Discover IT: Parkanaur College

Parkanaur College is the only further education residential college in Northern Ireland for students with learning difficulties and/or physical/mental health disabilities. 

Offering courses in horticulture, upholstery, general administration and catering and hospitality, all courses include IT and the Discover IT Centre enables this aspect of the students learning. 

Students have the opportunity for work placement in their chosen location with the aim of graduating from the college with not only employable qualifications and skills, but real employment opportunities supported by organisations such as Disability Action, as well as the opportunity to develop their social and interpersonal skills by participating in evening activities such as swimming, football and drama.


Courses are funded by the Department for Communities and potential  students are assessed by an educational psychologist to determine their suitability to complete a L1 course (minimum) and ability to gain employment.