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Waterford College of Further Education

051 870136
Admissions Office, Waterford city Ireland, Waterford City, Waterford, Republic of Ireland

Waterford College of Further Education offers the largest range of courses, evening classes and part-time further education courses in the South East.

Over the past ten years, the Waterford College of Further Education has increased its enrolment from 275 to 859 day time and in excess of 1100 night time students, in the current academic year. This reflects the College’s excellent reputation for providing high quality courses leading directly to employment or third-level education. Our state of the art facilities and motivated teaching staff allow us to provide you with the opportunity to pursue your personal and academic goals. We welcome students of all ages, abilities and nationalities and promise to provide you with a learning environment which is both innovative and supportive.

For more information about courses in Waterford at Waterford College of Further Education, please view our courses below in the Nightcourses.com Course Finder.

Accounting Technician
An intensive course which will prepare students for the Institute of Accounting Technicians (IATI) examinations. Certification: The Institute of Accounting Technicians of Ireland Course Content: Year 1 Foundation: Financial Accounting 1 Management Accounting Taxation 1…
Bookkeeping and Accounts FETAC Level 4
The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the knowledge skills and competence to keep basic bookkeeping records for an organisation. It provides the learner with the knowledge and understanding of bookkeeping…
Community Addiction
This course will benefit those with an interest in the care, diagnosis and treatment of addiction. The course is a springboard to higher education courses in Social Studies, Health Care, Community Studies, Counselling and Psychology,…
Archaeology - Introduction Part 1 & 2
This course is aimed anyone who is interested in learning in more detail about the practical aspects of Irish Archaeology. It is intended that participants will gain an insight into how archaeologists work and perhaps…
Adventures in Art
This is a taster course. No previous knowledge or experience in art is necessary. Throughout the course, participants will be facilitated to explore a variety of art disciplines by engaging in ‘lessons’ in – •…
Art - Basic
This is a general art course for people wishing to develop their creative skills. It would be suitable for beginners or for people with an interest in Art and Design who may wish to progress…
Art Therapy
Course Description This course is suitable for those who have an interest in art therapy and is designed to offer participants an introduction into the area. It will look at various approaches and models of…
Computer Aided Draughting - CAD - Introduction
An introduction to CAD software as a design tool for Construction, Engineering and Interior Design.
FETAC Level 5 Barbering Techniques
Course Description: This course is suitable for those who wish to pursue a career in Barbering or to learn Barbering techniques for their personal use. Ideally suitable for those who have completed an Introduction to…
Introduction to Barbering
Course Description This course is suitable for those who wish to acquire the skills of barbering, to become competent in the use of cut-throat razor. This course does not require any previous experience Course Content:…
Introduction to Beauty Therapy
This course is suitable for individuals with a keen interest in learning the basics of many aspects of beauty therapy and personal grooming. Completion of this course would form an excellent foundation for the beauty…
FETAC Level 6 Business Management
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the principles and practice of management within the business environment to enable the learner to develop management skills…
Management for Beginners - Introduction to Management
The aim of this course is to enable participants to understand the fundamentals of management. It will help them identify and develop their skills to ensure a best practice approach. It will provide participants with…
Start Your Own Business
This course is suitable for those who would like to acquire the skills to start up a business venture. The course will be delivered in a friendly educational environment and will provide access to local…
Childcare - Supervision
This five module level 6 two year course will be of benefit to those who have a particular interest in professional and social aspects of childcare. The course is designed for students who have already…
Childcare - The Emotional Life of the Child
Course Description: This course will appeal to anybody interested in childhood as well as those with an interest in psychology, psychotherapy, social studies and childcare. This course will offer participants an opportunity to consider the…
Conflict Resolution FETAC Level 5
Course Content: Learners will be able to: 1 Analyse the existence of conflict in everyday personal and work life, to include reasons for conflict arising, signs and cues of conflict escalating and the distinction between…
Confident Cooking Workshop
This course is developed to cater for a wide range of abilities, from complete beginners to candidates who wish to advance their knowledge and are keen to learn the basics quickly and correctly. The module…
Edible Wired Flowers and Centrepieces
Level: Beginners/Intermediate Course Description: Using homemade flower paste to create a variety of wired flowers and foliage (Peony roses, Tiger lily, Sweet pea, etc.) Course Content: • Making and handling of flower paste. • Using…
Introduction to Cake Craft
A ten week beginner’s course in celebration of cake decoration. Topics include Marzipan Modeling, Flower Making, Chocolate work and icing. Each class begins with a demonstration followed by practical. Content: Making and layering a two-tone…
Introduction to Psychotherapy with counselling skills
