Develop your career potential at CAFRE

Date published: 08 September 2016

Are you looking for a new challenge? Then a useful stepping stone could be a Queen's University qualification which is delivered at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) campus, Cookstown.

Graduate Certificate achievers Michaela McBride (Gortin) and Gerard Donaghy (Churchtown / Cookstown). Michaela and Gerard have both enjoyed their part-time studies at CAFRE, Loughry Campus

This year CAFRE will offer a Wednesday afternoon part-time Graduate Certificate in Business Communication for Rural Enterprise at the Loughry campus. The qualification is highly regarded and many past participants have also use it as a direct entry route to a QUB Masters study programme.

The Graduate Certificate programme is particularly suited to team leaders and managers who want to develop their career or have ambitions to progress towards an MSc course. Recognising the value of existing life experience, this unique graduate Certificate programme invites applications from team leaders, supervisors and SME business owners who seek to gain a formal college qualification. The first Workshop for the part-time programme – the Graduate Certificate in Business Communication will be on Wednesday afternoon, 28 September 2016. 

In September 2015, Gerard Donaghy (Cookstown) and Michaela McBride (Gortin) took up the challenge of a return to education on a part-time basis. Following their June 2016 graduation ceremony at the CAFRE Loughry Campus, Gerard Donaghy commented: “I found the course a good confidence builder,” and Michaela McBride explained: “As the classes were delivered in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere, I soon enjoyed attending. When we finished in May, I actually found myself missing my CAFRE class!”

To enrol or find out more about the part-time Graduate Certificate programme and other Business related programmes available at CAFRE, please do check out the “Business for” tab on the CAFRE Website. Course tutor, Glynnis Mills will also be pleased to take your enquiry, email: Telephone (028) 9442 6903 or 07730 421 705.


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