Kerry ETB
Kerry ETB

Sanitation and Sterilisation (CIDESCO)

Study online to achieve this globally recognised Award from CIDESCO.

Unique to Kerry College New for 2020 Online Skills to Advance Business Support Unit

Course Overview

Having experienced the impact of COVID-19 on our industry over the past months, together with requests from our members, it became evident to Kerry College and CIDESCO International that our schools, salons, spas, students and members would benefit immensely by entering into a globally recognised Award in Sanitation and Sterilisation.

This is created to enhance personal and public hygiene procedures for our staff and client’s safety and security. CIDESCO have developed this Award together with a detailed Standard Operating Procedure to be offered to the global industry of beauty and spa therapists and managers.

Training Focus

  • Procedures and practices for personal and public hygiene
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Definition of terms used in hygiene and sterilization
  • Antiseptics and Disinfectants explained
  • Sterilisation and Sanitation procedures
  • Viruses, Fungi, and Bacteria explained
  • Implementing Standard Operating Procedures
  • Procedure for the best method to clean up a blood spill
  • Covid-19 industry-related topics

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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