Transition Year Programme 5th Year

The aim of Transition Year Programme at Coláiste Íde, Dingle, Co. Kerry is to offer students new experiences outside of the academic curriculum.

Attending Coláiste Íde for 5th year Transition Year Programme offers students an excellent opportunity to improve their acquisition and knowledge of Irish.

Who should apply? 

5th Year Transition Year Programme at Coláiste Ide, Dingle, Co. Kerry is ideally suited to students who have completed the Junior Certificate. It is important to have a good grasp of the Irish language and have a genuine interest in Irish.  The course will benefit students aiming to improve their knowledge of Irish before embarking on the Leaving Certificate. Students wishing to pursue a career in education, law, journalism, media and translation services should particularly benefit.

Courses for 2017/18 include:

  • Driving Course
    • Road Safety Lecture
    • Preparation for the theory test
    • Theory Test
    • Learners Permit
    • 3 one hour driving lessons with a register RSA tutor
  • Chinese Language & Culture
    • The Language (Mandarin)
    • The Chinese Culture
    • Chinese Food
  • Public Speaking
  • Media/filming course
  • Law Course and a Law trip to Four Courts
  • First Aid
  • Sign Language Course
  • ECDL
  • Social Skills Course
  • Interview Skills Course (delivered in 6th year)
  • Health & Fitness West Kerry Fitness


Throughout the year students will attend all academic classes in preparation for their Leaving Certificate Examinations.