Waterford has excellent education facilities with a range of options available for Primary (4 - 12 years), Secondary (12 - 18 years) and Adult students.
PRIMARY EDUCATION (4-12 YEARS)
Waterford is served by 77 primary schools comprising both mainstream and special schools with a total of 14,229 pupils enrolled in the 2014-2015 academic year.
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SECONDARY EDUCATION (13-18YRS)
In Waterford there are 19 secondary schools serving almost 10,000 students.
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THIRD LEVEL EDUCATION
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is a university-level institute offering a range of higher education opportunities across a number of schools from Diploma to PhD level. WIT regularly appears prominently in performance league tables for British and Irish Universities / Colleges. WIT currently caters for in excess of 10,000 students and has over 1,000 staff members.
Schools / Departments in WIT include:
- Graduate Business
- Management and Organisation
- Accountancy and Economics
- Built Environment
- Department of Lifelong Learning
- Education Programs
- Personal & Professional Development Programs.
- Health, Recreation, & Sport
- Applied Arts
- Creative and Performing Arts
- Languages, Tourism and Hospitality
- Department of Science
- Computing & Mathematics
For more information visit: www.wit.ie
WATERFORD & WEXFORD EDUCATION & TRAINING BOARD
Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB) is the national education and training provider offering a comprehensive range of education and training services in Waterford.
WWETB’s educational and training provision includes:
- Secondary schools
- Further education colleges
- Adult and further education centre.
WWETB deliver a range of education and training programmes including:
- Post Leaving Certificate Courses (PLCs)
- Training Courses
- Outdoor Education courses
- Youth Services programmes
For more information on the education and training options delivered by WWETB visit: www.waterfordwexford.etb.ie
WATERFORD COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION
Located in the heart of Waterford City, Waterford College of Further Education (WCFE) offers a range of Further Education course for students of all ages. The college is operated by the WWETB, with 859 day time and in excess of 1,100 night time students in the current academic year.
For a full list of courses or more details visit: WCFE
There are many options available in Waterford to further your education and training with full-time, part-time and night courses available in the following institutions:
- Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)
- Waterford & Wexford Education & Training Board (WWETB)lists a range of adult education options in Waterford City & County
- Waterford College of Further Education (WCFE)