September 26, 2014

A New Intake for Enniskillen Campus

Another academic year has started at CAFRE’s Enniskillen Campus with new  students eager to take their first steps on the road to a career in the equine sector.

 

Students have commenced programmes ranging from a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care to a BSc (Hons) Degree in Equine Management, according to their individual needs and abilities.

Coming to college is a new experience for all students – in a lot of cases it’s their first time being away from home but with a well planned induction programme prepared by the campus staff including a barbecue and fun night, our students’ apprehensions soon faded away.  We will also be holding a Student Information Fair next week where our students will have the opportunity to participate in a number of health related exercises as well as getting their own health check for blood pressure, cholesterol and stress levels.

Our education programmes are now “in full swing” and students are combining the theory that they are acquiring from their lectures with the practice gained during their skills sessions using the excellent equine facilities that we have at the campus.  Students are gaining knowledge in all aspects of equine management including horse handling and exercise, horse care, equitation, racing, nutrition, equine health and veterinary science along with enterprise and business management.  A number of equine visits to external establishments are also planned during this semester. These visits will complement what the students are learning through their education programmes as well as providing a very important source of careers advice to the students. 

A qualification from Enniskillen Campus equips students with the necessary skills and expertise to follow a rewarding career in the equine industry.

There are no tuition fees for full-time Further Education courses (Level 2 and Level 3 programmes). The current tuition fees for full-time Higher Education courses (Foundation Degree and Honours Degree) for students from Northern Ireland and other countries in the European Economic Area, including the Republic of Ireland, is £1465 per year.  A number of bursaries which are worth up to £1000, from some of Ireland’s leading equine businesses and ancillary sector organisations are also available on a competitive basis for Higher Education students.

Why not come along to our open day at the campus on Saturday 4th October 2014 at 12noon and investigate how Enniskillen Campus can assist you in securing a career in the equine industry. Our teaching, practical and accommodation facilities will be on show and you will also have the opportunity to speak to our staff to discuss your own career choices. See you there!

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‘Second year student meets first year student’

Pictured are Alexandra McKenna–Roy (Level 3 Year 2 student from Randalstown) with Elisha McAteer (new Level 2 student from Ballymoney)

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‘Getting ready for the Gladiator challenge at the recent Fun night at Enniskillen Campus’ are FdSc students Racheal Lamont (Coleraine) and Katie Smyth (Bailieborough Co.Cavan).

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