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From 2018, Killester College Science & Animal Science Students who meet The Entry Requirements for Sligo IT Science courses are guaranteed places! See

Sligo IT offers a range of excellent Science based courses e.g.

  • Environmental Science
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Human Nutrition
  • General Science
  • Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development
  • Health Science and Physical Activity
  • Forensic Investigation and Analysis
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Science

Killester College students can progress to Sligo IT upon successfully completing their studies in Dublin & meeting Sligo IT’s Entry Requirements.

Read about one of Killester College’s success stories.

Robert Hickey came to Killester College to start his studies in Science. Read below to see what he says about Killester College and then read the entire article in his own words.

After doing the leaving cert I then considered university, I had a good think about what I would actually enjoy studying for 4 years and where I could see myself working in the future. I enrolled into the Foundation Science Course at Killester College of Further Education with the intention of using this course as a spring board of getting me into a degree in Sports Science or Human Nutrition & Dietetics. By the time I finished my year at Killester my university preferences had changed somewhat, I really enjoyed the Biology aspect of the course at Killester that my first and second CAO choices were now Genetics and Biotechnology respectfully.


Shane Rock

It is with great sadness that the Killester College Community has learned of the death of our recent graduate Shane Rock. Shane was a wonderful young man, whose kindness and warmth touched all who met him. His passing is a great tragedy. We offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to Shane’s family and friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Rory O’Sullivan


Paul Condell Scholarship

The first Paul Condell scholarship was awarded to Ms Hayley Gilmore this week. The scheme provides that a Graduate of the Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education programme in Killester College of Further Education can secure advanced entry onto Saint Nicholas Montessori College Ireland (SNMCI) Level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Montessori Education without incurring programme fees.

Ian McKenna, Director, SNMCI stated:

“I am delighted to announce that the first recipient of the Paul Condell Scholarship is Hayley Gilmore. Halyley displayed commitment to the vision and ideal of this scheme. Paul’s core philosophy was that each person has a role to play within society and a key enabler is education. Paul was committed to inclusive education practice in every sense and I know that Hayley will do justice to the scholarship.”

Ian McKenna went on to say:

“I would like to thank the staff in Killester College of Further Education, where Paul spent many years. When I first raised this with Rory O’ Sullivan, Principal, I was delighted with the support from Rory and everybody within the college. I would like to thank in particular Joan Donelan, Career Guidance Counsellor and her colleagues in the Early Years Department, who have encouraged their students to participate in the scheme.”

The Paul Condell Scholarship will be available to the 2018 Level 6 Graduate in Early Childhood Care and Education in Killester College.

Date Published: 3 August 2017

Inaugural Employment Skills Awards Killester College

Clontarf Castle – 22 May 2017

Today saw four top students awarded excellence in Employment Skills Award, presented by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD and Killester Principal Rory O’Sullivan (also chair of DRSF) delighted to be supported by Dublin Regional Skills Manager Natasha Kinsella.

The Employment Skills award is a recognition of 14 categories for soft skills required by employers. Concept initiated by John Barry MD (Management Support Services a member of ISME) and endorsed by additional employers. To be considered for this award students had to be rated excellent in all 14 categories and 68 of all students achieved that score. Congratulations were expressed to all with four students acknowledged an awarded at the event by the Minister.

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FET City 2017

CDETB is bringing together all of its Further Education and Training Colleges into one venue for an exciting demonstration of what we can do on Tuesday 7th February.

This Further Education and Training (FET) EXPO will make students aware of the 400 excellent PLC options that are available to them at Level 5 and 6 across the city of Dublin.

This FET CITY EXPO will take place in Liberties College, D 8 on Tuesday 7th February from 11.30 – 3pm. (Liberties College is on Bull Alley Street opposite St Patrick’s Cathedral).

We promise a fun event. Students will experience everything from Science to Sport, Motor Mechanics to Dog Grooming, Healthcare and Catering, Dance and Drama, what our Rock School is like, what it really means to Animate and much more.

All are welcome. Check out for more information.

KCFE will mark their JOB SKILLS WEEK starting 28th Nov. We will host 2 Events/Presentations on Tues. 29th & Wed. 30th Nov in the Hall from 10-12. Presentations from Careersportal, Employers & Recruitment Company CPL will be in attendance along with Killester past students who are now in the workplace. All welcome

COLLEGE AWARENESS WEEK is from 21st to 25th Nov.This will be marked by 2 Events in KCFE -Mon. 21st & Friday 25th Nov. from 10-12 in the Hall. Third level talks and KCFE past students will be there. All welcome. We will have speakers from DCU, NCI, ITB and past Killester students who are now in Third Level. All welcome

Ciaran Lloyd, Student of UCD & Former Killester College, Animal Science Student.

See also his UCD Testimonial on UCD Vet Nursing course page!

Being made redundant gave me the chance to work with animals which had always been an ambition of mine. Veterinary nursing quickly became what I wanted to do but unfortunately I had not got a leaving cert or experience in a working environment with animals so I stood little chance of gaining a place on a degree course. That was until I found the animal care course in Killester college. This 1 year course gave me everything I needed. It gave me the subjects I required to gain a place through the Fetac system but also the experience in a veterinary practice that ultimately led to me being accepted as a mature student because of the experience I had gained and the references had got from the vet and the nurses at this practice. I am now a full time student at UCD and this is definitely one of the best experiences of my life.

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