Learner Testimonials

  • This was a brilliant course. I had never taken part in a computer course or anything along those lines before now and the modules on this course were all entirely new areas for me. As a result of doing this course I got to completely up skill myself, I also learned as I worked but overall the experience of the entire course was really excellent, with brilliant tutors and I really enjoyed the opportunities to gain on the job learning, training and job shadowing. Prior to this course I was hairdressing and it's not often in todays society that you get an opportunity to access an education where it’s going to allow you to develop yourself. Now through this course and having gained my APA qualification it will allow me to access a portal of jobs and open a lot of doors for me.

    Charlene Power from Wexford
    Insurance Practitioner Traineeship with Zurich Insurance and WWETB
  • This course as a whole was excellent, I thought the tutors in particular were brilliant. I had worked in law for a number of years and when I heard about this traineeship it immediately struck a chord with me, I felt it was a natural progression for me and an opportunity to diversify and apply my skills. Having now completed this course I would highly recommend it to others and I also feel it is a course that could be rolled out for training in other professions. I’m now working with Revenue and I know that this course gave me back the confidence I needed to apply for the position I am now in. I’m also considering furthering my education and studying for and completing the CIP exams.

    Fiona Kieran
    Insurance Practitioner Traineeship with Zurich Insurance and WWETB
  • I’m originally from Montreal and I moved to Wexford right before Ireland went into an economic recession, my background was in logistics and for the last number of years I was working at a taxi base in Wexford. I found this course to be really excellent. I was attracted to it as it was a traineeship and also I know that once I had completed it that I would have three APA exam qualifications acquired. I now plan to continue my learning in Insurance and complete my CIP examinations. I’m now working at Zurich Insurance plc and it was brilliant to gain a transition from my course into my now job position. There were six of us taken on by Zurich and I know that I would not have gained this job if I had not have completed this course. The insurance industry is growing and there are a lot of jobs in the industry. In order to enter the sector you just have to get your accredited exams so I’d really recommend this course to others who are interested in working within the industry.

    Michael Phelan
    Insurance Practitioner Traineeship with Zurich Insurance and WWETB
  • I loved this course, I learned so many skills and even though it is not a long course there is so much information packed into it, you gain a well rounded view of everything, We learned the practical, theory and science of hairdressing and I’m now working in a hair salon in Dublin; I know that I would not have gained this particular position without having done this course. I would really recommend this course to others; as if you ever want to travel and work abroad you will need this qualification. If you are in anyway interested in doing hairdressing, I would recommend that you do this nine month course and it will help you to decide if it is the career for you before you make a commitment to a salon.

    Roseanne Doyle from Kilkenny
    Hairdressing Skills
  • I was a stay-at-home mum for 10 years and this course was a stepping-stone for me to get back into the workplace. I found this course to be excellent, I was concerned that I might struggle as English is not my native language but I found the tutors really helped to bring out my confidence and help with my learning. I’m now working with Teva Pharmaceuticals and I know that I gained this position as a direct result of having completed this course.

    Vera Jurkova from Slovakia and living in Waterford
    Cleanroom and Packaging
  • I found this course really really good, I learned a huge amount, from Latin to tips on pruning to the naming of plants and the plant kingdom along with health and safety and teamwork. I really enjoyed this course, in particular the horticulture module, the tutor was very knowledgeable and I learned a great deal. I would like to continue on in education and I’d like to do a garden design course as I’d like to run my own horticulture business in the future.

    Fionnuala Gleeson from Portlaw, Waterford
  • I was job seeking prior to taking up this course opportunity. I really enjoyed this course, I learned a lot from the course modules and I very much enjoyed the technical drawing aspect as I gained a great deal from this module. My tutors were great and I owe my work experience position to one of my tutors. This course has given me a skill set that I can move forward with; it has already enabled me to get some good interview positions and it’s opening doors for me.

    Luke Jacob from Waterford
    Milling & Turning
  • I really loved this course and it is definitely a course, which I should have done years ago, prior to doing my business degree as it really offers a foundation in some of the areas where it is assumed you already have that learning on a degree course. For example accountancy, this course gives a really solid foundation in that area and I would heartily recommend to anyone considering going back to full time education or doing a business degree that they do this course first.

    Carole Wall from Waterford
    Manual Accounts and Payroll
  • I found this course very interesting, the tutors were excellent, the course was carried out in a very methodical manner and I really enjoyed it. I learned a great number of skills, from drilling to riveting to learning how to use tools correctly to health and safety. I work background was in the healthcare sector prior to this course, I was working in Dublin and I took up this course as I very much wanted to come back and work in Waterford. It was a stepping-stone to enable me to do just that as I’m now working with Genzyme in Waterford. Completing this course demonstrated to my now employers that I was willing to take on new challenges and try different areas of work.

    Frank Roche from Waterford
    Aircraft Floor Assembly
  • I found this course very enjoyable. I initially did this course to apply the skills to my background in retail management but having completed the course I’m now doing another course in Employment Law, which is in one of the areas we touched on within the Training Delivery and Evaluation course. It is an area I hope to work within in the future. The initial course helped to open up my mind to learning as I had not done any formal training or exams in the past and prior to doing the course I doubted my ability to do these, but it has now given me real confidence to move onto the next level.

    Michelle Barry from Waterford
    Training Delivery and Evaluation
  • I totally enjoyed this course, I was a little apprehensive to begin with, going back to study after many years but my tutor encouraged me to stay and I really learned more than I thought I would ever learn and as a result I got a job that I love. I very much wanted to improve my skills by doing this course and that is exactly the result I achieved. I’m now working in the civil service and my daily work is directly correlated to the modules on this course. I’d highly recommend this course to others, it is really worth it, and the course covers everything you need to know in order to work successfully in office administration.

