilds Digital Skills Production Accredited Programme.

NEW GRADUATE TRAINEESHIP IN MEDIA PRODUCTION DURATION

12 weeks

CERTIFICATION Professional CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

UNIQUE TO KERRY COLLEGE

OVERVIEW Be part of a mentored media production crew for 3 months. An opportunity to gain real production experience in a variety of roles including: directing, sound, video camera and video editing, location photography and digital image editing. Accelerate the development of your production skillset and prepare to connect with employers in this sector. Media crews will be based in a pro-grade production facility with full access to a range of industry standard equipment and breathtaking outdoor locations. You will spend your summer in Co. Kerry developing your professional skillset, while building a portfolio of media content.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - You have a Degree in a Media Production related area, which may include: Video, Sound, Photography or Visual Communications. - You have excellent interpersonal skills. - You are a great communicator. - You’re are a problem solver who is good with deadlines. - You are an energetic self-starter. - You are dependable. - You are willing to assume a role within a production team. - You have some evidence of your media production ability. - Having a full driving licence is desirable. PLACES There are only 10 places available. RECRUITMENT Interview. Written recommendation from a lecturer in your faculty a distinct advantage.


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INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY DURATION

14 weeks

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW This course is an introduction to the world of photography and digital imaging. Participants who successfully complete this course may apply for entry to the Digital Media Production Traineeship. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - You have reached the statutory school leaving age. - You level a good level of computer skills. - You have a genuine interest in photography. - Good communication skills. - Have the ability to work well within a team.

COURSE CONTENT Safety | Principles of Photography The Digital Camera | Portrait Photography Documentary Photography Studio Photography | Digital Image Editing Printing and Image Publishing Communications | Practical Photography Assignments | Field Trips Photographic Portfolio Production WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • Progression opportunities to further education and training. • Full access to the latest equipment and technology • Project-led training experience • Develop your creative portfolio CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Award in Digital Photography.

INTRODUCTION TO RADIO BROADCASTING DURATION

8 weeks

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

UNIQUE TO KERRY COLLEGE

OVERVIEW Introduction to Radio Broadcasting is for those considering progression to the Radio Broadcasting and Digital Journalism Traineeship. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - You have reached the statutory school leaving age. - Knowledge and interest in media production, broadcast in particular. - Good communication skills and a pleasant personality. - Good written and spoken English. - Good computer skills.

COURSE CONTENT Radio as a Medium | Audiences | Formats Broadcast Policy and Regulation Ideas and Creative Concepts Background and Research | Editorial Studio and Recording Equipment Programme Production | Evaluation WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • Progression opportunities to further education and training. • Delivered in partnership with an awardwinning broadcast radio station. • Project-led training experience • Develop your creative portfolio CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Award Radio Programme Production.

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ANIMATION DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW There is a huge shortage of qualified animators for the media, technology and gaming sector in Ireland. This course attempts to address this shortage. Animators are artists who use old and new technology to produce animated films that stand alone or are for commercials, computer games, pop music videos and websites. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4. Mature students welcome. Access to this programme will be decided by a sample of the applicants art/craft work.

COURSE CONTENT Animation Drawing Studies | Drawing Computer Illustrated Graphics | Teamworking Work Experience | Figure Studies Digital Editing | Computer 3D Modelling WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Graduates may progress to relevant Level 6 courses at Kerry College. Alternatively, graduates may progress to a range of Institute of Technology and University Certificate and Degree programmes. Graduates may aspire to work in the following roles: animation technician, visual effects animator, graphic designer, animation editor, flash animator, digital painter, storyboard artist. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Creative Media (5M5048).

JOURNALISM FOR THE DIGITAL AGE DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW 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. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Criteria for applicants applies: - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate or have reached the age of 18 - Mature student. If the above does not apply, you may be called for interview to secure a place on the programme.

COURSE CONTENT Media Analysis | Writing Skills for Journalism Research Skills for Journalism Technical Skills for Journalism Teamworking | Digital Marketing Word Processing | Work Experience WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Points scored from this award can be used in lieu of the Leaving Cert to gain access to a wide variety of third level courses. Examples of possible progression include: Arts (UCC), Journalism and New Media (UL), Arts with Journalism (UCG), Arts (Mary I), Humanities (Carlow College). Employment may be found in both print and online journalism. CERTIFICATION A QQI (Level 5) award in Journalism (5M2464)

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MULTIMEDIA WITH GRAPHIC DESIGN DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This programme assists learners develop skills in graphic design, photography, web development and animation in a hands-on, practical way. Learners discover how to display their creativity through a variety of interactive media technologies. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4. Mature students welcome. COURSE CONTENT Multimedia Project Development Multimedia Authoring | Design Skills Computer Illustrated Graphics Digital Photography | Web Authoring Teamworking | Work Experience

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Graduates may secure employment in graphic design, animation, digital design, games design, media production, web and social media content production. Graduates may be eligible for entry into a number of media or design related level 7 and 8 degree programmes at various IT's and Universities. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Multimedia Production (5M2146).

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COMPUTER GAME DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW The course is aimed at those who wish to explore opportunities in the rapidly expanding games industry. The course covers key computing skills and games development techniques. Students will produce their own games using industry standard games engines. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Applicants should have Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4 certificate. - Mature students are also very welcome. Access to this programme will be decided based on interview. This course is suited to those who have an interest in computing and technology. COURSE CONTENT Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming | Software Architecture Operating Systems | Web Page Authoring Maths for Information Technology

Games Analysis Design | 3D Computer Graphics | Communications Work Experience WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Graduates may progress into many Level 6, 7 and 8 (Higher Certificate, Ordinary Degrees and Honours Degree) courses in various Institutes of Technology and Universities throughout the country. Progression into Level 6 in Advanced Software Development in Kerry College or apply for a variety of third level IT programmes Graduates may find employment in game testing, game development, online retailing, website development, site maintenance, software development or computer programming. CERTIFICATION A QQI (Level 5) award in Software Development (5M0529).

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in developing their skills in music technology, sound recording and production. Students will also contribute to live events and performances whilst working as a team and individually. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS LCA, LCVP or Leaving Certificate. Those who have reached age 18 without Leaving Certificate will also be considered. All candidates will be invited to interview/ audition. COURSE CONTENT Music Industry Studies | Sound Production Music Technology | Performance Event Production | Teamwork Work Experience

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WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Employment options: recording studio, sound production, live performance venues, event productions Successful course completion will provide graduates with opportunities to progress to higher education courses in music or music technology CERTIFICATION Level 5 Certificate in Sound Production (5M2149).


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PHOTOGRAPHY DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Listowel

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW The purpose of this course is to give students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, techniques and creative skills needed for a career in the photographic industry. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4. Mature students welcome. Access to this programme will be decided by interview. Applicants are advised to bring samples of their work to the interview in digital or print form.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Students who successfully complete all modules are eligible to progress to relevant Level 6 programmes. Graduates may take up places in third level colleges and Institutes of Technologies such as; LSAD, DIT and IADT, DCU. Institutes of Technology. CERTIFICATION QQI - Level 5 Photography.

COURSE CONTENT Digital Photography | Portrait Photography Image Processing | Colour Photography Events Production | Communications Photography Techniques | Work Experience

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EDUCATION & CHILDCARE

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ADVANCED MONTESSORI AND CHILDCARE MANAGEMENT DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 6

CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW 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 core competencies required to work at managerial level. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Ideally applicants will hold a Level 5 Childcare related qualification or an equivalent qualification before applying online. However, those with other appropriate Level 5 qualifications and applicants with relevant workplace experience will also be considered and will be called for an information interview.

COURSE CONTENT Child Development | Child Psychology Early Childhood Curriculum Communications | Special Needs Assisting Childhood Social, Legal and Health Issues Childhood Literacy and Numeracy Work Experience Completion of 120 hours work placement is a mandatory component. Garda vetting a statutory requirement before commencement of work placement in childcare/montessori or school settings. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education 6M2007.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Eligibility to apply for entry to CAO courses. In particular, this course provides a good platform for studying closely-related degree programmes, particularly Arts degrees and Early Childhood Care and Education degrees, which can then be used to apply for postgraduate teaching programmes. Also eligible to apply for advanced entry to year 2 of a limited number of Early Childhood Care and Education degrees. Level 6 is the minimum requirement to work in childcare and montessori settings as a room leader. Also qualifies learners to work in childcare and montessori settings as a supervisor/ manager. There is a strong tradition of graduates of this course gaining employment as special needs assistants in schools.

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ADVANCED SUPERVISION IN CHILDCARE MANAGEMENT DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 6

CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW 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 core competencies required to work at managerial level.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? This course provides a good platform for studying closely-related degree programmes, particularly Arts degrees and Early Childhood Care and Education degrees, which can then be used to apply for postgraduate teaching programmes.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Ideally applicants will hold a Level 5 Childcare related qualification or an equivalent qualification before applying online. However, those with other appropriate Level 5 qualifications and applicants with relevant workplace experience will also be considered and will be called for an information interview.

Also eligible to apply for advanced entry to year 2 of a limited number of Early Childhood Care and Education degrees. Level 6 is the minimum requirement to work in childcare and montessori settings as a room leader. Also qualifies learners to work in childcare and montessori settings as a supervisor/manager.

COURSE CONTENT Child Development | Child Psychology Early Childhood Curriculum Communications Childhood Social, Legal and Health Issues Childhood Literacy and Numeracy Work Experience | Special Needs Assisting Completion of 120 hours work placement is a mandatory component. Garda vetting a statutory requirement before commencement of work placement in childcare/montessori or school settings.

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There is a strong tradition of graduates of this course gaining employment as special needs assistants in schools. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education 6M2007.


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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WITH MONTESSORI DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This course is designed to equip learners with the skills required to gain employment in a variety of ECCE (Early Childhood, Care and Education) 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. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4 certificate or have reached the age of 18. - Mature student. If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. COURSE CONTENT Approaches to Early Childhood Education Creative Arts | Child Development Early Care and Education Practice Early Childhood Education and Play Child Health and Well Being Work Experience | Communications

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Progression to a supervisory/ management qualification as well as a variety of third level education progression to Universities and Institutes of Technology nationally This QQI Level 5 Childcare Major award programme is designed to prepare you to work in a supervised role, competently, safely and effectively with children aged 0-6 years in the provision of quality early childhood care and education in a variety of ECCE settings, whether working in a Montessori School, day care setting, nursery, crèche, pre-school / after school facility, primary schools or with families as a professional childminder. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education Practice.

EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & EDUCATION (CHILDCARE WITH MONTESSORI) DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Listowel

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This course will equip learners with the skills required to gain employment in a variety of childcare settings but particularly in the pre-school setting. It will suit both school leavers and mature students who are interested in working with children. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4. Mature students welcome. Access to this programme will be decided by interview. The learner must be garda vetted to participate fully on this programme. COURSE CONTENT Approaches to Early Childhood Education Communications | Work Experience Occupational First Aid | Child Development Creative Arts for Early Childhood Early Childhood Education & Play Early Care and Education Practice Child Health and Wellbeing

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Graduates may opt to continue their studies to the QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education at Kerry College - Listowel Campus. Also, graduates may alternatively progress to Early Childhood Care and Education at IT Tralee or the B.A. in Early Childhood Care and Education at Mary Immaculate College of Education, Limerick. Alternatively, graduates can enter the world of work. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education Practice.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & EDUCATION (CHILDCARE & SPECIAL NEEDS) DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Listowel

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This full-time course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in schools, childcare, social or community services. Graduates may also progress to further studies in the Institute of Technology Tralee and a BA in Early Childhood Studies in UCC. Students may also apply for diploma/degree courses in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4. Mature students welcome. Access to this programme will be decided by interview. The learner must be garda vetted to participate fully on this programme. COURSE CONTENT Child Development | Early Childhood Education & Play | Early Care and Education Practice | Child Health & Wellbeing | Communications Work Experience | Occupational First Aid | Special Needs Assisting | Creative Arts for Early Childhood

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WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Graduates may apply for entry to Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education 6M2007 at Kerry College or progress to Institutes of Technology and other colleges around the country such as: - Year 1 BA (Hons) Early Childhood Care and Education at IT Tralee - Social Care Youth and Community Practice at IT Tralee - Early Childhood Studies or Year 1 BA (Hons) at UCC - Alternatively, graduates can enter the world of work. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education.


KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

SPECIAL NEEDS/CLASSROOM ASSISTANT DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW 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 any ECCE (Early Childhood Care and Education) setting. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4 Certificate or have reached the age of 18 - Mature student.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? On successful completion, employment may be gained in primary schools, post-primary schools and third level colleges working as a special needs assistant, classroom assistant or personal assistant. Graduates can expect to gain employment in a wide range of ECCE settings including: Montessori School, day care setting, nursery, crèche, pre-school / after school facility, primary schools or with families as a professional childminder.

If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme.

Progression to a supervisory/ management qualification as well as a variety of third level education progression opportunities in Universities and Institutes of Technology COURSE CONTENT Special Needs Assistant | Child Development nationally. Children with Additional Needs CERTIFICATION Early Care and Education Practise QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Early Childhood Education and Play Care and Education (5M2009). Child Health and Well Being | Communications | Work Experience

SPECIAL NEED AWARENESS & ASSISTING (INCLUSIVE EDUCATION & TRAINING) DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 6

CAMPUS

Listowel

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This course is aimed at childcare staff who wish to gain an accredited qualification in childcare or those aiming to progress special needs assisting. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students who have completed Level 5 or who have relevant experience in this employment area will be considered for the course. Applicants will be interviewed. The learner must be garda vetted to participate fully on this programme. COURSE CONTENT Inclusive Education Practice Disability Awareness | Communications Differentiated Learning and Instruction Learning Difficulty Awareness Special Needs Assisting | Health Promotion Work Experience

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Students who have successfully completed Level 6 will be eligible can progress to Level 7. Other options can include the B.A. in Early Years Childhood Studies at UCC. Alternatively, graduates can enter the world of work. Employment opportunities for graduates of this course could include preschools, primary schools, post-primary and further education as Special Needs Assistants or Personal Assistants. CERTIFICATION QQI - Level 6 Inclusive Education & Training.

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

PRE-TEACHING AND EDUCATION STUDIES DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This course aims to provide learners with an insight in to the world of teaching and education. It is ideal for those considering a career or further studies in primary teaching, secondary teaching, further education training or any other form of teaching and educating. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4 Certificate or have reached the age of 18 - Mature student. If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme.

COURSE CONTENT Communications | Psychology Concepts in Education and Training Approaches to Early Childhood Education Teamworking | Work Experience Interpersonal and Group Behaviour WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Graduates of this course are eligible to apply to work within any training, instructional or educational field. Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Education and Training.

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

ADVANCED DISABILITY STUDIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS DURATION

1 year

CERTIFICATION

Level 6

CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This programme aims to meet the requirements of childcare supervisors, managers and special needs assistants 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. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Ideally applicants will hold a full Level 5 QQI Award in Childcare or an equivalent qualification before applying on-line. However, those with other appropriate Level 5 qualifications and applicants with relevant workplace experience will also be considered and will be called for an information interview. COURSE CONTENT Child Development | Child Psychology Early Childhood Curriculum | Communications Childhood Social, Legal and Health Issues Childhood Literacy and Numeracy Special Needs Assisting | Work Experience

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Eligibility to apply for entry to CAO courses. Good platform for studying closely-related degree programmes, particularly Arts degrees and Early Childhood Care and Education degrees, which can then be used to apply for postgraduate teaching programmes. Apply for advanced entry to year 2 of a limited number of Early Childhood Care and Education degrees. Level 6 is the minimum requirement to work in childcare and montessori settings as a room leader. The course also qualifies learners to work in childcare and montessori settings as a supervisor/manager. There is a strong tradition of graduates of this course gaining employment as special needs assistants in schools. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education 6M2007.

Completion of 120 hours work placement is a mandatory component. Garda vetting a statutory requirement before commencement of work placement.

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

ENGINEERING

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

BASIC WELDING DURATION

19 weeks

CERTIFICATION

Professional

CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW This entry-level course provides learners with the practical and technical skills to carry out basic welding tasks on construction projects and in metal fabrication and manufacturing. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - You have reached the statutory school leaving age. - Have an aptitude for and genuine interest in welding. - Junior Certificate or equivalent level of education. - Good spatial aptitude, hand-eye co-ordination and manual dexterity.

COURSE CONTENT Reading Basic Technical Drawings Machine Tools (Welding) | M.I.G. Welding T.I.G. Welding | Manual Metal Arc Welding Oxy-Acetylene Cutting | Safepass Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills In Company Training WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • High demand skillset • Professional tuition in a live workshop environment • Variety of industry certifications provided • Progression options to further training or direct to employment CERTIFICATION • M.M.A. Fillet Weld EN 9606-1 CS01 Certificate. • M.I.G./M.A.G. Fillet Weld EN 9606-1 CS10 Certificate. • T.I.G. Fillet Weld EN 9606-1 S01 Certificate. • Safepass Card.

INTERMEDIATE WELDING DURATION

18 weeks

CERTIFICATION

Professional

CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW The aim of the course is to provide the trainees with the skills and related knowledge in carbon steel plate, stainless steel and aluminium welding at a variety of positions and to develop their attitudes, person effectiveness and job seeking skills to enable them to obtain employment as coded welders. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Reached the statutory school leaving age - Have 2 years welding experience. - It is desirable to have previously completed a lower level welding course. Selection for this course is by trainability test. Applicants will be required to carry out multi pass fillet welds and inside corner vertical welds in MMA and/or MIG.

COURSE CONTENT Mounting Abrasive Wheels | T.I.G. Welding Oxy-Acetylene Cutting | Theory of Welding Manual Arc Metal Welding | M.I.G Welding Safepass | Safety and Health at Work Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Trainee’s would typically seek work within the mechanical and structural engineering industry. CERTIFICATION • FETAC Special Purpose Level 5 Mounting of Abrasive Wheels • EN 287 Manual Metal Arc (MMA) Vertical Open Butt. • EN 287 Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Vertical Open Butt. • EN 287 Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) 50mm SCH10 Stainless Steel Pipe. • EN 287 Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) 3mm Fillet Weld Aluminium. • Optional module EN 287 Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) SCH 40 Carbon Steel. 53


KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

CODED PIPE WELDING DURATION

24 weeks

CERTIFICATION

Professional

CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW This course is designed to provide industry with personnel who are skilled and certified in coded pipe welding. Participants will develop the knowledge and skills required to execute high quality carbon steel and stainless steel welds in the variety of positions encountered on engineering projects. They will also develop the attitudes, personal effectiveness and job seeking skills to enable them to obtain employment as coded pipe welders. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Reached the statutory school leaving age • Have 3 years verifiable industrial welding experience • Possess a high standard of intermediate welding skills • Willing to work in medium to heavy engineering workshops and construction sites.

COURSE CONTENT Carbon Steel Pipe 6011 Root 6013 Fill and Cap | Carbon Steel Pipe T.I.G. Root 7018 Fill and Cap | Stainless Steel Pipe Schedule 40 | Carbon Steel Pipe 6013 Root Fill and Cap | Carbon Steel Pipe M.I.G. Root Fill and Cap | Stainless Steel Pipe Schedule | Butt Welds In M.S. Plate | Fillet Welds In M.S. Plate | In-Company WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Graduates from this course will seek employment as coded pipe welders with mechanical engineering companies that are operating in the construction, metal fabrication and high tech manufacture sectors CERTIFICATION • ASME 1X • EN287-1

Selection for this course is by trainability test. Applicants will be required to carry out an MMA weld test on carbon steel plate.

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN 2D & 3D DURATION

34 Weeks

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

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OVERVIEW This training course is for those who wish to pursue careers as CAD technicians. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - You have reached the statutory school leaving age. - Leaving Certificate standard of education with a pass in a technical drawing subject and maths or an equivalent level of relevant industrial experience or training. - Good computer skills. - Good spatial aptitude and form perception. - Good numerical and literacy skills. - A good standard of written and spoken English. - Competency in performing conventional draughting tasks.

COURSE CONTENT 2D Computer Aided Design | CAD Project 3D Computer Aided Design | Advanced Project CAD System Justification, Installation and Configuration Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills In-Company WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • Direct to work qualification • High demand skillset • Variety of sectors and roles available • 4 weeks in-company CERTIFICATION • City & Guilds Level 3 Award in 2D Computer Aided Design. • City & Guilds Level 3 Award in 3D Computer Aided Design.


KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

MARINE ENGINEERING DURATION

32 weeks

CERTIFICATION

Level 4

CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

UNIQUE TO KERRY COLLEGE

OVERVIEW This traineeship is aimed at the commercial side of the marine industry and is tailored towards the servicing and maintenance of commercial fishing boats. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - You have reached the statutory school leaving age. - Junior Certificate or equivalent. - Passionate about boat building, boat yards and marine engineering. - Good hand-eye co-ordination. - Good verbal English language skills. - Ability to measure and calculate materials. - Willing and able to work outdoors for long periods. - Reasonable level of physical fitness.

COURSE CONTENT Safety and Manual Handling | Safepass First Aid Responder | Marine Engineering Principles of Boat Building | Construction Servicing & Maintenance of Marine Engines Composite Manufacture for Marine Welding, Machining & Fabrication Skills Career Planning | In Company Training WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • Unique new traineeship - first in Ireland. • 30% of the training takes place on-thejob. • Industry led and developed. • Highly valued skillset. • Progression to Marine Engineer an option. CERTIFICATION City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering & Maintenance

ENGINEERING AND ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Clash Road & Listowel

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW 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. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4 certificate or have reached the age of 18. - Mature student If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme.

COURSE CONTENT Engineering Workshop Processes Engineering Theory | Communications Electronics | Mechanics | Control Systems Computer Aided Draughting Work Experience WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Graduates of this engineering course may progress to other higher level education institutes to study courses such as Mechanical, Structural, Civil, Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Engineering Technology.

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HAIR & BEAUTY BEAUTY THERAPY DURATION

56 Weeks

CERTIFICATION Professional CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW This traineeship offers the most sought after 5-star International Diplomas in Beauty Therapy. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - You have reached the statutory school leaving age. - Leaving Cert with biology or another relevant science subject - Passion for Beauty Therapy - Caring, open personality - Great communication skills - Previous experience in a salon - Sponsorship letter from Salon/Spa

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • 100% job placement • Unique industry certifications • Award winning, expert tuition • CIBTAC Endorsed Training Centre • Minimum 30% training is on-the-job WHERE WILL I GET WORK? Qualified beauty therapists work in salons, hotel spas, health and beauty spas, large department stores, pharmacies and on board cruise ships.

CERTIFICATION • CIDESCO International Aesthetic Diploma • ITEC Beauty Specialist Diploma COURSE CONTENT • ITEC Diploma in Facial Electrical Treatments Skin Care and Eye Treatments | Make Up • ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage Manicure and Pedicure Waxing | Facial • ITEC Diploma in Epilation Electrical Treatments | Anatomy & Physiology • ITEC Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology Holistic Massage | Epilation • ITEC Diploma in Body Therapy Workplace Competencies | Professional • CIBTAC International Diplomas in Conduct. Aestheticienne, Epilation, and Body Therapy

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

HAIRDRESSING DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Professional CAMPUS

COST

Monavalley & Listowel No Fees

OVERVIEW This traineeship is for those starting out in hairdressing and for those who have some basic skills and experience in the industry. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - You have reached the statutory school leaving age. - Junior Cert or equivalent with science subject. - Enjoy meeting and working with people. - Creative, eye for style, passion for fashion - Good colour vision. - Sponsorship letter from hairdressing salon. COURSE CONTENT Salon Health and Safety | Client Consultation Shampoo and Condition the Hair and Scalp Cut Women’s Hair | Colour and Lighten Hair Perm and Neutralise Hair | Upstyling The Art of Dressing Hair Create an Image Based on a Theme Provide Scalp Massage Services

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • 100% job placement. • Industry recognised certification. • Minimum 30% training is on-the-job. • Train in a live, working hair salon. • Progress to role of senior stylist, salon manager or self-employment. WHERE WILL I GET WORK? Qualified junior hairdressers work in hair salons, health and beauty spas, hospitals, care homes, television and film sets and onboard cruise ships. CERTIFICATION City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing. Equivalent to QQI Level 4.

