Castlebar College of Further Education

CCFE is Mayo’s premier provider of Further Education Courses in the West of Ireland. Located centrally in Newtown, Castlebar it provides a range of Level 5 and 6 QQI Courses to meet the needs of the school leaver or the adult learner. For the learner there is the opportunity to ‘up-skill’, ‘re-skill’ or ‘get- skilled’ or pursue a Pre-University Option. 

Graduates can be found in 3rd level Institutions all over Ireland and elsewhere or have found employment in such fields as healthcare, childcare, administration or in areas related to their qualifications and training. Others have gone on to gain Post-graduate qualifications at home and abroad.


College staff are highly qualified, experienced and dedicated and promote a positive, student-centred learning environment such that every learner is given the best opportunity to reach their full potential. The college is constantly developing and strengthening links with employers and 3rd Level Institutions. We recently forged a new partnership with St Angela’s College, Sligo via the Access to Post Primary Teaching Project for eligible students in our Level 5 Social Studies or Early Childhood Care & Education Programmes. The recent Agreement (Memo of Understanding) with Galway, Mayo IT will allow advanced progression to certain courses for our level 6 graduates.

There is a constant ‘strive’ to keep up to date in each study area to meet the needs of the ever- changing Irish Economy and 3rd level requirements.

New developments

To mention just a few developments – the Sports Studies & Exercise’ Programme introduced in Sept 2016 is going from strength to strength. ‘Cloud’ computing and ‘Mobile Technologies’ have been added to existing Information Technology options and last Sept 2017 we got our new Programme in Level 6 Systems & Networks off the ground.

Students are encouraged to take part in college activities such as Student Council, Fund-raising events and the annual College Awareness week. They can also participate in Sports and other Clubs and Societies in GMIT Castlebar, which is located on our doorstep.

See our website for details on all courses

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