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 supports available to enrolled learners. Kerry ETB colleges receive a funding allocation to provide guidance and counselling sessions. Kerry Adult Guidance Service provides learner guidance to those registered on courses at FET Centres.
Learning Support Centres at Kerry College of Further Education and North Kerry College of Further Education 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:
- Kerry ETB Literacy Handbook for Commis Chef Apprenticeship Programme
- Maths for Commis Chef Apprenticeship
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 Kerry ETB FET provision.