The European Schools guidance provision is co-ordinated by NCGE and is delivered by qualified Guidance Counsellors
The Department of Education and Skills (DES) provides funding for access to appropriate guidance for the children of Irish parents who are enrolled in the European Schools. This service is coordinated by the National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE) / Euroguidance Ireland and is delivered by qualified guidance counsellors as recognised by the DES. The support is intended to supplement, but not replace, the guidance support already available to students in the European Schools. It is geared specifically to the needs of Irish students who may be considering applying to Irish third-level institutions and who have questions regarding general entry requirements, particular course requirements, and application procedures and deadlines. The service is provided in the autumn term each year. In European Schools with larger numbers of Irish students (usually the schools in Brussels and Luxembourg), an Irish guidance counsellor visits the school. The guidance counsellor generally meets with each Year 7 student individually, and, as appropriate, with groups from Years 5 and 6. In some cases, the guidance counsellor also meets with parents of Year 7 on a designated evening during the visit. In the case of schools with smaller numbers of Irish students, an Irish guidance counsellor provides a service by means of Skype or an equivalent system, by prior arrangement with the school. The service is provided to Year 7 students and, as appropriate, to students from Years 5 and 6. Information on equivalences between the EB and national systems can be found in a document published annually on the ES website. Information is also available on the website of the Central Applications Office www.cao.ie
Read more about European Schools
View / download a copy of the Equivalences between the European Baccalaureate and the upper secondary leaving certificate of national schools and admission of European Baccalaureate-holders to universities in the member countries.
https://www.eursc.eu/Documents/2014-03-D-25-en-5.pdf - revised June 2017