Hundreds Attend Events At Kerry College Of Further Education

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Emma Hayes, graduate of the Office Administration course at KCFE telling her graduate success story to listeners on Radio Kerry at the Kerry College of Further Education open day on Thursday.

TWO events at the Kerry College of Further Education drew impressive attendances showing the appeal of the courses on offer at their Clash premises.

First of all an information evening was held for parents of school leavers on Wednesday, while on Thursday they held an open day.

“It was our first time running an Information Evening for Parents of School Leavers and it was refreshing to see the interest by parents in options outside the Leaving Cert points system,” said Assistant Principal, Mary Murphy.

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“Feedback from parents was very positive and parents were particularly impressed with the range of programmes on offer.  They very much appreciated being informed of how the further education programmes here at KCFE can allow students to access very high point courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology which may otherwise prove difficult to secure if dependent on performance in the traditional leaving cert,” she added.

The Open Day meanwhile was by far the most well attended one they have ever held with the place a hive of activity with the Spinnies from Spin South West and Radio Kerry’s Brendan Fuller with his live Outside Broadcast on the Afternoon Show.

Beauty Therapy students performing manicure treatments at the KCFE open day.

“Most secondary schools in the county supported the event with bus loads of school leavers arriving throughout the day to learn all about the exciting range of options, view the facilities and explore the workshops.  Overall, hundreds passed through in what was a day that evidenced massive demand for post leaving cert courses in Kerry,” said Mary Murphy.

Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal and the management team at the college wish to thank all who made it a very successful event but in particular to all those who attended.

The college prospectus is available from the college office on 066 7121741 and applications for courses are now being taken online at

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