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WCFE
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 2020-2023

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Dear Future Learner of Waterford College of Further Education (WCFE),

As Principal of this great college, it is my pleasure to introduce you to and thank you for taking the time to
read this prospectus. Discover the many great courses, programmes and apprenticeships on offer in WCFE,
which I hope will help you make an informed decision about your future.

WCFE has a team of dedicated teachers and support staff who combine not only educational qualifications,
but relevant industry qualifications also. We are committed to providing high-quality learning opportunities
for all.

WCFE is committed to ensuring all learners are given the opportunity to excel in their chosen course. In
WCFE we value every learner and our tutor system in the college, combined with our students support
services and guidance service, provide learners with an outstanding scaffold of pastoral care and support.

WCFE has always been recognised for its strong links with employers and local industry. These links
ensure that learners have access to work placements and are equipped with the skills required for future
employment.

WCFE has a proud record of learners progressing to higher level education each year. Our partnerships with
local, national and international universities and institutes of technology mean that learners have many
pathways to progress in their chosen field of learning.

The courses on offer in WCFE are certified by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and all successful
students will achieve full national certification.

The motto in WCFE is “The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started”. WCFE offers opportunities for
everyone and I invite you to look at the many courses and choose the one that is best suited to you.

Come join us, you won’t regret it!

_________________________
Noreen Reilly
Principal
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CONTENTS

1    General Information                                      26    Canine Grooming - Animal Care

2    Application Procedures                                   27    Animal Care

3    Students with Disabilities                               28    Advanced Animal Science

4    Art & Design Portfolio                                   29    Pharmacy Assistant

5    Photography and Digital Media                            30    Laboratory Techniques NEW COURSE

6    Advanced Photography                                     31    Applied Psychology

7    Journalism and Photography                               32    Applied Ecology NEW COURSE

8    Sound Engineering and Music Technology                   33    Healthcare Support/Health Service Skills

9    Advanced Certificate in Audio/Visual Media               34    Nursing Studies

10   Beauty Therapy - Year 1                                  35    Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care NEW COURSE

11   Advanced Beauty Therapy & Make-Up Artistry - Year 2      36    Special Needs Assistant

12   Retail Practice with Beauty Consultant NEW COURSE        37    Advanced Special Needs Assistant

13   Hairdressing - Year 1                                    38    Advanced Certificate - Early Childhood Care and Education

14   Hairdressing - Year 2                                    39    Applied Social Studies

15   Hairdressing Apprenticeship NEW COURSE                   40    Advanced Certificate in Social Care

16   Alternative Health & Wellbeing Therapies                 41    Pre Third Level Arts

17   Business Studies                                         42    Tourism and Travel Industry Studies

18   Advanced Certificate in Business                         43    Front Office Reception Skills with Tourism NEW COURSE

19   Business with Legal Studies NEW COURSE                   44    Sports Studies, Physiology and Massage

20   Legal Studies and Criminal Law NEW COURSE                45    Sports Therapy and Injury Management

21   Accounting Technician Apprenticeship                     46    Fitness and Health

22   Construction Technology                                  47    Pre Further Education Course

23   Computer Systems and Networks                            48    Pre Apprenticeship Programme NEW PROGRAMME

24   Multimedia Production                                 49- 51   VTOS - Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme

25   Security Systems Technology                              52    Progression
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GENERAL INFORMATION

      ● WCFE provides the                   Contact Information
        broadest range of further           Waterford College of Further Education, Parnell Street, Waterford, X91 VKT9.
        education courses in the            Tel: (051) 874053 Fax: (051) 870136
                                            Web: www.wcfe.ie Email: wcfeinfo@wwetb.ie
        south-east.
                                            Application Fee
      ● WCFE courses open                   See application details at www.wcfe.ie
        up direct employment
                                            Costs
        opportunities.
                                            ● There are no tuition fees payable to the college by EU Nationals. However,
                                              students should budget for the cost of examinations, textbooks and materials.
      ● WCFE courses can provide
                                              Non-EU Nationals who do not meet the exemption requirements are liable for
        access to third-level
                                              the full tuition fee as per the instructions of the Department of Education and
        education.
                                              Skills.
                                            ● Department of Education and Skills Contribution Fee is payable on registration
      ● WCFE is registered with
                                              (non-refundable).
        QQI. We offer programmes
                                            ● College registration fee/student services fee is payable on registration. This
        leading to Quality and
                                              consists of a non-refundable fee, and the remainder. (50% refund available before
        Qualifications Ireland
                                              31st October for early leavers.)
        (QQI) awards on the
                                            ● Additional course fees may apply - See website: www.wcfe.ie
        National Framework of
                                            ● Some exemptions are available on above costs. See website: www.wcfe.ie
        Qualifications and have
                                            ● Please Note: All postal orders and banks drafts to be made payable to WWETB.
        agreed quality assurance
        procedures with QQI.                QQI Examination Fee
                                            QQI Examination Fee is payable on registration.
                                            QQI fee is payable on registration for Level 6 courses.

                                            Student Grants
                                            If you think you are eligible for a student grant, you should apply through the
                                            website: www.susi.ie
                                            If you have any queries contact 0761 08 78 74 or email: support@susi.ie

                                            BACK TO EDUCATION ALLOWANCE
                                            If you are unemployed, parenting alone or have a disability and getting certain
                                            payments from the Department of Social Protection or signing for credits, you may
                                            be eligible for the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA). Information is available
                                            from the Department of Social Protection.

                                            Location
                                            The college is located in the city centre, close to the city bus and train stations. A
                                            public car park is available approximately three minutes walk from the college.

                                            Whole-time Class Hours
                                            9.15am - 4.30pm

                                            Schools Liaison
                                            THE FOLLOWING SERVICES ARE PROVIDED:
                                            School Visits: WCFE are happy to visit your school to give information on our
                                            courses and facilities. To book contact wcfeinfo@wwetb.ie
                                            Career Exhibitions: WCFE participates in many career exhibitions within the region.
                                            Open Day: WCFE Open Day will take place annually. Please check our website for
                                            details.
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APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Application Procedures
● The closing date for the receipt of applications for the first    G. Mature / adult students with no formal qualifications
  round of interviews for all courses is advertised on our             are welcome to apply. Mature students are defined
  website.                                                             as those aged 23 or over at the beginning of the
● Please check our webiste for the closing date for the receipt        academic year.
  of applications for the first, second and third round of
                                                                    H. Students for whom English is a second language will
  interviews. Applicants who apply will be called for interview
  in due course.                                                       be required to take and pass an English language
                                                                       test set by the college.
● Offers of places will be subject to completion of an interview
  and the achievement of the minimum entry requirements.            I.   Students requiring assistive technology and/or
                                                                         personal support services as a result of a disability
● Applicants will be notified of their interview results in May.         are strongly advised to inform the interview panel
● Late applications received are subject to the availability of          of their needs in this area in order to allow for
  places in the summer and early September.                              provision of same.

● Closing date for receipt of late applications for interviews is

                                                                    Non-Standard Applicants
  31st August.

● As places on all courses are limited, application before this
  date is strongly advised.                                         These are defined as applicants whose application
                                                                    is based on examination results other than the Irish
● Courses commence in early September, but only if sufficient
  numbers are enrolled.                                             Leaving Certificate.

