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The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) offers full-time, part-time and short courses for students aspiring to and staff working within the agri-food and land-based sectors.

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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 have approximately 1,800 students at our three campuses.


Our industry partners donate over 45 bursaries to support first year degree students.

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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Profit from Pasture – Striving for Sustainability

Location Across NI

Over the next four weeks College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) beef and sheep advisers are hosting a…

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24 Jul
Postgraduate courses webinar

Location online

Have you graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree? Interested in taking your qualification to the next level? Study for a Master’s…

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08 Aug
Discover Food courses after GCSEs

Location Loughry Campus

Are you waiting on GCSE results this summer? Re-thinking your options for September? Would you like to study on a…


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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