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Q. How do I apply?

You can Apply Online to Kerry College of Further Education for 2018/2019. Online applications for the next academic year will open in February 2018.

Please note: Photo and email are mandatory and course fees are currently being reviewed. A valid email address and mobile number must be used as correspondence will be made via email.

Q. Login for Registered Students?

Registered Students September 2017-May 2018 Login

Registered Students September 2016-May 2017 Login

Registered Students September 2015-May 2016 Login

Registered Students September 2014 - May 2015 Login

Registered Students September 2013 - May 2014 Login

Q. I do not have a credit card?

You may go to and acquire a prepay credit card (free). Or visit your local post office.

What Are the Course Fees?

Application Fee: €10 (non-refundable)

Registration Fee: €150

Government Levy: €200

PLEASE NOTE: Exemptions of certain fees with a valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for SUSI Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance.

Q. What is the PLC Student Contribution/Government Levy?

Budget 2011 provided for a reduction in non-pay capitation rates (including the enhanced PLC capitation grant) as well as the introduction of a €200 annual PLC programme participant contribution. This circular sets out the new enhanced capitation rates and the operating arrangements for the PLC programme participant contribution.

The rate changes apply from 1 January 2011 and PLC programme participant contribution arrangements will apply with effect from the 2011/2012 academic year.

Q. What is the entry/age requirement?

The PLC Programme caters for those who:

  • Have completed senior cycle education, or be 18 years of age and require further vocational education and training to enhance their prospects of employment or progression to other studies
  • Are adults returning to education who may not have completed the senior cycle but are deemed by the provider to have the necessary competencies and capacity to undertake the programme
  • Participants may not repeat a programme
  • Full fees apply no matter how many minor awards are undertaken in an academic year
  • Academic entry requirements should be appropriate to the award being offered and may include the Established Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP), Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA), FETAC Level 4 or equivalent

Q. Letters of registration/attendance

Letters of registration/attendance will be issued during the month of September. Please retain a copy as a fee may be incurred if a re-issue is required. (There is a 10 working day return on letters). Letters will only be issued on full payment of registration 7 student services fees.

Q. Stamping of social welfare/medical forms etc

Forms requiring official KCFE stamp should be posted to the Administrative Office with a stamped addressed envelope included. This form will be returned to the name shown.

Alternatively the form can be left in the box provided outside the Administrative Office including the stamped addressed envelope for return of same. Forms will not be processed without the inclusion of the SAE.

Q. Access to Further Education

Please refer to The Further Education Progression Structure.

Q. What are the fees and how do I pay?

Payments must be made online.

Q. I have a medical card. What do I pay?

Your medical card covers certification fees and the PLC government contribution only. Registration fee, student services and materials fee where applicable are paid by all students.

Q. Are the fees refundable if I do not commence a course?

Please refer to our fees and refund policy.

Q. How will I know if my application has been received?

You will receive an automated response via email.

Q. When do I register?

Registration takes place in September and you will be notified by post/email.

Q. I want to change my details. What do I do?

Inform your programme coordinator.

Q. When do I get my timetable?

Classes are scheduled from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday. Timetables are available from September (which are subject to change).

Q. I’m unemployed, do I pay fees, are there any reductions?

Contact your local Employment Exchange.

Q. How do I apply for the grant?

Contact Student Universal Support Ireland SUSI -

Q. I did not get my grant. What do I do?

Grant payments are made directly to your account by Student Universal Support Ireland SUSI .

Q. Is my course fee refundable on receipt of grant?


Q. Does the grant pay my registration/course fees?


Q. I have completed a QQI/FETAC course previously and am exempt from some modules. What do I do?

You need to contact your class tutor upon commencement of your course.

Q. When are the holidays?

Holidays are outlined on the Department of Education and Skills website.

Q. If I'm out sick what do I do?

Your programme coordinator should be informed. Doctors' certificates must be forwarded to your coordinator.

Q. When are my assignments due?

Assessment schedules will be available for all students in September. Your tutor will notify you of your assignments. Assignments for tutors must be given to your tutor directly.

Q. How do I arrange to see the guidance counsellor?

There is a drop-in careers service available to all students from 11 am to 1 pm from Tuesday to Friday, no appointment is necessary. This service is for quick queries for up to 15 minutes.

Q. I want to withdraw. What do I do?

You need to contact your coordinator or career guidance if you wish to withdraw. An early form will need to be completed.

Q. What are the office hours for students enrolled at KCFE?

9 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm.

Forms for stamping or signing should be placed in the box outside the Administration Office in a stamped self-addressed envelope for processing.



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