Learner Testimonials

  • “The NZEB Retrofit Course was very enjoyable, and the tutor Dermot had fantastic knowledge while being very approachable. It made my learning on the course much easier. I would definitely recommend this course.”

  • “Through this NZEB course all areas of retrofits were covered in enough detail to allow me to decide if I need more in-depth training on a specific area. There were lots of examples used to demonstrate different house types with different requirements. My knowledge and skills have really improved since taking part in this programme and all my training expectations were fulfilled. It has even given me the knowledge to upgrade my own house”

    NZEB Retrofit
  • “The tutor had lots of experience and I found discussions with him and the other learners very helpful in bringing the theory and practical together. Overall, I would give the course five stars. It has helped me in my job, and I plan to go onto to do other courses with WWETB”

    NZEB Retrofit
  • “I couldn’t recommend the NZEB Retrofit WWETB course enough – The tutors are very knowledgeable, were open to questions and debate and easily passed their skills onto us. The videos were very informative and made the understanding of the subject matter more transparent. Overall, my learning experience was very enjoyable, and my next step is to complete the Site Supervisor & Ventilation course in near future”

    NZEB Retrofit
  • “I did the NZEB Site Supervisor course with WWETB. The centre is great, and practice and knowledge of trainers is 5 stars. The pace of the course was just right, and course content was delivered in a very interactive way”. 

  • “I did the NZEB Site Supervisor course with WWETB and found it eye opening to the challenges and it was great to get solutions on how to overcome them. The pace of the course was just right along with course content which was delivered in a very interactive way. I would recommend this course to anyone that is or interested in becoming a site supervisor. This course has really helped me in my current job, and I plan to do the NZEB carpenter course next”. 

    NZEB Site Supervisor
  • “I did the NZEB Site Supervisor course with WWETB and there was nothing like translating the theory into hands on experience. The pace of the course was just right, and course content was delivered in a very interactive way by a very experienced tutor. I would recommend this course to anyone that is interested in becoming a site supervisor”.

    NZEB Site Supervisor
  • “I completed the NZEB Ventilation course with WWETB and would highly recommend it. The discussions in class were great along with content and material. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in working in the area of ventilation.”

  • “The NZEB Ventilation course was very interactive, and I felt I was extremely challenged in a good way. I enjoyed getting onsite and using the actual products. This course was recommended to me by someone else and I am delighted to have completed it.” 

    NZEB Ventilation
  • “The things I enjoyed most about the NZEB Fundamental Awareness Course was the content, the way that it was delivered and learning new things that I was not aware of. The trainer had a lot of experience and because of this I gained a lot of new skills which has helped me move on to complete the NZEB plumbing course and I am also hoping to do the ventilation course as well.”

  • “The Cleanroom and Packaging course run by WWETB is a gateway into the pharma industry. It had a good mix of course time and placement with a nice flow between modules. I loved the course and have been recommending it to friends and family. Elaine was a fantastic tutor and was always incredibly helpful and had a lot of useful information from working within the industry. I have since been offered a few positions but have decided to accept a full-time position with a local company Sanofi which wouldn’t have been possible without completing this course.” 

  • “I undertook a full time 36 week ‘Cleanroom and Packaging Traineeship’ course with WWETB. The trainer Elaine couldn’t have been more helpful, and the course was structured very well. She explained everything fully so that everyone understood what, where and when they had to do something. If you ever felt that you didn’t grasp something completely there was no hesitation from Elaine to contact her to set your mind at ease. It has been around 30 years since I last had exams, but everyone was so helpful and eased any worries I had. My work placement was in Sanofi, Waterford which was a great opportunity and since the course I have secured a full-time job with them.”

    Cleanroom and Packaging Traineeship
  • “On the ‘Supervisory Management’ course the trainer was excellent, very precise and gave very relevant information. I found the course extremely useful in applying the content to my own job as a Supervisor in Nua Healthcare Services. Through a time when healthcare and social care was under great pressure, I have been given the tools and guided through the skills required in ensuring supervising staff in our sector is done with care, knowledge, and confidence.” 

  • “I like everything about the course. Its content is so thorough, and the Tutor is engaging which makes all the content so relatable, informative, and interesting. The one-to-one sessions are a brilliant help. I feel I have much more confidence in myself now. It’s a wonderful learning experience and I would credit the course content and Tutor for this” 

    Mary Q
    Supervisory Management
  • “I like the content taught and the Tutors knowledge. The course is very detailed covering all aspects of Supervisory and Management” 

    Supervisory Management
  • “I learned loads and found the course very useful because I now feel confident going forward in my workplace and to apply for a higher position. I really liked the one to ones, break teams and over-all the content of the course. The Tutor explained each topic very clearly. I would like to recommend this QQI level 6 course to all of my friends and family who wish to go further with their career” 

    Supervisory Management
  • “The engagement with the Tutor supported us all to achieve our best. Each person was listened to, and all questions were answered. It was nice to watch other people on the course become more confident as the weeks went on. 100% this is a useful learning experience. I have learned a lot of things about myself and the correct way and steps to deal with my staff” 

    Supervisory Management
  • “The course is interesting and engaging. Its fast paced but the Tutor has it organised brilliantly. You have everything needed such as the one to ones to ask questions and get the guidance that you need”

