New College Of Further Education And Training Announced For Kerry

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IT has been announced that from September 1, 2019,  further education and training provision in Kerry will be offered by one fully integrated college.

Kerry College of Further Education and Training will be the new name for KCFE, North Kerry College and the Kerry ETB Training Centre.

Kerry College of Further Education and Training will offer over 180 further education and training programmes in three newly defined areas: courses for employment, courses for progression to further education or higher education courses and apprenticeship.

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These courses are aligned to Level 5 and Level 6 on the National Qualifications Framework.

Kerry Education and Training Board CEO, Mr. Colm McEvoy stated, “the primary driver for a move to a single entity was to create a Further Education and Training brand for the County that is more easily identifiable and is recognised as an excellent education and training route for learners, students, parents, guardians, school guidance staff, employers and the wider public”.

Prospective learners/students may follow their chosen Further Education and Training course at one of the four campus locations currently in Tralee or Listowel.

Existing Kerry ETB centres in Tralee at Monavalley, Clash and Denny Street and Church Street, Listowel will be renamed as campus locations from September 1st 2019.

A key aspect of this development is the opening of a new marketing, promotions and recruitment unit in Tralee.

This office will manage the promotion and marketing of full-time Further Education and Training programmes to be delivered for Kerry College of Further Education and Training and from the autumn of 2019 onwards will also centrally process all applications and admissions.

A new website will be launched in November 2019 for Kerry College of Further Education and Training which will provide a single reference point for full-time Further Education and Training programmes across County Kerry.

For current applicants to KCFE, North Kerry College or Kerry ETB Training Centre to start education and training courses in September 2019 it is business as usual but with a new name.

All enrolment and course related queries should be directed to the relevant campus – Monavalley Campus (066) 7149 600 – Clash Campus on (066) 7121 741 and Listowel Campus on (068) 2102 3or via their existing websites or social channels.

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