The Story of Creedons College
Creedons College was launched in 2013 as the brain child of Nanci Creedon. Nanci had been studying dog behaviour for 10 years at this stage, attending seminars internationally, and working as a dog trainer and behaviour consultant.
During conversations with friends in the industry , the demand for science based, progressive Irish educational options became more and more obvious. As Nanci had at this stage completed a wide variety of courses, some better than others, she was in the perfect position to know exactly what students want, and need.
The priority for Creedons College from day one has been to provide science based educational courses, focused on preparing students for employment, and most importantly to prioritise ensuring that all classes are run in a fun, inclusive, enjoyable manner, if the tutors are not enjoying themselves then it is unlikely you are – so an easy going, informal teaching environment has always been encouraged , in fact it’s the reason so many of our students come back for more!
Creedons College first launched in 2013 in our premises in Little Island. As we were unsure of how popular our courses would be, we decided to be brave and launch in a temporary premises. The response was overwhelming – we even had veterinary surgeons enrolling on our course, so while we loved our stay in Little Island, we decided to commit to a permanent residence , one that we could really make home.
We moved to our home on Vicars Road in April 2014 – and we haven’t looked back since. We custom built a grooming college here, kitted with three grooming baths, with lots of room for grooming tables and equipment. Our new premises came with a ready-made classroom, and we created a cozy sitting room style lunch room where students can truly unwind.
This premises also houses Creedons Doggie Daycare, so we have 3000sq ft of open space for carrying out practical work with dogs.
In 2016 Creedons College will relaunch all of our courses. We have been busy bee’s in 2015, keeping our head down, our tutors have continued to progress with their own development and education, and our team of tutors have had many meetings, structuring, designing and developing a wide range of new courses customised to prepare students for a career in their chosen industry. In fact, the team at Creedons College even decided to change the motto of the college, which now reads
“Gain the qualifications, the knowledge and the confidence to become employable, or self-employable, in the pet care industry”
Goals going forward
Our commitment to students past, present and future is to continue to keep our courses up to date, to continue to add more courses that students would have an interest in, to continue educating and up-skilling our tutors, to continue offering one-day specialist workshops, and to continue to prioritise fun!