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Welcome Message from Principal James Hardiman

As College Principal, it is my pleasure to welcome you to North Connaught College of Further Education’s website. I invite you to explore our website, which provides a guide to our full-time, part-time and evening courses, and will assist you in making an informed decision about your future. Each of our courses includes course description, entry requirements, course content, education progression and career opportunities.
North Connaught College of Further Education provides the highest quality education and training to the people of Tubbercurry, Sligo and surrounding counties. All our courses are certified by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), ITEC, CIBTAC and CIDESCO and all successful graduates will receive national and international certification awards. Our discipline areas include Business & Administration, Tourism, Beauty Therapy, Early Childhood Care & Education, Health & Nursing, Equine, Security and Warehousing.

Hopefully, the website will motivate you to visit the College or just give us a call. You will receive a warm welcome, be provided with an opportunity to meet with staff and discuss your options. Our College Community is renowned for its caring and supportive atmosphere.

Best regards,

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Meet Our Students

North Connaught College offers courses from Beauty Therapy to Healthcare to Business and Warehousing/Security. But its main focus is the ‘student’ voice. It is about their journey. Where they are coming from. Why they decided to return to education. Why they choose North Connaught College. And where they hope to go after completing their studies with us. It also highlights the qualities and supports of the College and also the diverse range of learners, which we welcome.

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Latest News & Events

Board of Management

25th March 2021

  • Progress is ongoing with Aidan Tighe and the Skills to Advance initiative. The Principal and Aidan hope to attend and make a presentation at the next meeting of the Chamber of Commerce.
  • Any business contacts that Board members have will be forwarded to the Secretary. The aim is to set up a meeting with these contacts to promote Skills to Advance.
  • New courses been launched – Skills for Remote Workers, and Skills for Modern Workplace. Hope to incorporate these into the College provision.
  • Architect from AXO visited College regarding building developments.
  • The HSE using NCC for teaching and learning of its clients is very welcome and a great idea.
  • Evening courses to commence on the 12th April – Intellectual Disability and Palliative Care.
  • Examinations are ongoing and will continue until May. The Board wishes everybody the best of luck.
  • Ongoing social media growth – Instagram and Facebook. Well done to the Advanced Administration group who put together a TikTok video to promote the College.

Blended Learning Courses in Equine studies and Horsemanship at North Connaught College.

Equine studies OOI Level 5: Develop the knowledge, skills and competence in a broad range of equine skills to work in a variety of equine sectors.

QQI Level 6: This programme prepares the student for managerial roles in the equine industry and also for the British Horse Society (BHS) exams up to BHS Stage 3 and BHS Stage 3 Teach. Level 6 Horsemanship is a Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) and Revenue approved course for the purpose of meeting the educational criteria for Young Trained Farmer (YTF) status.

Modules covered Include, Stable and Yard Routine, Young Horse Training Techniques, Equine Anatomy and Physiology, Sport Horse Riding, Equine Nutrition, Horse conformation and Evaluation, Equitation Theory, Sport Horse Riding instruction, Work experience, Communications and Safety & Health at Work

The video shows past students training at the stables.

Share to Care Project

The Health Services Supervisory Management 6 class at North Connaught College are launching our Share to Care Project through this video overview. We have collated COVID-19 journeys of the students and staff of the school as part of our Health Promotion Project promoting positive mental health. It is the hope of the team that this project allows the viewers and readers to reflect, gain insights and form their own coping strategies amidst this pandemic. A PowerPoint Presentation file will be disseminated separately to all student and staff so that you can read at your own pace and at your own time. To those who have participated, our sincere gratitude. Thank you from the Project Team.


Niamh Oliver, Joan Tarpey & Caroline Davey from The Advanced Administration Class of 2021 have put together this Tik Tok Video to promote North Connaught College of Further Education in a new, fun and energetic way. It has been worked on as a group project over the past few months and all involved are very proud of how it has come together. This is the first time this has been done and hopefully its legacy will carry on into the future of the college.
All involved would like to thank the principal James Hardiman for putting his trust in this project and Lily Murphy for giving her time and guidance.

Evening Classes Postponed

Evening classes have been postponed until further notice and the college will be in contact with all who have applied in due course.

Meet our 2020 Award Winners









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North Connaught College continues its link with St. Angela’s College

We have been involved in the Access to Post-Primary teaching (APT) project with St. Angela’s during the pilot phase and we are delighted with the recent announcement by the HEA that funding for this project will continue for another three years (2023). If you are interested in becoming a Home Economics and Biology/Irish/Religion teacher, this project offers you an access route to these courses in St. Angela’s College. You can use your Level 5 or Level 6 qualification in Childcare from North Connaught College for entry. The APT project targets students who are under-represented at third level, so applicants must be eligible for the SUSI maintenance grant or back to education allowance.

CIDESCO International Sanitation & Sterilization Award

We are proud to announce that students in our Beauty Therapy Department have recently achieved their CIDESCO International Sanitation & Sterilization Award. This is a globally recognised Sanitation and Sterilisation Award aimed to enhance personal and public hygiene procedures for staff and client safety and security. Read more>>

Wellness Webinar Series

The Mayo Adult Educational Guidance Service has put together a program called ‘Wellness Webinar Series’ – a series of online events focused on wellbeing. This series is available and free to everybody within MSLETB.

The third event in our series is Positive Mental Wellbeingand will take place on Monday, February 22nd at 12 pm. Read more>>

Student of the Class Awards

Our 2020 Student of the Class Award winners were presented recently, view the recipients here>>

Your Journey Starts Here…

Testimonials: Meet Our Past Pupils 

View Eria’s Video Testimonial here>>

Read Anthony’s Testimonial here>>

Read Becky’s Testimonial here>>

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