Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to the Carlow Institute of Further Education and Training website with details of our full-time courses in 2024-25. You’ll discover the wide range of opportunities that we have on offer, with courses that will support you to achieve your ambitions.

Whether you are leaving school, looking to return to the world of work, or seeking a new direction, you will find courses that can help you achieve your goals. Our fantastic staff members are experts in their subject fields, and we ensure that our courses combine expert knowledge with real-world skills and experience. Senior Management Team Our year-long courses will open a wide range of opportunities, so whether you are seeking a qualification to help you progress to Higher Education, entry to employment, or a route to an apprenticeship, you’ll find options to suit you. This prospectus will also give you a glimpse of what it’s like to study at our state of-the-art campus, and the supports and opportunities we offer, including work placements, and our Erasmus+ international travel programme for students.

At Carlow Institute, we believe in our students’ ability to fulfil their potential and to achieve great success. That is why we go the extra mile to support our students, and you can find out information about the range of supports on offer in this prospectus, and even more information on our website. Every year our students achieve excellent results and progress on to the next stage of their career journeys, and we are proud of our students’ many success stories. We look forward to helping you do the same too.

I am sure that you will find interesting courses in this prospectus, but also suggest that you should come and see for yourself at our Open Day. This is a great opportunity for you to meet our brilliant staff team, tour our outstanding facilities, meet current students and find out all that is involved in studying at Carlow Institute. Please check our website and social media platforms for dates and further details of our Open Events.

I look forward to welcoming you to Carlow Institute,

David Forde


Board of Management
Carlow Institute is governed by a Board of Management which is a sub-committee of Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board.

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