It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Limerick College of Further Education (LCFE). The College, which is in existence for 55 years, has provided the highest quality education and training to the people of Limerick and beyond. What started out as a second-level “College of Commerce” in 1963 is today a thriving and successful College of Further Education and Training in the Mid-West Region.
We specialise mainly at Level 5 and Level 6 of the National Framework of Qualifications and offer a wide range of quality assured programmes in a wide variety of disciplines. Our purpose is to provide a quality education and training experience to our learners so that they can gain employment or progress to higher education.
We take pride in providing our learners with a valuable insight into the world of work supported by a comprehensive career guidance and learner support service. Our close links with local industry, research agencies and higher education in developing courses ensure that learners have excellent job prospects and opportunities for furthering their education. LCFE supports its teaching and learning with state-of-the-art resources reflecting industry standards and local industry needs. However, our greatest asset is our staff. They are dedicated, professional and committed to the learners who join us.
We have set out an ambitious strategy for LCFE over the coming years whereby we will continue to strive for excellence in teaching and learning, in programme development, in quality assurance, in continuous professional development, in ICT, in the physical infrastructure and in support for our learners.
LCFE has a well-established reputation for excellence in teaching standards, with learner results reflecting this.
The Further Education and Training landscape has changed significantly in recent years with the establishment of the ETB’s, SOLAS and the QQI. Further Education is now rightly recognised as a distinct sector achieving parity of esteem with primary, secondary and third-level education. Many challenges lie ahead for the sector but we at LCFE are embracing change and positioning the College to provide the highest standard of education and training possible to our learners.
I invite you to browse through our wide variety of courses and if you see any one of interest, please apply online and we will do our best to accommodate you.