Welcome to North Connaught College of Further Education

Applications Now Open for 2024

Applications for courses may me made by navigating to the specific course page and clicking the Apply Now button.

FETCH Application Guide

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Setting Up Your New NCC Account (Email)

CAO Application Guide

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CAO Application
Full Time Courses

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 and part-time 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. We are delighted to announce across all PLC Colleges in MSLETB that there will be zero fees for courses commencing in September 2023. The exception to this is where students may be liable for some additional costs for course materials (e.g. uniforms, textbooks, etc).

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. We are pleased to announce a new course, ‘Occupational Therapy Asssistant’ commencing in September.

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



Full Time Course Overview

Below are a number of short videos outlining what you will expect when you enrol on one of our courses at North Connaught College.

Administration & IT for Business

Early Learning & Care

Equine Studies

Health Service Skills

Health Services Supervisory Management Skills

Leadership In Community, Social & Youth Work

Nursing Studies

Pre-Garda & Security Studies

Security Operations Management


Tourism & Ecotourism

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Latest News & Events

2023 Graduation

Our 2022-2023 graduation ceremony was held in St. Brigid's Hall in May, please view the gallery of images below from the ceremony.

Agreed Report - Board of Management Meetings

6th December 2023

  • The Board congratulates all those students who have been successful in securing a place on the Erasmus+ Project. The students will participate in vocational work placements in Malaga, Spain in February 2024.
  • The Board extends their best wishes to students participating in Examinations in the coming weeks.
  • The College Website will be redesigned, and the revamped website will be launched in the new year.
  • QQI Level 4 Security Modules required for the PSA licence have been updated.
  • Courses for the academic year 2024/25 will be launched at the end of January 2024.
  • The Board reviewed and ratified the Safety Statement and the Anti Bullying Policies.
  • Three members of Staff have recently completed CPD as First Aid Responders.


8th November 2023

  • The Board congratulated those involved in introducing a new Course to the College – Occupational Therapy Assistant. The Board wishes the first cohort of student participating in this course every success.
  • The Board commended the success of the recent Coffee Mornings in aid of Hospice. A total of €300 was raised and the Board expressed best wishes to all involved. The Board acknowledge the hard work of students and staff organising the events.
  • The Board reviewed the Admissions and Attendance & Participation Policies.
  • The Board reviewed and ratified the Child Safeguarding Statement. All Board members to complete training in the coming weeks.
  • Staff have recently completed CPD in Manual Handling and Mandated Persons.


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 Tubbercurrry, Co. Sligo