SCFE students step up to a bright future

It’s that time of the year again when school leavers and other adults are planning for next September. The value of Further Education or Post Leaving Certificate courses as an alternative pathway to higher education is now widely understood especially by students who find the Leaving Certificate model of assessment does not work for them.

Sallynoggin College of Further Education has a long history of providing courses at QQI Level 5 and Level 6 as well as other industry recognised certification including ITEC, REPS Ireland, The Irish Board of Speech and Drama, IAOT and the State Junior Trade examinations. These qualifications ensure that students have the relevant expertise, skills and experience to gain employment in their chosen field with the option of progressing to higher education if they wish. 

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, Pilates Teacher Training and Musical Theatre and Dance. We are delighted to offer a new traineeship in Pilates Teaching and Sports Therapies for people working in the fitness and wellbeing industries.

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.

Step up to Fashion at SCFE: Keeping it Sustainable

SCFE has a long history of success in the area of fashion design, fashion buying, styling and visual merchandising and fashion industry practice. In planning for the future the SCFE Fashion Design department are commitment to teaching ethical and sustainable fashion design.

This term our Fashion Design students are working hard to finish their garments for our ‘Step Up’ Fashion Show to be held in the college on 2 April 2020. The show this year looks at stepping up to commit to circular fashion to help against the climate crisis and global warming. Level 5 students are upcycling beach-found clothing, donated by An Taisce’s Clean Coasts collected on Sandycove beach last summer.

Former students step up to the future of fashion

The success of former SCFE students reflects the quality of the opportunity that choosing a PLC course provides. 

Jake McGoldrick a SCFE Fashion Design graduate, currently a second year student in Westminster University was recently shortlisted by Rihanna as one of four fashion design students with the possibility of interning with her Fenty Label in Paris for a year. 

Recent graduate Sophie Murphy, having progressed to Grafton Academy has become one of the big names in streetwear for women with her Sewphie label. 

Multi award winning designer and SCFE graduate Sarah Murphy who specialises in easy-to-wear eveningwear recently made a bespoke dress for Sinead Burke’s Late Late Show appearance. Sinead later posted that she was: “honoured to wear an incredible dress by a young Irish designer”. 

Beba Apparel is a Label produced by Laura McCormack who went straight into business producing festival and leisure-wear as soon as she graduated. 

Stylist Courtney Smith recently featured her own wardrobe in The Gloss magazine, encouraging us to choose our clothing carefully and to buy for lasting appeal. 

Watch out for Tuul Dovdon who is launching an ethical and sustainable cashmere collection in the very near future. The future is indeed bright.

SCFE The International Dimension

SCFFE is keen to promote learning at an international level. Our Advanced Early Childhood Care and Education students have just returned from a very exciting and informative trip to Norway with our partner KVT College in Trondheim where they undertook a two-week work experience placement in Norwegian early years education services. 

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has not only greatly improved the professional skills and employment potential of the students involved but has also enhanced their lives in many other ways.  

Another group of students from the Advanced Hospitality, Travel & Event Management course have completed a three-week work placement in top hotels and resorts in Tenerife. This experience has ensured that our students have a very attractive CV to present to employers when they graduate this year. 

In March SCFE hosted a group of Childcare students and their teachers from KVT Trondhiem who spent two weeks in Dublin. Following this SCFE is continuing to expand the international aspect of our programmes by promoting partnerships with other European colleges. And of course if you are a student of fashion you must visit the Paris the home of style. 

Our Fashion Design Students visited the the Premiere Vision Fabric Trade Fair in Paris in February. Meanwhile the Fashion Industry Practice students travelled to Paris in January to visit “Who’s Next” the ready-to-wear trade show showing the Autumn/Winter collections for 2020/2021.

Future proofed

SCFE continues to ensure that our courses are up to date, relevant and future proofed to give our students the edge in their chosen field. 

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