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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 and part-time 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.

The College 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, Community & Social Development, Beauty Therapy, Early Childhood Care & Education, Health & Nursing, Equine, Security and Warehousing.

The College will always take our guidance from Government and HSE recommendations. We have compiled a COVID-19 link on the College website which includes our COVID-19 Response Plan. Reading this document will allow you to fully understand the care we are taking in ensuring our students are as safe as possible during the Covid-19 pandemic. We will update this document as necessary, responding to the situation as it changes. Together with this plan we have included the most up-to-date information and best advice and useful videos.

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 and communicate with staff and discuss your options. Our College Community is renowned for its caring and supportive atmosphere.

Please join us on Tuesday 21st March from 1 – 6pm as we host our ‘Open Day’ event. Come along to see the College, meet with our teachers and support team.

Best regards,

James Hardiman



COVID-19 Information

Full Time Course Overview

Below are a number of short videos outlining what you will expect when you enrole on one of our courses at North Connaught College.

Administration & IT for Business

Early Learning & Care

Equine Studies

Health Service Skills

Health Services Supervisory Management Skills

Leadership In Community, Social & Youth Work

Nursing Studies

Pre-Garda & Security Studies

Security Operations Management


Tourism & Ecotourism

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.

Please get in touch if you would like to find out more. >>

Latest News & Events

Open Evening


North West Connaught Wellness Day on 2nd  March

North West STOP Fundraiser 4th  March

ETB Day on 2nd  March

Mental Health Awareness Day on 2nd March

Organised by the Health Level 6 students. View Poster

Students from our Early Learning and Care groups enjoyed an educational trip to Belfast recently. Their first stop was the Holywood Rudolf Steiner School where they were able to observe the Steiner approach in practice. A fantastic learning experience! Many thanks to Jude and the team for facilitating our visit.

The second stop for students from our Early Learning and Care group was W5 Belfast. Sean facilitated a K’nex activity with the group and we explored the exhibits and learning opportunities.

Equine and Horsemanship

Introduction to Social Media and Podcasting

Our Level 5 & Level 6 Equine and Horsemanship group had a fantastic day of AIRE training at Clonshire Equestrian centre.

Great day had by all.

Thank you Clonshire for your hospitality.

North Connaught College Open Day

Introduction to Social Media and Podcasting

We are happy to hold our open day on site in the college this year.

The open day will take place on Wednesday 14th September between 3.30 & 5.30pm.

A range of full time courses (level 5 & 6)

  • Beauty Therapy (and Diploma in Laser & IPL Treatments)
  • Business & Administration (level 5 & 6)
  • Early Learning & Care (Stage 1 & 2)
  • Health & Nursing (level 5)
  • Equine & Horsemanship (level 5 & 6)
  • Health Service Supervisory Management (level 6)

View details of all our courses, by clicking on the menu items above.
NCC also provides a range of learner support services including – Academic Support, Financial Support and Guidance & Personal Support.

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Introduction to Social Media & Podcasting

Introduction to Social Media and Podcasting

QQI Level 4 Course

BTEI free part time

Starting September 2023 ( Monday 9:30 am – 2:30 pm)

North Connaught College, Tubbercurry

For more information contact: or

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2022 Graduation

Our 2021-2022 graduation ceremony was held in An Chroí at the end of May, please view the gallery of images below from the ceremony.

2021/22 Award Winners

Diploma in Laser & IPL Treatments

Sligo Adult Educational Guidance Service

Become a qualified laser technician and bridge the gap from beauty to aesthetics

  • Part time
  • One day a week
  • September to May

Please note: Applicants must hold the beauty specialist diploma

For more information and to secure your place give us a call on 071 9185035 or drop in to North Connaught College today.

Graduate Programme

We are delighted to announce our partnership with The Ice House, Ballina to bring you an exciting new graduate programme.

During your training with us you will get the opportunity to complete work experience with the newly renovate Chill Spa, receive training in their spa brands @voyabeauty and @yonka_ireland and complete additional spa and wellness courses.

