Latest News – Zero Fees for PLC Courses Commencing in September 2023 

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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 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 feees 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. unifomrs, 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 Asssitant’ 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.

Congratulations to all of our learners on their recent graduation and completion of examinations and we wish you all a happy summer. Hopefully see some of you in September as you continue your educational journey with us!

Best regards,

James Hardiman



Full Time Course Overview

Below are a number of short videos outlining what you will expect when you enrole 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

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

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.

2022/23 Award Winners

Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education Training Board are delighted to announce that all courses commencing in September 2023 will have zero fees. Students may still be liable for some additional costs for course materials (e.g. uniforms, textbooks).  This is great news for us here in North Connaught College of Further Education and all PLC providers within MSLETB.

Evening Courses

North Connaught College of Further Education is now seeking expression of interest for a number of evening courses commencing in September 2023. The courses are:-

ICDL Computers for Beginners – Digital Citizen
First Aid Responder

Check out the ‘Evening Courses’ tab for more information. 

To apply for any of the evening courses listed above or for  more information please get in touch by –

Telephone  on 071 9185035,

Email  on [email protected]

or drop into the College today.

We are delighted to announce a new course commencing at NCC in September 2023  – Occupational Therapy Assistant QQI Level 5


Joseph McGuinness

Health Services Supervisory Management

View Joseph’s Video Testimonial here>>

North West STOP Fundraiser 4th  March

ETB Day on 2nd  March

Mental Health Awareness Day on 2nd March

Organised by the Health Level 6 students. View Poster

Students from our Early Learning and Care groups enjoyed an educational trip to Belfast recently. Their first stop was the Holywood Rudolf Steiner School where they were able to observe the Steiner approach in practice. A fantastic learning experience! Many thanks to Jude and the team for facilitating our visit.

The second stop for students from our Early Learning and Care group was W5 Belfast. Sean facilitated a K’nex activity with the group and we explored the exhibits and learning opportunities.

Equine and Horsemanship

Introduction to Social Media and Podcasting

Our Level 5 & Level 6 Equine and Horsemanship group had a fantastic day of AIRE training at Clonshire Equestrian centre.

Great day had by all.

Thank you Clonshire for your hospitality.

Introduction to Social Media & Podcasting

Introduction to Social Media and Podcasting

QQI Level 4 Course

BTEI free part time

Starting September 2023 ( Monday 9:30 am – 2:30 pm)

North Connaught College, Tubbercurry

For more information contact:

[email protected] or [email protected].

Visit: Part Time Courses or

Diploma in Laser & IPL Treatments

Sligo Adult Educational Guidance Service

Become a qualified laser technician and bridge the gap from beauty to aesthetics

  • Part time
  • One day a week
  • September to May

Please note: Applicants must hold the beauty specialist diploma

For more information and to secure your place give us a call on 071 9185035 or drop in to North Connaught College today.

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.

Agreed Report – Board of Management Meetings

19th April 2023

  • The Board discussed the Mental Health/Wellness Day and expressed a well done to all involved.
  • Management structures within the College were examined.
  • Fire drill was conducted in February.
  • A cleaner was appointed and commenced in the role after Easter.
  • The Board reviewed and approved the Attendance & Participation Policy NCC.
  • A number of staff training events are organised for April, May and August. They link to Health & Safety.
  • A discussion was had around the new Occupational Therapy Assistant course and also the Green Cert Qualification.
  • Best wishes extended to Hugh McGowan as he began his new position in MSLETB.
  • Best wishes extended to all learners in NCC as they prepare for upcoming examinations.


22nd February 2023

  • The Board discussed the potential to introduce a new Course to the College – Occupational Therapy Assistant. An application to introduce the course as part of the College provision has been made.
  • The Board acknowledge the hard work of students organising a Mental Health / Wellness Day on Thursday the 2nd of March. The Board expressed best wishes to all involved.
  • The Erasmus+ group travelled to Malaga on the 3rd of February for 2 weeks to participate in a European work placement and cultural experiences. The Board congratulates the group on a rewarding mobility and thanks everyone involved in the process.
  • The Board discussed the reinstatement of Night class provision with specific reference to the inclusion of the Green Cert. to meet local demand for same.
  • All full time courses scheduled to commence in September 2023 are now open for applications via the College website. Interviews will commence before the Easter break.
  • The Board reviewed the Disciplinary Procedures Policy.


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 Tubbercurrry, Co. Sligo