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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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12 Oct
The role of FareShare in Northern Ireland

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Wednesday 12th October, 10:30am – 11:30am CAFRE are facilitating a webinar aimed at food producers and suppliers operating within the…

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13 Oct
The Art of Spray Application – Ornamental Crop Production

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Thursday 13th October, 7:00pm – 8:00pm CAFRE in collaboration with Sean Loakes, Technical Manager, UK & Ireland, Syngenta Ornamentals will…

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Autumn Course Open Days

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We are looking forward to welcoming potential students on to campus for our Open Days from Tuesday 11th October to…


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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