Night Classes

North Kerry College of Further Education are currently offering a variety of QQI (FETAC) Certified and Hobby Adult Education courses in the evening throughout the school calendar year. Courses run from the end of September to the middle of May on both Monday and Wednesday evenings between 7 pm and 9.30 pm.

Hobby Courses

 QQI Certified Courses

 

Enrolment

Enrolment for our nightclasses will be accepted through the college office on:

Telephone:   068 21023      Email:  info@northkerrycollege.ie

There is also enrolment nights in the college on:

Wednesday 13th September 7 - 9 pm

Monday 18th September 7-9 pm

Wednesday 20th September 7-9 pm

 Courses are in high demand so early booking is advisable. 

 For further information on our courses please contact our Director of Adult Education, Maria  Fitzgerald.

 Email:   maria.fitzgerald@colaistenariochta.ie      Tel:   086-0289958 or 068/21023


Introduction to Computers

Course Details

This course is ideal for complete beginners. This course introduces Word Processing, including basic typing skills, surfing the Internet & e-mail to the user. 

Tutor: Geraldine Collins 

Start Date:   25th September, 2017    

Duration:      8 Weeks                                       

Days:             Monday     

Time:             7 pm - 9 pm

FEE:               €100

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Introduction to Social Media

Course Details

Whether you run your own business, want to use social media as part of your job or would like to keep in contact with family abroad, this course will help you understand social platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest. Over the duration of the course, students will learn how to use the various social platforms fluently. Suitable for complete beginners, the class will have a practical focus - from setting up accounts, posting content and getting creative to using the platforms safely.

Tutor: Elaine O' Connor

Start Date:    27th September 2017     

Duration:      8 Weeks                                       

Days:            Wednesday

Time:            7pm - 9pm

FEE:               €100

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Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level Maths

Course Details

This class is aimed at people who are keen to revise a variety of mathematical theorems and questions with a view to sitting the Leaving Certificate Exam at Ordinary Level.  A different area will be the focus on a series of scheduled classes over 8 weeks. Class size minimum 13 - Maximum 15.

Tutor: Michelle Buckley

Start Date:   27th September 2017  

Duration:     8 Weeks                                       

Days:           Wednesday  

Time:           7pm - 9pm 

FEE:             €100   

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Conversational Spanish 

Course Details

This class is for people with an interest in learning to pick up enough of the language to be able to cope with everyday travel situations such as introducing yourself, booking accommodation, ordering a meal and using public transport.

The classes may be divided into two levels of learners, depending on the ability of participants.

Tutor: Maria Segade-Carou

Start Date:   25th September, 2017          

Duration:     8 Weeks                                     

Days:            Monday

Time:            7 pm - 8.30 pm

FEE:              €75 

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Irish Language

Course Details

Are you interested in improving your Irish Language? Do you need to support your children with their language confidence and homework? Then join our conversation Irish Classes. This practical and enjoyable course aims to motivate and inspire love for the Irish language.

Start Date:    27th September 2017     

Duration:      8 Weeks                                       

Days:             Wednesday

Time:             7 pm - 8.30 pm

FEE:               €75


 

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Digital Photography for Beginners

Course Details

On this course, you'll learn all about the types of cameras on the market and their advantages and disadvantages. Your camera settings will be discussed and how to use lighting and composition to take better photographs and most importantly, how to upload your photos onto a computer for storage. Participants should bring their own camera.

Tutor: Kevin Langan 

Start Date:   27th September, 2017

Duration:      8 Weeks                                        

Days:             Wednesday

Time:             7 pm - 9 pm

FEE:               €100

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Advanced Digital Photography Class: Portrait and Product 

Course Details

The Portrait and Photography class is a mentored based course aimed at those who want to improve their photography skills. The course is intended for people with a good understanding in the basic principles of camera exposure, who wish to develop new techniques in a creative group environment. 

Tutor: Pat Tobin

Start Date:    25th September 2017   

Duration:      8 Weeks                                      

Days:             Monday

Time:             7 pm - 9 pm

FEE:               €100

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Tai Chi

Course Details

Tai Chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th Century China, Tai Chi is today practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise.