● Only one application form should be submitted. Where              For the purposes of registration, all non-standard
  more than one application is made, only the most recent
  will be processed.                                                applicants must provide documentation to prove
                                                                    that their qualifications are recognised by the
● Apply online at www.wcfe.ie                                       National    Qualifications   Authority of   Ireland.
                                                                    (www.qualificationsrecognition.ie)

                                                                    As this process may take some months to arrive at a
                                                                    conclusion, prospective applicants are advised to initiate
Entry Requirements                                                  contact as soon as possible.

A. Unless otherwise stated, the minimum requirements                DISCLAIMER
   for admission to courses are: Successful completion              The information in this booklet is intended to act as a
   of Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or            guide to persons seeking admission to the College and
   equivalent and successful completion of interview.               shall not be deemed to constitute a contract between
B.   ‘Successful completion of Leaving Certificate’ is defined      the college or any third party. References to the
     as a minimum of five 06/H7 grades.                             requirements of outside bodies are not intended to be
                                                                    complete or exhaustive at the time of publication since
C. A minimum pass grade on the Leaving Certificate Applied          they are subject to change. Accordingly, those interested
   is acceptable as equivalent to B. above.                         are advised to make direct contact with the bodies
D. A pass grade in the LCVP link module is acceptable as the        concerned to ascertain their up-to-date requirements.
   equivalent of a pass in one of the five Leaving Certificate      Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the
   subjects mentioned in B. above.                                  information in this publication. However, the college
                                                                    reserves the right to amend, change or delete any
E.   Foundation level subjects are acceptable.
                                                                    programme of study or academic regulation at any time
F.   Please see ‘Non-Standard Applicants’ for applicants who        having given due consideration to students who are
     present with school leaving examinations other than the        already enrolled. Furthermore, the college reserves the
     Leaving Certificate.                                           right to alter or delete any of the information included
                                                                    at any time and it shall not be bound by any errors or
                                                                    omissions and cannot accept liability in respect thereof.

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STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

                STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

                Waterford College of Further Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and
                welcomes applications from students with documented disabilities and specific learning needs.
                Students with specific learning difficulties or other disabilities may be entitled to additional
                supports and services to successfully complete their programme of choice.

                The College aims to provide support and help for such students within the limits of available
                resources (namely the HEA Fund for Students with Disabilities**).

                Who might be eligible?
                The phrase ‘people with disabilities’ includes people with physical disabilities, people who
                are visually impaired; people who are deaf or hard of hearing; people with specific learning
                difficulties, such as dyslexia, people with mental health problems and people with significant
                health or medical problems.

                What do you need to do?
                ● Students with a disability have a responsibility to disclose their disability/ specific learning
                  difficulty and to request reasonable accommodations in assessment.

                ● To apply for reasonable accommodations in assessment a student needs to complete the
                  Application Form for Reasonable Accommodation in Assessment and provide evidence of
                  appropriatem up to date, relevant medical/ psychological reports to the Disability Support
                  Office.

                ● Once appropriate, up-to-date, relevant medical/ psychological reports are provided,
                  applications for funding can be made. Documentation may include educational psychologist
                  reports or consultants letters. (Diagnosis from GPs are not acceptable in any circumstances
                  as confirmation of disability).

                ● The Disability Support Office is located opposite the staff room on the first floor of the main
                  building.

                          **The Fund for Students with Disabilities allocates funding to further and higher
                          education colleges for the provision of services and supports to full-time students
                          with disabilities. The Fund aims to ensure that students can participate fully in their
                          academic programmes and are not disadvantaged by reason of a disability.

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ART & DESIGN PORTFOLIO
                                                                          QQI Level 5 - Art/Craft/Design (5M1984)

COURSE DESCRIPTION                         CERTIFICATION
                                                                                              COURSE CONTENT
This is an intensive one-year course       ● QQI Level 5 - Art/Craft/Design
designed to provide experience in all        (5M1984)
                                                                                              ● Appreciation of Art/Craft/Design
the essential areas of art and design.
                                                                                              ● Combined Materials
If you want to prepare a portfolio for     PROGRESSION
                                                                                              ● Communications
application to third-level art courses     The full QQI Level 5 Certificate
                                                                                              ● Design
or if you have an interest in art and      facilitates entry, on a competitive basis,
                                                                                              ● Drawing
would like to develop existing skills,     to a range of third-level institutions
                                                                                              ● Painting
the Art and Design Portfolio course will   nationwide and progression to Level 6
                                                                                              ● Photography
provide you with the opportunity to do     Advanced Certificate in Photography,
                                                                                              ● Sculpture
so. This course will introduce you to a    see page 6.
                                                                                              ● Work Experience
wide range of subjects and broaden         Further details are available from the
                                                                                              ● Animation Layout Design
your understanding of materials,           relevant institutions.
                                                                                                (Option)
techniques and processes.                  ● Specific progression links are
                                             available with WIT and IT Carlow for             CAREER PROSPECTS
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                   this course (see Page 52).
● Leaving Certificate/ Leaving
                                                                                              ● Fine Art
  Certificate Applied or equivalent.       ADDITIONAL COSTS                                   ● Graphic Design
● Successful completion of interview.      Costs for course materials should be               ● Ceramics
● Applicants are also requested to         anticipated. For more information visit            ● Craft
  present samples of their artwork at      www.wcfe.ie                                        ● Photography
  interview.                                                                                  ● Film/Video
                                                                                              ● Industrial and Product Design
DURATION                                                                                      ● Interior Design
One year                                                                                      ● Fashion and Textiles
                                                                                              ● Art and Design Education

N.B.: Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards, names and
                              content are subject to change.

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PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL MEDIA
QQI Level 5 - Photography (5M2094)

                                         COURSE DESCRIPTION                                  MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
COURSE CONTENT                           Photographic imaging is now more exciting           ● Leaving Certificate/ Leaving Certificate
                                         than ever before.                       - FACT        Applied or equivalent.
● Photography Techniques                 Changes in technology have transformed mobile       ● Successful completion of interview.
● Portrait Photography                   phones into cameras and computers and iPads         ● Applicants are also requested to present
● Digital Photography                    into powerful communication tools.       - FACT       samples of their photography at interview.
● Image Processing                       21st Century Photographers who wish to develop
                                                                                             DURATION
                                         a successful career in image making need a very
  (Adobe Photoshop CS5)                                                                      One year
                                         different set of skills from what was needed in
● Photography (Dark Room
                                         the last century.                       - FACT      CERTIFICATION
  Skills)                                The Photography & Digital Media course at           ● QQI Level 5 - Photography (5M2094)
● History of Photography and             WCFE can help you develop the skills needed
  Visual Culture                         to approach photographic imaging in a broad         PROGRESSION
● Communications                         and professional manner.                - FACT      The full QQI Level 5 Certificate facilitates
                                                                                             entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of
● Work Experience                                                                            third-level institutions nationwide.
                                         This practical year long programme introduces
                                         students to the technical and creative aspects      The full QQI Level 5 Photography Certificate
CAREER PROSPECTS                         of photography. Students learn a range of skills,   will also qualify for entry to the WCFE Level
                                         from studio lighting, digital photography, and      6 Advanced Certificate in Photography, see
● Photographer                                                                               page 6.
                                         image manipulation using Adobe Photoshop
                                                                                             Further details are available from the relevant
● Photographic Processing                to traditional black and white darkroom skills.
                                                                                             institutions.
  Assistant                              Furthermore, our expert photography staff
                                                                                             ● Specific progression links are available
                                         is available to advise the student on photo-
● Advertising                                                                                  with WIT and IT Carlow for this course
                                         sharing websites such as Flickr or creating a
● General Practice                                                                             (see Page 52).
                                         personal website. This course will suit students
● Industrial Photography                 who are interested in a career in commercial        WORK EXPERIENCE
● Commercial Photography                 photography, creating a portfolio for third-level   Work experience placement is an integral
● Fashion Photography                    or as a photographic artist.                        part of this course. Students must obtain
                                                                                             one day per week work experience for the
● Photographic Processing                                                                    academic year. The day will be specified by
                                         Having successfully achieved the QQI Level
  Technician                                                                                 the college.
                                         5 award, students may continue studying at
● Press Photography
                                         WCFE under the optional second year Art &           ADDITIONAL COSTS
                                         Photography, QQI Level 6 course.                    Costs for course materials should be
                                                                                             anticipated. For more information visit www.
                                                                                             wcfe.ie
                                         PLEASE NOTE
                                         Students are expected to supply their
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ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY
                                                 QQI Level 6 - Advanced Certificate in Photography (6M3732)

