We aim to meet the needs of the local community by creating opportunities, building confidence and developing skills.
About The Nagle Centre
The Nagle Centre was founded in 2003 to provide computer training to the parents of girls attending the Presentation Schools – both Primary and Secondary in Waterford city. Its inception was aimed at addressing a lack of computer training facilities in the local area and its purpose was to encourage active participation in their children’s education and to bridge any gap in their own.
The remit has expanded greatly since then but the ethos remains the same – to offer affordable computer training to the local and wider community with an emphasis on supporting marginalised communities. The centre has actively engaged with new communities to promote education through computer training, source funding and liaised with partners such as the Integration & Support Unit – ISU.
There is a deep understanding held within the centre’s staff of the barriers that people face in Education and we have taken progressive steps in reducing these barriers. For instance, courses are constructed to work with the learner and at their own pace. Classes take place in a welcoming and open environment and all students participate in an assessment process which establishes training needs and learning styles to optimise the learning experience for the student. Any learner who does not have access to a computer can borrow a laptop from the centre to practice and develop their computer skills.
Furthermore, the centre offers a number of free mentoring sessions every week which provides a space for learners to come and practice and have expert advice on hand if needed. The centre also runs a number of Awards Nights throughout each year which showcases our learners’ achievements to their families, friends and the wider community.
Integration has always been a key principle with in the centre and to date we have not run gender or ethnic specific classes. The centre offers customised training programmes which focuses on the specific requirements of learners whether on a one-to-one or small group setting. These customised training programmes can be accredited or non-accredited depending on specific requirements.
The centre is a registered QQI provider and offers programmes at levels 3, 4 and 5. We are also an ECDL, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and SAGE certified training centre.
Nagle Centre Policies
Child Protection Policy & Procedures
Internet & Email Policy
Memorandum of Association
Nagle Centre Risk Assessments
Nagle Centre Safety Statement
Nagle Centre Staff Handbook
Our Board of Directors
Br. Philip Ryan – Chairman
Sr. Josephine Deegan
Sr. Josephine McCarthy