    Deirdre Denn
    Office Administration
  • I loved this course, I did painting and decorating and tiling, these are skills that I knew a good deal about beforehand but the course gave me the exact knowledge of each skill and a qualification in each. This course will help me to gain employment in these areas and I’d highly recommend this course to others. It really wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be and the instructors were brilliant. If anything I think this course should be longer.

    Joseph Skelton from Waterford
    Technical Employability Skills
  • This course was brilliant, the entire course set up, the modules and working area was ideal and my tutors were really knowledgeable and helpful. I did this course as a lead on from the last course I did, which was ‘Technical Employability’. This course taught me a lot about myself and it gave me great confidence. I’ve never worked in the area of construction before and this course has now opened my mind and my skillset to this area of work, which I’ve never considered before now. I’d highly recommend this course to others not only for the module learnings and the skills but also for personal development.

    Majella McGrath from Kilmeaden, Waterford
    Construction Skills
  • I really enjoyed my course; it was something completely different to anything I had done before, and for me the course was excellently presented. My background is in construction; I'm a quantity surveyor by profession so this entirely new content to me. I would very much recommend this course to others, I felt the course was adapted and delivered excellently for the various levels in our group.

    Alan Burnett
    Computerised Bookkeeping and Payroll
  • This course offered a tremendous amount of information and all of the skills required to work in a healthcare role. All of the modules taught me the information I need, I learned a lot and I realise how valuable this course is in-particular given the ageing population of Ireland the huge demand that there is for qualified caregivers. I would recommend this course to others who want to work in this area; it also offers an excellent opportunity to add further modules in order to gain qualifications in order to work with those with a disability, mental health or nutrition.

    Marcus Julian Copley
    Health Service Skills
  • I absolutely loved this course; I thought it was very worthwhile and very interesting. I gained a great deal of experience and knowledge in looking after older people. My nanny was in a Nursing Home and I witnessed first hand the work that the caregivers put in in order to take care of her, and it inspired me to work in the area. I realised upon completing this course how much is involved in caregiving for the elderly and I'm delighted to now be working as a caregiver in the same nursing home where I completed my course work experience.

    Vivienne Martin
    Health Service Skills
  • I would really recommend this course to anyone interested in working in education and caring for children. I very much enjoyed the fact that the work experience offered us a first-hand opportunity for on-the-job learning. This course was brilliant; I now want to move forward and complete further levels of study and gain my level six qualification.

    Gemma Kavanagh
    Early Childhood Care and Education
  • I really enjoyed this course, it was well put together, and the tutors were excellent. I not only learned from the course content but I also learned from the manner in which the tutors delivered the course so professionally. I work in training and this course offered me the opportunity to up-skill and learn of new training methods and ideas. It certainly has given me more confidence in my own ability and it has given me great knowledge and the ability to recognise differing student needs and therefore adapt my training methods for the varying student requirements. I would highly recommend this course to other trainers and those interested in beginning a career in the area of training.

    Darren Brennan
    Training Delivery and Evaluation
  • I really enjoyed this course and I learned a great deal. All of the course content was new to me, and I enjoyed learning all of the modules. The tutors were very patient and offered the course at a pace that was suitable to all of the students. I would recommend this course to others.

    Information Technology Applications
  • I love this course. The tutors on this course were the most helpful tutors I have ever encountered. I would very much recommend a WWETB course to others. I found the course content very interesting, it was very detailed content for working in childcare and child protection. All of the assignments were outlined very clearly. I have moved on to study level six in Childcare and I look forward to working in the area full-time upon achieving my qualifications.

    Caitlyn Godfrey
    Level 5 Childcare Course
  • I very much enjoyed this course, it offered on-site training and all of the practical skills and qualifications required to go and work in the area of food and beverage full-time. I now work in food and beverage and I would probably not have gotten this position without achieving my qualifications.

    Timothy Kelly
    Food and Beverage Traineeship
  • This course was more than I expected and I enjoyed learning all of the course content more than I had initially thought. The course content includes bar skills and all of the practical skills required to work in the area of food too. People probably don't think that bar men have qualifications; however it takes a good deal of skill and knowledge to work well in a bar particularly on busy nights and this course offers all of the knowledge and practical skills required in order to do the job well.

    Reece O'Neill
    Food and Beverage Traineeship
  • I enjoy this course very much; we completed invoices, sales, telephone reception and covered the total range of office and reception skills. It very much equipped me with all of the skills that I would need in order to work in the role successfully. I have already recommended this course to others who would like to work in this area.

    Ger O'Brien
    Office and Reception level 5 course
  • I loved this course; it is a pity that it's finished. I enjoyed everything about it; the help and the level of professionalism on this course were to the highest degree. Completing this course would enable anyone to bring a car to a completely restored level. I never worked in this area before but I am now going to work towards opening my own business in car restoration.

    Gerry Jordan
    Classic Car Restoration
  • I'm really enjoying this course, it is something very different. I very much enjoy the on-the-job working and learning environment at Waterford Crystal. Before starting this traineeship, I completed a Milling and Turning Course with WWETB and I think that experience has really stood to me too. I'm now entering the third year of my traineeship and I can see my long-term future working in this role.

    Evan Casey
    Crystal Manufacturing
  • I'm now working in hairdressing and I know that this course equipped me with the skills that I needed in order to get this job. What I think is most beneficial about this course is that within an eight-month period you have a level 5 QQI qualification which is exactly what you need to work in the area and you also get the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge during work placement as part of course.

    Laura Swift
    Hairdressing Skills Course