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

HEALTHCARE

& SOCIAL SCIENCES

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

HEALTHCARE SUPPORT ASSISTANT (CARERS) DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Monavalley, Listowel & Denny Street

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW This traineeship 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. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - 18 years of age by end of traineeship. - A QQI Level 4 Major Award or its equivalent. - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. - Positive, adaptable, take direction, team player - Garda vetting is part of the recruitment process for this traineeship. - Successful applicants must submit a recent medical report.

COURSE CONTENT Patient Handling | Care Support Care Skills | Safety and Health at Work Care of the Older Person Anatomy and Physiology Human Growth and Development Personal Effectiveness | Communications Teamworking Customer Service Work Practice WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • 20 weeks integrated work practice. • 100% job placement. • Practice-led tuition. • Range of employment options. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support.

SOCIAL, HEALTH & COMMUNITY STUDIES HEALTHCARE SUPPORT DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 6

CAMPUS

Listowel

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW The Level 6 certificate in Social, Health and Community Studies is designed to provide an understanding of the many roles of a Social Care Worker. The main objective of the course is to develop the learner’s knowledge and skills in the area of Health and Social Care.

COURSE CONTENT Disability Awareness Mental Health Awareness Rehabilitation Practice | Health Promotion Person Centred Planning Learning Difficulties Awareness Suicide Awareness | Communications Work Experience

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS QQI Level 5 in a relevant and related area. Mature students welcome. Access to this programme will be decided by interview.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? On completion of this course learners have the opportunity to progress to colleges or Institutes of Technologies. Alternatively, graduates can enter the world of work. CERTIFICATION QQI - Level 6 Social & Vocational Integration.

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES WITH PSYCHOLOGY DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Denny Street & Listowel

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW 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. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4. Mature students welcome. Access to this programme will be decided by interview. COURSE CONTENT Psychology | Social Studies Intercultural Studies | Communications Youth and Society | Work Experience Human Growth and Development Substance Use Issues for Youth work

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Students will have a solid knowledge base for further studies in many vocational areas within the caring professions at degree level. Through the Higher Education Links Scheme graduates of this programme are eligible to apply for a place on degree courses in various Institutes of Technologies and some Universities. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Applied Social Studies (5M2181).

ADVANCED SOCIAL STUDIES WITH COUNSELLING DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 6

CAMPUS

Denny Street

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW Acquire the knowledge, skill and competence in providing a range of services in a social and vocational rehabilitation context and or to progress to higher education and training. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You hold a relevant Level 5 qualification. However, those with other appropriate level 5 qualifications and/or relevant workplace experience will also be considered. COURSE CONTENT Boundary Management | Health Promotion Disability Awareness | Team Leadership Person Centred Planning Positive Behavioural Support Rehabilitation Practice | Work Experience

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WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Graduates of this programme are eligible to apply for a place on degree courses in various Institutes of Technologies and some Universities. The successful completion of the QQI Level 6 award in Social and Vocational Integration will enable applicants to work independently and or take responsibility for the work of others in providing a range of services in a social and vocational rehabilitation context. In addition to the major award; workshops on counselling will be provided on the programme. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 6 Certificate in Social & Vocational Integration (6M2218).


KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

MEDICINE COUNTER PHARMACY ASSISTANT DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Denny Street

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This course is designed to be of significant benefit to those who intend seeking work in a retail pharmacy environment. The Irish Pharmacy Union module provides students with extensive knowledge of over the counter medicines (OTC) and how to interact with customers in a retail setting. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4. Mature students welcome. Access to this programme will be decided by interview. WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Graduates will be employable in pharmacy environments.

COURSE CONTENT Anatomy and Physiology | Customer Service Work Experience | Word Processing Nutrition | Infection Prevention and Control Human Growth and Development IPU Over the Counter Module Special Features: Certificate in Patient Handling Certificate in First Aid Work Experience in Pharmacy Environment recommended. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Health Services (5M4468).

Graduates may choose to progress to Institutes of Technology/Universities after completing this programme.

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

NURSING STUDIES WITH MATERNITY CARE SKILLS DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Denny Street

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This full time programme provides a foundation for students seeking entry to a Nursing degree programme. It introduces students to the theoretical and practical skills necessary for a nursing, midwifery or a caring career. This programme also facilitates mature students return to education and offers assistance with interview skills and aptitude preparation for the UK and Ireland. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4. Mature students welcome. Access to this programme will be decided by interview. COURSE CONTENT Anatomy and Physiology Nursing Theory and Practice | Care Skills Human Growth and Development Communications | Maternity Care Support Infection Prevention and Control

Work experience is a core element of this programme providing an opportunity to put skills developed on the programme into use in a real working environment. It allows students to create links with employers. WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Points from this award may be used to gain access to Nursing Degree Programmes, Social Care and Early Childhood Studies. Students are assisted with the application process to Nursing /Midwifery at home and abroad. Opportunities exist for health care assistants/care workers in hospitals, nursing homes and other residential and health care settings. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies (5M4349).

NURSING STUDIES DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Denny Street

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This full time programme provides a foundation for students seeking entry to a Nursing degree programme. It introduces students to the theoretical and practical skills necessary for a nursing or a caring career. This programme also facilitates mature students return to education and offers assistance with interview skills and aptitude preparation for the UK and Ireland. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4. Mature students welcome. Access to this programme will be decided by interview. COURSE CONTENT Anatomy and Physiology | Nutrition Nursing Theory and Practice | Care Skills Human Growth and Development Infection Prevention and Control Communications | Work Experience

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Special Features • Certificate in Manual Handling and Person Moving • Certificate in First Aid • Aptitude Preparation for Mature Students • Assistance and Guidance with the CAO/ UCAS (UK) application and interview process. WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Points from this award may be used to gain access to Nursing Degree Programmes, Social Care and Early Childhood Studies. Students are assisted with the application process to nursing /midwifery at home and abroad. Opportunities exist for health care assistants/care workers in hospitals, nursing homes and other residential and health care settings CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies (5M4349).


KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANT STUDIES YEAR 1 CERTIFICATION

Level 5

DURATION

1 Year

CAMPUS

Denny Street

COST

Fees Apply

YEAR 2 CERTIFICATION

Level 6

DURATION

1 Year

CAMPUS

Denny Street

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This course aims to provide learners with the skills and knowledge necessary to work in the area of sports injuries and their treatments. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4 Certificate or have reached the age of 18. - Mature student If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Graduates of this course are eligible to apply to work as physiotherapy assistants in Irish hospitals and private physiotherapy clinics; sport therapists in sports clubs, Alternative therapy clinics, health farms, leisure centres, gym and spa facilities and in self employment Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities.

COURSE CONTENT YEAR 1 - QQI LEVEL 5 Body Massage and Figure Analysis Nutrition | Exercise and Fitness Kinesiology | Anatomy and Physiology Health and Safety | Word Processing Emergency Department Care Skills Team Working | Work Experience ITEC LEVEL 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction (Gym Based Exercise) LEVEL 3 Diploma in Sports Massage CERTIFICATION YEAR 1 - ITEC Diploma in Sports Massage Level 3 - ITEC Certificate in Fitness Instruction (Gym Based Exercise) Level 2 - QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Health Services COURSE CONTENT YEAR 2 - QQI LEVEL 6 Exercise and Fitness | On-site Massage Event Management | Sports Nutrition Work Experience | Team Leadership Physiotherapy Assistant Theory and Practice Sports Industry Practice - ITEC LEVEL 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym Based Exercise) - Award in Taping and Strapping for Sport & Active Leisure LEVEL 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Additional Certifications: Pitch Side First Aid Workshop, Manual Handling Course, Emergency Care Workshop CERTIFICATION YEAR 2 - ITEC Certificate in Sports Massage Level 4 - ITEC Diploma in Personal Training (Gym Based Exercise) Level 3 - ITEC Award in Taping & Strapping for Sport and Active Leisure Level 3 - QQI Level 6 Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise. 63


KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

NURSING STUDIES DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Listowel

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW The programme is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in nursing or in a health related science. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4. Mature students welcome. Access to this programme will be decided by interview. COURSE CONTENT Nursing Theory and Practice | Care Skills Anatomy and Physiology | Biology Human Growth and Development Occupational First Aid | Work Experience Optional: Maths

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Holders of this qualification may apply for entry to courses in general nursing, mental health, intellectual disability nursing, children’s nursing, midwifery, health related sciences and applied social studies in a number of Institutes of Technology and Colleges in Ireland. Students also have the opportunity to apply to colleges in the UK. Alternatively, graduates can enter the world of work. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 in Nursing Studies. Additional Training: Emergency First Responder (EFR) incorporating Defibrillator Training Breathing Apparatus, Fire Warden, Hazardous Chemicals).

EMERGENCY CARE SERVICES DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Denny Street

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW 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. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4. Mature students welcome. Access to this programme will be decided by interview. COURSE CONTENT Emergency Department Care Skills Anatomy and Physiology | Care Skills Nursing Theory and Practice | Teamworking Infection Prevention and Control Word Processing | Work Experience Special Features: Optional Certification and possible areas of study: - Emergency First Responder PHECC (€450) - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) (€2000) - Fire Safety / Fire Extinguisher Training - Fire Warden Training

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- Industrial Breathing Apparatus - Industrial Hazardous Substances - Manual Handling Optional Certification incurs significant additional costs. WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Higher Education opportunities may include: - BSc. Paramedic Training with Emergency Services Training Institute (PPHECC Accredited) - BSc. Paramedic University of Limerick - Paramedic Science in many UK Universities Students who wish to use the links to further studies will need to attain a certain level of achievement in their QQI award. Further qualifications can be accessed by the learners through the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) structure or through on the job training. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Health Services (5M4468).


KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

RENEWABLE

TECHNOLOGIES, TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION FIBRE INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN DURATION

24 Weeks

CERTIFICATION Level 4 CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

UNIQUE TO KERRY COLLEGE

OVERVIEW This course is designed to provide the communications cabling industry with personnel who have the specialist knowledge and skills to install, fault find, repair and test fibre optic and copper communications networks. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Ability to work in a highly regulated safety conscious environment. - Good hand/eye co-ordination, manual dexterity and spatial aptitude. - Ability to work at heights is absolutely essential. - Must be willing to travel throughout Ireland. - The selection process includes an interview, colour vision test, climbing assessment and medical check.

COURSE CONTENT Principles of Communications Cabling Fibre Optic Cabling in an Internal Environment Fibre Optic Cabling in an External Environment Copper Cabling in an Internal Environment Career Planning | Work Experience WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • 6 weeks work-based training • Range of industry-certifications and tickets included • Industry-led tuition • Only course of its kind in Ireland. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 4 in Communications Cabling.

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

OVERHEAD LINES OPERATIVE DURATION

35 Weeks

CERTIFICATION Level 4 CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

UNIQUE TO KERRY COLLEGE

OVERVIEW This traineeship is the ideal starting point for anyone who is interested in developing a career in the electrical transmission and distribution sector, specifically in the installation and maintenance of overhead power lines.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • 12 weeks work-based training • Range of industry-certifications and tickets included • 100% job placement • Industry-led tuition • Only traineeship of its kind in Ireland.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - You have reached the statutory school leaving age - Junior Certificate or equivalent - Ability to work at heights is essential - Full Category B Driving licence is essential - Excellent colour vision is essential - Good level of physical fitness - Solid literacy, verbal and numeracy skills - Good hand/eye co-ordination, manual dexterity and spatial aptitude - Willing to travel throughout Ireland - Good interpersonal skills - Willing and able to work in all weathers and in remote locations - Previous experience in construction, agriculture or general operative an advantage.

Qualified operatives work all over the world on a variety of small scale to major projects but mostly for private contractors in Ireland and the UK who carry out work on behalf of ESB Networks and Eirgrid.

