Therapeutic Horticulture Course October 2019

Planting winter garlic in our newly renovated garden during the Therapeutic Horticulture Course. Many thanks to GIY: Energia Get Ireland Growing fund and Waterford City & County Council: Supporting Waterford Communities 2019 Fund, for supporting the garden renovations. We are looking forward to using this gorgeous outdoor space in the delivery of our community education programmes

Thanks to Skillnet for the opportunity to participate in a Therapeutic Horticulture Course delivered by Caitriona Kelly from GIY in the Women’s Centre on the 30th and 31st of October. It was both informative and enjoyable and we look forward to including our garden in our community education programmes

Pathways to Employment Certification

Congratulations to the Pathways to Employment group – funded by WWETB – on receiving certificates towards a QQI major award

Receiving certificates were: Back row: Amy Orpen, Karen Power, Chloe Westlake, Emma Sinnott, Chloe Miskella and Gillian Morrissey

Front row: Maureen Tobin, Pathways to Employment (LTI) Coordinator, Breda Murphy, Women’s Centre Coordinator and Christina Sinnott QQI Facilitator

Community Education Programmes starting September 2019 in the Women’s Centre

In addition to the above the Women’s Centre in Partnership with WIT (Waterford Institute of Technology) will begin delivery of a QQI Level 6 Certificate in Community Studies in September 2019

The Certificate in Community Studies introduces the theory and practice of community education and development.  Practical participative methodologies supports the development of skills in group work, facilitation and community development.  Reflective practice and personal development supports the recognition of existing skills and helps identify areas for development.  This programme is delivered over one year and progression is possible to the Higher Certificate in Community Development and Education programme in WIT. 

Module 1: Personal Effectiveness for Community Work 10 credits

Module 2: Group Work and Facilitation Skills 10 credits

Module 3: Community Development 10 credits

Entry requirements:

Actively working in community & voluntary sector

Interviews will be conducted prior to acceptance

For more information contact Kate: or Breda: or telephone: 051-351918