SCFE – offering a broad range of career pathways to students

At SCFE, we ensure that all our students have access to clear pathways to progress to Higher Education or into their careers.

Our college offers a broad range of options for students to move into employment or Higher Education on completion of their course. Our established partnerships with employers allow us to develop courses which ensure that SCFE graduates gain the skills and abilities needed in their chosen career area.

Forging New Pathways through Working with Industry
– Launch of SCFE’s first Apprenticeship Programme

For many years, Sallynoggin College of Further Education has been recognised as a centre of excellence for delivering Hair and Beauty courses at QQI Levels 5 and 6. 

We remain committed to providing the most up-to-date and quality assured industry-related qualifications. 

Pre-Apprenticeship Routes

Our well-established Hairdressing and Beauty Therapies course, QQI Level 5, is an excellent springboard into the National Hairdressing Apprenticeship. 

In partnership with employers in the Hairdressing industry, SCFE launched its first apprenticeship in November 2022. SCFE works closely with the Hairdressing Salons to ensure the apprentices receive training both on and off the job which is formally regulated and of a national standard. As part of an Earn as you Learn model, Apprentices are paid a weekly rate by their employer throughout their apprenticeship. 

The National Hairdressing Apprenticeship will provide successful apprentices with a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Hairdressing. 

Apprentices have the use of our fully equipped Hairdressing Salon and other college facilities. One of their teachers, Linda Thornton is a former graduate of SCFE, who completed her apprenticeship with Peter Mark. Linda is a well-known hair stylist whose most recent achievement is becoming a finalist in two categories at the 2023 Glammies by Great Lengths Awards. She was also winner of the 2019 and 2022 Glammies by Great Lengths Awards in Bridal Category and Creative Innovation. 

The duration of the National Hairdressing Apprenticeship will be over 3 years with training consisting of 80% full time employment and 20% off the job training with Sallynoggin College of Further Education on a day release.

SCFE – Your Choice for a Broad Range of Career Opportunities

SCFE provides courses to school leavers and mature students in a broad variety of areas from Childcare to Social Studies, Fashion, Art and Floristry, Hairdressing & Beauty, Travel and Tourism, Performing Arts and Musical Theatre and Fitness and Wellbeing. 

Through our close collaboration with employers and industry groups, 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 about the National Hairdressing Apprenticeship or any of our other courses, check out our website 

Our Course Coordinators are available to answer specific questions about individual courses, and their contact details are listed on each course page.

Apply online at
or contact
Tel: 01 2852997. 

We also invite you to come and visit us on our next Open Day on 29th August 2023.
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