Kerry ETB
Kerry ETB

Principles of Hygiene and the Use of PPE

Upskilling frontline staff on hygiene and correct use of personal protective equipment.

Unique to Kerry College Online Skills to Advance Business Support Unit

Course Overview

This Skills to Advance programme is developed by Kerry College in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The training is targeted at frontline staff who work in the services sector.

The programme is not assessed and no credits apply.



Training Focus

  • Through practical demonstration, you will learn correct hygiene techniques including correct protocol for the donning and doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Explain the importance of good personal skin hygiene and efficient hand washing - including the correct use of alcohol hand sanitiser gels.
  • Analyse key cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation standards in the prevention and control of infection.
  • Demonstration on the use of PPE, including gloves, face masks, visors and fluid repellent aprons.

Fee Information

This is a free Skills to Advance course. Certain eligibility criteria will apply.
Courses are offered subject to demand. Limited places available on certain courses.



Call Claire 066 714 96 90 or get in touch by email:

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 Caroline on our Part-time courses team at Monavalley on 066-7149600 or Stephen on our Part-time courses team in Listowel on 067-21023.

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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