Progression and employment at North Kerry College

At North Kerry College of Further Education, Listowel, our programmes are aimed at improving the employment prospects of learners and in providing progression routes to future education. Over 90 per cent of students achieved full certification last year. North Kerry College is part of the Kerry Education and Training Board.

The college has developed links with the Institute of Technology Tralee, University College Cork, Kerry ETB Training Centre and other courses in Ireland and the UK in providing a wide range of programmes and progression pathways.

Progression routes

Having completed a full QQI (formerly FETAC) level 5 programme of study a student can earn 390 CAO points for any University or Further Adult Education College.

Students who complete a full Level 5 QQI programme can gain entry into the business, Early Childhood Care and Education and other Level 8 degree programmes at the Institute of Technology, Tralee. 

Students who complete some Level 6 QQI programmes, to a specific level, may progress directly to second year in some Higher Education Degree Programmes.

Scholarships are awarded by North Kerry College to learners who progress to Higher Education or to Further Education. The college also provides City & Guilds courses plus the Department of Education junior and senior trades in Hairdressing.

Modern facilities

This campus offers modern classrooms, ICT rooms and canteen area creating that college feeling.

Parents who attend the College and who require child minding facilities are catered for by Listowel Family Resource Centre, Stokers Grove, John B. Keane Road, Listowel, and other facilities through the provision of reserved child minding places.

Study Skills Programmes are available to learners who are returning to full-time education and the college  reserves a place on the Board of Management for the elected representative of Adult Learners.

A Quality Assurance system is in place to maintain and improve the quality of the programmes in Further Education. 

Learning Supports are available for students who require additional assistance in meeting the demands of the QQI programmes and assessment procedures.

Work and play

Social activities such as field trips and social functions are seen as an important aspect of education and are organised throughout the year. 

The atmosphere in the College is based on partnership and respect between students and teachers and has regard to the different circumstances, interest and background of each individual.