Am I entitled to any allowances while attending a full-time training course?

Participants on full-time courses may be eligible for different allowances. These include training, travel and accommodation allowances. The training allowance is not paid in addition to your social welfare payment but is substituted for it while you are participating on a full-time course. Please refer to the following links for details of these allowances: Training, Travel, Accommodation and Meals. It is important to read the ‘notes’ sections under each of the allowances for conditions/applications. Accommodation allowances are subject to approval from the training centre manager.

What are the entry requirements for the courses?

Course entry requirements vary from course to course depending on the type of course and level of certification on offer. The individual course profiles list the entry requirements for each course. Refer to the course profiles on this website.

How much do the full-time courses cost?

There are no course fees for any of our full-time courses.

Do I have to be unemployed to apply for a course?

Kerry ETB Training Centre specialises in training people for employment. We offer an extensive range of training programmes for people who wish to enter, re-enter or progress within the jobs market. You do not have to be in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection but you must be available for full time training to avail of a full-time course.

What are the course hours for Kerry ETB Training Centre full-time courses?

Training Centre based course hours are: 8.30 am to 3.45pm Monday to Thursday and 8:30am to12:45pm on Friday.
Start and finish time may be adjusted to 9.00 am to 4.15 pm Monday – Thursday and 9.00 am to 1.15 pm on Friday depending on operational requirements.