COURSE DESCRIPTION                             MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                            COURSE CONTENT
The aim of the QQI Level 6 Photography         ● Applicants should have successfully
programme is to provide the learner with the     completed QQI Level 5 Photographic
                                                                                            ● Digital Photography
opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skill      Studies or QQI Level 5 Art, Craft and
                                                                                            ● Fashion Photography
and competence to work independently in          Design.
                                                                                            ● Fine Art Photography
a professional photographic setting or to
                                                                                            ● Creative Darkroom
progress to further higher education and       PROGRESSION
                                                                                              Techniques
training. Through a series of workshops,       The full QQI Level 6 Award facilitates
                                                                                            ● The History of Photography
lectures and self-directed learning,           entry, on a competitive basis, to a range
                                                                                            ● Communications
designed to develop and enhance the            of third-level institutions offering Art
                                                                                            ● Personal and Professional
students visual, creative and theoretical      and Design and Photographic Studies.
                                                                                              Development
awareness, this educational process            ● Specific progression links are
                                                                                            ● One QQI Level 5 Module
aims to equip the learner with the skills        available with WIT and IT Carlow for
                                                                                              (5 credits) preferably Image
necessary to produce a visually successful       this course (see Page 52).
                                                                                              Processing or Photography
and coherent body of photographic work
                                                                                              Techniques may be used to
and the ability to articulate their work       ADDITIONAL COSTS
                                                                                              complete the requirements for
practice when necessary. Upon completion       Costs for course materials should be
                                                                                              the Level 6 Award.
of the Level 6 programme, students gain        anticipated. For more information visit
significant experience by organizing a         www.wcfe.ie
                                                                                            CAREER PROSPECTS
professional graduate exhibition.
                                               PLEASE NOTE
                                                                                           ● Photographer
DURATION                                       Students are expected to supply their
                                                                                           ● Photographic Processing
One year                                       own 35mm SLR, Manual Film and
                                                                                             Assistant
                                               Digital Cameras.
                                                                                           ● Advertising
CERTIFICATION
                                                                                           ● General Practice
● QQI Level 6 - Advanced Certificate in
                                                                                           ● Industrial Photography
  Photography (6M3732)
                                                                                           ● Commercial Photography
                                                                                           ● Fashion Photography
                                                                                           ● Photographic Processing
N.B.: Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards, names                                       Technician
and content are subject to change.                                                         ● Press Photographer

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JOURNALISM, PHOTOGRAPHY AND NEW MEDIA
QQI Level 5 - Journalism (5M2464)

                                             COURSE DESCRIPTION                          CERTIFICATION
COURSE CONTENT                               This course offers the best of both         ● QQI Level 5 - Journalism (5M2464)
                                             worlds in one complete package;
● Writing for Journalism                     journalism       AND       photography,     PROGRESSION
                                             optimising both employment and              The full QQI Level 5 Certificate
● Photographic Techniques
                                             third-level opportunities for our           facilitates entry, on a competitive basis,
● Radio Programme Production                 students. Today’s workplace requires        to a range of third-level institutions
● Research Skills for Journalism             a broad range of skills; the ability to     nationwide. Further details are
● Media Analysis                             create fresh social media content,          available from the relevant institutions.
                                             photographic and visual skills,             Successful completion of this course
● Technical Skills for Journalism            the ability to write ‘ready to read’
● Communications                                                                         will facilitate progression to related
                                             stories, the ability to be creative,
                                                                                         courses at Ballyfermot College of
● Work Experience                            research content etc. This course is
                                             designed to equip students with all         Further Education and will also
● Desktop Publishing                                                                     facilitate entry to Level 6 and 7 courses
                                             the communication skills necessary
● Image Processing                           to compete in the online world and          in related areas.
                                             the jobs market, building a strong          ● Specific progression links are
                                             following around one’s written,               available with WIT and IT Carlow for
CAREER PROSPECTS                                                                           this course (see Page 52).
                                             photographic or podcast work.
                                             This course is the ideal foundation for a
● Journalism                                 broad range of third-level courses in the   WORK EXPERIENCE
● Photography                                humanities, english, visual arts, media,    Work experience placement is an
                                             law and business. It also gives students    integral part of this course. Students
● Radio
                                             an employment ready portfolio for           must obtain one day per week work
● Advertising Agencies                       job interviews in media, photography,       experience for the academic year. The
● Newspapers                                 research, publishing, writing and online    day will be specified by the college.
● Magazines                                  production.                                 Students have access to an on-campus
● Marketing                                                                              sound recording studio and radio
                                             MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                  production facility as part of their
● Public Relations                           ● Leaving Certificate/ Leaving              training programme.
● Publishing                                   Certificate Applied or equivalent.
● Visual Editing                             ● Successful completion of interview.       ADDITIONAL COSTS
● Communications Technology                                                              The cost for course materials should be
                                             DURATION
                                             One year                                    anticipated. For more information visit
                                                                                         www.wcfe.ie

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SOUND ENGINEERING AND MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
                                                                         QQI Level 5 - Sound Production (5M2149)

COURSE DESCRIPTION                          CERTIFICATION
A full-time course for students             ● QQI Level 5 - Sound Production                COURSE CONTENT
interested in a career in music/sound         (5M2149)
engineering/music promotion and                                                             ● Sound Engineering &
journalism. The course examines             PROGRESSION                                       Production
the music industry with a particular        The full QQI Level 5 Certificate                ● Music Industry Studies
emphasis on visual and sound                facilitates entry, on a competitive basis,
                                                                                            ● Music Technology
technologies and music production as        to a range of third-level institutions
well as audio production for film and the   nationwide. Further details are                 ● Digital Video Editing
games industry. Students have access        available from the relevant institutions.       ● Radio Programme
to an on-campus sound recording             Successful completion of this course              Production
studio and radio production facility as     will facilitate progression to related          ● Communications
part of their training programme.           courses at Ballyfermot College of               ● Work Experience
This course is the ideal foundation for     Further Education and will also facilitate
                                                                                            ● Image Processing
a broad range of third-level courses in     entry to Level 6 and 7 courses in related
the humanities, music, visual design,       areas. In addition our Level 6 Advanced
game design, Internet related degrees       Audio Visual Media programme offers             CAREER PROSPECTS
and video production. It also provides      on-site progression for students on
students with the necessary skills to       this course.
                                                                                            ● Sound Engineering
create, record, master and promote          ● Specific progression links are
their own music independently.                available with WIT and IT Carlow for          ● Music Journalism
                                              this course (see Page 52).                    ● Local Radio
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                                                  ● Music Promotion
● Leaving Certificate/ Leaving              SOFTWARE                                        ● D.J.
  Certificate Applied or equivalent.        ● Cubase 7                                      ● Game Audio Production
● Successful completion of interview.       ● Abelton Live 9 Suite
                                                                                            ● Film Audio Production
                                            ● Protools
DURATION
One year                                    ADDITIONAL COSTS
                                            The costs for course materials should
                                            be anticipated. For more information
                                            visit www.wcfe.ie

N.B.: Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards,
names and content are subject to change.

