Kerry College Announce Exclusive Partnership With Learning Waves for Upcoming Digital Journalism, Podcasting & Radio Course

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Kerry College has announced an exclusive new partnership with Learning Waves for their upcoming course in Digital Journalism, Podcasting & Radio, which is run in collaboration with Radio Kerry.


Learning Waves is an award winning training & networking organisation that supports staff in the Independent Radio Sector in Ireland to develop their skillsets and careers. The network is funded by all of the radio stations in the Independent Radio sector in Ireland along with Skillnet Ireland. 


Learning Waves training is only available to staff working in the sector and is a membership based organisation. With this partnership – all learners on the upcoming Digital Journalism, Podcasting & Radio at Kerry College will have exclusive access to range of training and career supports from Learning Waves – the only college in the country to have this in place. There are also a range of industry networking opportunities as part of this partnership.


Kerry College Announce Exclusive Partnership With Learning Waves for Upcoming Digital Journalism, Podcasting & Radio Course


John Herlihy, Assistant Manager of Kerry College:


” For the past 18 years, this course has been one of a kind –  run in collaboration with a live commercial radio station in Radio Kerry. This link up offers unique access to on-the-job training experiences in live sports coverage, outside broadcasts, programme and news teams. This new partnership between Learning Waves further enhances this training experience. Now, budding journalists, podcasters and radio presenters and producers can access a range of exclusive training  and learn, develop and network alongside future industry peers.” 


Teresa Hanratty, Network Manager, Learning Waves:


“This partnership with Kerry College will allow Learning Waves to continue to support the Independent Radio Sector in its search for talent across a range of roles including, journalism, digital media presenters and podcasters.  It will provide students with unique access to specific industry training while at the same time giving them the opportunity to network across the sector.  It will open opportunities for the sector and Kerry College to enhance the offerings to students while at the same time providing a pipeline of talent to the sector.  Learning Waves is excited about the partnership and is looking forward to working with Kerry College and Radio Kerry over the coming months.”  


Fiona Stack, General Manager, Radio Kerry :


“Radio Kerry is very grateful to the Board of Learning Waves for approving this unique access to industry standard courses for Kerry College students while still training. It is recognition of the reputation of the course and the workplace readiness of past students. The partnership will give students networking opportunities with industry practitioners and shows vision by Kerry College in opening as many opportunities as possible to them.”


Digital Journalism, Podcasting & Radio is a full-time 12 month programme, unique to Kerry College and runs between the Radio Kerry Broadcast Studios in Tralee and the Digital Skills Centre Studios at Monavalley Campus. 


No registration fees, tuition fees, examination fees, or certification fees are payable as the programme is fully funded. Applicants may be eligible for a learner training allowance.


Minimum entry criteria apply and full details are available here:


Course recruitment interviews are taking place now and only 18 places are available – on a first come, first served basis.


For more information on the course, to get a call-back from the course instructors or on how to apply, contact Kerry College Admissions Office by telephone on 066 714 96 96 or by email:


About Kerry College

Kerry College is Ireland’s first and only integrated provider of Further Education and Training. We offer clear routes to employment, third level and apprenticeship. With five campuses to choose from and up to 180 courses across the board, there is something for everybody.

Let’s explore the future of you and unlock your potential!

Study, learn, explore and unlock your potential at campus locations that are connected to the local communities with instructors, teachers, tutors and support staff that keep you focused, on-track and happy.

Prospective learners/students may follow their chosen Further Education and Training course at one of our five campus locations:

  • Clash Road Campus– offers 50 courses for progression and employment in a variety of fields of learning. Our Clash Road Campus has a long and storied history of achievement in further education and training in County Kerry. Located on the Killarney side of Tralee town at Clash Road, just beyond the railway gates – 40 full-time courses for progression and employment are based here. The new Kerry College of Beauty is also located on this campus.
  • Denny Street Campus– a new addition to Tralee Town Centre, all social care and nursing programmes are delivered here. Kerry College’s new town centre campus is located in a striking Georgian building on Denny Street – Tralee’s most elegant thoroughfare. It bears the name of Edward Denny who was granted the town by Queen Elizabeth some years after a local revolt which resulted in Tralee and its Great Castle razed to the ground. Denny Street itself was completed in 1826 on the site of the Castle.
  • Listowel Campus– a key further education and training hub for North Kerry. It is home to a range of courses for progression and employment. Listowel – heritage town, market town and literary hub of North Kerry on the banks of the River Feale, has a long history dating back to the 14th century. Home to the Fitzmaurice clan, the town was built around Listowel Castle, St. John’s Church and its Market Square.
  • Monavalley Campus– offers 80 courses for progression and employment. All Kerry based Phase 2 apprenticeships are run at this campus. The Monavalley Campus is known to generations of people from Kerry and beyond for its excellence in apprenticeship and skills training which goes back to the founding of AnCo in the 1960s.
  • National Outdoor Education and Training Campus – Located at Cappanalea just outside Killorglin, this Kerry College campus is home to the National Centre for Outdoor Education and Training. Programmes offered here focus on personal and professional development through the medium of adventure sports where students develop their hidden talents and skills. We use adventure education and outdoor / wilderness experiences to enhance the learning outcomes.


Why Us?

  • Unique

We run a range of innovative full-time and part-time programmes you won’t find anywhere else in Ireland.

  • Excellence

Many of our programmes are award-winning at regional, national and international level.

  • Experience

We have a strong track record in preparing students and apprentices for employment, further study or university progression.

  • Big & Friendly

Although we are 4000 strong (students and apprentices), each campus feels homely and friendly. That’s why Kerry College is the perfect first step away from home. Whether it’s an apprenticeship or a course that will take you further afield – you’ll feel safe, connected and happy here.

  • Tech Sector

Kerry is home to a cluster of large scale and small scale finance, science and technology companies. There’s so much innovation and endeavour.


Key Facts


You won’t have to worry too much about getting suitable, affordable accommodation in Kerry. It’s one of the big benefits of moving here or within the County to study.

Fees and Grants

Our courses for employment are free. If you can attend full time, you can apply for a place.

Despite not qualifying for funding or a grant, you may still get a travel payment (if you live more than 3 miles/5km away from the campus location) or an accommodation payment (if you live more than 20 miles/32km away from the campus location). Our courses for progression cost 130 euro.

At present, the travel or accommodation payment is not part of these courses. Kerry College has abolished all online application fees and is working to make Further Education & Training free for everyone in County Kerry.

Student Supports

If you are already on a qualifying DEASP payment, you can continue to receive this while on any of our courses for employment. You must complete and sign an F103 form and bring it with you on the first day of the course.

If you are attending a course for progression, you may qualify for a SUSI Grant (via or a Back to Education Allowance (via INTREO/DEASP). Enquire directly to SUSI or INTREO for further details. The NCS (National Childcare Scheme) is now in place and provides childcare supports for those on full-time education and training programmes. Full details can be found on the webpage.

Transport Links

No traffic jams. No tailbacks. No rush hour. An excellent community transport network called the Kerry Flyer which operates a range of routes that all stop at our campuses.


Apply now and explore the future of you!

Steven Galvin

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