Come Along For a Real Education
COME TO CAFRE
By Rachel Elder, Lecturer
If you are a highly motivated, ambitious person with a preference for working in an outdoor environment then the College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise is the place for you. The new Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture offered at Greenmount Campus is a one year programme which aims to fully equip students with the skills necessary to work within the agricultural industry or return home to farm. A wide range of subjects are covered from Farm Animal Production to Environment and Land Based Business, alongside a variety of practical skills taught on farm. All aspects of your chosen subject are covered, with up to date information supplied by knowledgeable enthusiastic lecturers, with guidance and support freely available.
The College projects a warm, friendly atmosphere to all students in a relaxed environment – just what is required for your first time away from home! Facilities at the campus are superb with state of the art technology available for all aspects of learning. Emphasis is placed on ‘learning by doing’ so students can get to grips with all the aspects of practical work. Many students have the opportunity to put theory into practice by actually working on areas of the College estate.
The period of work placement, which the College actively encourages, is a great learning experience. It proves a challenge for many students, but provides a valuable insight into the world of work whilst also improving future employment prospects. Finally, if you need further convincing, the social aspect of college life is vibrant with many clubs and societies, which all come highly recommended!
For further information on courses at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise visit our website at www.cafre.ac.uk or Free Phone 0800 0284291
Niall Wallace from Enniskillen checking the calves in the automatic feeder pen of the calf rearing unit at Greenmount Campus.
John Mulholland (from Toomebridge) halter training a Holstein heifer on the farm at Greenmount Campus.