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Christmas Day at WCFE

Christmas Day at WCFE

Much fun was had on our annual festive day of fun, with all money raised going to St. Vincent de Paul and Waterford Marine Search and Rescue. Well done to the Student Council for organising a fantastic day and to all staff and students who got stuck in with the fun.



ERASMUS Progamme for WCFE 2018


Students from Hairdressing yr 2, Beauty Therapy yr 2, AC Childcare, Tourism and Travel and trainers from ETEN (European Training and Education Board), preparing for a 2 week work placement in Milan. Trip includes vocational placement, language classes and cultural programme.
They head off on the 1st December to 16th December 2018.
Students gain vocational experience in another country, opportunity to increase confidence and motivation, up skill, meet new people and soak up the wonderful culture of one of the coolest European cities.
Made possible through European funding – part of Erasmus+ project. Flights, accommodation, language classes, cultural trips included.

WCFE is developing a number of international options for its students and will continue to forge links between educational institutions, both national and international.




The WCFE Open Day of 2018 broke all previous attendance records this year, with well over a thousand people visiting the College. Students, parents, visitors were able to explore and experience college life within WCFE and to talk with current students and teachers about courses on offer. They were also given a chance to use some of the facilities and technology in the College, listen to some live music and have a cuppa in the canteen while mulling over the new brochure for 2018/ 2019.

WCFE offers over 30 full time day courses and is planning to bring seven new courses on stream next year. WCFE also offers a vibrant night school and the College is ranked in the top ten colleges of Further Education in the country.

The application portal is live now at wcfe.ie so apply for your dream course ASAP :)



WCFE Graduation 2018

WCFE Graduation 2018

Rise and Rise Again- Waterford College of Further Education Graduation Ceremony, WIT Arena, 2018.

WCFE Graduation 2018 was a stunning affair where hundreds of graduates received their certificates to thunderous applause in the WIT Arena. All were united under a banner of success and achievement. A year of academic excellence.

Students were encouraged by all speakers on the night to reach for the stars, to rise to every challenge, to succeed and rise again. Speakers outlined personal experience, words of encouragement, mottoes to live by and an overall ebullient energy and optimism in their speeches.

Top table speakers included; Mr. Kevin Lewis CEO of WWETB, Mr. Gerard Morgan Principal of WCFE, Cllr. John O'Leary, Deputy Mayor of Waterford City and County, Mrs. Kathryn Kiely, President of Waterford Chamber of Commerce,  Mr. Enda O'Doherty, Inspirational speaker and endurance athlete, past students Emma Fraher- Power and Brian Cuddihy and members of the WCFE Board of Management.

WCFE has seen an increase in its enrollment numbers again this year, balking the national trend. It is also launching a record number of new courses next year, seven in total, and is also in the top 10 of further education colleges in the country. WCFE continues to expand and meet the challenges of the evolving educational landscape.


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