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Kerry College to hold information webinars for September courses

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Kerry College will hold a live information webinar event tomorrow (Thursday) at 7pm via Zoom and will also be streamed live on the Kerry College YouTube Channel.

The event will feature Kerry College staff Stephen Goulding, Ioseph Nestor, John Herlihy, Elaine O’Connor, Ann Doyle, Joanne Roche and Niamh O’Donovan.

Kerry College offers over 180 full-time courses across its campus locations in Tralee at Monavalley, Clash Road and Denny Street, in Killorglin, and in Listowel.

These courses include: Applied Science, Social Studies, Culinary Arts, Nursing, IT Support, Animation, Music, Computer Game Design, CAD, Engineering, Business, Medical and Office Administration, Healthcare, Pharmacy Sales, Physiotherapy, Outdoor Activity Instructor Training, Sports Nutrition, Pre-Teaching, Pre-Law and Pre-Garda Studies and Pre-PE Teaching amongst others.

New programmes added this year include Cybersecurity and Scuba Diving Instructor.
Places are filling fast across their range of programmes with some courses operating a waiting list. Kerry College offers apprenticeships, courses that link to employment, or courses that open up progression routes to third level.

Kerry College Admissions Officer Niamh O’Donovan is advising school leavers to apply now as there are limited places available on some courses.

“At present, the start date of September 20 remains in place for all of our progression focused courses," she said.

"A number of our courses are already oversubscribed with a wait-list in operation. We have limited spaces in our Business with Marketing/Administration, Medical Administration, Office Administration, Journalism, Computer Design, Sports Nutrition, Early Childhood Care and Education, Healthcare Support and Nursing Studies. Some of these courses will enable you to progress to third level education while others will set you up with job ready skills to move straight into the world of work.”

Kerry College Principal Stephen Goulding is encouraging people to sign up.

“Join us on the 16 at 7pm. Discover the wide variety of courses we offer, get expert advice from our team and hear what college life is like at Kerry College. Afterwards, participants will have the opportunity to arrange One-to-One Sessions where they can get information, advice and guidance from a member of the Kerry College team.”

Registration is free and essential via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ypH-wBP8Rkyk5unKUr6jQg

You can browse and sign up for all courses online: https://kerrycollege.ie/full-time-courses/.

For queries, contact the Admissions Office on 066 714 96 96 or info@kerrycollege.ie.

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Plan ahead for College Open Days

Niamh Dwyer is a Guidance Counsellor in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore. For more careers information see www.mycareerplan.ie or follow @mycareerplan on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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By Niamh Dwyer, Chairperson of the Kerry Branch of Guidance Counsellors
 

The College Open Day season for 2023 entrants starts in earnest in early October.

From then on, the Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) and Agricultural colleges will showcase what they have to offer to potential students. Further Education Colleges tend to host their open days from January onwards. Thankfully HEIs are back to hosting in-person open days but many are offering more specific information sessions on particular courses and departments virtually. College Open Days give students and parents a great chance to find out lots of interesting and detailed information about courses of interest and the many supports available, as well as giving the opportunity to get a feel for the college by availing of campus tours. You will find a complete list of the open days in the events sections of www.qualifax.ie and on www.careersportal.ie so take some time to make a list of the ones you want to attend.

Prepare and plan 

Do some basic research on the courses on offer. Check the entry requirements for each course of interest as you will need to meet these to be eligible to compete for a place on the course. Check out the modules and whether Erasmus or travel abroad options are available, as well as work placement. Don’t ignore a course or open day because you don’t expect to get enough points. You may do far better than you anticipate.
Have a good look at the college website – register for the open day in advance, download the schedule of talks and make note of the ones you want to attend. Make sure to download a map of the campus so you know exactly where to find the talks and presentations of interest. Jot down any questions you have as you will hopefully get a chance to talk to college staff and/or current students. Plan to arrive in plenty time as there are likely to be very large crowds attending. On the day, try to gather information about accommodation, clubs and societies and student supports. Many HEIs run talks for parents and on grants, HEAR (Higher Education Access Route) and DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) so check them out. Make sure to get contact details for any staff members which may be important later for follow-up questions.

Atmosphere

There is nothing like a College Open Day to give you a sense of what the campus feels like. Soak up the atmosphere and consider if the size of the campus is the best fit for you. Larger campuses can be intimidating for some students while exciting for others. Smaller campuses can feel more comfortable and manageable. You will know what feels right for you. Bear in mind that open days have a festival feel to them and regular college days are not always like that. This may be your only chance to visit the campus before you register there as a student so make the most of your day and enjoy it!

Niamh Dwyer is a Guidance Counsellor in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore. For more careers information see www.mycareerplan.ie or follow @mycareerplan on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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