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN AUDIO/VISUAL MEDIA
QQI Level 6 - Advanced Certificate in Media Production (6M5130)

COURSE CONTENT
                                           COURSE DESCRIPTION                          This course is the ideal platform for
● Radio Documentary                        An exciting and experimental course         a broad range of third-level courses
  Production                               for the digital age, ideally suited to      in the humanities, film, game design,
                                           anyone who wishes to pursue a career        sound and music production, research,
● Documentary Production
                                           in journalism, music, game design,          writing and broadcasting.
  (Visual)                                 visual arts or creative multimedia.
● Multimedia Sound                         It will focus on documentary production     DURATION
● Sound Engineering and                    and story-telling, communication            One year
  Music Technology                         through waveform and music, creation
● Media Ethics and Legal                   of soundscapes for games and film           CERTIFICATION
                                           and experimentation with audio/             ● QQI Level 6 - Advanced Certificate
  Framework
                                           visual technology. Students will be           in Media Production (6M5130)
● Media Industry Awareness                 encouraged to experiment with
● Communications                           modern modes of communication to            MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
● Work Experience                          create new sensory experiences for the      ● Applicants should have successfully
                                           audience. The course will foster creative     completed a QQI Level 5 Certificate,
CAREER PROSPECTS                           communication using perspective,              ideally in any of the following areas;
                                           digital platforms and mixed media. It         Media, Sound Production, Art Craft
                                           will examine how reality is documented        & Design, Multimedia, Photography.
● Media / Multimedia
                                           and created and will also look at           ● Successful completion of interview.
  Production Company                       how individuals construct alternative
● Online Journalism                        realities within the world of gaming,       PROGRESSION
● Broadcast Journalism                     advertising and social media.               The full QQI Level 6 Award facilitates
● Music                                    If you have a story to tell, a sound to     entry, on a competitive basis, to a range
● Broadcast Sound Engineering              create, a dimension to build or a new       of third-level institutes nationwide.
                                           reality in your head you will find this     Further details are available from the
● Sound Technician/ Sound
                                           an engaging and accessible course. It       relevant institutes.
  Engineering                              would also be ideal for those interested
● Game Design                              in setting up their own media               Students who successfully complete
● Creative Multimedia                      production company or furthering            QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate
  Development                              their studies in film, broadcasting,        in Media Production can also apply
● Digital Advertising                      music or multimedia design.                 for the Studies Programme at the
                                                                                       University of Sunderland, UK.
● Visual Communications
                                           Apply online at: www.wcfe.ie
● Audio/ Visual Installation                                                           FACILITIES
  Design                                                                               Students enjoy access to a professional
● Environment/ Sensory Design                                                          recording studio and digital radio
                                                                                       facility on campus. Students may also
                                                                                       wish to avail of NUJ membership for
                                                                                       the duration of the course.
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BEAUTY THERAPY - YEAR 1

                                                                    Andrea     Donoghue         (right)
                                                                    represented Ireland in the beauty
                                                                    therapy section at the World
                                                                    Skills in Brazil in September
                                                                    2015. Andrea was awarded the
                                                                    Medallion of Excellence.

COURSE DESCRIPTION                                      EXAMINING BODIES
                                                                                                                COURSE CONTENT
This is a full-time course including both               ● ITEC ● QQI ● CIBTAC
practical and theoretical training in
                                                                                                                ● Dermalogica Facial Treatments
aspects of beauty therapy.
                                                        DURATION                                                ● Facial Electrical Treatment
The course leads to diplomas of                         One year                                                ● Manicure & Pedicure
international recognition. We have                                                                              ● Make-Up & High Fashion
a high standard of training with our                    PROGRESSION                                               Make-Up
students receiving awards at National                   A pre-requisite for progression onto                    ● Waxing
and International Level, opening up a                   Level 6 (Year 2) IPL, Microdermabrasion,
                                                                                                                ● Anatomy and Physiology
wide range of employment opportunities                  Body Treatments and Theatrical Make-
worldwide.                                              Up with High Fashion/Photographic                       ● Business & Salon Design
                                                        Make-Up. Progression is dependant on                      Studies
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                              attainment of ITEC Beauty Specialist and
                                                        ITEC Facial Electrics or CIBTAC Aesthetic               CAREER PROSPECTS
● Leaving Certificate/ Leaving Certificate              Treatments or equivalent and successful
  Applied or equivalent.                                completion of an interview.                             ● Health Spa/Leisure Centres
● Successful completion of interview.                                                                           ● Company Representative
● Biology is not a requirement.                         ADDITIONAL COSTS                                        ● Make-Up Artist
● Mature students welcome.                              ● There are no college tuition fees,                    ● Cruise Liner Therapist
                                                          however, the cost of salon materials,                 ● Beauty Salons
CERTIFICATION                                             exams and make-up kit are not
                                                                                                                ● Self-Employment
                                                          included
● ITEC - Beauty Specialist Diploma                                                                              ● Teaching
                                                        ● Additional costs for uniforms,
● ITEC - Diploma in Facial Electrical                                                                           ● Skin Care Consultant
                                                          training kit and textbooks
  Treatments
                                                        ● College registration is a separate fee
● QQI Level 5 - Beauty Industry & Ethics                                                                        ADDITIONAL COURSES
                                                          and is NOT included in the above                      (OPTIONAL)
  (5N3470)                                                fees.
● CIBTAC - Diploma in Aesthetic                                                                                 ● Spray Tanning - Certified
  Treatments                                            For more information visit www.wcfe.ie                  ● Specialised High Fashion
                                                                                                                  Make-Up - Certified
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Follow us on Instagram: @wcfetheatricalmakeup and @beauty_therapy_at_wcfe
                                                                                                                ● Gel Nails - Certified
N.B.: Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards, names
and content are subject to change.