COURSE CONTENT Equipment, Plant & Transport | Engineering Electricity Basics - Electrical Power Communication within the Power Sector Wood Pole Structures | Work Based Training Steel Tower Structures Work Based Assessment Career Planning | Job Seeking Skills

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CERTIFICATION QQI Level 4 in Electrical Power Engineering - Overhead Lines. CSCS Location of Underground Ticket and Slinger/Signaller Ticket | Occupation First Aid Certificate | Mast/Tower Climber - Rescuer Certificate | HIAB (Lorry Mounted Crane) Certificate MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platform) Certificate | Fire Extinguisher Training Certificate | ATV Quad Certificate of Competence).


KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

WIND TURBINE MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN DURATION

38 Weeks

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

UNIQUE TO KERRY COLLEGE

OVERVIEW This professional traineeship is for people who wish to pursue careers in the maintenance of large scale commercial wind turbines. It is aimed at qualified tradespersons or college graduates. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Recognised electrical or mechanical trade qualification with a number of years’ experience OR Honours Degree in electrical, automotive or mechanical engineering. - Ability to work at heights of up to 100m is essential. - Excellent colour vision is essential. - Full Category B Driving licence is essential. - Excellent level of physical fitness - Professional experience using hand and power tools. - Ability to work from complex instructions and diagrams. - Solid literacy, verbal and numeracy skills. - Good computer skills - Good hand/eye co-ordination, manual dexterity and spatial aptitude. - Willing to travel for work - 95% of the time. - Good interpersonal skills. - Willing and able to work in all weathers and in remote locations. - Able to work in confined spaces.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • 10 weeks work practice • 100% job placement. • Range of industry-certifications and tickets included. • Practice-led tuition. • Only traineeship of its kind in Ireland. Qualified Wind Turbine Maintenance Technicians are in high demand. Work is readily available in a range of Irish and European companies who operate in the domestic and European wind energy market. CERTIFICATION City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Power Engineering Wind Turbine Operations and Maintenance.

COURSE CONTENT Teamwork | Personal Development Environmental Protection Working at Heights | Rescue Procedures Wind Turbine Components Inspection and Maintenance Pitch and Yaw Components Introduction to Hydraulics | Blade Inspection and Proportional Hydraulics Hydraulic Components Lubrication and Drive Train Components | Turbine Structures Fault Location and Diagnosis Systems Configuration Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills In-Company Training.

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

SCIENCE

& NUTRITION APPLIED SCIENCE DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW 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 in third level institutions. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate or have reached the age of 18. - Mature student If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. COURSE CONTENT Biology | Laboratory Skills | Mathematics Physics | Entrepreneurial Skills Communications | Anatomy & Physiology Nutrition | Chemistry | Work Experience

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WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Upon successful completion of this course, you may be eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities. There are progression options at Levels 6, 7 and 8 in a wide range of areas including general science, biotechnology, forensic science, pharmaceutical science, sports science, food science and many other related areas. This course prepares learners for careers typically found in the following sectors: Chemical Industry, Biopharma-Pharmachem, Cosmetic Science, Food and Beverages, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Medical Devices, Education and Research, Environmental Science, Human Biology and Health, Science Journalism and Business. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Laboratory Techniques (5M3807).


KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

LABORATORY ASSISTANT DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW 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 in third level institutions. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate or have reached the age of 18. - Mature student If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. COURSE CONTENT Biology | Laboratory Skills | Physics Chemistry | Safety and Health at Work Communications | Word Processing Food Processing | Chemical Processing Work Experience

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Upon successful completion of this course, you may be eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities. There are progression options at Levels 6, 7 and 8 in a wide range of areas including general science, biotechnology, forensic science, pharmaceutical science, sports science, food science and many other related areas. This course prepares learners for careers typically found in the following sectors: Chemical Industry, Biopharma-Pharmachem, Cosmetic Science, Food and Beverages, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Medical Devices, Education and Research, Environmental Science, Human Biology and Health, Science Journalism and Business. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Laboratory Techniques (5M3807).

FOOD NUTRITION AND SCIENCE DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This course will provide the student with an introduction to the study of nutrition and science. It is suitable for those interested in working in the food and science sector. It is ideal for those considering progressing to pharmaceutical technician studies or food science courses. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate or have reached the age of 18. - Mature student If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. COURSE CONTENT Nutrition | Laboratory Skills | Biology Chemistry | Anatomy and Physiology Mathematics | Communications Work Experience

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? This is the ideal foundation course for those considering careers in food science and related areas. Graduates may progress to a variety of third level degrees including: • Food Innovation, DIT • Food Science and Management, DIT • Pharmacy Technician, DIT • Nutritional Sciences, UCC • Food Marketing and Entrepreneurship, UCC • Food Science, UCC • Food Science with Business, Waterford IT • Physiology and Health Science, Carlow IT This information is subject to change. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Laboratory Techniques (5M3807). 69


KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

AGRICULTURE DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Listowel

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This is programme is for people who wish to take up a career in farming. It is suitable for people seeking employment on farms or working on their own farms. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent. For mature students with relevant experience, these requirements need not apply and applications will be considered based on a proven interest in organic farming. Entry will be subject to interview. COURSE CONTENT Crop production Science | Animal Production Science | Farm Business Organisation | Communications | Beef Production | Combinable Crop Production | Agricultural Mechanics | Chemical Fertiliser Application | Boom Sprayer Pesticide Application Practical experience in a farm environment is an integral part of the programme and may take place at a number of locations.

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WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Learn to work independently under management in a commercial farm. Progression in Kerry College of Further Education Listowel Campus to Level 6 programmes. Holders of a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture may progress to further studies at Institutes of Technology/Universities or directly enter employment in agriculture, the food industry or associated environmentally sustainable enterprises. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture (5M2373)


KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

ANIMAL CARE & GROOMING DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Listowel

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This course provides learners with fascinating insights into the health care, grooming, welfare needs and behaviour of a wide variety of small animals. This course also includes field trips to vets clinics, zoos, areas of conservation, animal grooming and welfare facilities. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4. Mature students welcome. Access to this programme will be decided by interview. COURSE CONTENT Animal Welfare| Animal Behaviour Animal Anatomy and Physiology Animal Grooming | Biology Communications | Mathematics Work Experience

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Learners may progress to Veterinary Nursing in Letterkenny IT, Dundalk IT, Athlone IT and UCD. Learners may progress to the Institute of Technology in Tralee through CAO to pursue Biological and Environmental Studies, Agricultural Science or study Wildlife Biology or a BSc in Veterinary Bioscience. Learners may progress to UCD to study Agricultural Science. Employment opportunities may be in careers in animal welfare organisations, grooming, veterinary clinics, kennel assistant and agriculture. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Animal Care.

VETERINARY ASSISTING DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION

Level 5

CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This course provides learners with a foundation level education and training for those who wish to work in a variety of areas within the animal health care sector, or to progress to third level, particularly in the field of veterinary nursing. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4 Certificate or have reached the age of 18 - Mature student. If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. COURSE CONTENT Animal Welfare | Animal Behaviour Animal Anatomy and Physiology Veterinary Assisting Skills | Biology Mathematics | Communications Work Experience

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? This course meets the entry requirements for many veterinary nursing and science courses at third level. Progression is subject to your year-end results and the capacity and demand for your chosen course. Graduates may seek employment in a wide range of settings including: veterinary clinics, dog grooming parlours, pet shops, catteries/dog kennels, animal welfare organisations, stable yards, farms (including petting farms), zoos, wildlife parks. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Animal Care (5M2768).

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

SPORTS,

PHYSICAL THERAPY & COACHING

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

SURF INSTRUCTOR & BEACH LIFEGUARD DURATION

25 Weeks

CERTIFICATION Professional CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW Develop knowledge, skills, competencies and recognised qualifications in surfing, lifeguarding, first aid, instructing and outdoor activities with the view becoming a surf instructor or beach lifeguard. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - 18 years of age at start of programme. - Strong swimming ability and a good level of personal fitness. You must be able to swim 400m in under 9 minutes. - Able to cope with heights for the climbing element of the programme. - Basic computer literacy - word processing, email and internet proficiency preferred. - Good communications, including good verbal and written English language. - A people person with an outgoing personality and the aptitude to work as part of a team. - Demonstrate evidence of an interest in and knowledge of the industry. - Previous experience in some of the following areas: team- based outdoor pursuits, scouting, guides, Gaisce Awards, surfing, swimming, membership of sports clubs or teams, and working with youth groups. - Garda vetting is a requirement for participation on this programme and is a requirement of the Irish Surf Association.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • 4 full weeks of work experience • Unique off-peak upskilling opportunity • Practice-led tuition • Progression to Outdoor Activity Instructor Participation in water based sports and in particular surfing is on the increase in Ireland. This has led to an increase in the demand for highly skills and qualified surfing instructor. Graduates will seek employment in a surfing schools or activity centres on our coastline. Other graduates may decide to seek employment as beach lifeguards. CERTIFICATION • Surfing Skills Instructor Level 1 - Irish Surf Association (ISA) • Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS) National Beach Lifeguard Qualification • Aquatic First Aid and Cardiac First Response PHECC (Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council).

COURSE CONTENT Surfing Skills | Lifeguarding Skills Beach Lifeguard Assessment & Qualification Aquatic First Aid and Emergency Response Outdoor Surf and Lifeguard Instructor Adventure Activates | Surfing Skills Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills Instructor Level 1 | Work Experience

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

OUTDOOR ACTIVITY INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION

Level 5

DURATION

46 weeks

CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

CERTIFICATION

Level 6

DURATION

46 weeks

CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW The Level 5 Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship is the ideal starting point for anyone who is interested in developing a career in the outdoor adventure tourism and education sector. The Advanced Level 6 Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship is designed to upskill and enhance the employment opportunities for those working or training in the outdoor sector. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - 18 years of age. Mature applicants are encouraged. - A Junior Certificate or equivalent with relevant experience. - Mature applicants with relevant life experience. - High level of physical fitness is essential. - Demonstrable participation, membership or leadership in - sporting and outdoor activities. - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. - Positive, adaptable, self-motivated, team player - High standard of personal presentation - Have an interest in working with children, adults or corporate groups. - Understanding of and sensitivity towards the natural environment. - Garda Vetting is a pre-requisite.

COURSE CONTENT LEVEL 5 REC Level 3 First Aid | Sea Kayaking Level 3 River Kayaking Level 3 | Kayaking Level 1 Instructor | Single Pitch Award Manual Handling | Mountain Skills River Safety Rescue | Power Boat Operations Child Welfare and Protection in Sport LEVEL 6 REC Level 3 First Aid | Orienteering Instructor Kayaking Level 2 Instructor | Canoeing Level 4 Sea Kayaking Level 4 or River Kayaking Level 4 Canoeing Level 2 Instructor Rock Climbing Instructor (previously SPA) Lowland Leader Award Training or Mountain Leader Training or Trail Cycle Leader Training Team Leadership and Ecology and the Environment Sports Industry Practice WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Run at Cappanalea - Ireland's National Centre for Outdoor Education and Training at Caragh Lake, Killorglin, County Kerry. Led by a team of experienced outdoor activity instructors. Features 8 weeks of work placement. Includes a range of valuable certifications and tickets. Ability to specialise within the Level 6 Advanced Traineeship. Level 5 graduates will seek entry level positions as assistant instructors in outdoor education centres, adventure tour companies and private enterprises. Level 6 (Advanced) graduates will have the skills to work in multi-activity organisations as instructors in OETCs, Adventure Centres, adventure tourism markets and in private enterprise. CERTIFICATION • QQI Level 5 - Outdoor Recreation Award • QQI Level 6 - Sport & Recreation.

