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The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) offers full-time and part-time courses to educate new entrants and support staff working within the agri-food and rural sectors to improve business efficiency.

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Choose CAFRE to develop your practical experience using our extensive facilities

of our graduates

Gain employment or progress onto further education within six months of completing their course.


You are treated as an individual at CAFRE; we’ve approximately 1,700 students at our three campuses.


Our industry partners donate over 60 bursaries to help fund the cost of your education.

Business Support

CAFRE is an integral part of the Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. The college supports the agri-food sector through industry training, knowledge and technology transfer, benchmarking and business development planning.
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Upcoming Events

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03 Aug
CAFRE campus tours

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We are offering tours of the campus for those who are considering applying to study at CAFRE in September 2021….

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10 Aug
Food tours for new applicants

Location Loughry Campus

Move your career in the right direction – study Food at CAFRE The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise…

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12 Aug
Prepare your food business for PPDS allergen labelling changes

Thursday 12th August, 10:00 am CAFRE is delighted to be hosting this event in association with The Food Standards Agency…


Our three campuses are located on the outskirts of the towns of Antrim, Cookstown and Enniskillen. The spacious rural estates offer the perfect settings for students to explore.
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