The Student View

Creating a supportive, student-centred learning environment is our goal and one which we believe we are achieving. Below is a small sample of feedback we have received recently from people who have taken courses with us. Scroll through these to get a sense of what you can expect from the college.

You’ll also find more learner comments throughout our course catalogue and you may want to watch one student’s video diary of his final year in college to get a sense of what it is like studying with us.

We strongly recommend you talk to current and former students who will give you an insight into the learning experience at the Open Training College and what it takes to complete a course with us.


Emily Fallon - Graduate of the BA in Social Care

On Saturday, I was thrilled to graduate from the Open Training College with a First Class in Social Care!   I am beyond proud of myself and all the students that I had the pleasure of graduating alongside and celebrate the dedication, hard work and lifelong friendships we have all formed since we began our journey.   I am also delighted and absolutely honoured to share that I received The Gerry Clarke Memorial Award for recognition for outstanding application of learning to practice!  I am so very grateful to have received this award which has made me even more determined to continue to learn and grow as a social care professional!


I am truly honoured to have received this award.   I definitely hope to return to the Open Training College in the near future. My 3 years of study were honestly the best three years of my life to date, not only have a gained a vast range of skills and knowledge along with forming meaningful relationships with inspirational people, I have also learned so much about myself and my abilities as my role as a social care professional. I really am looking forward to continuing my professional journey in the future.


Emily Fallon, Graduate of the BA in Social Care, 2022

Emily Fallon wins the OTC Gerry Clarke Award 2022

OTC Experience

Hear more from members of the OTC community in this video taken at our most recent Conferring Day Ceremony held in November 2017 at the RDS Dublin:

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