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

SPORTS, RECREATION AND EXERCISE DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road & Listowel

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This is a one year full time course that will equip students with the knowledge and skills required to work across a variety of different areas within the sports and leisure industry. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate or have reached the age of 18. - Mature student. If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. COURSE CONTENT Work Experience | Communications Sport and Recreation Studies Exercise and Fitness | Adventure Activities Sports Anatomy/Physiology | Pool Lifeguard Leisure Facility Operations Coaching Awards - Soccer and Football Refereeing Badges

Special Features: Guest Speakers | Workshops Field Trips | Site Visits WHY SHOULD I APPLY? This will be the ideal starting point for those interested in pursuing careers such as: Leisure attendant, gym instructor, personal trainer, pool lifeguard, swim teacher, coaching qualifications and sports development. Progression to a variety of different Sports related Degree courses at Universities and Institutes of Technology nationally. CERTIFICATION • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (5M5146) • GAA Football Coaching Award • GAA Refereeing Badge • FAI Soccer Coaching Certificate • Pool Lifeguard

SPORTS AND PE PRE-TEACHING DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This is a one year full time course in sport, recreation and exercise that will equip students with the knowledge and skills required to work across a variety of different areas within the sports and leisure industry and for those in particular interested in progressing to pursue a career in PE teaching. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate or have reached the age of 18. - Mature student. If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. COURSE CONTENT Work Experience | Communications Sport and Recreation Studies Exercise and Fitness | Adventure Activities Sports Anatomy/Physiology Leisure Facility Operations Concepts in Training & Education Pool Lifeguard | Coaching Awards

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? This will be the ideal starting point for those interested in pursuing careers such as: Leisure attendant, gym instructor, personal trainer, pool lifeguard, swim teacher, coaching qualifications, sports development or PE teaching. Progression to a variety of different Sports related Degree courses at Universities and Institutes of Technology nationally is possible. CERTIFICATION • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (5M5146) • GAA Football Coaching Award • GAA Refereeing Badge • FAI Soccer Coaching Certificate

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

PERSONAL TRAINING, STRENGTH & CONDITIONING DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW The focus on this course is to teach the science behind nutrition and its effects on sports performance and body composition. There are significant sports, recreation and exercise elements to the course. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate or have reached the age of 18. - Mature student. If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? This is the ideal starting point for those interested in pursuing careers such as: leisure attendant, gym instructor, personal trainer, pool lifeguard, swim teacher, coaching qualifications, sports development or P.E. teaching. Progression to a variety of different sports related degree courses at universities and Institutes of Technology nationally is possible.

CERTIFICATION • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sport, Recreation COURSE CONTENT and Exercise (5M5146). Leisure Facility Operations | Communications • ITEC Certificate in Fitness Instruction Exercise and Fitness | Adventure Activities (Gym Based Exercise) & ITEC Strength & Sports and Recreation Studies Conditioning Certificate Sports Anatomy and Physiology Leisure Facility Administration Customer Service | Work Experience

SPORTS NUTRITION DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW The focus on this course is to teach the science behind nutrition and its effects on sports performance and body composition. There are significant sports, recreation and exercise elements to the course. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate or have reached the age of 18. - Mature student If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. COURSE CONTENT Leisure Facility Operations Communications Exercise And Fitness | Adventure Activities Sports and Recreation Studies Sports Anatomy and Physiology Leisure Facility Administration Customer Service | Work Experience

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WHY SHOULD I APPLY? This will be the ideal starting point for those interested in pursuing careers such as: Leisure attendant, gym instructor, personal trainer, pool lifeguard, swim teacher, coaching qualifications, sports development and P.E. teaching. Progression to a variety of different Sports related Degree courses at Universities and Institutes of Technology nationally - is possible. CERTIFICATION • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (5M5146). • ITEC Certificate in Fitness Instruction (Gym Based Exercise) & ITEC Strength & Conditioning Certificate


KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

GAA COACHING AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT DURATION

1 Year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This is a one year full time programme, the aim of which is to provide a qualification designed for students wishing to pursue a career in sport health and fitness coaching. This programme is specifically designed for students interested in GAA. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate or have reached the age of 18. - Mature student. If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Graduates may secure employment as GAA games development officers, GAA coaches, GAA tutors, fitness instructors, personal trainers, sports management in community sports facilities and leisure centres. CERTIFICATION • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sports Recreation & Fitness (5M5146) • GAA Level 1 Award Coaching • SAQ Foundation, Level 1 and Level 2 • GAA Football Coaching Award • GAA Refereeing Badge • FAI Soccer Coaching Certificate • Pool Lifeguard

COURSE CONTENT Exercise and Fitness | Adventure Activities Sport and Recreation Studies | Nutrition Sports Anatomy and Physiology Occupational First Aid | Communications Work Experience (GAA setting) Gaelic Football Coaching Basketball Coaching Strength and Conditioning Video Performance Analysis Associate Refereeing Course GAA Coaching Awards

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

TOURISM,

HOSPITALITY & CULINARY ARTS

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

HOTEL AND CATERING DURATION

1 year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW This programme will present the learner with the opportunity to develop skills and an understanding of the requirements to work in the hospitality industry. On completion of this programme students will have the option to progress to direct employment or progress to third level education. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Entry requirements for online applicants: - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate or have reached the age of 18. - Mature student. If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme.

COURSE CONTENT Accommodation Techniques | Meal Service Food Science & Technology | Food Preparation Reception and Frontline Office Skills Personal Effectiveness | Word Processing Menu Planning and Applied Nutrition Work Practice WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Opportunities to progress to further studies in the area of Hospitality, Culinary Arts, Tourism and Management at various Institutes of Technology and Shannon School of Management. Students who complete this course successfully can enter the workforce within the Hospitality sector CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Hospitality Operations (5M2083).

PROFESSIONAL COOKERY DURATION

1 year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This programme will present the learner with the opportunity to develop practical culinary skills and an understanding of the requirements to work in the hospitality industry. Student will also develop an understanding of menu planning and meal service.

COURSE CONTENT Culinary Techniques Pastry, Baking and Desserts | Meal Service Food Science and Technology International Cuisine | Personal Effectiveness Word Processing | Work Practice Menu Planning and Applied Nutrition

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Entry requirements for online applicants: - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate or have reached the age of 18. - Mature student

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Students who complete this course successfully can enter the workforce in a variety of diverse roles in hotels, restaurants, bars as well as various hospitality industry settings.

If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme.

Graduates may progress to culinary arts or related degrees at various institutes of Technology. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Professional Cookery (5M2008).

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

TOURISM WITH BUSINESS DURATION

1 year

CERTIFICATION Level 5 CAMPUS

Clash Road

COST

Fees Apply

OVERVIEW This programme focuses on developing the necessary skills required to seek work in the travel and tourism sector. This programme can also be used as a stepping stone to third level for students who wish to gain a higher qualification in the tourism or business sector. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate or have reached the age of 18. - Mature student If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. COURSE CONTENT Tourism Information and Administration Tourism Principles and Practice Accommodation Techniques Event Production | Marketing Practice Customer Service | Word Processing Work Experience Special Features: Industry Speakers | Site Visits

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WHY SHOULD I APPLY? Graduates may choose to continue their studies at Kerry College on a relevant Level 6 course - or choose to progress to an IoT or University. Employment Opportunities: business tourism, social media and e-tourism, festival and event management, tourism promotion and marketing, travel agencies, tour operations. CERTIFICATION QQI Level 5 Certificate in Tourism with Business (5M5011).


KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

ANGLING GUIDING INLAND & MARINE INLAND CERTIFICATION

Level 6

DURATION

14 weeks

CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

MARINE CERTIFICATION

Level 6

DURATION

14 weeks

CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

UNIQUE TO KERRY COLLEGE

OVERVIEW Inland Angling guides plan fishing tours and trips to the best fishing and angling locations on the lakes and rivers in Ireland. Marine angling guides plan fishing tours and trips to the best fishing locations around the coast of Ireland. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Excellent communication skills. - Good numeracy skills. - Basic computer skills. - Self-motivated, eager to learn, outgoing and friendly. - Able to relate to a variety of individuals and groups. - A range of angling skills is desirable. - Fluency in a second language (not essential) - Previous relevant tourist industry experience (not essential) - A full class B driving licence (not essential)

COURSE CONTENT Tour Guiding | Angling and Safety Customer Relations/Interpersonal Skills Irish Business Start Up | First Aid Responder Digital Marketing | Career Planning Work Practice Inland Angling or Marine Angling are taken depending on the course. WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • You enjoy people and sharing stories. • Opportunities for travel. • Strong demand for qualified guides. • Seasonal work CERTIFICATION • QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Marine Angling Guiding • QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Inland Angling Guiding

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

TOUR GUIDING REGIONAL & NATIONAL REGIONAL CERTIFICATION

Level 5

DURATION

16 weeks

CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

Level 5

DURATION

26 weeks

CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

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OVERVIEW Develop the professional, technical, social and administrative skills needed to deliver a professional tour guiding experience to visitors. Regional guides work only within County Kerry whereas national guides may work anywhere on the island of Ireland.

COURSE CONTENT First Aid Responder | Heritage and Culture Customer Relations/Interpersonal Skills Irish Tor Guiding | Irish National Business Start Up | Digital Marketing Career Planning | Work Practice National Tour Management (National Guide Programme only)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Excellent communication skills - Good numeracy skills - Basic computer skills - Self-motivated, eager to learn, outgoing and friendly - Able to relate to a variety of individuals and groups - Fluency in a second language (desirable) - Previous relevant industry experience (desirable) - A full class B driving licence (desirable)

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • You enjoy people and sharing stories. • Opportunities for travel. • Strong demand for qualified guides. • Seasonal work CERTIFICATION • QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Regional Tour Guiding • QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in National Tour Guiding).


KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

NATIONAL TOUR GUIDING RPL DURATION

15 weeks

CERTIFICATION QQI CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

Fees Apply

UNIQUE TO KERRY COLLEGE

OVERVIEW RPL is an evidence based process where previous, relevant work experience aka ‘prior learning’ is evaluated against the learning outcomes of a particular education or training programme. Usually, this results in partial exemptions from certain modules or parts of a syllabus. Kerry College offers full and complete exemption from the National Tour Guiding programme upon successfully completing the RPL process. Full and complete means you don’t attend any classes. You complete your portfolio of evidence which is assessed, and if successful, you are put forward for the award. But first, you must satisfy the entry criteria. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • All Prior Learning must have been achieved within the last five 5 years. • You are a National Tour Guide with a minimum of 5 years ‘island of Ireland’ tour guiding experience. • You have 5 years’ experience in providing tour management services to visitor groups and tours. • Your regional and national knowledge of Ireland’s geography, tourist product, social and political history is excellent and you can demonstrate this. • You can evidence or prove you have this experience - by way of written testimonials, audio and video recordings, dated itinerary documentation and references from clients, tour management and tour guiding partners you worked with.

WHAT HAPPENS AT INTERVIEW? We have a conversation about your professional background and look to assess if you would make a solid RPL candidate. The interview lasts about 30 minutes. It would help if you provided on paper a basic mapping of how your last 5 years’ experience links to the learning outcomes on the NTG programme. We interview all National Tour Guide applicants at the same time. If unsuccessful at the RPL interview, you have the option of putting your name forward for a place on the taught programme. I HAVE PASSED THE INTERVIEW - WHAT NEXT? Successful applicants are assigned a mentor and given 3 months to submit a completed portfolio. COST There is a small administration fee payable should you pass the recruitment interview.

WHAT IS THE FIRST STEP? If you feel you meet the entry criteria, email your CV to: Admissions Department, Kerry College, admissions@kerrycollege.ie. Your CV will be assessed by our expert panel. If successful, you will be called for interview.

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TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | FULL-TIME

BUS DRIVING D LICENCE DURATION

12 weeks

CERTIFICATION Professional CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW This course is designed to provide bus and coach companies with Class D licensed drivers of large public service vehicles (LPSVs). ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - 21 years of age. - Junior certificate or equivalent standard of education. - Pleasant personality who enjoys driving. - Solid English language and numeracy skills. - Hold a current full Category B driving licence. - Hold a current Category D driver learner permit.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • High demand for qualified drivers • You want to drive for a living. • Opportunities for travel - national and international coach tours and educational, sports, leisure and corporate trips. CERTIFICATION • Class D Driving Licence • RSA Driver Certificate of Professional Competence • QQI Level 5 Component • Certificate in Occupational First Aid • CILT Digital Tachograph • GLUAIS Certificate (in Transporting Elderly and Disabled Passengers)

COURSE CONTENT Manual Handling | Fire Safety First Aid Responder | Driving a LPSV Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) Digital Tachograph | Technical Standards Documentation | Customer Service Career Planning

HGV C LICENCE DURATION

8 weeks

CERTIFICATION Professional CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW This course is designed to provide the transport industry with category C licensed drivers of heavy goods vehicles with rigid bodies (HGVs). ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - You have reached the statutory school leaving age. - Junior Certificate or equivalent standard of education. - Solid English language and numeracy skills. - Hold a current full Category B driving licence. - Hold a current Category C driver learner permit.

