Kerry ETB
Kerry ETB

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Updates

UPDATE: 25 SEPTEMBER, 6PM

Kerry College to continue on-campus activities from Monday

Kerry College would like to clarify that, as a provider of Further Education and Training (FET), the college is excluded from the request of NPHET to move all learning online for the next two weeks.

Although Higher Education institutions will move to online learning from Monday next, this does not apply to FET institutions like Kerry College.

Campus activities will resume as normal on Monday morning and continue until further notice.

All COVID related updates are posted at www.kerrycollege.ie/covid or via the college’s social media channels.

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UPDATE: 27 AUGUST, 12 NOON

KERRY COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING (Kerry College) has confirmed a start date for its courses for third level progression of Monday, 21st September.

The college has also clarified details about the learner experience in September.

Kerry College is planning for smaller, socially distanced class sizes with learners on-campus every week for full direct delivery.

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UPDATE: 18 AUGUST, 9AM

KERRY COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING (Kerry College) has confirmed a start date for its employment-focused courses of Monday, 31st August.

A wide range of employment-focused courses are due to start in the coming months. Applications are open and recruitment interviews have already commenced.

Kerry College is planning for smaller, socially distanced class sizes with learners on-campus every week for full direct delivery.

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UPDATE: 10 APRIL, 6PM

On Government advice,  all classes are postponed until further notice – subject to review. Our campus locations and Admissions Office remain closed.

Students, apprentices, and staff are asked to keep an eye on this page and to check their official Kerry College all-staff and student email and/or the email they used to register for the course as important closure related updates will be sent to these emails.

Kerry ETB and Kerry College are continuing to monitor the situation and will keep you informed of developments as they happen.

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UPDATE: 2 APRIL, 9:30AM

SAFE PASS RENEWAL NOTICE
In response to the Covid-19 emergency, contingency measures are now in place for expired Safe Pass cards which cannot be renewed. These cards will be deemed valid until further notice.

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UPDATE: 1 APRIL, 4PM

*** ATTENTION: APPLICANTS FOR IT SUPPORT TECHNICIAN COURSE ***
CompTIA has made their IT Fundamentals online course free only for the month of April. This is recommended study for those who wish to complete the CompTIA+ certification which is featured on our upcoming IT Support Technician course.

Providing evidence at the recruitment interview that applicants have completed this online course would be an advantage.

You can sign up for the course link:
https://certs.comptia.org/means_more/

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UPDATE: 1 APRIL, 10AM

NEW ONLINE COURSE IN INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL
Kerry College will offer an online course in Infection Prevention & Control in April. This is a QQI Level 5 certification that is suitable for healthcare workers who wish to upskill, employees from non-healthcare sectors, and members of the general public who feel this would be an important skillset to have. Participants have 2 weeks to complete the module and do assessments. Sign up here.

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UPDATE: 29 MARCH, 9AM

ADMISSIONS TEAM ARE HERE TO ANSWER YOUR QUERIES
Despite the uncertainly around course start dates and when we’ll all be able to return to normal, our Admissions Team is working remotely and available for queries. We suggest that applicants apply as normal for our courses as they often have limited capacity. For course-related queries, call 066-714 96 96 during office hours or email: info@kerrycollege.ie anytime.

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UPDATE: 26 MARCH, 8AM

Students and Apprentices at our Monavalley Campus will continue to receive their full basic pay for the duration of the COVID-19 closure. Make sure you stay in touch with your instructor/trainer and address any coursework related queries to them. For any other queries, email: monavalley@kerrycollege.ie

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UPDATE: 25 MARCH, 8AM

In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, all eCollege courses are temporarily being made available FREE of charge to over 16s.

See www.ecollege.ie for more.

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UPDATE: 24 MARCH, 5PM

Following An Taoiseach’s announcement today,  all classes are postponed until at least 19 April 2020 – subject to review. All campus locations and our Admissions Office are to remain closed.

Students, apprentices, and staff are asked to keep an eye on this page and to check their official Kerry College all-staff and student email and/or the email they used to register for the course as important course and closure related updates will be sent to these emails.

Kerry ETB and Kerry College are continuing to monitor the situation and will keep you informed of developments as they happen.

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UPDATE: 24 MARCH, 4PM

The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is increased from €203 per week to €350 per week. It is available to all employees and the self-employed who have lost their job due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

The payment also applies to students (and non-EU/EEA students) who have lost employment due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be in place for 12 weeks.

If you have been temporarily placed on a shorter working week, you may qualify for Short Time Work Support.

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UPDATE: 18 MARCH, 2PM

Are you an apprentice who is due to start your Phase 4 or Phase 6 on the 6th of April, 2020?

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