North Kerry College of Further Education – formerly Listowel Community College – is the largest provider of Post-Leaving Certificate education in North Kerry and West Limerick.
The college provides a range of accredited courses at Level 5 and 6. Whether you want to be a nurse, childcare worker, scientist, sports coach, web designer, hairdresser, artist etc. the college will provide a course that will start you on your way. It offers practical training, giving you useful, adaptable skills.
“The College has forged a reputation of providing quality graduates for local industry and further study at third level. 25 full time programmes at levels 5 and 6 are available at North Kerry College of Further Education,” said Principal, Stephen Goulding.
The courses provided includes: Office Administration for Business; Business with Marketing/Administration; Legal Secretary; Medical Secretary; Business and Computing; Hairdressing; Hairdressing and Cosmetics; Hairdressing Advanced City & Guilds; Nursing; Childcare; Pre University Arts; Sport and Recreation; Animal Care and Grooming; Engineering; Theatre Studies; Art; Craft and Design; Pharmacy Studies and many more.
Why Study at North Kerry College of Further Education?
“We are a rapidly expanding college ideally located to serve the North Kerry and West Limerick region and wider areas in close proximity to the University of Limerick and the Institute of Technology Tralee,” said Mr. Goulding.
“We have close links with all third level institutions and many of our students progress to certificate and degree courses on their third level programmes.
“Excellent results are achieved by learners. Over 90% of those who achieve a full award with us get offers and progress to third level.
“Students can apply for Maintenance Grants and anyone in receipt of Social Welfare Payments can avail of financial assistance through the VTOS or Return to Education programmes.”
Needs of Students
“Our courses are constantly being revised to ensure that they meet the needs of students in terms of personal development and job opportunities.
“We have a dedicated staff, who are highly qualified in their fields, concerned for learner welfare and interested in seeing students progress.
“Courses are designed to enhance your career prospects, with strong links to local business/industry/commerce.
Support for Mature Applicants
“Progression opportunities are available to a wide variety of third level courses at institutions across the country through the Higher Education Links Scheme.
“We are building links with partner colleges in the UK which give learners opportunities to complete their degree in nursing and many other areas if a place cannot be accessed in Ireland
“Learners of all ages are catered for and our track record in supporting mature applicants with the transition involved in returning to study is very strong. Our college has a friendly atmosphere, with relatively small class groups providing a unique learning experience.
Full Disability and Access Service
“A Guidance Counsellor service is available to support you in your learning and future career choices or progression to further studies. We have a full disability and access service.
“Students can apply for Maintenance Grants and anyone in receipt of social welfare payments can avail of financial assistance through the VTOS or Return to Education programmes.
“All of our programmes are Quality Assured courses leading to QQI National certification.
Only Hairdressing Award College
North Kerry College is the only one in Kerry and West Limerick offering four awards in hairdressing over two years.
The hairdressing department had a wonderful turnout for the launch of the state of the art centre of excellence on Tuesday, April 5th.
People from as far as Dingle, Killorglin, Limerick and all parts of Kerry were represented with a turnout of over 300 hundred on the night.
New Programme of Awards
The hairdressing department launched their new programme, which includes the following four awards: QQI Hairdressing Level 5, Junior and Senior Trade Certification, Level 3 Diploma in City and Guilds, Level 2 Certificate in Barbering.
Management and staff at the college are very thankful for the support of past, current and future employers and sponsors who were there on the night.
Over twenty hairdressers demonstrated their skills and amazing Avant Gard creations on over thirty models.
Range of Styles
The audience was treated to refreshments and viewing of Classic/ Vintage/ Bridal and Holy Communion styles, which was hugely enjoyed.
“It was an amazing event for all concerned and was a great event to showcase the skills of the current students with state of the art facilities,” said college hairdressing teacher, Michelle Roche.
“The establishment of SOLAS, the restructuring of the Further Education and Training Sector and ongoing developments at North Kerry College provides tremendous opportunities for development and expansion in the years ahead, “ said Principal Goulding as he looks forward to the development and further expansion of provisions at the college in the years ahead.
Enquiries to North Kerry College of Further Education at 068 21023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – or click on the link here: http://www.northkerrycollege.ie/news-view.php?news_id=1301