Course description  This course is suitable for those who have an interest in the area of Psychology, specifically Psychotherapy and counselling skills. The course is a non-certified course and does not offer a qualification in…
Novel Writing
Many people never write the novel they have inside themselves because they feel unqualified to do so. The truth is those who had little or no qualifications have written some of the best books. Their…
FETAC Level 5 Criminology
This module is designed to provide the learner with a general understanding of crime, and how crime affects individuals and communities. It provides the learners with a basic understanding of how crime scene investigations proceed.…
Desktop Publishing
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to produce a range of documents containing text and graphic images from design briefing to printing, using a Desktop…
Business Studies with Digital Marketing
This course will provide students with a broad range of skills and knowledge required for a career in a marketing environment.
FETAC Level 5 Digital Photography
Course Description This module offers a broad and comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of digital photographic production. It will develop practical, critical and academic skills of value to the learner pursuing further education…
Art - Life Drawing
This course is for those interested in observational drawing from the human form. Students will learn basic drawing skills, traditional drawing methods as well as newer approaches and an understanding of proportion and perspective. Whether…
ECDL - European Computer Driving Licence
This course is designed for adults with little or no experience of computers who want to use a computer competently. The course is certified by ECDL (European Computer Driving License) and covers 7 modules.
Returning to Education - Foundation Course
This course is aimed at mature students who wish to return to education or those who may intend to pursue education at third level. The course will assist students in developing the key skills and…
Training Delivery & Evaluation
This module is aimed at those who are currently working as adult educators or those who intend to do so, particularly those working in adult Education
Law - Employment Law
This module is designed to equip participants with knowledge of the component parts of employment law and an appreciation of how employment law principles work in practice. In addition, candidates who successfully complete this module…
English as a Second Language
This module is designed to give learners of English as a Foreign Language an opportunity to develop their skills in a vocationally orientated context. This module may be included in Level 5 programmes for European…
Strength & Fitness for Sport & Physical Activity
This course is designed to enable participants to design their own fitness regime. It equips the participants with the core concepts of programme design, exercise selection, nutritional requirements to maximise outcomes in any fitness orientated…
Flower Arranging
Course Description The course is designed for those who are interested in the usual and unusual skill of floral design. Course Content • Flower arranging with Fresh Flowers • Flower arranging with Silk Flowers •…
Gardening - How to Garden Successfully for the Everyday Gardener
Intermediate level Over this 10 week course we will cover all aspects of gardening from the garden that you have, to the garden you want to have. How to develop the practical skills needed to…
Gardening for the Beginner
Learn how to create a garden paradise out of a small area from a simple window box to looking after a large garden. To be able to achieve a beautiful oasis over time and to…
Graphic Design - Introduction
The purpose of this course is to introduce the learner to the practice of professional graphic design, equipping them with practical skills and knowledge while providing a strong foundation for future learning. The course will…
Hairdressing
This excellent much sought after new revised course offers candidates skills in the area of all chemical services, colouring, perming and various aspects of cutting. General salon professionalism, shampooing, conditioning, analysing scalp conditions, styling including…
Hairdressing - Senior Trades
This course is suitable for those who have completed 5 years experience in a Hairdressing Salon. This course will enable candidates to travel, teach and lead to opportunities to advance in areas such as colouring,…
Introduction to Hairdressing
Course Description: This course is suitable for individuals who want to learn the basics of hairdressing. Completion of this course would form an excellent foundation for the 2-year Hairdressing course at the Waterford College of…
FETAC Level 5 Healthcare Support
Course Description: This course is suitable for those wishing to pursue a career in the areas of Nursing Home Care, Healthcare Assistants, Disability Care and Hospital Care Assistants. The course will provide the students with…
IT for Beginners
Course Description This course is aimed at those who want to gain knowledge of basic IT concepts for everyday use. Students will learn not to fear IT; through practical assignments, classroom discussions, group interaction with…
Introduction to Software Development (Java)
This course has been designed to introduce students to the concepts of programming and the techniques involved in constructing small programs. The course would be suited to people interested in learning the fundamentals of Java…
Conversation Spanish / French / Italian / German
This 10-week beginners course will enable the students to develop the ability to use the language in a range of social and personal situations. They will acquire some basic language skills necessary for progression to…
Law - Employment Law
This module is designed to equip participants with knowledge of the component parts of employment law and an appreciation of how employment law principles work in practice. In addition, candidates who successfully complete this module…
Legal Practice & Procedures
The aim of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in legal practice and principles to enable the learner to appreciate the role of law in a range of…