Education, Excellence, Opportunity                                                                        2020 - 2023
                                                                                                                        Waterford College of
                                                                                                                        Further Education      10
ADVANCED BEAUTY THERAPY & MAKE-UP ARTISTRY -YEAR 2
(with Spa Treatments)

COURSE CONTENT

● Theatrical Make-Up, High
  Fashion & Photographic                 COURSE DESCRIPTION                                    DURATION
  Make-Up                                This is a full-time course including practical and    One year
● Laser IPL +                            theoretical training in aspects of Beauty & Body
  Microdermabrasion                      Therapy. This course leads to internationally         EXAMINING BODIES
                                         recognised qualifications. We have a high
● Body Massage/Body Electrics                                                                  ● ITEC ● CIDESCO ● QQI
                                         standard of training with our students regularly
● Body Analysis                          receiving awards at National and International
● Spa Treatments - Body Polish/          Level, opening up a wide range of employment          ADDITIONAL COSTS
  Mud Wraps                              opportunities worldwide.                              There are no college tuition fees,
                                                                                               however, there are additional course
● Salon Work Experience
                                                                                               costs for exams, salon materials,
                                         MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                            uniforms, books, practical kits and salon
CAREER PROSPECTS                         ● ITEC Beauty Specialist & ITEC Facial Electrics or   shoes. Registration fee is an additional
                                           equivalent together with successful interview.      cost. For more information visit www.
                                         ● Mature students welcome with the above              wcfe.ie.
● Make-Up Artist
                                           pre-requisite and a successful interview.
● Laser Clinic Therapist                 ● Students can transfer from other colleges
                                                                                               NOTE
● Skincare Consultant                      provided they have the above pre-requisite
                                                                                               New students to W.C.F.E. will need
● Teaching                                 and a successful interview.
                                                                                               to purchase uniform, towels, kits and
● Self-Employment                                                                              textbooks.
● Spa/Leisure Centre                     CERTIFICATION
● Company Representative                 ● CIDESCO - Beauty Therapy International              PROGRESSION
● Cruise Liner                             Diploma                                             Progression onto the Alternative Health
                                         ● ITEC – Certificate in Microdermabrasion             & Well-Being Therapies course is
● Qualifications to travel
                                         ● QQI Level 6 - Theatre & Film Make-Up with           dependent on a successful interview.
  Internationally
                                           High Fashion & Photographic Make-Up                 Alternative Health & Well-Being
                                           (6N4700)                                            Therapies enables the student to build
ADDITIONAL COURSES                       ● ITEC – Diploma in Intense Pulse Light (IPL)         on their knowledge and qualifications
(OPTIONAL)
                                           Treatments                                          and includes ITEC Reflexology, QQI Level
                                                                                               5 in Nutrition and QQI Level 6 in Indian
● Advanced Waxing - Certified                                                                  Head Massage.
● Gel Nails - Certified
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RETAIL PRACTICE WITH BEAUTY CONSULTANT
                                                                              QQI Level 5 - Major Award (5M2105)

                                                                                         NEW COURSE

COURSE DESCRIPTION                        DURATION                                         COURSE CONTENT
This is a full-time one year course,      One year
designed for applicants who wish to                                                        ● Skincare, Eye Treatments &
enter into the world of beauty retail     ADDITIONAL COSTS                                   Make-Up
sales, beauty consultancy, cosmetics      ● There are no college tuition fees,             ● Digital Marketing
marketing and social media marketing.       however, students are required to pay          ● Retail Display
The course includes both theoretical        for course fees and exam fees. Students        ● Customer Service
practical training.                         will also be required to purchase salon        ● Retail Selling
                                            materials, salon kit, uniform, make-up         ● Communications
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                                                         ● Work Experience
                                            kit, make-up brushes, and textbooks.
● Leaving Certificate/ Leaving                                                             ● Safety & Health at Work
                                          ● College registration fee is a separate
  Certificate Applied or equivalent.
                                            fee and is NOT included in the above
● Successful completion of interview.                                                      CAREER PROSPECTS
                                            fees.
● Mature students welcome.
                                                                                           ● Skincare Consultant
                                          For more information visit www.wcfe.ie
CERTIFICATION                                                                              ● Company Sales Rep
QQI – Level 5 Major Award (5M2105)                                                         ● Frontline Cosmetics Consultant
                                                                                           ● Blogging
                                                                                           ● Make-Up Artist
                                                                                           ● Lash and Brow Treatments

                                                                                           ADDITIONAL COURSES
                                                                                           (OPTIONAL)

                                                                                           ● Specialised High Fashion
                                                                                             Make-up Artistry – Certified
                                                                                           ● Spray Tanning – Certified

N.B.: Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards, names
and content are subject to change.

Education, Excellence, Opportunity                                                    2020 - 2023
                                                                                                    Waterford College of
                                                                                                    Further Education      12
HAIRDRESSING - YEAR 1

                                              COURSE DESCRIPTION                          ● Successful completion of interview.
 COURSE CONTENT
                                              This is a full-time course which            ● Mature students welcome.
                                              involves on- and off-the-job intensive
● Hairdressing Theory and Practice
                                              training. It provides students with the     WORK EXPERIENCE
● Hairdressing Science
                                              range of practical skills and theoretical   ● One day per week
● Barbering Techniques
                                              knowledge required for the hairdressing     ● Two week block in December
● Creative Styling
                                              industry. Training is provided in two
● Work Experience
                                              fully-equipped modern salons. As
● Communications                                                                          PROGRESSION
                                              part of this course, other experts from
● Safety and Health                                                                       Successful completion of Hairdressing
                                              the industry hold workshops with the
                                                                                          Year 1 provides entry to the Hairdressing
                                              class throughout the year. This course
CAREER PROSPECTS                                                                          Year 2 course. QQI (5M3351) is
                                              provides an excellent pathway into the
                                                                                          recognized by the recognition of prior
                                              Hairdressing Apprenticeship, allowing
 ● Hair Salon - 2nd Year Apprentice                                                       learning process to gain advanced
                                              a student develop links with salons and
 ● Cruise Liner                                                                           entry to Stage 2 of the Hairdressing
                                              get a feel for the industry.
 ● Company Representative                                                                 Apprenticeship.
 ● Hair Retail Outlet                         CERTIFICATION
                                                                                          ADDITIONAL COSTS
                                              ● QQI - Level 5 Hairdressing
Apply online at: www.wcfe.ie                                                              There are no college tuition fees,
                                                Certificate (5M3351)                      however students are required to pay
                                              ● Department of Education & Skills          for course fees and exam fees. Students
                                                Junior Trade Certificate                  will also be required to purchase salon
                                                                                          materials, a hairdressing kit and uniform.
                                              MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                  For more information visit www.wcfe.ie
                                              ● Leaving Certificate/Leaving
                                                Certificate Applied.

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               Further Education      2020 - 2023
HAIRDRESSING -YEAR 2

COURSE DESCRIPTION                              MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                             COURSE CONTENT
This is a full-time course which involves       Successful completion of Hairdressing
on- and off-the-job intensive training.         Year 1 course with a Pass (minimum) in
                                                                                             ● Hairdressing Theory
It provides students with the range of          Hairdressing Science and Hairdressing
                                                                                             ● Hairdressing Practice
practical skills and theoretical knowledge      Theory and Practice.
                                                                                             ● Hairdressing Science
required for the hairdressing industry, with
                                                                                             ● Creative Styling
an internationally recognised certification.    WORK EXPERIENCE                              ● Barbering Techniques
Training is provided in two fully-equipped      ● One day per week                           ● Theatre & Film Make-Up
modern salons. Throughout the year,             ● Two-week block in December
other leading experts from the industry
will hold workshops in cutting, colouring,                                                   CAREER PROSPECTS
                                                ADDITIONAL COSTS
barbering, up-styling and hair extensions.      There are no college tuition fees, however
Students may be brought to shows as                                                          ● Hair Salon -
                                                students are required to pay for course
part of their training and will also have the                                                  3rd Year Trainee
                                                fees and exam fees.
opportunity to enter Hair Competitions.                                                      ● Cruise Liner
                                                Year 1 kit and books will be used again in
The hairdressing students enter National                                                     ● Company Representative
                                                Year 2. Additional courses will include an
Hairdressing Competitions annually,                                                          ● Hair Retail Outlet
                                                additional fee. For more information visit
with WCFE having had many winners                                                            ● Colour Technician
                                                www.wcfe.ie
over the years. Competition training and                                                     ● Perm Technician
workshops with leading hairdressers are                                                      ● Progress to further studies
included in the Year 2 course.