    Supervisory Management
  • “I like the interaction with everyone in the class. The Tutor is very good at making sure everyone is involved and explaining what we had to do. The one to ones were very good” 

    Supervisory Management
  • “The course gave me a lot of insight on how to be a manager. I have already applied my learning so far to my own workplace. The Tutor made a full packed course really interesting and helped build my confidence to move forward”

    Supervisory Management
  • “I enjoyed all of the course as it was taught in a very enjoyable fashion including career advice and even help with computer skills. I work in the pharmaceutical industry and find it very useful to help me progress” 

    Supervisory Management
  • “The Tutor always made time to help and address any problem I was having and made me feel that I could complete the course even when I thought otherwise. The content was very interesting, and I enjoyed the interaction. Overall, it is a great learning experience and opportunity to progress at work” 

    Mary M
    Supervisory Management
  • “The Polyethylene Electro Fusion Welding course was enjoyable, very interesting and very beneficial to my job. I got a good overall understanding of the course topic. The instructor was very knowledgeable and gave good clear instruction and explanation. The venue was comfortable and provided everything you’d want. My company is currently looking at growing in this section of the industry and this course has given me the skills to help me advance.” 

  • “Thanks to this welding course I will now be well capable to carry out my work to Irish Water standards. The course was very well delivered, and I found it very interesting. The instructor was very helpful.” 

    Polyethylene Electro Fusion Welding Course
  • “The course is run very professionally, very intense but very informative. It covers many areas of fusion welding which allows you have the confidence when out on your own. I would highly recommend this course.”

    Polyethylene Electro Fusion Welding Course
  • “Overall, the course was excellent with a very experienced Tutor that helped us along the way. This course has definitely helped me in my current job”. 

    Polyethylene Electro Fusion Welding Course
  • “The Electrofusion Welding course was very well run, and I found the trainers to be very informative. There was a lot that I learned that has helped me in my job working with Wexford County Council”

    Polyethylene Electro Fusion Welding Course
  • “The Electro Fusion course run by WWETB was extremely beneficial and covered everything I needed to use in work going forward. The tutor Colin was very approachable and informative, and the facilities were excellent.” 

    Polyethylene Electro Fusion Welding Course
  • “I successfully completed the HGV Traineeship in Wexford in April 2021. This is the best funded course in the whole country. It offers people like me with no college degrees or trades the opportunity to make a decent wage and gain meaningful employment with respectable companies. The course is relatively difficult at the beginning, but the tutors are fantastic and very supportive both in class, online and are only a phone call away and are always willing to help. I recently started work with a respectable haulage logistics company driving an artic. I credit my tutor Martin in the WWETB for making this happen for me and I will be forever grateful for the time and effort he put into our class. I would say to anyone who starts this course would be firstly to engage with everyone, share your ups and downs with each other especially on driving lessons feedback, as this will make the course more enjoyable and easier for each other. If someone is struggling, try help and encourage them. It's more like a team effort rather than an individual goal and you feel great satisfaction when your classmates progress with you. I have only praise for this course, and I wish I had heard about it sooner. Forever Grateful.”

    James M
  • “I was made unemployed back in March 2020 due to covid and applied for the HGV course in Waterford city and was lucky enough to be able to start it. The course ran for 29 weeks with learning of ridged, artic truck, counterbalance, reach, moffet and power pallet truck, all of which I have never driven. I found that the instructors on both trucks and forklifts where very professional and patient with me and the other lads on the course. All of us passed the four forklifts and ridged. Some unfortunately failed the artic lorry, but WWETB are that committed they have given them a second go at it. We also all passed the ADR Tanker. So, thanks to WWETB I now have work driving a week after passing my artic test. All the lads have now become very good friends and two of the tutors. Thank you so much to all evolved at WWETB for making this possible”. 

    HGV Course
  • “The course is better than I expected and working together with amazing tutors has really helped develop my skills and training. We were always encouraged and challenged to work together to better our skills. I would give the course 100%.”

    (Surf Instructor Course)
  • “I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to do this course and all the Tutors do an amazing job creating a great atmosphere along with motivating the team”. 

  • “I really enjoyed The Regional Tour Guiding Course run by WWETB. The mix of presentations and activities by the tutor was excellent and we even explored modules such as digital skills where I learned about different digital platforms that I’ve never used before.” 

  • I found this course to be really interesting and very well thought out. All our instructors were brilliant, and they explained all of the various procedures and processes excellently. I really appreciate the immense work that was done to find us all work placement positions in the midst of a pandemic. It has given me a great set of skills to build a career in the industry. I am now fully employed building medical devices and I really enjoy it; I would never have gotten this position without the help and guidance given to me during this course."

    Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • I attended a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Traineeship course with Brendan Murphy as Tutor. I felt the course to be very interesting and enjoyable throughout. There are a few modules, and now in hindsight after having interviews and working in a couple pharmaceutical companies, I realise the importance of each module. I started off working in Nypro/Jabil shortly after the course finished and I currently work in Bausch & Lomb. During training in each facility, I quickly realised how beneficial the course was to me as an employee there, it was like I had a huge head start. I would highly recommend the course as a terrific introduction and huge steppingstone into the pharmaceutical industry.” 

  • 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