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We offer a fresh and vibrant place to study and our aim is to ensure that lifelong learning opportunities are available to all. Students on our PLC courses may receive Level 5 or Level 6 awards which are nationally recognised and which are a stepping stone to further study or training. While many of our students go directly into the world of work, increasing numbers progress to higher educational opportunities.

Our student population is made up of a mix of both young and mature adults – all with a diverse range of life experiences behind them. Our highly qualified, dedicated and supportive staff take a holistic view of every student, such that each student is given the best possible opportunity to reach his/her full potential. It is a very friendly and welcoming environment and there is a great relationship built up over the course of the year between students and college staff. This makes for a positive approach to learning. Everyone has a voice in Mayo College of Further Education and Training and the students elect a Students’ Union annually which gives the student population a chance to get involved in a leadership role and discuss student issues of the day. They often organise fundraising activities or social activities for students throughout the year.

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Mission Statement

Mayo College of Further Education and Training will deliver excellence in further education and training to all stakeholders. We will prepare our learners for work and further study in an inclusive and innovative way, focusing on wellbeing, enabling them to achieve their full potential.

Objectives

Mayo College of Further Education and Training will

    • deliver high-quality education and training to all our learners in a supportive and inclusive environment.
    • empower our learners to achieve their full potential and foster a sense of positivity and wellbeing.
    • enable our learners to progress to Higher Education Institutes via the CAO or through direct entry.
    • enable our learners to progress to further training in apprenticeships and other areas of Further Education and Training.
    • develop links with industry through innovative work experience programmes, employer engagement and relevant field trips.

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    • afford our learners the opportunity to partake in European placements to gain international skills and experience.
    • provide facilities that simulate the working world to help learners develop their skills, knowledge, and aptitude to take their place in the working world.
    • promote health and wellbeing through sport and a variety of activities to encourage a work-life balance for all staff and learners
    • encourage a culture of lifelong learning amongst our learners.

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Student Accommodation

If you are looking for accommodation in Castlebar or Westport during term time we take names, contact numbers and email addresses of students who are interested in shared accommodation which we share with all interested parties in July/August.

Fees Info

Once you have applied online you will be called for an interview within a few weeks. QQI examination fees cost €50 for Level 5 €80 for Level 6 although Medical Cardholders are exempt from paying this fee on the production of a valid medical card. Books and essential class materials may also be required.  A €100 Student Services fee also applies. Other exam fees apply for exam bodies such as ITEC, DES and REPS Ireland.

Our Policies

Our student population is made up of a mix of both young and mature adults – all with a diverse range of life experiences behind them. Our highly qualified, dedicated and supportive staff take a holistic view of every student, such that each student is given the best possible opportunity to reach his/her full potential. It is a very friendly and welcoming environment and there is a great relationship built up over the course of the year between students and college staff. This makes for a positive approach to learning. Everyone has a voice in Mayo College of Further Education and Trainaing and the students elect a Students’ Union annually which gives the student population a chance to get involved in a leadership role and discuss student issues of the day. They often organise fundraising activities or social activities for students throughout the year.

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