Monday, March 01, 2021

WOULD you like to meet new people, build confidence, and learn by doing in a relaxed, friendly environment?

‘Women Exploring Options’ courses are being offered by Waterford Women’s Centre to women from Waterford City, Tramore, Dungarvan and Kilmacthomas.

A course is to be set up in each area, giving women space and time to explore what is happening in their community and possible pathways to other training and education opportunities.

This course is designed to build confidence, make new friends, identify new skills and to build on existing skills, to ‘learn by doing’ in a supportive learning environment, identify and remove barriers to progression and to develop an achievable progression plan.

The course features four modules:

1 – Working Together: This module aims to establish “a positive learning environment where participants can feel confident, relaxed and eager to learn together and where goals can be identified”.

2 – Make Your Experience Count: This module sets out to “identify existing skills and their transferability”.

3 – Preparing to Study: This element of the course seeks “to provide participants with core skills to enable them to engage positively in any learning environment”.

4 – Get Ready to Progress: This module is designed “to equip participants with a personal progression plan and skills/resources necessary to accomplish it”.  

It is not necessary to have any previous qualifications or experience or training and education to join these courses. Women will be encouraged to have their say on what options will be explored and what times the course will happen to ensure they are relevant and accessible.

Waterford Women’s Centre have been working with women in Waterford City and County for over 25 years. These new courses will be delivered through a mix of on-line and face-to- face according to whatever health and safety guidelines are in place during the course.

Waterford Women’s Centre is funded through the Mitigating Against Education Disadvantage (MAED) initiative for these courses through the WWETB. 

For enquiries regarding Dungarvan, Kilmacthomas and Tramore, please contact Eleanor on (089) 267 6839 or email: [email protected]. For more on Waterford Women’s Centre (74/76 Manor Street), call (051) 351918, text (089) 45516184 or visit

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