The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) is hosting a series of virtual open days for the academic year starting September 2021.

Based at campuses at Greenmount in Antrim, Loughry in Cookstown and Enniskillen, this will be an opportunity for prospective students to find out about courses on offer, view campus facilities and meet members of staff.

“The further education courses on offer at Levels 2 and 3 are for students post-GCSE (or equivalent) who are interested in a career in agriculture, food, horticulture, equine, land-based engineering, floristry and veterinary nursing,” says CAFRE’s student recruitment manager Deirdre Cooper.

“Our higher education provision includes honours degrees and foundation degree programmes for post-A-Level students in agriculture, food, horticulture and equine.

"We also offer a wide range of apprenticeship programmes ranging from Level 2 to higher level apprenticeships,” she added.

Tour of facilities

During the virtual open day events, attendees will be taken on tours of the three campuses and facilities that are on offer at CAFRE.

“Along the way, we will meet students and graduates who will tell you about what it is really like to study at CAFRE and they will show you around the accommodation, restaurant and sports facilities.

"Lecturers will also be online to tell you more about the courses available and there will be information about our industry connections, placements and bursaries opportunities.

“Everyone is welcome to attend the virtual events including school pupils, college students, adult returners, parents, guardians, teachers and careers advisers,” Deirdre said.

The open day events will take place on discoverCAFRE on Facebook live starting at 7pm sharp on the following dates:

  • Food - Tuesday 20 October.
  • Equine - Thursday 22 October.
  • Horticulture - Tuesday 3 November.
  • Agriculture - Thursday 5 November.
  • Veterinary Nursing - Tuesday 10 November.
  • Land-based Engineering - Wednesday 11 November.
  • Floristry - Tuesday 17 November.
  • CAFRE is also on Twitter and Instagram @discoverCAFRE.

    For more information, please contact the college by email, telephone 0800-028 4291 or visit

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