SCFE students are looking forward 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, many of which really suit learners who excel in creative and practical areas such as Art, Floristry, Fashion, Drama and Musical Performance, Hairdressing & Beauty, Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing. 

SCFE has a strong reputation for excellence in the area of Early Childhood Education, Youth Work and Social Studies and now also offers courses in Inclusive Education, Special Needs Assisting and Pre University Primary and Post Primary Teacher Training. Our Travel and Tourism courses suit learners who enjoy working with others and have an interest in travel and heritage.

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.

SCFE College Life: Embracing the challenge and staying strong

SCFE students are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel by continuing to forge ahead with their dreams and aspirations by following their chosen career path. The SCFE virtual graduation took place on November 27th and hundreds of graduates and their families tuned in to celebrate their achievements and chat to staff about where they are now. 

SCFE has been busy adapting the college facilities and virtual learning platforms to ensure that the quality of learning continues in a safe and healthy environment. Students have stepped up to the challenge and are determined to make this year count by achieving a well earned qualification.

From Cocooning to Climate Change: SCFE budding designers and stylists are future focused

SCFE is well recognised as trend setters in Fashion Design, Fashion Buying, Styling and Visual Merchandising and Fashion Industry Practice. The way we create, wear, style and design our clothes is rapidly changing, in response to this SCFE has a strong focus on ethical and sustainable approaches to fashion while keeping an eye on future trends. 

This term our Fashion Design students are working hard to design and finish their first garments. Meanwhile Thinking ahead to 2021, our Sallynoggin College Advanced Fashion Industry Practice students will be bringing us their updated version of Cocooning. 

After months of lockdown, living and working in our slippers and comfy layers, we are all ready to make some shapes and bring a little drama into our wardrobes. Our students will be exploring shapes and ideas, between protection and breaking free, by devising and styling their “Cocoon” themed Fashion Photo-shoot for Spring/Summer 2021. We are all looking forward to seeing the world through their eyes and making an entrance into a new and better year.

Travel and Tourism set to recover in 2021

The Travel and Airline industry may have been hard hit by the global pandemic, but with airlines forecasting a rapid return to activity from mid-2021 SCFE Airline and Travel Industry Studies students are ensuring that they are well positioned to take advantage of the upturn. 

Our current students are already preparing for assessment in their Cabin Crew Operations module and will shortly engage in virtual training with Waterford Airport to perfect their skills.

SCFE: A Career in Special Needs Assisting, Inclusive Education and Disability Support Services.

One of the issue highlighted through the COVID-19 related lock down was the importance of educational support services and in particular the work of Special Needs Assistant for children and adults with special needs and disabilities and their families. 

The role of the Special Needs Assistant or Care Assistant in disability support services is crucial in enhancing the quality of life and educational outcomes for thousands of individuals in Ireland yet the education and training programmes for this role often fall far short of the skills and knowledge required for the challenges involved. 

SCFE has worked closely with service providers such as pre-schools, schools and disability services to develop a course that ensures that learners are fully equipped with the skills, knowledge and professional capacity to provide the highest standard of support to children and adults with special needs. 

The SCFE Inclusive Education and Training with Disability Studies and Special Needs Assisting course is a QQI Level 6 award which prepares learners to work in a range of settings including pre-schools, primary and post primary schools and in public and private health services and community settings. 

Alternatively, learners can start their educational journey with QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education with Special Needs Assisting. This course primarily focus on young children and will give learners the option of working as an SNA in preschools and primary schools.

Future Skills: Open Day January 21st 2021

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. 

To find out more visit our Virtual Open Day  Thursday 21st January at The open day is an opportunity to view the SCFE facilities, find out about all the different courses and career areas, meet with teachers and chat about course content, progression and employment options. The Open Day will feature a variety of scheduled live chats and pre-recorded information sessions that can be accessed at any time. 

Applications are now open for September 2021. Apply online at or Contact  Tel: 012852997


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