CERTIFICATION
● QQI Component Certificate at Levels
  5&6
● Department of Education & Skills
  Senior Trade Certificate

N.B.: Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards, names
and content are subject to change.

Education, Excellence, Opportunity                                                    2020 - 2023
                                                                                                      Waterford College of
                                                                                                      Further Education      14
HAIRDRESSING APPRENTICESHIP

NEW COURSE

 Our International award winning
 Hairdresssing Department and
 students, who have won across
 the board once again in the
 Hairdressing Competitions held
 in Cork.

                                              COURSE DESCRIPTION                          CERTIFICATION
COURSE CONTENT
                                              The     Hairdressing     Apprenticeship     Advanced Certificate in Hairdressing,
                                              is a practical route into a career in       QQI Level 6 Major Award on the
  STAGE 1                                     hairdressing where you will earn while      National Framework of Qualifications.
● Induction                                   you learn. Apprentices work four days       This Certificate is not only recognized
● Health and Safety                           a week with their employer and one          nationally but also has international
● Client Consultation                         day a week in college. Apprentices will     currency.
● Shampooing, Conditioning                    be supported in the workplace by an
  and Treatments                              approved mentor and in the classroom        PROGRESSION
● Styling and Finishing 1                     by their teacher. Apprentices will          ● Qualified Hair Stylists have diverse
● Salon Reception and ICT Skills              graduate after three years as a fully         career opportunities available
● Colour 1                                    qualified Hairdresser with a QQI Level        to them. Many work in a salon
● Cutting 1                                   6 award on the National Framework of          as a senior stylist, Senior Colour
                                              Qualifications.                               Technician, Style Director, Salon
                                                                                            Manager or Salon Owner.
  STAGE 2                                     ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                          ● The Advanced Certificate in
● Customer Service and Retail                 ● QQI Level 4 Major Award, or                 Hairdressing is also a gateway to
● Styling and Finishing 2                       recognized equivalent e.g. Leaving          third-level education through which
● Colour 2                                      Certificate, or two years full-time         candidates may wish to acquire a
● Cutting 2                                     experience working within a salon.          management or business degree, as
● Team – Leadership                           ● CEFRL B2+ level of English (where           well as other specialist areas.
● Career in Action                              English is not a first language).
                                                                                          DURATION
                                              NON-STANDARD ENTRY                          Three years minimum
  STAGE 3
                                              In a case where an applicant does not
● Perming and Neutralising Hair               meet the educational requirements           ADDITIONAL COSTS
● Cutting 3                                   specified above, they must satisfactorily   Students will be required to purchase
● Colour 3                                    complete an informative panel interview     a uniform and textbooks. For more
● Styling and Finishing 3                     facilitated by the Program Manager.         information visit www.wcfe.ie
● Capstone Module
                                              Apply online at: www.wcfe.ie

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                Further Education      2020 - 2023
ALTERNATIVE HEALTH & WELL-BEING THERAPIES

COURSE DESCRIPTION                                   ADDITIONAL COSTS
This is a full-time course leading to                                                              COURSE CONTENT
                                                     There are no college tuition fees, however
professional qualifications. Students will           students are required to pay for exam fees,
receive a sound knowledge of Holistic                uniforms and salon materials.                 ● Holistic Massage
Therapies from ancient philosophies to               Students are also required to pay for         ● Reflexology
modern-day teaching. As part of their                college registration, textbooks, practical    ● Indian Head Massage
training, students will learn to take a                                                            ● Nutrition
                                                     kit and salon shoes.
holistic approach, treating body, mind
                                                     Additional courses are optional and will      ● Anatomy and Physiology
and spirit, thereby guiding their client
towards better health and general well-              depend on student numbers. Students will      ● Business Studies
being.                                               be notified in October regarding the cost.    ● Yoga/Meditation
                                                     The fees for Reiki Levels 1 & 2 have not        non-certified
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                           been included in the fees above. For more
● Leaving Certificate/ Leaving Certificate           information visit www.wcfe.ie                 CAREER PROSPECTS
  Applied or Equivalent.
● Successful completion of interview.
● Mature students welcome.                             ADDITIONAL COURSES                          ● Qualifications to travel
                                                       (OPTIONAL)                                    Internationally
                                                       Certified / Non-Certified
EXAMINING BODIES                                                                                   ● Self-Employment
● ITEC                                                                                             ● Massage Therapist
● QQI                                                  ● Reiki Levels 1 & 2
                                                                                                   ● Reflexologist
                                                       ● Crystal Therapy
                                                                                                   ● Indian Head Massage
DURATION
One year                                                                                             Therapist
                                                                                                   ● Freelance – Hospitals, Care
CERTIFICATION                                                                                        Centres, Hospices
● ITEC – Diploma in Holistic Massage                                                               ● Cruise Liners
● ITEC – Diploma in Reflexology                                                                    ● Spas/Health Centre
● QQI – Nutrition Level 5 (5N2006)
                                                                                                   ● Holistic Centres
● QQI – Indian Head Massage Level 6
  (6N3477)

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N.B.: Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards, names
and content are subject to change.

Education, Excellence, Opportunity                                                          2020 - 2023
                                                                                                          Waterford College of
                                                                                                          Further Education      16
BUSINESS STUDIES
  QQI Level 5 - Business Studies (5M2102)

                                             COURSE DESCRIPTION                          PROGRESSION
 COURSE CONTENT
                                             An intensive full-time course which will    ● The full QQI Level 5 Certificate will also
                                             provide students with the knowledge           qualify for entry to the WCFE Level 6
 ● Business Administration Skills                                                          Advanced Certificate in Business.
                                             and skills to work in a business
 ● Book-keeping (Manual and                                                              ● The full QQI Level 5 Certificate
                                             environment. This course in business
   Computerised)                                                                           facilitates entry, on a competitive
                                             studies gives the student a solid
 ● Communications                                                                          basis, to a range of third-level
                                             foundation in the academic, practical
 ● Payroll (Manual and                                                                     institutions    nationwide.      Further
                                             and personal skills required for a career
   Computerised)                                                                           details are available from the relevant
                                             in the business area.
 ● Word Processing                                                                         institutions.
 ● Work Experience                                                                       ● Specific progression pathways to WIT
                                             MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
 ● Spreadsheet Methods                                                                     and IT Carlow are agreed (see Page 52).
                                             ● Leaving Certificate/ Leaving
 ● Marketing Practice                          Certificate Applied or equivalent.
                                                                                         WORK EXPERIENCE
                                             ● Successful completion of interview.
                                                                                         Work experience placement in a range
 CAREER PROSPECTS                            ● Mature applicants are welcome.
                                                                                         of local office environments is an
                                                                                         integral part of this course. Students
                                             CERTIFICATION
 ● Administration                                                                        must obtain one day per week work
                                             ● QQI Level 5 - Business Studies            experience for the academic year in a
 ● General Office Work
                                               (5M2102)                                  relevant environment. The day will be
 ● Customer Service
                                                                                         specified by the college.
 ● Payroll/Accounts
                                             DURATION
 ● Reception
                                             One year                                    ADDITIONAL COSTS
 ● Sales and Marketing
                                                                                         There are no tuition fees, however,
                                                                                         the cost for course materials such as
Apply online at: www.wcfe.ie                                                             textbooks should be anticipated. For
                                                                                         more information visit www.wcfe.ie