Tutor: Amen Campbell

Start Date:    25th September 2017   

Duration:      8 Weeks                                       

Days:             Monday

Time:             7 pm - 9 pm

FEE:               €100

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Creative Writing

Course Details

This course is a supportive introduction to writing creatively for people of all levels of experience. We will explore the techniques used by writers to enhance their creativity and put them into practice so that the process of having an idea, picking up a pen and beginning to write becomes enjoyable and effortless. Participants may have the opportunity to bring their work to the group to be discussed in a friendly, positive environment.

Tutor: Noel King

Start Date:   25th September 2017  

Duration:      8 Weeks                                        

Days:             Monday

Time:             7 pm - 9 pm 

FEE:               €100 

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Starting your own Business - An Introduction to the Business Model

This course will focus on the entrepreneurial skills needed to start your own business, including setting achievable goals and drawing up a Business Plan. We will discuss the basics of the Irish Tax system and financial management. Research and marketing will be addressed including creating a profile of customers & competitors and creating a Marketing plan which includes advertising, packaging and branding. The skills needed to communicate effectively with your customers will also be addressed. 

Tutor: Suzanne Lynch

Start Date:    25th September 2017  

Duration:       8 Weeks                                        

Days:             Monday

Time:             7 pm - 9 pm 

FEE:               €100 

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Create your own Fascinator

Course Details

Special outfit needs that something extra? Create your own elegant, handmade fascinator and learn the skills needed to continue creating with Aoife Hannon, award winning milliner.

Tutor: Aoife Hannon

Start Date:    27th February 2017 

Duration:       6 Weeks                                        

Days:             Wednesday 

Time:             7 pm - 9 pm 

FEE:               €100 

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Zumba Dance Class

Course Details

Zumba is an aerobic dance fitness programme set to a high energy soundtrack. It incorporates energetic dance moves, lunges and squates to help you lose weight, gain fitness and enjoy yourself.

Start Date:    27th February 2017 

Duration:       8 Weeks                                        

Days:             Wednesday 

Time:             7 pm - 9 pm 

FEE:               €100 

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QQI Level 5 Healthcare - Care of the Older Person

Course Details

This component is the minimum requirement for those working as a healthcare assistant in the community setting. 

Learners who successfully complete this module will understand the aging process and be able to meet the full range of needs of the older person to enhance their quality of life in a variety of care settings. It is intended that this module will prepare those that seek employment in nursing homes or as healthcare assistants working for public or private home-care providers. It may also be of benefit to those caring for a family member in the home. 

For further information please call Lou Ann Hussey 087 6703687 or email the Director of Adult Education maria.fitzgerald@colaistenariochta.ie

Tutor: Lou Ann Hussey

Start Date:   27th September, 2017 - March 2018     

Duration:     60 Hours                                       

Days:            Wednesday

Time:            6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 

FEE:              €280 (an additional €20 will also be required for QQI Certification)

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QQI Level 6 Childcare - Supervision in Early Childhood Care 

Course Details

The course is aimed at Childcare staff who wish to gain an internationally recognised qualification and for those aiming to progress to supervisory management roles. 

On successful completion learners will be equipped with knowledge, skill and competence in the role of the supervisor in relation to management and motivational theory and practical supervision skills in a range of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) contexts.

For further information please email the Director of Adult Education maria.fitzgerald@colaistenariochta.ie

Tutor: Debra O' Regan

Start Date:   27th September 2017 - March 2018     

Duration:      60 Hours                                        

Days:            Wednesday

Time:            6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 

FEE:              €280 (an additional €20 will also be required for QQI Certification)

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QQI LEVEL 4 Security Course - Guarding Skills Training Course

Course Details

This is a Kerry ETB Training Outreach Programme and as such may be free to those in receipt of Social Welfare Payments.

Guarding Skills Training Course is mandatory in order to apply for a Basic Guarding Licence with the Private Security Authority (PSA). This course covers aspects of the sdkills knowledge and theory required by participants to prepare them for working as a security guard within a shop or patrolling factories, building sites etc. It is also the entry level qualification for cash-in-transit employees. 

Please contact the Kerry ETB Training Centre Tralee for further information or email the Director of Adult Education maria.fitzgerald@colaistenariochta.ie

Start Date:  27th September 2017 - January 2018     

Duration:     10 Weeks (30 Hourse)                                       

Days:            Wednesday

Time:            6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 

FEE:              €200

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Student Services

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