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Resources and Support for Learners

Funding and Resources for Teaching and Learning

Kerry ETB completes an annual Funding Allocation Request (FARR) to ensure that funding and resources are provided for teaching and learning.

Resources and Supports

Learner guidance, academic support and psychological support is provided to learners enrolled in Kerry ETB courses. College principals and Centre managers are responsible for providing information about learner support available to enrolled learners. Kerry ETB colleges receive a funding allocation to provide guidance and counselling sessions. Kerry Adult Guidance Service (KAGIS) provides learner guidance to those registered on courses at FET Centres.

Learning Support Centres at Kerry College Clash Campus support learner’s applications to the Higher Education Authority to fund assistive technology. Centre Managers are responsible for ensuring that arrangements are made to fund assistive technology for learners with special education needs on courses other than PLC courses. Learning support; modelled on the type of support provided in the Learning Support Centres, is now in place for Apprenticeship Programmes. The following resources which focus on improving literacy and maths skills were developed and published in 2017:

The Further Education Support Services (FESS) developed an Academic Writing Handbook and a Referencing Handbook for learners in the Further Education and Training Sector. These provide guidance on writing and referencing.

Kerry ETB recognises the value of actively assisting learners to maintain their mental wellbeing. Within each centre, and for each course, a designated person is assigned responsibility to address learner concerns on a case by case basis. In addition, the Psychological Support Service is available to students in Youthreach centres. The Psychological Support Service responds to critical incidents that occur within the Kerry ETB FET provision.

Kerry ETB hopes that each learner will have a learning experience that is enriching and rewarding. Kerry ETB has developed a Learner Handbook to give advice and information to help learners get the most from their time studying with Kerry ETB. It contains information on Getting to know Kerry ETB, Getting Ready for Learning, Getting Ready for Assessment and Getting to Know the Value of Your Qualification. It is for learners who are starting and attending courses in Kerry ETB centres, colleges and programmes or courses.

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Guidelines 2021/2022

Technology is a feature of everyday teaching and learning that enhances classroom practice and self-directed activities. Engaging with technology will increase your digital competence and confidence for learning, living and working. These TEL Guidelines contain useful information and resources on how to engage safely and effectively with digital tools. The learner guidelines can be found here.

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