Mallow College of Further Education

Cork ETB QQI (FETAC) Level 5 & 6 Courses

QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland)

QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) is a state agency established by the Quality Assurance and Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 2012 with a board appointed by the Minister for Education and Skills. QQI now carry out the functions previously conducted by the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC). QQI is the national body responsible for awards and standards in Ireland. One of its areas of responsibility is the further education sector. QQI (FETAC) awards offer more opportunities than ever to learners, opening doors to new and better jobs or to further and higher education and training through a vast array of learning and training programmes. QQI (FETAC) awards are placed within the National Qualifications Framework which means that QQI awards are… Read More

Student Supports

Supports for Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties, Health Conditions and/or Disabilities Mallow College of Further Education is committed to the provision of equal opportunity in education and to ensuring that students with a disability have complete access to all aspects of college life as can be reasonably accommodated. Applicants who may have special requirements should email or call the college Disability Support Officer at info​ or (022)43309 prior to applying for a course. Upon registering, students should immediately make an appointment with the Guidance Counsellor to discuss their needs and bring appropriate documentation with them. If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, the College may be able to apply for funding to provide assistance and support for you… Read More

Student Services

Career & Guidance Counselling Service The Career and Guidance Counselling Service at Mallow College of Further Education is a professional and confidential service aimed at providing support to learners in their educational, career and personal development. The Guidance Counsellor, Suzanne Powell, is available for one-to-one consultations with learners and provides workshops and information sessions to class groups throughout the academic year. You can make an appointment to see the Guidance Counsellor to seek support in any of the following areas: Educational Guidance & Counselling: Study Skills, Examination Techniques, Stress Management, Further Study Options, CAO & UCAS Applications, Grants & Funding information. Career Guidance & Counselling: C.V. Writing, Cover Letters, Application Forms, Job Search Skills, Transferable Skills Audit, Career Management, Interview… Read More


On behalf of the management and staff of Mallow College of Further Education, I am pleased to present the College’s new prospectus, setting out the range of courses, services and progression opportunities on offer in this academic year. Mallow College of Further Education has expanded rapidly in recent years, both in terms of student numbers and in terms of the teaching and learning facilities available. This expansion is testament to the quality and diversity of the courses provided and to the commitment and expertise of the teaching staff. It also reflects the positive perception which the College enjoys in the wider community as a centre of excellence in the provision of courses and programmes which can lead students on to… Read More

Private Security Authority of Ireland (PSA)

MCFE, as part of the Cork ETB, is an accredited training provider for the Private Security Authority of Ireland (PSA) – under strict laws regarding the licensing process in the private security industry. The Government of Ireland through the Private Security Services Act, 2004, established the Private Security Authority which took up office in that year. It is the aim of the Authority to use the statutory regulation and enforcement powers provided to it to introduce positive, fundamental change in the industry. Our purpose is to instil customer and public confidence in this multi-stranded, multi-faceted business with the introduction, control and management of a comprehensive, standard driven, licensing system for all individuals and companies involved in the industry and to… Read More