Student Success Stories

Community education gave me the confidence to progress to third level

In 2012, Sharon Conlon took part in the AONTAS Lobby for Learning Day where she shared her positive experience of community education. Since then she has continued with her education and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Early Childhood education. Sharon attended Warrenmount Community Education and Development Centre and Liberties College of Further Education and Training before completing her degree in Dublin Institute of Technology. Sharon believes her experiences in community education and further education and training helped build her confidence and self-esteem and provided the encouragement and support to continue her studies on to third level. 

Read Sharon's story here


I studied Healthcare in Liberties College in 2012. I loved every bit of it. The social aspect was great, I had fun along with learning. Tutors were friendly and approachable. You get work experience which gives you a great insight into what the job is all about. I recommend this course to anyone interested in healthcare.

Amy Mizzell (Healthcare)


I was a Travel & Tourism student and enjoyed every minute of my time in Liberties College. I took with me many fond memories that I’ll cherish for a lifetime. I am now working full time in a travel agency in my home town.

Orrin Kelly (Travel and Tourism)


Liberties College gave me a wonderful base of knowledge to progress onto a level 8 degree course. It introduced me to the relevant theories and gave me practical experience which was a perfect stepping stone for me.

Cache Diploma student


I really enjoyed my time studying in Liberties College. Two days per week work experience in a crèche gave me an insight into my chosen career. I found the whole experience to be very positive and recommend this college when choosing a career in childcare.

Cliodhna Kennedy (Montessori and Childcare)


This course has given me the chance to get back into education and to develop my personal skills, I would like to move on to a degree level course.

Ruairi White (Youth and Community Studies)


I feel this course has really boosted my confidence as a performer.  Every day I am constantly learning more and more regarding all aspects of performance and theatre. I would like to continue my study in London.

Sarah Brennan (Performance)


The training in all aspects of theatre is fantastic, I’ve learned so much in my three years in this college.  I would like to work in Theatre or further my training in London.

Sarah Griffin (Performance)


This course has given me the confidence to work and care for children in a professional way. I would like to open a Montessori school in Africa.

Elizabeth Dstrongmer (1 Year Montessori)


This course has given me the opportunity to achieve a qualification that I have wanted for a number of years.

Marguerite Anderson (1 Year Montessori)


I enjoy coming to college because it is so friendly and the teachers are wonderful. I did this course as a way of getting into college, I Plan to go to 3rd level and study social studies.

Michelle Byrne (Childcare Certificate with Highscope)


This course has helped me decide what career path I want to take. I have learned a lot from children with disabilities and gained a lot of experience in my work place. I will share my knowledge and experience when I go back to my own country Mauritius.

Nathalie Sookall (Care of the Special Child - SNA)


I am studying Midwifery in Trinity College, Dublin. The Health Care Assistant course made my almost impossible dreams come true. I didn’t think I had the courage to fulfil my dream.

Audrey O’Gorman (Health Care Assistant)