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Advanced Irish – Listowel

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to communicate at an intermediate level in Irish.

Minor Award New for 2024

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Course overview

On completion of this programme applicants will have the knowledge, skill and competence to communicate at an intermediate level in the Irish in standard social, cultural and or work environments, operating independently while under general direction.

This course is scheduled to run in Listowel Campus, every Tuesday and Thursday evening, 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm for 10 weeks.

Please note: all Applicants must have competent written and spoken English (CEFR B1 or Higher).

What will I study ?

  • Display awareness of the society and culture of the target region or country, to include socio-cultural courtesies and customs, the political system and current affairs
  • Use standard vocabulary, to include everyday terms and topics and those related to familiar areas of interest and or work
  • Use the conventions of grammar and syntax to produce simple connected sentences in a range of social and or work-related contexts, to include situations likely to arise when travelling in an area where the target language is spoken
  • Use the appropriate courtesies and conventions in oral, aural and written communications, to include formal correspondence, making and receiving telephone calls, and providing or using local services
  • Use reading skills to gather information from a range of social/cultural and or work-related documents, to include articles, advertisements, signs, health and safety information, regulations, letters, emails, faxes, invoices, forms, websites, and other mobile and electronic communications
  • Use writing skills to send and deal with a range of formal and informal correspondence, to include a curriculum vitae (CV), letters, invoices, order forms, emails, text and fax messages
  • Summarise, both orally and in writing, essential points from formal/informal discussions, to include presentations and meetings
  • Exchange information in a range of formal and informal contexts, to include greeting, taking leave, describing experiences and events, hopes and ambitions, reasons and explanations for opinions and plans, getting things done, repairing a breakdown in communication
  • Exchange technical information, to include descriptions of a product or service, location of a service or organisation, facilities and equipment, dealing with complaints and communication typical of a job interview.

What are the entry requirements?

  • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 4 when accessing a Level 5 programme.
  • Mature applicants with relevant life and work experience.
  • Must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
  • Must be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

Fee Information

There is a fee of €200 for this course.

A fee exemption is in place for applicants in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment.  You can check your fee exemption eligibility with Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), INTREO or your Local Employment Service (LES) office.

What's the certification?

QQI Level 3 Minor Award Certificate in Irish (5N1631)

Still have questions?

Contact our Kerry College Admissions Offices – Tralee on 066 714 9696, Killarney on 064 662 2593 or [email protected]

Part-time Courses - FAQs

FET is short for Further Education & Training. Kerry College is an integrated college of FET. This means we do both progression-focused further education programmes and a range of employment-focused skills training programmes.

We enroll twice each year - January and September.

Part-time programmes run on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings, and increasingly online.

This depends on the course you choose. 

Some courses have long waiting lists, others - not so much. Places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so the best advice we can offer is to apply in plenty of time.

We enroll over 1000 applicants to our part-time courses each year - so it's always busy.

As places are offered based on the date of application, our team could be working their way down through the list.

That said, always check.

You can call Mary on our Part-time courses team at 066-7149696.

Although all of our part-time courses are fee-paying, we do have a DEASP Fee Waiver in place for those in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. 

This is subject to a waiting list and demand for course places.

Most part-time courses run at Kerry College are Minor awards.

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 that allows learners to collect and build their minor awards and work towards gaining a major award.

Applications for all part-time programmes should be made online - via the Kerry College website or

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

All new applicants must set up a free account on 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

No, aside from the DEASP Fee Waiver, all part-time courses are fee-paying.

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