Disability Support Service

The CDETB Student Support Service is a partnership project between The National Learning Network and The City of Dublin Education and Training board. The service is now available in eight colleges of Further Education.

  • Ballyfermot College of Further Education
  • Pearse College of Further Education
  • Inchicore College of Further Education
  • Coláiste íde College of Further Education
  • Killester College of Further Education
  • Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education
  • Plunket College of Further Education
  • Whitehall College of Further Education

The daily running of the Disability Student Support Service can be divided into three broad categories: student support, staff support and training, and the promotion of disability/equality issues among the students body.Officers are available in each college at least one day per week. Support is also available by telephone or email.

Supports available to students include:

  • Sampling and sourcing appropriate assistive technologies and specialised software to meet the requirements of individual students.
  • Completing funding applications in order to provide classroom supports such as note takers, ISL Interpreters and Personal Assistants (PA’s)
  • Accessing funding towards transport costs
  • Assistance with study skills and time management techniques Information and advice on examination accommodations such as scribes and reader


National Learning Network | CDETB Student Support Service

Block A, TU Blanchardstown Campus, Blanchardstown Road North, Dublin 15.

Phone: 01 885 1382

Fax: +353 1 885 1389

Email: disabilitysupportservice@nln.ie