Located in the heart of Waterford City, WCFE offers the largest range of Further Education courses in the South East. Over the past ten years, the College has increased its enrolment from 275 to 859 day time and in excess of 1100 night time students, in the current academic year. This reflects the College’s excellent reputation for providing high quality courses leading directly to employment or third-level education. Our state of the art facilities and motivated teaching staff allow us to provide you with the opportunity to pursue your personal and academic goals. We welcome students of all ages, abilities and nationalities and promise to provide you with a learning environment which is both innovative and supportive.
You can apply in two ways
- online using www.wcfe.ie and go to and then Adult Access (VTOS) from the Main Menu
- Contact VTOS office using one of the contacts below and we will send you an application form
Please telephone the VTOS office to discuss any queries that you may have.
Courses and components may be changed to suit learners’ needs, certification requirement, resources available and numbers applying.
Dear Future Learner of Waterford College of Further Education (WCFE),
As Principal of this great college, I would like to encourage you to explore 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!
Waterford College of Further Education
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