What is CAFRE all about?

One of the great things about CAFRE is that each of our three campuses delivers a specific range of courses and has the specialist facilities to match. We’ve invested in our buildings, equipment and resources so you can get the most out of your time with us. Get ahead of the competition with the practical skills you learn on our courses.

Why choose CAFRE?

Great job prospects

Students of all ages study at CAFRE because they’re interested in getting a good job at the end of their course. Our results speak for themselves – on average over 98% of our students are in employment, on a gap year or progress onto further education within six months of completing their course.

Practice makes perfect

If you’re a hands-on type of person who doesn’t want to be stuck behind a desk ALL day, then CAFRE courses, and the careers they lead to, are perfect for you. Relevant practical experience in modern specialist facilities is a part of all courses.

Industry links

CAFRE has excellent links with businesses and organisations, many of which employ our graduates. They show their support by providing work placements, guest lecturers and real-life course projects. They also donate over 30 bursaries to help fund the cost of getting a degree.

Specialist facilities

You’ll go far to find better facilities at which to study agriculture, horticulture, food or equine studies. With continuous investment, we keep our facilities up-to-date to benefit not just our full-time students but also people from industry who continue their professional development through our short courses.

Financial support

With competitive fees and accommodation costs, you’ll find that studying at CAFRE is not as expensive as you thought. And don’t forget Higher Education students can apply for an industry bursary to lighten the load!

Small and special

You are treated as an individual at CAFRE; we’ve approximately 1,500 students at our three campuses. Staff are friendly and approachable and ensure that you are supported both personally and academically to achieve your potential.

Opportunities to progress onto higher courses

Didn’t get the grades to get onto the Honours Degree of your choice? Why not enrol on a Foundation Degree and then, having completed that successfully, progress to the Honours Degree. Likewise if you start your course of study on a Level 2 or Level 3 programme you may be able to progress onto our Higher Education courses.

Still not finished?

Having completed a Foundation or Honours Degree you could apply to our post-graduate Diploma or Masters in Business for Agri-food and Rural Enterprise at Loughry Campus.