Legal Practice & Procedures
The aim of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in legal practice and principles to enable the learner to appreciate the role of law in a range of…
ITEC Certificate in Make-Up
This course is suitable for students wishing to learn how to apply day and a night make-up correctly, brow shaping, and the application of false eyelashes. Students will also be taught the correct procedure for…
Massage - Complementary Therapy - Introduction
This course is suitable for someone who has a keen interest in Complimentary / Holistic Therapies.
Sports Massage - Introduction
This course is suitable for those interested in Sports Massage techniques and is a beneficial skill to possess to assist athletes in preparation and recovery for competition and general sports activity. Candidates will learn how…
FETAC Level 5 Music Technology
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge and skill and competence in music technology, combining practical application and appreciation. Certification: FETAC Level 5 5N1640 Component Certificate Course Content: • Explore…
Introduction to Painting
This course is for anyone wishing to approach painting. It is suitable for people who want to experiment, explore, enjoy and develop painting skills. It is suitable for beginners and those with some painting experience.…
Payroll - Manual & Computerised
Course Description This module is designed to enable the learner to understand the principles and practice of maintaining financial records manually and using integrated accounting software. Certification: FETAC Level 5 Record of Achievement (B20138) Preferred entry…
An Introduction to Social and Personal Development
This course aims to develop the social and personal skills of the participants, to enable them to grow in awareness on a journey of self discovery. Group Process – Experiential Learning – People on this course…
Philosophy & Film - Introduction
While Philosophy can illuminate various aspects of film, film can also provide new ways to consider core concerns of Philosophical enquiry. This course will explore the ways in which films can be seen to pose…
Pilates
Much of this country, parts of Canada, Europe, and Pan-Asia are experiencing the explosion in demand for Pilates, a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. With systematic…
Healing through Play - A Psychotherapeutic Approach
Play therapy is a mode of therapy that helps children understand painful experiences and upsetting feelings. As play is a child’s natural form of expression, it can allow them communicate at their own level without…
Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
This course is suitable for those interested in psychology, particularly in psychotherapy and counselling skills. It is designed to offer the participant an insight into the area of counselling looking at some of the approaches…
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Psychology This 10-week course in Psychology will focus on some of the perspectives and theories in modern psychological thought. Certification: College Certification Course Content: • Philosophical Thinking and the birth of psychology William…
Sign Language
This introductory course is suitable for those wishing to consider a future career in sign language interpretation and also for those who have a personal interest in the area. The objective of the course is…
FETAC Level 5 Applied Social Studies
This course introduces the student to the broad area of social care. It is a foundation/springboard into social care work and social worker progression courses or can lead directly into the workplace. Certification: FETAC National Vocational…
FETAC level 5 Sound Engineering Production
Course Description: This module is designed to offer a practical introduction to sound engineering and production, meeting the needs of a range of learners following media and performing arts courses. The module provides practical training…
FETAC Level 5 Intellectual Disability Practice
Course Description This course prepares students to work as a Special Needs Assistant in pre-school and primary school settings.  It is suitable for both school-leavers and for experienced mature persons seeking a formal qualification. Certification:…
FETAC Level 5 Understanding Special Needs
Course Description This module is designed to equip the learner with the skills and knowledge in Caring for Children with Special Needs either in the home or as part of a team in a childcare…
Sports Massage - Introduction
This course is suitable for those interested in Sports Massage techniques and is a beneficial skill to possess to assist athletes in preparation and recovery for competition and general sports activity. Candidates will learn how…
Strength & Fitness for Sport & Physical Activity
This course is designed to enable participants to design their own fitness regime. It equips the participants with the core concepts of programme design, exercise selection, nutritional requirements to maximise outcomes in any fitness orientated…
FETAC Level 5 Web Authoring (Advanced Web Design)
Course Description: This course is suitable for those who have a basic understanding of web design using HTML and CSS. This course will advance the candidate to the use of design software and design concepts…
Introduction to Web Design
This course is suitable for those wishing to learn the basics of web design using the latest software. If you work within the area or are a hobbyist, this course is for you Course Content:…
Introduction to Psychotherapy with counselling skills
Course description  This course is suitable for those who have an interest in the area of Psychology, specifically Psychotherapy and counselling skills. The course is a non-certified course and does not offer a qualification in…
Woodturning
A 20-hour woodturning course that introduces you to spindle work. A step-by-step course that brings the participant through techniques of basic spindle work, sanding techniques and finishing using oils and wax. Course Content (for first…

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