About Us

  1. Home
  2. chevron_right
  3. About Us

It is our great pleasure to welcome you, the reader to Castlebar College of Further Education – Mayo’s premier provider of Further Education. Strategically located in Newtown, Castlebar, the College was established in 1998 and has led the way in the design and establishment of innovative modules and quality assured QQI full- time programmes that have been replicated throughout the country. Our college is a great place to study whether you are just after leaving school or are an adult wishing to up-skill, re-skill or get skilled. When thinking of our college, an image of a ‘bridge’ immediately comes to mind.

For you, the reader – that could be the bridge you need to cross to get to a Higher Education course in Ireland or elsewhere; the qualification/training needed to go directly into employment or choose an alternative career pathway; the chance to learn new skills or up-skill.

Our student population is made up of a mix of both young and mature adults – all with a diverse range of life experience behind them. Our highly qualified, dedicated and supportive staff take a holistic view of every student, such that each student is given the best possible opportunity to reach his/her full potential. It is a very friendly and welcoming environment and there is a great relationship built up over the course of the year between students and college staff. This makes for a positive approach to learning. Everyone has a voice in Castlebar College of Further Education and the students elect a Students’ Union annually which gives the student population a chance to get involved in a leadership role and discuss student issues of the day. They often organise fundraising activities or social activities for students throughout the year.

We invite you to read on and inform yourself about the wide range of course options available here at CCFE and then take the obvious next step – apply online and choose to cross the bridge with us here at Castlebar College of Further Education … the bridge to YOUR future.


To provide learner centred education that challenges all learners to reach their individual potential and prepare them to realise their unique role in a global community