North Kerry College of Further Education Open Day


North Kerry College of Further Education (formerly Listowel Community College) is the largest provider of Post-Leaving Certificate education in North Kerry & Limerick West. The college provides a range of accredited courses at Level 5 & 6. Whether you want to be a nurse, childcare worker, scientist, sports coach, web designer, hairdresser, artist etc. we have a course that will start you on your way. We offer practical training, giving you useful, adaptable skills.

Stephen Goulding Principal said “91% of last year’s graduates received a full award and have progressed to other further education colleges such as IT Tralee & UCC. Many others in the Healthcare, Childcare & Hairdressing have gone directly to

Course provision includes:
•        Office Administration for Business, Business with Marketing/Administration, Legal               Secretary, Medical Secretary, Business& Computing.
•        Hairdressing, Hairdressing & Cosmetics, Hairdressing Advanced City & Guilds,                      Nursing, Childcare, Pre University Arts & Sport and Recreation.
•        Animal Care & Grooming, Engineering, Art, Craft and Design, Pharmacy Studies                 & many more.

Why Study at North Kerry College of Further Education?
We are a rapidly expanding college ideally located to serve the North Kerry & West Limerick region and wider areas in close proximity to the University of Limerick and the Institute of technology Tralee. We have close links with all third level institutions and many of our students progress to certificate and degree courses on their third level programmes.
Excellent results are achieved by learners.
Our courses are constantly being revised to ensure that they meet the needs of
students in terms of personal development and job opportunities.
We have a dedicated staff, who are highly qualified in their fields, concerned for
learner welfare and interested in seeing students progress.
Courses are designed to enhance your career prospects, with strong links to local business/industry/commerce.
Progression opportunities are available to a wide variety of third level courses at
institutions across the country through the Higher Education Links Scheme.
We are building links with partner colleges in the UK which give learners opportunities to complete their degree in nursing, and many other areas if a place cannot be accessed in Ireland.

Learners of all ages are catered for and our track record in supporting mature
applicants with the transition involved in returning to study is very strong. Our college has a friendly atmosphere, with relatively small class groups providing a unique
learning experience. A Guidance Counsellor service is available to support you in your learning and future career choices or progression to further studies. We have a full
disability and access service.

Students can apply for Maintenance Grants and anyone in receipt of social welfare payments can avail of financial assistance through the VTOS or Return to Education programmes. All of our programmes are Quality Assured courses leading to QQI National certification.

The College open day is Wednesday March 8th between 1pm-7pm.
Brochures are available directly from the college on 068 21023 or through our website
All our courses are advertised on Facebook also.