What is the Application process?
- Applications are made online at www.ccfe.ie
- There is an initial, non-refundable Application Charge of €50, payable at the time of application
- The additional college fees apply
What does an ‘Exemption’ mean?
Part of the fee includes a Government Levy of €200 and a QQI/FETAC Examination Fee, currently €50 for Level 5 programmes and €80 for Level 6 programmes.
The following categories are exempt from both of these fees:
- Current Medical Card Holders (up-to-date medical cards to be presented at interview)
- VTOS dispersed students
- Students awarded Back to Education Allowance from INTREO
- Documentation must be provided to College Office to avail of any exemptions
Recipients of the Student Grant (www.susi.ie) are exempt from the €200 Government Levy ONLY. Clear, original, up-to-date evidence must be provided to CCFE to avail of any exemption.
Garda Vetting is a mandatory requirement for certain programmes. You will have to successfully complete this process on admission.
The cost of using printers and paper is included in the overall fee. However, an additional charge for excessive printing may be applied on an individual basis.
Castlebar College of Further Education takes a holistic view to further education. Management and staff support and encourage students at every opportunity. If a student needs individual vocational, educational or personal guidance, appointment can be made to see our Guidance Counsellor, Ms Áine Coyne.
Students with Disabilities
We welcome students with a Disability or a Specific Learning Difficulty and every effort will be made to accommodate students (subject to the resources of the College) and on receipt of up-to-date supporting documentation, such as Consultant Report or Psychological Report. Applications should tick the box marked SLD/DIS when making the online application and disclose further details at the interview.