Kerry ETB
Kerry ETB

Safe Stay for the Hospitality Sector

Keep guests and staff safe. Designed for the Hospitality Sector.

Unique to Kerry College Online Skills to Advance Business Support Unit

Course Overview

This programme will train hospitality employees in all departments to understand the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease; how it is transmitted; how to implement government guidelines; how to ensure proper hygiene measures are adhered to and how to communicate new protocol in relation to safe distancing measures with customers and guests.

The programme is not assessed and no credits apply.

This Skills to Advance Programme is developed by Kerry College in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.




Training Focus

  • Understand the terms specific to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Understand how Coronavirus (COVID-19) is transmitted.
  • Awareness of evolving national and international best practice in the prevention of the spread of the virus.
  • Demonstrate how best to apply these techniques in a hospitality setting.
  • Develop a practical understanding of the principles of Infection, Prevention and Control in a hospitality setting, specific to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Identify various types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Learn the proper use and disposal of PPE specific to the hospitality sector.
  • Know the standard precautions and practical skills to promote good hygiene measures (decontaminating equipment, disinfecting surfaces, sanitization of frequently used items, hand hygiene).
  • Be able to critically examine and manage business processes such as congestion, queuing and seating.

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.

Course Information Sheet


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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