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Welcome Message from Principal James Hardiman

North Connaught College of Further Education is renowned for its warm, friendly and supportive atmosphere. We congratulate our graduates from 2020-2021 who have been issued with their certificates. We are looking forward to reopening our College, in line with HSE advice and Government directives, in time to welcome new and returning students for the 2021-2022 academic year.

As part of North Connaught College’s commitment to provide a safe return for staff and students, an aide and lead worker representative has been appointed with the responsibility of preparing classrooms, facilities, etc. During induction you will see what the site will look like, and you will also be informed of some of the changes we have made and the protocols that will be in place.

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.

We welcome all off our learners to the College over the next few weeks as we prepare to commence classes on September 20th. For anybody considering a return to education or learning a new skill, check out our Virtual Open Event (click on the orange tab on the Home page), where you will have the opportunity to meet with our staff and discover about the different courses and supports available here at the College.Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns and thank you for taking this part of your journey with us at North Connaught College of Further Education.

Best regards, James Hardiman (September 2021)

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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

Induction & Registration Sessions

Induction and Registration sessions for full time courses start next week. Students will receive a text with details.

There is still time to apply for a course at North Connaught College.

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Meet our 2021 Award Winners

Student of the Class Award Winners

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Student of the Year 2020/2021

Anne Maria Kennedy

Margaret Gormley Award Winner

Dean Barton

Board of Management

19th May 2021

  • The Board would like to commend and congratulate recent graduates. Preparation is underway for a virtual graduation to take place in the coming weeks.
  • Preparations ongoing for a Virtual Open Event to showcase Programmes to potential students.
  • External Authentication takes place in the College from the 19th of May to the 28th of May.
  • Repairs to the Roof on the main building of the College will commence on Monday the 24th of May 2021. Ongoing interaction in relation to further developments to College infrastructure.
  • A new Childcare course will commence in September 2021.
  • Skills to Advance training to commence in September 2021.
  • Board of Management Meetings

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.

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>>

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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