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Safepass with Patio Laying and Groundworks

Work on construction sites without being a danger to yourself or others and learn the basics of laying a patio and basic ground working skills. Learners will undertake a one day Safepass course. Date to be advised.

New for 2023

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Course Overview

This course will provide the applicant with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to work safely on a construction site. They will also be able to lay a garden patio and complete basic groundwork tasks.

This course will take place on Monday and Tuesday for 10 weeks from 6.30 pm-9.30 pm

The 1 day Safepass course will take place on a Saturday

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


What will I study ?

  • Patio Laying to include Laying slabs, Flags and Paving bricks 
  • Kerb Laying 
  • Accident reporting and emergency procedures 
  • Accident prevention Health & hygiene Techniques for lifting & carrying 
  • Working safely at heights, underground services and overhead electric cables 
  • Using hand-held equipment, personal protective equipment, vehicles & mobile plant and excavations & confined spaces 
  • Health and safety at work regulations,

What is the certification?


What are the entry requirements?

  • Applicants must have reached the current statutory school leaving age
  • Applicants would also need to be able to work in the construction Industry

Still have questions?

Contact Caroline at Night Course Admissions on 066 714 9600 or Click Here to 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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