From September 2019, all further education and training provision in Kerry will be offered by one fully integrated college. Kerry College of Further Education and Training will be the new name for KCFE, North Kerry College and the Kerry ETB Training Centre.
Kerry College of Further Education and Training will offer over 180 full and part time further education and training programmes in three newly defined areas: courses for employment, courses for progression to further education or higher education courses and apprenticeship. These courses are aligned to Level 5 and Level 6 on the National Qualifications Framework.
Prospective learners/students may follow their chosen Further Education and Training course at one of the four campus locations currently in Tralee or Listowel.
“Kerry College of Further Education and Training will offer over 180 full and part time further education and training programmes in three newly defined areas”
New admissions office and website
A key aspect of this development is the opening of a new Admissions Office in Tralee town centre. This office will manage the promotion and marketing of full-time Further Education and Training programmes and to centrally process all applications and admissions.
A new website will provide a single reference point for full-time Further Education and Training programmes across County Kerry.
Kerry College of Further Education and Training is established by Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB), the statutory provider of Education and Training in County Kerry spanning primary, post-primary and further education and training in the true sense of creating a lifelong and life-wide learning society in County Kerry.
The ETB has around 2,400 full time students, close to 1100 staff with provision to deliver in 33 schools and centres across county Kerry.