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Services to Learners in Sallynoggin College

Career Guidance/Counselling Service in SCFE

SCFE offers both a professional guidance service and a counselling service free of charge to all registered learners, who may also avail of advice on third level/CAO and UCAS (UK) application and progression. Advice and support are also available on the disability access route to education (DARE) and higher education access route (HEAR), and on how to apply for both these schemes.

Learning Support

In certain circumstances, some learners may need additional supports to enable them to benefit fully from their course. The Higher Education Authority (HEA) Fund for Students with Disabilities aims to assist students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties to participate in Further Education courses. Registered learners may apply for support under this fund, through the College, at or after course registration. Documentary evidence verifying the learner’s disability must be provided, enabling the College to submit an application to the Higher Education Authority (HEA). The support available to learners depends on the grant, if any, allocated by the HEA. Further information on the fund for students with disabilities is available on www.studentfinance.ie.

Work Placement

All learners in SCFE are afforded the opportunity to participate in a programme of work experience during their course of studies. This is an integral part of the learning experience, and can offer a springboard into future employment. The College has established excellent links with employers and as a result plays an important role in assisting learners to progress directly into employment.

SCFE Student Council

SCFE encourages learners to participate in the College Student Council (SC), which is elected annually to represent the interests of learners to management. The SC is also involved in organizing social events and activities throughout the year, as well as extensive fund-raising for charity. The SC plays a role in the annual election of learner representatives to the College Board of Management.

Sports Clubs

SCFE learners have an opportunity to participate in the mens’ and womens’ soccer and rugby teams, which compete successfully in inter-college leagues.

Library

The Library is open to learners from 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Thursday, and from 8.30 to 4.30pm on Fridays. As well as offering a study facility, learners may avail of extensive computer and printing facilities during supervised times.

Car Parking

Car parking is available free of charge to learners from 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Thursday, and until 4.30pm on Fridays.

Student Canteen

The College canteen provides sandwiches, snacks and refreshments from early morning until 2.00pm. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and vending machines are available at all other times.

Administration Office

Opening Hours: 10.00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Student Accommodation

A list of suitable accommodation is available from the College administration office. SCFE does not endorse any accommodation listed.

Graduation Ceremony

The presentation of certificates is held each year in early September.