ENNISKILLEN Campus is an integral part of the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) and is located two miles outside Enniskillen town in the Lakeland County of Fermanagh.

CAFRE offers honours and foundation degree courses in Equine Management, validated by Ulster University. Courses are also available at certificate and diploma level alongside ApprenticeshipsNI and farriery courses.

Practical experience with horses on campus

Approximately 70 horses are kept at Enniskillen Campus. Students can work with a range of horses in the equine breeding, equitation, racing, and farriery units. Students regularly compete in point-to-point races and other equine competitions. Students also prepare and consign foals and young horses at international class venues such as Goffs, Tattersalls Ireland and Cavan Equestrian Centre.

Residential provision at Enniskillen Campus

Our students enjoy the residential experience at Enniskillen Campus and often make friends for life. Reasonably priced accommodation is available for under 18 year old students and first year students. The cost is approximately £60 per week but room numbers are limited so early application is advisable.

Livery at Enniskillen Campus

Costs are usually £40 to £45 per week per horse, including bedding and forage.

Students from the Republic of Ireland (ROI)

Under the arrangements in place for the Common Travel Area (CTA) between the United Kingdom and Ireland, ROI students have the same rights as those based in Northern Ireland. A high proportion of Enniskillen students already come from the Republic of Ireland and the college welcomes further applicants from the Republic.

Opportunities for students to travel

Enniskillen students are encouraged to travel to study and work outside Ireland to experience different cultures. CAFRE has developed prestigious collaborations with Coolmore in Ireland and Australia. Over the last number of years Coolmore has provided a CAFRE equine graduate with a prestigious 12-month internship where they spend six months in Australia and six months in Ireland.

Making an application

Applications for honours degree and foundation degree programmes are made through UCAS. The application process is the same whether you live in NI or ROI. A number of places are available for enrollment in September 2023. Tuition fees for honours degree entry are set at £4,630. Foundation degree tuition fees are £2,550. Students from the ROI can find information on financial support on the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) website. Higher education students can also avail of support through the Student Loans Company. ROI students can apply for a loan for the fees through Student Finance NI. Applications for certificate and diploma programmes are made via the CAFRE website (cafre.ac.uk). There are no tuition fees for further education programmes.

Contact Details

For contact details see cafre.ac.uk or DiscoverCAFRE on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Our Farrier Upskilling programme commences in Spring 2023 and there are still limited places available. Apply through cafre.ac.uk. Email: enquiries@cafre.ac.uk | Freephone: 0800 028 4291