The North Kerry College of Further Education Open Day is on the coming Wednesday March 8th between 1pm-7pm.
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 & 6.
Principal, Stephen Goulding explained the ethos of the college and what potential students can expect to achieve by enrolling on one of its courses:
“Whether you want to be a nurse, childcare worker, a scientist, a sports coach, a web designer, a hairdresser or an artist – we have a course that will start you on your way.
“We offer practical training, giving you useful, adaptable skills.
“A total of 91% of last year’s graduates received a full award and have progressed to other further education colleges such as IT Tralee and UCC.”
“A total of 91% of last year’s graduates received a full award and have progressed to other further education colleges such as IT Tralee and UCC. Many others from the Healthcare, Childcare and Hairdressing courses have gone directly to employment,” said Mr. Goulding.
The course provision includes: Office Administration for Business, Business with Marketing/Administration, Legal Secretary, Medical Secretary, Business& Computing
Hairdressing, Hairdressing & Cosmetics, Hairdressing Advanced City & Guilds, Nursing, Childcare, Pre University Arts & Sport and Recreation
Animal Care & Grooming, Engineering, Art, Craft and Design, Pharmacy Studies & 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.
“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.
Meeting the 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.
Progression opportunities are available to a wide variety of third level courses at institutions across the country through the Higher Education Links Scheme.
Partner Colleges in the UK
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.
A Guidance Counsellor service is available to support you in your learning and future career choices or progression to further studies.
Social Welfare Payments
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. All our courses are advertised on Facebook also,” said Mr. Goulding.
Brochures are available directly from the college on 068 21023 or through the college website: www.northkerrycollege.ie.
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