Waterford VTOS, Durand’s Court

The Waterford Adult Education Centre is located in Durand’s Court, Parnell Street in the heart of Waterford City.

The Centre has been offering courses to adults under the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) since 1994. A range of full-time QQI Level 5 accredited courses are available to adults who are aged 21 years or over and in receipt of eligible Social Welfare payments. Our emphasis is on providing quality education in a friendly, supportive environment enabling our graduates to progress on to employment or to further education.


  • Information Technology and Business Administration, QQI Level 5 and SAGE
  • Art, Craft and Design,  QQI Level 5
  • Interior Design & Decoration, QQI Level 5
  • Fashion Design & Accessories, QQI Level 5

Courses and Accreditation

Information Technology and Business Administration


QQI Information Processing (5M2067)

QQI Business Studies Administration (5M2468)

QQI Business Studies (5M2102)

Interior Design  and Decoration

QQI Interior Design (5M5054)

QQI Art, Craft and Design (5M1984)

Fashion Design and Accessories

QQI Fashion Design (5M3865)

Art, Craft and Design

QQI Creative Craft (5M1981)


Childcare support:

Childcare assistance is available to VTOS students through the Childcare Education and Training Support Scheme (CETS). 

Financial Supports

  • Participants retain the equivalent of their full Social Welfare Payments and any secondary benefits
  • Courses are free of charge
  • Creche support is available to eligible participants

Learning Supports

The Waterford Education and Training Centre offers a range of learning supports to our students including access to Numeracy and Literacy classes, English Language classes and Career Guidance and Counselling.


Contact Details:

Co-ordinator  Helena Finlay
Durand’s Court
  Parnell Street, Waterford, X91 V058
phone  051 852803
website  www.adulteducationcentre.ie
email  helenafinlay@wwetb.ie

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