“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals” (Zig Ziglar).

At CAFRE our Student Support services will help you maximise your potential and develop skills to help you cope with life challenges. There are a range of free and confidential services that are available to you that will allow you to make the most of your time at CAFRE. Student Support services are available across all three campuses. The Student Support Officer Alison Young can be contacted by email, text or telephone and will aim to respond to your query as swiftly as possible.

What services are available?

Health and Wellbeing

As a student it is important that you look after your physical and emotional health. The college offers a free confidential counselling service for all students. Guidance can also be given on:

  • Academic Issues
  • Coping with stress.
  • Family or Relationship problems
  • Loneliness and Isolation.

Disability/Medical/ Learning Support   

If you have a disability, medical condition which could impact on your studies or require additional learning support please get in touch as soon as you apply for a place to study at CAFRE. The Student Support officer will discuss what individual help is available to you and will identify a support package tailored to individual needs.

Financial Advice

Managing your own finances for the first time can be stressful. The Student Support Service will offer money management workshops and budgeting advice to any student. Advice will also be given about loans, grants and any bursaries that are available to students across the Further and Higher Education sectors. A Hardship fund will be used to provide financial assistance to those students who are in most financial need.

From September 2016 this fund will only be available to students who have been resident in NI for a minimum of 3 years (up to and including the date they commence their course) and who are enrolled on a Further Education course.

Contact Details Availability

Alison Young

Student Support officer


T: 028 9442 6861 or 07585773059

Mon, Tues & Friday- Greenmount Campus.

Wednesday – Loughry Campus (Cookstown)

Thursday – Enniskillen Campus

Monday – Wed            09:00 to 17:00

Thursday                     10:00 to 15:30

Friday                           09:00 to 16:00