Once you complete your education and achieve your certificates, candidates will be offered amazing job opportunities!

Not only will you get to work in an award-winning spa and receive exceptional training but the Ice House also offer you an incentive of up to €2000 back for your dedication, loyalty and commitment to their brand!

For more information and to secure your place give us a call on 071 9185035 or drop in to North Connaught College today.

Agreed Report – Board of Management Meetings

22nd February 2023

  • The Board discussed the potential to introduce a new Course to the College – Occupational Therapy Assistant. An application to introduce the course as part of the College provision has been made.
  • The Board acknowledge the hard work of students organising a Mental Health / Wellness Day on Thursday the 2nd of March. The Board expressed best wishes to all involved.
  • The Erasmus+ group travelled to Malaga on the 3rd of February for 2 weeks to participate in a European work placement and cultural experiences. The Board congratulates the group on a rewarding mobility and thanks everyone involved in the process.
  • The Board discussed the reinstatement of Night class provision with specific reference to the inclusion of the Green Cert. to meet local demand for same.
  • All full time courses scheduled to commence in September 2023 are now open for applications via the College website. Interviews will commence before the Easter break.
  • The Board reviewed the Disciplinary Procedures Policy.


14th December 2022

  • Minutes for the Board meeting of the 9th November were ratified.
  • Welcome was extended to Kelly Doyle and Joseph McGuinness, student representatives to the Board and Mary Leydon, teacher representative to the Board.
  • Course projections for 2023 were submitted to FARR.
  • ERASMUS+ interviews completed and students now preparing for placement in February 2023 to Malaga.
  • The following policies were ratified by the Board – MSLETB ICT AUP Policy, MSLETB AUP Policy and Child Protection Procedures – Safety Statement.
  • Child Protection Oversight Report was presented to the Board
  • All printers are now installed onsite.
  • An update on the Canteen was presented and awaiting further developments.
  • Proposal for a new Healthcare course in the pipeline. To be developed and looked at further.
  • New P2P Finance system in place.
  • Alarms and smoke detectors serviced in December.
  • Wishes extended to staff and students for a safe healthy Christmas and good wishes for 2023.


9th November 2022

  • Minutes for the Board meeting of the 17th June were ratified.
  • Good wishes were extended to staff and students for the 2022 – 2023 College year.
  • Information from the Director of Schools with regard to Board Meetings was distributed.
  • ERASMUS+ interview are taking place in November and the Board extends good wishes to all participants.
  • The following policies were ratified by the Board – MSLETB Fee Policy, Admission Policy to NCC 2022 – 2023, Substance Misuse Policy.
  • Child Protection Oversight Report was presented to the Board.
  • Issues identified with regard to heating and some building works in the College were resolved.
  • Budget for January – June period was examined.
  • Recommencement of evening classes to be examined and progressed.

17th June 2022

  • Congratulations were extended to students at NCC who recently graduated. The event was hosted in An Chroi, Tubbercurry and was a great success.
  • IV and EA took place in the College in May and June. Very positive reports and to acknowledge the hard work carried out by the teachers.
  • The College is hosting a ‘virtual’ event on the 15th – 17th June.
  • The Board will consider a mixture of online and onsite meetings for the next College academic year.
  • Update on finances for 2021 was presented and positive report.
  • Review of courses and numbers was carried out and an update on current applications given.

4th May 2022

  • The College is now accepting applications for a range of courses commencing in September.
  • The College will adopt the MSLETB Course Fees and Refund policy. This policy replaces the existing Policy.
  • The Board would like to congratulate all learners who participated in an ERASMUS+ fully funded European work placement in Barcelona in April.
  • The College will launch a virtual open event (via the website) in June.
  • An external audit of the Health & Safety systems and policies was recently conducted at the College.
  • members of the Board participated in training – Ethos and Characteristic Spirit.
  • The Board would like to extend their good wishes to learners participating in exams over the coming weeks.

Your Journey Starts Here…

 Tubbercurrry, Co. Sligo