Student Supports

Student Supports

The Waterford VTOS Centre is committed to providing a supportive learning environment for adults who may not have the opportunity in the past to return to education. Our classes are small with a student-centred learning approach with the emphasis on learning new skills to help you to progress to employment or return to work.
Our course timetables are family friendly since many of our adult learners have family commitments. A range of other supports are also available to support our students:

Childcare Assistance

Limited childcare assistance is available for community/commercial crèches and childminders. This support is limited to two children per family.

Career Guidance

The Waterford VTOS Centre is committed to providing students with a professional career guidance service to enable students plan for the future and to explore new options. We have a part-time Career Guidance Counsellor and work closely with the local Regional Education Guidance Service for Adults.

Career Guidance Counsellor

A part-time career guidance counsellor is available through appointment on a one-to-one basis. Workshops are held for CAO Application Procedures.

REGSA: Regional Educational Guidance Service for Adults

REGSA hosts a series of workshops for both first and second year students in the following areas:

  • Learning Skills Workshop
  • CV Building
  • Job-seeking Strategies
  • Career Planning

Access to Literacy/Numeracy Supports

The Waterford VTOS Centre through partnership with the City of Waterford VEC Literacy Service provides additional literacy and numeracy support to students if required.

Access to English Language Classes

The Waterford VTOS Centre also arranges for students to access English Language classes offered by the City of Waterford VEC, free of charge.