COURSE CONTENT Manual Handling | Driving ADR Driver Training | Driver CPC Training Career Planning WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • High demand for qualified drivers. • Work in the transport and haulage sector. • Opportunities for travel. • Varied work schedules. CERTIFICATION • Department of the Environment Category C Driving Licence • RSA Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) • Driver ADR Certificate.

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COST

No Fees

PATHWAY No Fees PROGRAMMES

COST

DECIDING YOUR FUTURE DURATION

11 weeks

CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

UNIQUE TO KERRY COLLEGE

OVERVIEW A hugely successful training programme that helps those who wish to start their career or restart their working life. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - You have reached the statutory school leaving age. - You are unsure of what to do next in life. - To date, education or employment has not worked out for you. - You need support and guidance. - There are skills you need to develop.

COURSE CONTENT Steps to Success | Skills Assessment Coping with Change Developing an Individual Education, Training and Employment Plan Identifying Current Employment Opportunities | CV Preparation | Interview Skills WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • Guided Self-Assessment • Mentoring on career path • Supported Skills Development • Clear Progression Options

ECDL V6 DURATION

18 weeks

CERTIFICATION ECDL CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) equips you with practical computer and Internet skills. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - You have reached the statutory school leaving age. - You have good basic computer skills. - You want to develop your computer skillset further. - Essential: good numerical and literacy skills. - Desirable: good written and verbal communications skills. WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • Progression opportunities to further education and training. • Trusted by employers to deliver essential ICT skills. • Suitable for all skills levels. • Up-to-date and in line with market needs.

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COURSE CONTENT Basic Keyboard Skills | Word Processing Web Browsing and Communication | Databases | Using the Computer and Managing Files Spreadsheets | Presentation Software | Concepts of Information and Communications Technology | Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills | In-Company CERTIFICATION European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) City & Guilds Elementary Level in Typewriting


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COST

No Fees

No FeesRETAIL SKILLS HEALTH & BEAUTY PHARMACY

COST

DURATION

39 Weeks

CERTIFICATION

Level 4

CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW This traineeship is for those who wish to work as sales and counter assistants in the health and beauty retail sector. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - You have reached the statutory school leaving age - QQI Level 3 Major Award or equivalent. - Genuine interest in health and beauty retail sales - Enjoy meeting and working with people. - Solid written and verbal communication skills - Good attention to detail - Prepared to work evenings and weekends.

COURSE CONTENT Information Technology Skills | Retail Sales Techniques Stock Control | Retail Payment Procedures | Customer Service Communications | Product Knowledge Over the Counter | Teamwork Grooming & Skincare | Work Practice - Retail Health & Beauty Career Planning | Job Seeking Skills WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • High job placement. • Industry recognised certification. • Minimum 30% training is on-the-job. • Range of employment options. CERTIFICATION • QQI Level 4 Major Award in Retail Skills. • Irish Pharmacy Union Medicines Counter Assistant’s Cert. 

FOOD PREPARATION & COOKING CULINARY ARTS DURATION

20 weeks

CERTIFICATION Level 4 CAMPUS

Monavalley

COST

No Fees

OVERVIEW Learn the fundamentals of preparation, cooking and finishing a range of dishes to a professional standard. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - You have reached the statutory school leaving age. - Junior Certificate or equivalent, and/or relevant life and work experience. - Genuine interest in food and cooking. - Good verbal and written numerical and English language skills. - Able and willing to work outside of normal working hours.

COURSE CONTENT Prepare Food for Cold Presentation Safety at Work | Food Safety in Catering Healthier Foods and Special Diets Stocks, Soups and Sauces | Fish and Shellfish Bakery Products | Vegetable, Fruit and Pulses | Rice, Grain, Farinaceous and Egg Dishes | Hot and Cold Desserts and Puddings | Catering Operations, Costs & Menu Planning Career Planning | Work Experience WHY SHOULD I APPLY? • Ideal start to a career in Culinary Arts • Professional training in an industry standard production kitchen • Progression to Commis Chef Apprenticeship an option • Direct to work training programme CERTIFICATION City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts).

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KERRY COLLEGE 2020 | PART-TIME

PART-TIME PROGRAMMES Kerry’s College’s part-time programmes are a great way to explore a new field of learning, do some continuous professional development, refresh, upskill, re-skill or get a pathway qualification that could lead you to further study or training.

Most part-time programmes start in January and September each year. Waiting lists are in place for most programmes so apply in plenty of time. Most part-time take place at our Monavalley Campus in Tralee with some at our Listowel Campus. Courses may be run in Killarney and other locations subject to demand. Fees Fees apply to all part-time programmes but a fee waiver is in place for applicants in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. You can check your fee waiver eligibility with Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), INTREO or your Local Employment Service (LES) office. Contact Information Night Course Admissions, Kerry College - Monavalley Campus Tralee, Co. Kerry V92 PW50 Email: monavalley@kerrycollege.ie Tel: 066 714 9600 | 066 714 9676 | 066 714 9638 Night Course Admissions, Kerry College - Listowel Campus Listowel, Co. Kerry V31 WD34 Email: listowel@kerrycollege.ie Tel: 068 21023 Apply online: www.kerrycollege.ie

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BUSINESS, ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised (SAGE) QQI Level 5 Component Award | €200 | Monavalley Campus The aim of this module is to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and competencies to operate both a manual book-keeping system from source documents up to trial balance and also to use a computerised accounts system.

Payroll Manual and Computerised (Thesaurus) QQI Level 5 Component Award | €200 | Monavalley Campus The aim of this module is to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and competencies to operate accurate payroll records using both a manual and computerised systems, for an organisation, working under general direction and supervision.

Payroll Manual and Computerised QQI Level 6 Component Award | €200 | Monavalley Campus The aim of this module is to provide learners with the opportunity to further their skills from those learned in the Level 5 course.

Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised QQI Level 6 Component Award | €200 | Monavalley Campus The aim of this module is to provide learners with the opportunity to further their skills from those learned in the Level 5 course.

Customer Service QQI Level 5 Component Award in Customer Service | €200 | Monavalley Campus On completion of the training course, learners will be able to provide effective customer service within a range of environments. Two evening a week for 9 weeks.

Reception and Frontline Office Skills

QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Reception & Frontline Office Skills | €200 | Monavalley Campus The aim of the programme is to enable the learner to develop the knowledge, skills and competence required to carry out reception-related tasks and operations as a frontline representative in a range of organisations. Two evening a week for 10 weeks.

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BUSINESS, ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE CONTD. Supervisory Management QQI Level 6 Minor Award in Supervisory Management | €200 | Monavalley Campus To provide participants with the skills and related knowledge in the area of Supervisory Management and to develop personal effectiveness and job seeking skills. Two nights a week for 10 weeks.

Introduction to Digital Marketing incl. Google Analytics Google Analytics Certification | €200 | Monavalley Campus This course includes social media marketing, blogs, rich media, email marketing, search engine optimization, online advertising and their application to digital marketing campaigns.

Data Protection ECDL Certification | €100 | Monavalley Campus For staff who process client or employee personal information to become familiar with Data Protection laws, understand the role and responsibilities of the Data Controller and to apply the Data Protection Act.

Door Security Procedures QQI Level 4 Minor Award in Door Security | €200 | Monavalley Campus The aim of this course is to enable the learner develop the knowledge, skills and competence required for employment in door security. One evening a week for 10 weeks.

Guarding Skills QQI Level 4 Component Certificate | €200 | Monavalley Campus The aim of this course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, competence to work under supervision as a security officer, performing practical security duties and procedures whilst responding to security situations in a variety of settings. One evening a week for 10 weeks.

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COMPUTING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) CISCO Certification | €300 | Monavalley Campus On successful completion of this module and the assessments CCNA 200-125 or ICND1 100-105 and ICND2 200-105 learners will be CCNA Routing and Switching certified.

CompTIA Security+ CompTIA SYO-501 Certification | €300 | Monavalley Campus Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs.

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Credit towards MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) | €200 | Monavalley Campus On completion of this module candidates will be able to optimise and customise SharePoint sites to provide structure, solve problems, facilitate collaboration and enhance productivity at Microsoft Specialist level. Candidates may source employment as technical support staff, project managers or team leaders. One evening a week for 10 weeks.

Microsoft OneNote 2013 Credit towards MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) | €200 | Monavalley Campus On completion of this module candidates will have the skills to use OneNote as a digital notebook to support their work activities and to integrate it with other Office 2013 applications. One evening a week for 10 weeks.

ECDL/ICDL (Full) Version 6 ECDL Award | €200 | Monavalley Campus The European Computer Driving Licence is an international standard of competence for computer users and comprises seven modules. Two nights a week for 12 weeks.

ECDL/ICDL Blended ECDL Award | €200 | Monavalley Campus The European Computer Driving Licence is an international standard of competence for computer users and comprises 7 modules. Saturday mornings for 10 weeks plus online learning.

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Advanced ECDL/ICDL (Word Processing) ECDL Award | €245 | Monavalley Campus Advanced Text Manipulation, Mail Merge and Collaboration. One night a week for 10 weeks.

Advanced ECDL/ICDL (Spreadsheets) ECDL Award | €245 | Monavalley Campus Use advanced formulas, functions and mathematical operations. One night a week for 10 weeks.

Information Technology Skills QQI Level 4 Minor Award in Information Technology | €200 | Monavalley Campus Learners will develop the knowledge, skills and competence to explain a range of information technology concepts and terminology. This is used as a preparation for ECDL. One evening a week for 10 weeks.

Computer Basics (Equal Skills) ECDL Equal Skills Certificate | €200 | Monavalley Campus This course has been designed to introduce learners with little or no previous knowledge of computers to the basics of Information Communication Technology (ICT). One evening a week for 10 weeks.

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CREATIVE ARTS Photography (Introduction) QQI Level 3 | €200 | Monavalley Campus The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to use camera equipment properly. It is designed to develop basic photographic skills and techniques.

Photography Intermediate QQI Level 5 | €200 | Monavalley Campus The purpose of this course is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision in a range of photography industry settings. UNIQUE TO KERRY COLLEGE

Introduction to Audio Documentary and Storytelling City and Guilds | €200 | Monavalley Campus The purpose of this course is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to produce short audio documentaries and understand the fundamentals of story. 12 evenings.

UNIQUE TO KERRY COLLEGE

Introduction to Adobe Audition CC €200 | Monavalley Campus Learn the fundamentals of this powerful audio production tool. Record, edit, assemble and produce short audio features. 8 evenings

UNIQUE TO KERRY COLLEGE

Introduction to Mobile Journalism (MOJO) City and Guilds | €200 | Monavalley Campus Learn how to take photographs, shoot video and assemble short multimedia features on your smartphone.

Millinery - Felt Cocktail Hat QQI Level 5 Component Award | €200 | Listowel Campus Learn the skills of working under the expert tuition of award-winning milliner Aoife Hannon. Over the six weeks you will make your very own fully finished headpiece. One evening a week for 6 weeks, €100 including €20 for materials.

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BEAUTY AND HAIR Manicure/Pedicure (ITEC) ITEC Certificate in Manicure/Pedicure | €300 | Monavalley Campus The aim of this course is to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to perform manicure and pedicure treatments in a professional and safe manner, to a standard and timeframe which reflects industry standards. One evening a week and a Friday afternoon from 1.30pm to 4.30pm for 9 weeks.

Nail Technology Diploma (ITEC) ITEC Diploma in Nail Technology | €300 | Monavalley Campus The aim of this course is to provide the learners with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to perform the practical application of both Gel and Acrylic systems in a professional and safe manner, to the standard and timeframe which reflects industrial standards. Applicants must complete Certificate in Manicure/Pedicure or equivalent. Two evening per week for 13 weeks.