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               Further Education      2020 - 2023
ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS
                                                        QQI Level 6 - Advanced Certificate in Business (6M4985)

COURSE DESCRIPTION                            PROGRESSION
                                                                                               COURSE CONTENT
This is a full-time course designed to        ● The full QQI Level 6 Certificate facilitates
advance existing skills of students who         entry, on a competitive basis, to a range
                                                                                               ● Business Management
have completed a business studies course.       of third-level institutions nationwide.        ● Finance
Students will be required to attend classes     Further details are available from the         ● Communications
on each weekday, from Monday to Friday.         relevant institutions.                         ● Work Experience
                                                                                               ● Spreadsheets
                                              ● An agreement has been negotiated with
Any enquiries can be directed to class                                                         ● Sales Presentation
                                                WIT to accept WCFE Level 6 students to         ● Applied Economics
tutor Maurice Barry at MauriceBarry@
                                                Year 2 of the ordinary business degree,        ● Statistics
wwetb.ie
                                                subject to specified criteria (see Page
                                                52).                                           CAREER PROSPECTS
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                              ● An agreement has been negotiated
● Successful completion of a QQI Level 5
                                                with IT Carlow to accept WCFE Level            ● Business subjects, coupled
  Certificate business or computing.
                                                6 students who satisfy criteria directly         with information technology,
● Successful completion of interview.
                                                into second year of linked business              prepare students for a wide
● Applications from mature students will
                                                programmes (see Page 52).                        range of career opportunities
  be considered.
                                                                                                 at middle management level
                                              DURATION                                           in Finance, Management,
WORK EXPERIENCE
                                              One year                                           Self-Employment and the
Block placement with the dates to be
                                                                                                 Public Sector.
decided.
                                              ADDITIONAL COSTS
                                              There are no tuition fees, however,
CERTIFICATION
                                              the cost for course materials such as
● QQI Level 6 - Advanced Certificate in
                                              textbooks should be anticipated. For
  Business (6M5685)
                                              more information visit www.wcfe.ie

N.B.: Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards, names
and content are subject to change.

Education, Excellence, Opportunity                                                      2020 - 2023
                                                                                                      Waterford College of
                                                                                                      Further Education      18
BUSINESS WITH LEGAL STUDIES
  QQI Level 5 - Business Studies (5M2102)

  NEW COURSE

                                             COURSE DESCRIPTION                          ● The full QQI Level 5 Certificate
 COURSE CONTENT
                                             This course will be of benefit to             facilitates entry, on a competitive
                                             learners interested in gaining the skills     basis, to a range of third-level
 ● Business Administration Skills                                                          institutions    nationwide.     Further
                                             and knowledge to work in a business/
 ● Marketing Practice                                                                      details are available from the relevant
                                             legal environment and/or to progress
 ● Communications                                                                          institutions.
                                             to further or third-level education.
 ● Work experience                                                                       ● Specific progression pathways to WIT
 ● Legal Practice and Procedures                                                           and IT Carlow are agreed (see Page 52).
                                             MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
 ● Criminology                               ● Leaving Certificate/ Leaving
 ● Word Processing                                                                       WORK EXPERIENCE
                                               Certificate Applied or equivalent.
 ● Spreadsheet Methods                                                                   Work experience placement in a range
                                             ● Successful completion of interview.
                                                                                         of local office environments is an
                                             ● Mature applicants are welcome.
                                                                                         integral part of this course. Students
 CAREER PROSPECTS                                                                        must obtain one day per week work
                                             CERTIFICATION
                                                                                         experience for the academic year in a
                                             ● QQI Level 5 - Business Studies
 ● Administration                                                                        relevant environment. The day will be
                                               (5M2102)                                  specified by the college.
 ● Legal Offices
 ● Diverse sectors e.g.
                                             DURATION                                    ADDITIONAL COSTS
   insurance and banking
                                             One year                                    There are no tuition fees, however,
 ● Public sector
                                                                                         the cost for course materials such as
                                             PROGRESSION                                 textbooks should be anticipated. For
Apply online at: www.wcfe.ie
                                             ● The full QQI Level 5 Certificate will     more information visit www.wcfe.ie
                                               also qualify for entry to the WCFE
                                               Level 6 Advanced Certificate in
                                               Business.

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LEGAL STUDIES AND CRIMINAL LAW
                                                                                 QQI Level 5 - Legal Studies (5M3789)

                                                                                              NEW COURSE

COURSE DESCRIPTION                             PROGRESSION
                                                                                               COURSE CONTENT
This course will be of interest and            The full QQI Level 5 Certificate facilitates
benefit to those who have an interest in       entry, on a competitive basis, to a range
Legal Studies leading to a career in Law.      of third-level institutions nationwide.         ● Legal Practice and
                                                                                                 Procedures
The course is a springboard to higher          Further details are available from the
                                                                                               ● Business Law
education courses in Business, Social          relevant institutions.                          ● Communications
Studies, Healthcare and Community Care.                                                        ● Work Experience
                                               DURATION                                        ● Word Processing
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                     One year                                        ● Conflict Resolution
                                                                                               ● Criminal Law
● Leaving Certificate/ Leaving Certificate
                                                                                               ● Family Law
  Applied or equivalent.                       ADDITIONAL COSTS
● Successful completion of interview.          There are no college tuition fees, however
                                               the following costs should be anticipated:      CAREER PROSPECTS
● Applications from mature students will
  be considered.                               ● Textbooks
                                               ● Registration Fee                              ● The course will mainly
● Applicants will be required to                                                                 address Higher Education
  undertake Garda Vetting.                     ● Department of Education Fee
                                                                                                 opportunities in areas such
● Written references.                          ● Exam Fee
                                                                                                 as Legal Studies, Business,
                                                                                                 Social Studies, Health Care
                                               If the candidate has an up-to-date
WORK EXPERIENCE                                                                                ● Employment may be
                                               medical card, they are exempt from
Work experience placement in a related                                                           obtained from citizen advice
                                               paying Department of Education fee plus
vocational area is an integral part of this                                                      centres and any area where
                                               exam fee.
course. Students must obtain one day per                                                         advice is sought in legal
week work experience for the academic                                                            matters.
                                               For more information visit www.wcfe.ie
year. These will also be one week of block
placement in the first and second terms.

CERTIFICATION
● QQI Level 5 - Legal Studies (5M3789)

N.B.: Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards, names
and content are subject to change.

