-Saints and Scholars Primary School, Armagh.
-Integrated College Dungannon, Armagh (1997-2002) where he achieved the Denis Rooney Associates Cup Award as the best overall student of the academic year in year 10.
-Belfast Metropolitan College, which honoured Colin with an Award of Distinction for his contribution to the Arts in 2010.
-Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education where he achieved a National Diploma in Performing Arts in 2004.
-Graduated from RSAMD (Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama), Glasgow in 2007. Landing a role in Vernon God Little when he hadn't yet graduated from RSAMD counted towards his final mark.