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Further Education


Interested in a Further Education course?

Full-time and part-time applicants

So you’ve decided that a CAFRE course is right for you. What next? Applications to our Further Education courses are completed online.

Students must be at least 16 years of age on or before 1st July in the year they propose to enrol on the course.

If courses are over-subscribed minimum entry criteria may be enhanced. Applications for entry are accepted from the start of October of the year preceding the September in which you expect to enrol. Apply early because if courses are over-subscribed applications are processed in date order of receipt.

Applications received after 30th June of the year in which you expect to enrol will only be considered if there are places left on the course.

You can apply for more than one course, but you must indicate your course preferences by ranking their order on your application. We will acknowledge receipt of your application form within seven days.

What happens next?

You will be invited to attend a short careers interview at the campus of your choice and view the teaching, practical and accommodation facilities. If you are successful in your application you will be made an offer of a place on a course but this may be conditional on achieving minimum examination results and/or undertaking work experience. A letter will be sent to you within five working days of the interview.

On receipt of your examination results the college will contact you to confirm your conditional offer. Please remember to submit non-CCEA examination results via email to the college. You can contact us for information or advice at any time during the application process. When your offer is confirmed and you inform us that you are accepting a place at CAFRE, we will send you details of accommodation, timetables and any protective clothing or equipment that you may require.