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What is the Application process?

How do I apply?

Applications for September 2021 can be made by clicking here.

Castlebar College of Further Education and Westport College of Further Education will become Mayo College of Further Education and Training in September 2021. All courses listed on will run in Castlebar and all courses advertised on will run in Westport.

If you require any information please  phone 094 9023134

What does an ‘Exemption’ mean?

Part of the fee includes a Government Levy of €200 and a QQI 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 ( 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

Garda Vetting is a mandatory requirement for certain programmes. You will have to successfully complete this process on admission.

Additional Information

The cost of using printers/paper and handouts to students is included in the Student Services fee. However, an additional charge for excessive printing may be applied on an individual basis.

Student Support

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.