Barbering City and Guilds Level 2 | €300 | Monavalley Campus The learner will apply appropriate health and safety procedures relevant to a hairdressing salon. Demonstrate competency in a range of cutting techniques as applied to men’s hairstyles. Demonstrate competency in the cutting of a men’s beards to achieve the desired facial shape. Two evening a week for 20 weeks.

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ENGINEERING Milling Engineering Skills Level 4 | €200 | Monavalley Campus The aim of this programme is to enable the learner to develop the knowledge, skills and competence to set up and safely operate, under supervision, a vertical milling machine. Two evening a week for 10 weeks.

Turning Engineering Skills Level 4 | €200 | Monavalley Campus The aim of this course is to enable the learner development the knowledge skills and competence to safely operate under supervision, a central lathe. Two evenings a week for 10 weeks.

MIG Welding €300 | Monavalley Campus Two evenings per week 10 weeks.

TIG Welding €300 | Monavalley Campus Two evenings per week 10 weeks.

(MMA) Manual Arc Welding €245 | Monavalley Campus Two evenings per week for 10 weeks.

AutoCad (Introduction) €200 | Monavalley Campus This course will provide the information, understanding and basic knowledge to allow participants to create and modify drawings using AutoCAD. 1 evening a week for 10 weeks.

AutoCad 2D Level 3 City and Guilds Certificate in 2D CAD Level 3 | €390 | Monavalley Campus This course is an introduction to 2D CAD and will provide learners with skills and related knowledge in the principles and practical application of two dimensional Computer Aided Draughting.

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CONSTRUCTION AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT UNIQUE TO KERRY COLLEGE

Brick and Blocklaying with Safepass Safepass | €200 | Monavalley Campus The aim of this course is to provide learners with an introduction to brick and block laying along with the standard Safepass certification. Two evenings a week for 10 weeks.

Workplace Safety

QQ1 Level 4 Minor Award | €200 | Monavalley Campus The aim of this course is to enable the learner develop the knowledge, skills and competence to develop skills in handling workplace items and safety equipment safely and effectively. One evening a week for 10 weeks.

Safepass Safepass Certification | €200 | Monavalley Campus To provide the trainees with the skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them to work on construction sites without being a danger to themselves or others. Topics Covered in this Module: Health and Safety at Work regulations, accident reporting and emergency procedures, accident prevention, health and hygiene, techniques for lifting and carrying, working safely at heights, underground services and overhead electric cables, using hand-held equipment, personal protective equipment, vehicles and mobile plant and excavations and confined spaces. One day course.

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EDUCATION & CHILDCARE Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 6 Component Certificate | €270 | Listowel Campus The overall aim of the programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence in theory and practice underpinning the education and care of those who present with special educational needs to enable the learner to assist in the provision of this education and care. One evening a week for 33 weeks.

HEALTHCARE AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Healthcare Support - Infection Prevention and Control QQI Level 5 Component Certificate | €250 | Listowel Campus The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to prevent and control infection within the health services area. The learner will study the basic principles of infection and the application of standard precautions in relation to infection control, to include the significance of an Area of Infection Control, in providing a healthy environment for patients, staff and visitors. One evening a week for 33 weeks.

Healthcare Support - Palliative Care QQI Minor Award Level 5 | €200 | Monavalley Campus The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to enable them to care for and address the needs of a person and their family after the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, in a dignified, inclusive and holistic manner.

Medical Terminology QQI Minor Award Level 5 | €200 | Monavalley Campus The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the range of medical terminology applicable and relevant specifically to a medical receptionist or secretarial role in a medical practice, clinic and or hospital context.

Audio Transcription QQI Minor Award Level 5 | €200 | Monavalley Campus The aim of the module is to provide the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to perform audio transcription tasks including operating an audio transcription unit, understand the conventions of written language and numeracy, apply appropriate layout and presentation, produce documents to a mailable standard, proof documents, produce fluent text, and attain minimum production standards.

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HEALTHCARE AND SOCIAL SCIENCES CONTD. Challenging Behaviour Q7375 | The module is designed to equip the learner with knowledge and skills in supporting individuals with learning disability who present with challenging behaviour.

Child Development and Play QQI Level 4 Component Certificate | â‚Ź200 | Monavalley Campus To equip the learner with elementary knowledge and basic practical skills in child development and play in early childhood care and education (ECCE) settings. Two evenings a week for 10 weeks.

First Aid Responder â‚Ź200 | Monavalley Campus The aim of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be a first aid responder. One evening a week for 7 weeks.

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SCIENCE AND NUTRITION Nutrition for your Energy €90 | Listowel Campus Learn how to sustain your energy levels for Autumn and Winter. Make easy recipes to make deposit into your energy ‘bank account’. This course will help you to: raise your energy, clear your mind and have more time to take care of yourself. This course will be led by a qualified occupational therapist and holistic coach. One evening a week for 6 weeks, €90 including €10 for materials.

SPECIAL INTEREST Conversational Spanish for Beginners €80 | Listowel Campus This class is for people with an interest in learning to pick up enough of the language to be able to cope with everyday travel situations such as introducing yourself, booking accommodation, ordering a meal and using public transport. There are two different time slots 6.30pm - 7.30pm, 7.30pm - 8.30pm. One evening a week for 8 weeks.

TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND CULINARY ARTS UNIQUE TO KERRY COLLEGE

Breakfast / Brunch Chef €200 | Clash Road Campus The aim of this programme is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to contribute and assist in preparing breakfast and brunch dishes in a catering operation. Tuesday evenings and Friday afternoons for 7 weeks.

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APPRENTICESHIPS Apprenticeship is a tried and tested way for employers to develop talent and for apprentices to earn while they learn and build valuable work ready skills. GENERATION APPRENTICESHIP

FEATURES -

Industry-led in response to skill needs. Leads to an award at Levels 5 to 10 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). Between 2-4 years in duration. Minimum 50% on-the-job learning. Traditional apprenticeships have 7 phases - 3 off the job. Phase 2 typically at an ETB. Flexible delivery - online, blended, off-the-job learning in increments/blocks. Apprentices are employed under a formal contract of apprenticeship. The employer pays the apprentice for the duration of the apprenticeship*.

*For apprenticeships in place prior to 2016, a training allowance is paid during off-the-job phases. This payment is not a feature of the post-2016 or new apprenticeships.

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APPRENTICESHIPS RUN IN KERRY TITLE

DELIVERY

DURATION

Metal Fabrication

Phase 2 run at Kerry College

4 years

Mechanical Automation & Maintenance Fitting (MAMF)

Phase 2 run at Kerry College

4 years

Electrical

Phase 2 run at Kerry College

4 years

Plumbing

Phase 2 run at Kerry College

4 years

Carpentry & Joinery

Phase 2 run at Kerry College

4 years

Motor Mechanics

Phase 2 run at Kerry College

4 years

Stonecutting & Stonemasonry

Phases 2, 4 & 6 run at Kerry College

4 years

Commis Chef

All off-the-job training is run at Kerry College

2 years

- Monavalley Campus

COMING SOON Wind Turbine Maintenance

All off-the-job phases will run at Kerry College - Monavalley Campus

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How Apprenticeships Work There are 2 main types of apprenticeship:

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CRAFT APPRENTICESHIPS have 7 phases - 3 off the job. Phase 2 is usually run at an Kerry College - Monavalley Campus.

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NEW APPRENTICESHIPS (2016 onwards) are structured differently - in line with needs of sector.

Further information for apprentices and employers is available at: www.apprenticeship.ie Locally, contact our Apprenticeship Services team on 066 7149600 for more information or to make an appointment.

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CRAFT APPRENTICESHIPS ELECTRICAL

STONE CUTTING & STONE MASONRY

The Electrician is involved in the installation, commissioning, testing and maintenance of various wiring systems and services in domestic, commercial and industrial applications. Work ranges from wiring of domestic houses and retail units to more complex systems involving process control and maintenance in industrial plants, hospitals and power stations. Electricians also service, maintain and repair electrical equipment, both domestic and industrial.

The work carried out by a Stonecutter and Stonemason encompasses a range of skills, from the extraction and processing of stone, to carving, restoration and monumental work.

Electricians employed by the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) engage in electrical power supply and distribution. Electricians employed by electrical contractors are usually engaged in the installation of lighting, heating and power equipment and the repair of existing equipment and appliances. Those in industrial employment are generally engaged in the maintenance and repair of factory plant, machinery and generating equipment.

The Stonecutting and Stonemasonry specialists, work in a cross-section of domains within the overall craft, such as: • Cutting stone with hand tools and stonecutting machinery. • Interpreting technical drawings and diagrams. • Stonecutting, stone finishing, monumental stone engraving, lettering techniques, stone carving, decorating and restoring stone. • Mechanical fixing and coping stones for piers. • Conservation and restoration of stone. • Extracting and quarrying techniques.

PLUMBING Plumbers install, maintain and repair systems of water supply, drainage and central heating in houses and other locations. These systems include hot and cold water systems, sanitary services, heating systems, and pipework and controls for gas supply. The work includes central heating systems and their controls, pipe-work, sanitary systems, drainage systems, guttering and rainwater systems. Maintenance and repair work includes routine servicing and emergency repairs, which involves finding faults, replacing or repairing damaged parts, carrying out tests and ensuring that the system works properly. Plumbers work on such technologies such as gas fired and oil fired heating systems, under-floor heating, solar, geothermal and biomass heating. Plumbers work in a variety of locations including houses, industrial and commercial buildings.

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The trade of a Stonecutter and Stonemason services the following areas; Stonecutting, Extraction and Processing, Conservation and Restoration.

CARPENTRY & JOINERY The Carpenter and Joiner cuts, shapes and joins wood and wood based products using a wide range of hand tools, e.g. hammer, saw, planes and chisels. They also use power tools and machines. Carpenters and Joiners use their skills to set out and construct roofs, install floors, stairs and window, built-in furniture and hang doors. They also manufacture doors, windows, stairs and shopfronts. The Carpenter and Joiner has to study drawings, perform craft calculations and select materials to meet design requirements. Site work includes the construction of buildings and houses which require first and second fixing, including roofing. The place of work may vary, depending on the type of work done could be on site, in a workshop or in a private dwelling.


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MECHANICAL AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE FITTER (MAMF) The work of the Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitter involves plant and machinery installation, maintenance and repair, replacement of broken or worn parts, adjustment and servicing. The work also involves fabrication of replacement parts using machine tools, i.e. lathes, milling machines and grinders. Components may have to be repaired or fabricated using welding, brazing, riveting and soldering techniques. Increasingly machines and processes involve integration of computer, electronic and programmable control systems with mechanical/ hydraulic, pneumatic systems, e.g. PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers), CNC (Computer Numerical Control), Robots and CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing).

METAL FABRICATION The Metal Fabricator’s work involves the installation and manufacture of a range of metallic systems to include pressure vessels, tank and boiler manufacture, structural steel systems, plate steel systems and piping systems. Metal fabricators can shape steel components with the aid of thermal cutting equipment and a range of machinery used in bending, folding and cutting metal plate and pipe components.

MOTOR MECHANICS A Motor Mechanic is a skilled technician who services, diagnoses and resolves technical concerns with light passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. The work includes: • Carrying out the routine service procedures as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer • Examining and preparing the vehicle for the National Car Test (NCT) or the Commercial Vehicle Road worthiness Test (CVRT) • Diagnosing and resolving problems with the operation of the mechanical and electrical systems of vehicles. • Carrying out all work in accordance with manufacturer’s recommended procedures. Motor Mechanics are required to: • Observe and adhere to all national and EU Health, Safety and Environmental legislation and precautions relative to their work • Read, interpret and adhere to the vehicle manufacturer’s instructions when servicing vehicles. • Use specialised equipment to check the operation of the lighting, steering, braking and other systems and also to measure exhaust emissions, recording the results and liaising with the customer. • Use logical thinking and manufacturer’s recommended diagnostic techniques to identify and resolve problems

Thermal processes such as MMA (Manual Metal Arc) welding, TIG/TAG (Tungsten Inert Gas and Tungsten Active Gas) welding MIG/MAG (Metal Inert Gas and Metal Active Gas welding and oxy acetylene welding and brazing are skills used by the metal fabricator.