Education, Excellence, Opportunity                                                     2020 - 2023
                                                                                                      Waterford College of
                                                                                                      Further Education      20
ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP
  QQI Level 6 - Advanced Certificate in Accounting

  COURSE CONTENT

Year 1                                     COURSE DESCRIPTION                                 CERTIFICATION
  ● Financial Accounting                   The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship           ● QQI Level 6 - Advanced Certificate
  ● Taxation                               is a practical route to a career in accountancy      in Accounting
  ● Business Management                    where you will earn while you learn on a two-
  ● Business Law                           year, fully funded programme, and pay no           DURATION
                                           tuition costs.                                     Two years part-time
Year 2
                                           Employers from industry, practice and the
  ● Advanced Financial
    Accounting                             public sector, offer two-year contracts on this    PROGRESSION
  ● Advanced Taxation                      National Apprenticeship programme.                 ● Chartered Accountants Ireland
  ● Management Accounting                  You will work four days a week with the              (CAI), the Association of
  ● Financial Data Management              employer and study one day a week in college.        Chartered Certified Accountants
                                                                                                (ACCA), the Institute of Certified
  CAREER PROSPECTS                         APPLICANTS                                           Public Accountants (CPA) and
                                           The apprenticeship is suitable for:                  the Chartered Institute of
                                           ● School-leavers (18-22 years old) who prefer        Management Accountants (CIMA),
 ● Accounting Technicians
                                             practical training to full-time academic study     offer members of Accounting
   are employed throughout
                                             and students who thrive in an environment          Technicians Ireland substantial
   all levels of finance across
                                             where they are putting learning into practice      exemptions.
   the public sector, industry,              every day.
   private accountancy practices           ● Mature learners (aged 23 years or above)
   and self-employment.                      who are looking to change career or move         NOTE: Applications are
 ● They perform a wide                       into a finance role.                             online to Accounting
   range of roles including                ● Employees who are already working with a
                                                                                              Technician Apprenticeship.
   bookkeeping, financial                    participating employer and who would like
   accounting and budgeting,                 to move into a finance role.
   costing and credit control,
   payroll administration and              For information on eligibility and recruitment
   tax returns.                            phases visit:
                                           www.accountingtechnicianapprenticeship.ie

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CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY
                                                                 QQI Level 5 - Construction Technology (5M5010)

COURSE DESCRIPTION                            PROGRESSION
                                                                                             COURSE CONTENT
This practical training programme is          The full QQI Level 5 Certificate facilitates
intended for students who wish to             entry, on a competitive basis, to a range
                                                                                             ● Architectural Drawing
work in the carpentry/joinery, electrical,    of third-level institutions nationwide.
                                                                                             ● Building Construction
plumbing and block laying sectors of the      Further details are available from the
                                                                                             ● Communications
construction industry or who wish to seek     relevant institutions.
                                                                                             ● Computer-Aided Drawing
entry to Apprenticeships/SOLAS (FAS)/         ● Specific progression links are available
                                                                                             ● Material Science
Further Training. It also prepares students     with WIT and IT Carlow for this course
                                                                                             ● Work Experience
for progression to third-level.                 (see Page 52).                               ● Safety and Health

Sustainable Building                          WORK EXPERIENCE
The course will also give students access
                                                                                             CAREER PROSPECTS
                                              Work experience placement is an integral
to new technologies used in the building      part of this course. Students must obtain
sector, such as thermographic imaging                                                        ● Carpenter
                                              one day per week work experience for the
and insulation systems and processes.                                                        ● Plasterer
                                              academic year. The day will be specified
                                                                                             ● Joiner
                                              by the college.
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                                                   ● Blockerlayer
                                                                                             ● CAD Technician
● Leaving Certificate/ Leaving Applied or     ADDITIONAL COSTS
  equivalent.                                 A Safe Pass is required for this course.
● Successful completion of interview.         For those who do not have one, we will         A SafePass is required for anyone
                                                                                             entering a construction site to
                                              organise a Safe Pass course in October.
                                                                                             work. For those who do not have
DURATION                                      For more information visit www.wcfe.ie
                                                                                             one, we will organise a Safe Pass
One year                                                                                     course in October.

CERTIFICATION
● QQI Level 5 - Construction Technology
  (5M5010)

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COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS
QQI Level 5 - Computer Systems and Networks (5M0536)

                                             COURSE DESCRIPTION                         PROGRESSION
COURSE CONTENT
                                             This full-time course is designed          The full QQI Level 5 Certificate facilitates
                                             to give students the opportunity           entry, on a competitive basis, to a range
● Computer Systems Hardware
                                             to acquire the skills necessary to         of third-level institutions nationwide.
● Operating Systems
                                             implement and support PC systems           Further details are available from the
● Networking Essentials
                                             and networks. This course specifically     relevant institutions.
● ICT Security Policy
                                             prepares participants for careers within   ● Specific progression links are
  Management
                                             computer maintenance and technical           available with WIT and IT Carlow for
● Programming Design
                                             support.                                     this course (see Page 52).
  Principals
● Maths for Information
                                             MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                 WORK EXPERIENCE
  Technology
● Communications                             ● Leaving Certificate/ Leaving             Work experience placement is an
● Work Experience                              Certificate Applied or equivalent.       integral part of this course. Students
● Web Design                                 ● Successful completion of interview.      must obtain one day per week work
                                             ● Applications from mature students        experience for the academic year in a
                                               will be considered.                      computing environment. The day will
CAREER PROSPECTS                                                                        be specified by the college.
                                             DURATION
● In-house Computer                                                                     ADDITIONAL COSTS
                                             One year
  Maintenance                                                                           Students will be required to purchase
● Network and Computer                                                                  course equipment and textbooks. For
                                             CERTIFICATION
  Maintenance                                                                           more information visit www.wcfe.ie
                                             ● QQI Level 5 - Computer Systems
● Technical Support Sectors
● Network Support Sectors                      and Networks (5M0536)
● PC Manufacturing                           N.B.: Due to ongoing developments in
● Field Service Technician                   QQI awards, names and content are
                                             subject to change.

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MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION
                                                                  QQI Level 5 - Multimedia Production (5M2146)

COURSE DESCRIPTION                           PROGRESSION
                                                                                            COURSE CONTENT
Multimedia involves the use of a             The full QQI Level 5 Certificate facilitates
combination of media such as sound,          entry, on a competitive basis, to a range
video, film, animation, graphics and                                                        ● Design
                                             of third-level institutions nationwide.
artwork in the production of graphic                                                        ● Video
                                             Further details are available from the
design, computer games, websites or                                                         ● Web Authoring
                                             relevant institutions.
advertisements. This full-time course                                                       ● Image Processing
                                             WCFE has an annual agreement with LIT
aims to introduce students to the use                                                       ● Multimedia Authoring
                                             (Clonmel) in relation to progression from
of multimedia computing in a range of                                                       ● Multimedia Project
design and production areas. Students        this Multimedia Course.
                                                                                              Development
gain skills in industry computer packages    ● Specific progression links are available
                                                                                            ● Work Experience
such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe                 with WIT for this course (see Page 52).
                                                                                            ● Communications
Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe
Premiere Pro.                                WORK EXPERIENCE
                                                                                            CAREER PROSPECTS
                                             Work experience placement in a range of
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                             local business environments is an integral
● Leaving Certificate/ Leaving Certificate                                                  ● Web Design
                                             part of this course. Students must obtain
  Applied or equivalent.                                                                    ● Multimedia Production
                                             one day per week work experience for the
● Successful completion of interview.                                                       ● Software Production
                                             academic year. The day will be specified
● Applications from mature students will                                                    ● Interactive Instructional
  be considered.                             by the college.
                                                                                              Design

DURATION                                     ADDITIONAL COSTS
One year                                     The cost for course materials should be
                                             anticipated. For more information visit
CERTIFICATION                                www.wcfe.ie
● QQI Level 5 - Multimedia Production
  (5M2146)

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