Castlebar College of Further Education

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Welcome to Castlebar College of Further Education

Want to reskill? Upskill? Get skilled?! Would you like to study in an adult-centered, homely, supportive environment in a dynamic college in the heart of Castlebar?

Strategically located in the centre of Mayo’s county town, CCFE provides a wonderful learning atmosphere for students of all ages and from all walks of life. Our student-focussed environment aims to cultivate confidence and self-belief, an entrepreneurial spirit of ambition and achievement and ability to pursue personal goals.

The college enjoys an excellent reputation in the delivery of high-quality courses that lead to employment or Higher Education. All graduates of CCFE enjoy substantially-improved employment prospects, while statistically, the college’s transfer rate to Third Level is significantly higher than the national average.

CCFE offers technologically-sophisticated training in a range of Business, Administration and Secretarial Studies, along with specialisations in Medical and Legal Studies.

Our fully-equipped, hospital-ward-style nursing facility houses successful Nursing and Healthcare Support programmes: a new level 6 course in Healthcare Supervisory Management is now also on offer.

Our Applied Social Studies with Psychology course is a very popular choice with students, while CCFE boasts Mayo’s only full-time Level 5 music (with audition preparation) programme.

In line with growing demand the College has a particular emphasis on computing and offers successful courses in Game Development and Multi-Media Production, IT Software and Computer Networks.

New programmes are prepared and offered every year: please check out our College Prospectus for a full list of courses!

College facilities include:

Five High-Spec Computer Labs

Computer Networking Workshop

High-Speed Wifi

Recording Studio

Dedicated Music Room

Fully-Equipped Nursing Facility

Practical Childcare Room

Art Room

Multi-Media Suite

State-of-the-Art Software Applications


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Childcare Students at Castlebar College of Further Education


Contact Details
Address CCFE
Co. Mayo
Telephone 094 90 23134
Fax 094 90 27172
Principal  Bernadette Rowland
Deputy Principal Monica Sweeney


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