Interested - as employer or apprentice? For information on NEW APPRENTICESHIPS contact: National Apprenticeship Programme Co-ordinator, Kerry College | Tel: 066 714 9600 For information on PRE 2016/CRAFT APPRENTICESHIPS contact: Apprenticeship Services Team, Kerry College, Tralee, Co. Kerry | Tel: 066 714 9600 105


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NEW APPRENTICESHIPS ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN DURATION

2 Years

CERTIFICATION Level 6

This is a two year Level 6 Apprenticeship completed while in full-time employment. The Accounting Technician apprentice will spend four days a week in the workplace and attend college one day per week.

Year 1 subjects Financial Accounting Taxation Law and Ethics Business Management

Outside of college term an apprentice will attend work five days a week. Additional home study is essential.

Year 2 subjects Advanced Financial Accounting Advanced Taxation Management Accounting Integrated Accounting Systems

For more information: www.accountingtechnicianapprenticeship.ie/applicants/

AUCTIONEERING AND PROPERTY SERVICES DURATION

2 Years

CERTIFICATION Level 6

The two year National Auctioneering and Property Services Apprenticeship leads to an Advanced Level 6 Certificate in Property Services. Apprentices will be employed in auctioneering, estate agency, property management and property letting firms and will spend four days a week in the workplace and attend college one day per week. Workplace mentors and supervisors are in place to support apprentices through their training.

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Year 1 subjects Valuations 1&2 Estate Agency Skills Estate Agency Practice Marketing and Customer Service Economics for Property Services ICT for Property Services Professional Development Law for Property Services 1 Year 2 subjects Building Construction 1&2 Sales and Marketing Property Management 1&2 Law for Property Services 2 Professional Management Capstone


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BUTCHER DURATION

2 Years

CERTIFICATION Level 5

This is a two year Level 5 Apprenticeship delivered primarily ‘on-the-job’ by experienced craft butchers. Training is primarily ‘on-the-job’ but supported by ‘offthe-job’ learning in a training environment. To apply, you must meet the following entry requirements: • Have a level 3 major award or equivalent (must include a pass in Maths and English) or • Have a minimum of 12 months experience in a butchers’ or a trade related environment • Complete an Interview

Apprentice applicants must provide evidence of English language competence at B1. Non-EU applicants are subject to work permit regulations. To see current vacancies, see: www.craftbutchers.ie/jobs/ To find out more, contact Mayo, Sligo & Leitrim Education & Training Board on Tel. 071 915 9500

COMMIS CHEF DURATION

2 Years

CERTIFICATION Level 6 CAMPUS

Monavalley

The work of the commis chef is to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to carry out the core cooking tasks/ responsibilities within the kitchen section (e.g. starters, vegetables, sweets, meats and sauces) in order to work independently at this level. Progression to Chef De Partie is the next step on the culinary arts ladder for an accomplished commis.

The lead industry partner for this apprenticeship is the Irish Hotels Federation. The apprenticeship is co-ordinated by Kerry College and is delivered in a range of locations in Cavan and Monaghan ETB, City of Dublin ETB, Cork ETB, Galway and Roscommon ETB, Kerry ETB, and Limerick and Clare ETB (starting in Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim ETB shortly).

This new apprenticeship is a 2 year programme which involves 3 or 4 days per week on-the-job training, and 1 or 2 days per week off-the-job, depending on the time of year.

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ICT NETWORK ENGINEER DURATION

2 Years

CERTIFICATION Level 6

This is a two year Level 6 Apprenticeship for the ICT Sector. The primary role of a network engineer is to design, install, maintain and support communication networks within an organisation or between organisations. Skills and qualities required for this role include: • Logical thinking and creative approach to problem-solving • Maintains a productive, professional and safe work environment • Communicates effectively in a variety of situations • Analytical and problem-solving skills • Progresses allocated tasks in accordance with reporting and quality systems • Applies strong interpersonal skills when dealing with colleagues, customers and clients • Flexible attitude

• Ability to work independently and to take responsibility • A thorough approach to work • Passion for IT Network communication systems, hardware and cloud based systems are widely used across many sectors and potentially all sectors in a modern economy. Apprentices will spend the first 6 months in full-time training, the next 12 months working with their employer for 3 days per week with 2 days on college day-release and the final 6 months working with their employer 4 days per week with 1 day in college finalising their certification. To find out more email: ictap@fit.ie, tel. 01 882 5570 or see: www.fit.ie

ICT SOFTWARE DEVELOPER DURATION

2 Years

CERTIFICATION Level 6

This is a two year Level 6 Apprenticeship for the ICT Sector. An ICT Associate Professional Software Developer builds and tests high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers. Skills and qualities required for this role include: • Logical and creative thinking skills • Analytical and problem-solving skills • Maintains a productive, professional and safe work environment • Communicates effectively in a variety of situations • Records and reports information accurately to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders • Applies strong interpersonal skills when dealing with colleagues, customers and clients • Flexible attitude • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility

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• A thorough approach to work and commitment to quality • Passion for IT Apprentices will spend the first 6 months in full-time training, the next 12 months working with their employer for 3 days per week with 2 days on college day-release and the final 6 months working with their employer 4 days per week with 1 day in college finalising their certification. To find out more email: ictap@fit.ie, tel. 01 882 5570 or see: www.fit.ie


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ICT CYBERSECURITY DURATION

2 Years

CERTIFICATION Level 6

This is a two year Level 6 Apprenticeship which aims to provide a new talent pipeline for tech employers who have a need for cybersecurity specialists. The Cybersecurity Programme is designed for those who have recently completed second level education or mature learners who are seeking to retrain. Skills and qualities required for this role include: • Strong IT skills and knowledge including hardware, software and networks • Attention to detail • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of IT systems • A forensic approach to challenges

A deep understanding on how hackers work and ability to keep up with the fast pace of change in the criminal cyber-underworld Ability to seek out vulnerabilities in IT infrastructures Apprentices will spend the first 6 months in full-time training, the next 12 months working with their employer for 3 days per week with 2 days on college day-release and the final 6 months working with their employer 4 days per week with 1 day in college finalising their certification. To find out more email: ictap@fit.ie, tel. 01 882 5570 or see: www.fit.ie

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES ASSOCIATE DURATION

2 Years

CERTIFICATION Level 6

This is a two year Level 6 Higher Certificate in International Financial Services designed for candidates who want to start their career within the financial services industry. Develop skills that are key to working in International Financial Services such as regulation and compliance, products and services, client communications and relationships, systems and processes.

Assessment of off-the-job modules comprises a combination of continuous assessment and exams. On-the-job assessment is via an ongoing electronic portfolio of work-based evidence that is submitted in year 1 and in year 2. For further information: www.ifsapprenticeships.ie

Entrants get a two-year fixed term contract in an IFS organisation in a relevant role. The apprentices spend 80% of their time working in IFS companies and the remainder gaining specific IFS qualifications. This programme is structured over two academic calendar years. Off-the-job modules run over two 14 week semesters per academic year, while on-the-job modules are structured to run over the length each academic year.

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INSURANCE PRACTITIONER DURATION

2 Years

CERTIFICATION Level 7

The Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship is a Level 7 ‘earn and learn’ degree programme that combines on-the-job training with academic study. You’ll specialise in one of the core industry areas - underwriting, claims or direct client advice. You’ll learn about the business by completing projects and case studies.

You’ll study through a blend of online lectures, discussions and face-to-face group sessions - all during working hours. A mentor and supervisor will help you along the way. You’ll earn a salary and your academic training is government funded. For further information: www.earnandlearn.ie/insuranceapprenticeships

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN DURATION

2 Years

CERTIFICATION Level 6

This is a two year, earn while you learn Level 6 apprenticeship programme with an approved employer. It combines on-the-job training with academic study.

Apprentices will be recruited and begin study every January and September and will spend 3 days within industry and 2 days in academia.

A laboratory technician understands good manufacturing practice in the laboratory environment, carries out basic duties of a laboratory assistant, including glassware maintenance, sample collection and logging, ordering of chemicals and consumables, disposal of waste, daily calibration checks and archiving.

For further information contact orla.reynolds@ibec.ie

LOGISTICS ASSOCIATE DURATION

2 Years

CERTIFICATION Level 6

The Logistics Associate Apprenticeship is a two-year Level 6 Higher Certificate delivered by TU Dublin City School of Management, Aungier Street, and by Cork Institute of Technology. The Logistics Associate Apprenticeship involves acquiring the knowledge, skills and competencies to carry out the core tasks/responsibilities within the warehousing, freight forwarding, transport and logistics sector in order to support

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business needs and develop skills to prepare for future career opportunities. It involves four days per week on-the-job, and one day per week off-the-job in college. On successful completion of the Logistics Associate apprenticeship the apprentice is awarded a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Logistics. For further information contact Anna Gorecka on 01 844 7516 or email: agorecka@laa.ie


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MANUFACTURING TECHNICIAN DURATION

2 Years

CERTIFICATION Level 6

This apprenticeship is a two year Level 6 programme which provides a technical support function for manufacturing operations, including troubleshooting equipment and process issues, validation and qualification activities of the manufacturing site through the creation and support of necessary validation documentation for equipment, process and product release.

On successful completion of the Manufacturing Technology apprenticeship the apprentice is awarded a Higher Certificate Engineering (Level 6) Manufacturing Engineering. Register your interest at www.manufacturingapprenticeships.ie For further information contact: denise.carthy@ibec.ie or tel. 01 605 1727

It involves two 15-week blocks of off-the-job training iand the remaining 70% of time training on-the-job.

WIND TURBINE MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN DURATION

3 Years

CERTIFICATION Level 6 CAMPUS

Monavalley

In response to a clear industry need, Kerry College are now developing a 3 year in Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship. This is designed to provide the growing renewable energy sector with qualified wind turbine technicians who have the knowledge, skills and competencies to undertake a range of tasks associated with the maintenance of large scale commercial wind turbines.

COMING SOON

They will learn how to work independently and in teams, climb and carry out work at heights, competently carry out rescue procedures for wind turbines, inspect and diagnose faults, and perform minor and major repairs and component changes on these systems. No electrical or mechanical trade qualification is required to apply but like all apprenticeships - you must secure employment with a SOLAS approved employer and satisfy all other entry criteria.

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QUALIFICATION FRAMEWORK

The qualification frameworks describe the qualifications of an education system and how they interlink. These frameworks also show how learners can move from one qualification, or qualification level, to another within a system. Over 150 countries are now developing, or have developed, a national qualifications framework. THE IRISH NATIONAL FRAMEWORK OF QUALIFICATIONS (NFQ)

The Irish NFQ was established in 2003. The NFQ is a framework through which all learning achievements may be measured and related to each other in a coherent way. Qualifications are organised within the NFQ based on their level of knowledge, skill and competence. There are many different types and sizes of qualifications included in the NFQ and because all qualifications included in the NFQ are quality assured, you can have confidence that they will be recognised at home and abroad. Find out more at www.qqi.ie

QUALITY AND QUALIFICATIONS IRELAND (QQI)

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) has responsibility to develop, promote and maintain the Irish NFQ. QQI also facilitates the recognition of foreign qualifications. Find out more at www.qqi.ie

THE EUROPEAN QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK (EQF)

The EQF is an overarching framework that links the qualifications frameworks of different European countries together. It covers qualifications at all levels and in all sub-systems of education and training (general and adult education, vocational education and training as well as higher education). The EQF supports individual mobility and lifelong learning, helping those moving from one country to another to work, or to continue their education or training. Find out more on the EFQ by visiting Learning Opportunities and Qualifications in Europe http://ec.europa.eu/ploteus/en.

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All L5 & L6 courses for progression at Kerry College may be used to accumulate points to progress the third level. The maximum points you can achieve is 390. Advanced Year 2 entry to third level is in place for a number of programmes.

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OPEN WEEK

MONDAY 2nd - FRIDAY 6th MARCH

School Leaver? Career Changer? Job Seeker? Want to start or re/start? Visit our 4 campus locations, experience our course offerings, chat with our Instructors/Teachers/Tutors and support teams and have your questions on our full-time, part-time and apprenticeship programmes answered. Tours, Guest Talks and Demonstrations taking place at all campuses across the week.

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openweek@kerrycollege.ie | 066 714 96 96

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