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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.

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.

Best regards,

James Hardiman

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COVID-19 Information

Night Classes – Spring Term February 2022

OPEN EVENING including registration will take place on

MONDAY 24TH JANUARY from 6:00PM – 8:00PM in NORTH CONNAUGHT COLLEGE (socially distanced)

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

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.

Night Classes – Spring Term February 2022

Would you like to complete a module or two for the Health Service Skills qualification? Learn computers? Or train in make up skills?
If so, we are offering a variety of evening classes at North Connaught College of Further Education commencing on the 7th February 2022.

It is hoped that all classes will be onsite, but we will keep you updated on this.






Computers – Beginners Monday   7pm – 9pm 7th February 6 € 100
Computers – Intermediate Tuesday   7pm – 9pm 8th February 6 € 100
Care of the Older Person Monday   7pm – 9pm 7th February 10 € 130
Lamh To be Confirmed 1 Day Training To be Confirmed
Make-Up Skills Monday   7:00pm – 9:00pm 7th February 6 € 100
Special Needs Assisting Monday   6:30pm – 9:30pm 7th February 10 € 280
Work Experience Tuesday   7pm – 9pm 8th February 10 € 130
  • All of the above courses are dependent on class numbers being 10 or more. 

Further details about the classes are on our website www.northconnaughtcollege.net. If you would like to register your interest or if you have any queries please contact Patricia O’Reilly (Coordinator) on (086) 3043842 or on email at patriciaoreilly@msletb.ie.

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.

Click Here to view our full list of courses.

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

9th December  2021

  • The Board welcomes the installation of new desktop computers in the Computer Rooms.
  • The installation of new electric heaters is to take place in January 2022.
  • The ERASMUS+ Grant Agreement has been signed and the travelling group for 2021-2022 has been established. The Board extend their congratulations to the twelve students who were successful in securing a place on the programme.
  • The Board has approved updates to the following College Policies – Admissions, Child Safeguarding Statement, Safety Statement, Induction for New Teachers.
  • A Skills to Advance course is due to commence in the College in January 2022. This is welcomed.
  • The position of Assistant Principal II was advertised internally in the College. Applications received will progress to the next stage of the recruitment process.
  • 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 Niamh’s Video Testimonial here>>

View Eria’s Video Testimonial here>>

Read Anthony’s Testimonial here>>

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