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Welcome Message from Principal James Hardiman – December 2020

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.

On behalf of myself and all the staff at NCC can I take this opportunity to wish you and yours a happy and peaceful Christmas period. As we say farewell to 2020 just remember that ‘there are far better things ahead than any we leave behind’.

Best regards,

A celebration of hope and light. Wishing everyone a safe and peaceful Christmas.

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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New Courses 2020

Diploma in Laser and IPL Treatments

Commencing in September 2020. Become a qualified laser technician and bridge the gap from beauty to aesthetics. This is a part-time course, one day a week.

Equine Studies and Horsemanship

This is a Level 6 course, commencing in September will be prepare learners to work in riding schools, studs, livery stables, dealing yards or to progress to further education. This is a one year, full-time Course.

 Tubbercurrry, Co. Sligo


Testimonials: Meet Our Past Pupils 

View Eria’s Video Testimonial here>>

Read Anthony’s Testimonial here>>

Read Becky’s Testimonial here>>

Latest News & Events

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 first event in our series is Resilience in Challenging Times’ and will take place on Tuesday, December 1st 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>>

Coffee & Check Fundraiser for North West Hospice

We, the Advance Admin and Health 6 students, would like to extend our gratitude for all the support you gave for our Coffee and Check fundraiser for the North West hospice. We could not have raised €879 from Facebook and €20 cash donation without your help. You have enabled the project team to pull together and made it a great success. Much appreciated.

Thank you,
Coffee and Check Project Team
Board of Management

CIDESCO International Sanitation & Sterilisation Award

North Connaught College is proud to offer the new CIDESCO Sanitation & Sterilization award to all our Beauty Therapy students. This is a Globally recognised Sanitation and Sterilisation Award.  The aim is to enhance personal and public hygiene procedures for staff and client`s safety and security.

ERASMUS + Trip to Barcelona

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Unveiling of plaque in memory of Cllr. Margaret Gormley


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2018-2019 Graduation

North Connaught College 2018-2019 Graduation took place in Coach House Hotel, Ballymote on 30th May 2019. View the full gallery here >>

New International Beauty & Spa Qualifications Courses

We now offer new Certificates and a Diploma which provides students with training in the latest technologies currently available, therefore offering the best possible start to a career in the Beauty & Spa industry. Read more >>

At present these two courses are not available to apply for through FETCH. If you would like to apply for either of these Beauty Therapy courses please contact the college at 071-9185035 or nccollege@msletb.ie. Learners can still apply for the Beauty Therapy 1 year course at Fetchcourses.ie – Beauty Therapy with CIDESCO

Equine Studies and Horsemanship

North Connaught College are delighted to be able to offer from September 2019 a new course in Equine Studies and Horsemanship. There are two options, a Level 5 and a Level 6. Both courses are one year in duration. Read more >>

Olive Waters Unveiled as Ambassador for MSLETB

Olive Waters, a former student of North Connaught College is the Ambassador for Mayo, Sligo & Leitrim Education and Training Board. Read more >>

Innovation and Creativity Award Winners From North Connaught College

Congratulations to our students who recently were crowned the overall winners in the Innovation and Creativity category at the recent Annual Awards 2019 hosted by Mayo, SLigo and Leitrim Education and Training Board. Read More >>

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