Kerry ETB
Kerry ETB
Kerry ETB

Applying for a Course

Kerry College offers a range of full-time and part-time programmes in 4 campus locations across County Kerry.

Our full-time courses are split into 2 categories - employment-focused and progression-focused.

Our part-time courses start in January and September each year and run during the week, on Saturdays and online.

Our Monavalley Campus is the home of Apprenticeship in Kerry and we deliver Phase 2 training in a range of apprenticehisp here.

Our progression-focused courses are full time programmes run from September to May each year. They provide you with the time and opporunity to explore a role or sector -prior to committing to a third level course of study.

You can achieve up to 390 points on our courses for progression which you can in turn use to access a range of third level courses.

Kerry College has agreements in place with many Institutes of Technologies and Universities to allow our students to progress to study there.

You'll need to work hard though, achieving a full range of distinctions is often a requirement to progress.

Our employment-focused courses are full-time programmes focused on building knowledge, skill and ability and essential qualifications to enter the jobs market.

Most have integrated work practice and/or industry placement. Many include unique, professional micro-certifications which further increase your employablility.

Our courses for employment are a great choice for those wishing to career change, reskill, upskill or start your career.

Applications for all full-time programmes should be made online - via the Kerry College website or www.fetchcourses.ie

Make sure you meet the minimum entry criteria for the coures you're applying for. 

Any queries, get in touch.

FETCH COURSES is the national application system for all FET course applications.

All new applicants must set up a free account on www.fetchcourses.ie. You must use this to apply for all further education and training progarmmes anywhere in Ireland.

For existing FETCH COURSES account holders, login and apply as before. 

You can reset your password using your email or mobile phone. When you do, make sure you keep it for future reference.

Bear in mind, FETCH uses your PPS number to identify you - so although you might be able to set up a second account - it won't work properly.

If you're still stuck, contact our Admissions team on 066-714 96 96

Specific entry criteria will vary depending on the course.

For most courses for employment, you must have completed a minimum of three years post-primary education or have a Junior Certificate. Some courses for employemt require that you are either 18+ or 21+ before applying. Check each course page for further details.

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 specific entry criteria, you may be called for an information interview to secure a place. 

Check you meet the entry criteria and apply online. 

Places are filled on a first come, first served basis so apply early. Please note that your place is not secured unless you pay the 130 euro registration fee.

Check you meet the entry criteria and apply online. 

Most courses for employment are recruited via 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, know the modules and the overall award, what you need to learn and how you plan to use your new skills.

In cases where there is high demand for a course, you need to do well at interview to make it onto the class-list.

Most courses for employment are recruited via 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, know the modules and the overall award, what you need to learn and how you plan to use your new skills.

In cases where there is high demand for a course, you need to do well at interview to make it onto the class-list.

Yes, you do. 

The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) is a ten-level system (1–10) giving an academic or vocational value to qualifications obtained in Ireland.

Kerry College offers programmes at Levels 5 and 6 but also a range of industry-recognised professional certifications.

In adddion, we also offer a number of pathway courses at Level 4.

A Minor award is commonly referred to as a module - but also as a component certificate or a certificate of unit credit.

These single 'modules' may be completed and certificated individually. All minor awards are linked to a major award which allows learners to collect and build their minor awards and work towards gaining a major award. 

A Major award is a significant achievement and usually comprises of 8 minor awards or modules.

Gaining a major award allows progression to a range of third level programmes or qualifies you for an entry level job where you can build on your qualification with experience.

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