It’s your choice – SCFE students make their mark

For over 50 years, Sallynoggin College of Further Education has been steadily building a well deserved reputation as a centre of excellence in the area of Further Education. 

SCFE College has a truly diverse range of courses on offer, including our newly introduced courses Pre University Primary and Post Primary Teacher Training, Inclusive Education and Training including Disability Studies and Special Needs Assistant, Early Childhood Care and Education with Montessori, Early Childhood Care and Education with Special Needs Assisting, Yoga and Pilates Teacher Training and Musical Theatre and Dance. 

Choose what’s right for you, and the staff of Sallynoggin College will be there to help and support you on every step of your journey. 

Former SCFE Students Making Waves

SCFE students have bright futures ahead of them as demonstrated by former Fitness and Leisure student Harry Austin (pictured below) who was awarded The Times Higher Education award for best STEM project, relating to research carried out as part of his PHD study on Characterization and engineering of a plastic-degrading aromatic polyesterase. 

Another former Fashion student making waves is designer Sarah Murphy whose custom designed dress was worn by fashionista and advocate Sinead Burke (pictured right) when she appeared on the Late Late Show in November.

The Student Experience:

According to the recent CSO evaluation of the Further Education Sector students who complete a PLC course and progress to third level education are less likely to drop out and generally perform better in their degree programmes. 

With this in mind SCFE supports a holistic approach to education with students becoming involved in many learning experiences above and beyond the curricular requirements. 

Our Yoga Teacher Training students recently planned Wellbeing Wednesday to coincide with the college Open Day. Students, visitors and members of the local community were treated to sessions in meditation, yoga and Indian head massage.  Activities and advice on supporting positive mental health, building resilience and healthy eating were also available. The students raised over €800 for their chose charity Suicide or Survive during the event. 

Our Social Studies including Criminology and Addiction Studies students held an event to promote diversity and inclusion as part of Stand Up Awareness Week

Students on our Personal Training with Strength and Conditioning and Personal Training and Sports Massage Therapies courses are encouraging other students to become more active with a December hike up the Sugar Loaf Mountain and a pre-Christmas run and splash in the sea on the last day of term! 

SCFE International learning with Erasmus+ 

SCFE recognises the importance of valuable work experience and the potential of the Erasmus+ programme to enhance learning for all. 

The college has established a partnership with KVT College in Trondheim Norway where our Advanced Early Childhood Care and Education students will travel to undertake a two-week work experience placement in Norwegian early years education services. As Norway is considered a world leader in the provision of early years education this opportunity will really enhance our students’ expertise in their field. 

Another group of students from the Advanced Hospitality, Travel & Event Management course will complete a three-week work placement in top hotels and resorts in Tenerife. 

Tenerife is one of the leading tourist destinations in Europe guaranteeing that the students get the best international experience available in the tourism sector. 

SCFE is continuing to expand the international aspect of our programmes by promoting partnerships with other European colleges. 

In December SCFE will welcome a group of teachers from Estonia and in March 2020 SCFE will welcome a group of Early Childhood Education students from KVT Trondheim to study at the college.

What a student is saying about SCFE

“Sallynoggin College is a Gem of a place. Upon entering the door, you are greeted with a welcoming vibe. I found the teachers to be extremely supportive, encouraging, knowledgeable and could not do enough for each student. 

“Trips were organized for us and different learning strategies were applied. I gained valuable skills during my time there as well as making lifelong friends.

Sarah O’Donovan, Early Childhood Care and Education