Euroguidance Resources

The resources contained on this page are intended to support you and learners.

  • The most recent 10 resources uploaded are displayed below
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  • Many resources are provided in English AND Irish (GA indicates 'as Gaeilge')

If you have any queries about these resources please e-mail: euroguidance@ncge.ie


Preparing your Post Primary Work Experience ‘toolkit’ using Europass

This presentation is designed as a ‘step by step’ guide to support Guidance Counsellors and their students to create and share a Europass profile, CV and Cover Letter, for the purposes of seeking work experience / employment.

Through the skills gained in this lesson, the students will be able to:

  • Produce their own professional profile and CV- highlighting their qualifications, skills, personal qualities, interests and experiences, of interest to potential employers.
  • Understand the nature and purpose of a cover letter
  • Produce an effective cover letter
  • Know how to share digitally their newly created profile, CV and cover letter with potential employers

Access Europe, Access Ireland
30/10/2020

Euroguidance Ireland

Guidance Counsellor Resources, Student Resources, Work Abroad, Working in Ireland
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Mobility in Europe & ‘Access Europe’ Resources

13th October 2020

This webinar focused exclusively on ‘MOBILITY’; with input from the HEA, NCGE FET, QQI, EURES, Eurodesk and Léargas.
It gave attendees an overview of:

  • The mobility opportunities available to students and where to access more information about them. 
  • The tools available to support mobility 
  • The organisations in Ireland that support mobility (working and learning throughout Europe) 
  • How to engage in a mobility experience for YOUR own CPD

You can access the accompanying presentation below and view the webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link'


Access Europe, Euro-Quest, The Euroguidance Network
13/10/2020

NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland, HEA, QQI, EURES, Eurodesk, Léargas

Webinars, Guidance Counsellor Resources, Study Abroad, Work Abroad
Resource Link

NCGE / Euroguidance Resources for Guidance Counsellors

8th September 2020

This Webinar showcased a number of practical NCGE and Euroguidance resources for Guidance Counsellors.

You can access the accompanying presentation below and view the webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link'

The additional accompanying resource 'Index of NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland Resourcesis available directly under this post.


Access Europe
09/09/2020

NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland

Webinars, Guidance Counsellor Resources
Resource Link

Index of NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland Resources

This resource summarises information presented in the (08/09/2020) webinar on NCGE and Euroguidance resources. 

The index includes the name of the resource and some key information about the purpose of the resource. A direct link to each resource is included in the index.


Access Europe
09/09/2020

NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland

Webinars, Guidance Counsellor Resources
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How to create your Europass Profile

Europass is a set of online tools to help users communicate their skills, qualifications and experiences and manage their career in a fast-changing world.  
The new Europass offers a range of online ‘e-Portfolio’ tools and information for people of all ages, to manage their learning and career.  
Guidance Counsellors can use Europass to support students and clients to:  

  • Create a free personal profile  
  • Highlight skills, qualifications and experiences  
  • Create CVs and cover letters  
  • Explore different job and learning opportunities around Europe (in progress)  
  • Find trusted national information and contact points on working and learning in Europe  

As part of the new Europass, the Commission has also worked with 18 countries to pilot Europass Digital Credentials, which are authentic, tamper-proof digital credentials (e.g. qualifications, diplomas, certificates).  

Students who complete their Europass profile can use it as one of the criteria to achieve ‘Euro-Quest Ambassador’ status

Euroguidance Ireland have created the following short video to assist students / Guidance Counsellors through the steps required to complete their (i) profile, (ii) CV and (iii) Cover letter

You can view the video on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link' below


Access Europe
01/09/2020

Euroguidance Ireland

Guidance Counsellor Resources, Student Resources, Study Abroad, Work Abroad, Working in Ireland
Resource Link

Study in Europe: 'Snapshot' on Mobility

Have you ever thought of studying or training abroad ?
Check out the short video below and then return to this page and download and complete the short questionnaire.

You can view the video on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link' below


Access Europe
01/09/2020

Euroguidance Ireland

Student Resources, Study Abroad
Resource Link

‘Euro-Quest’ Ambassador programme

This NEW programme provides a framework and incentive for schools to raise awareness of the value of mobility, for TY students and the whole school community. 
The programme will ideally be led by a Guidance Counsellor, in collaboration with colleagues. It involves the completion of 3  tasks:

  • The completion of the Euro-quest modules with students

  • The completion of a new Europass profile with students

  • One other task of your choice - ideas / options are provided in the INFORMATION SHEET below

All tasks can be completed in person or in the virtual classroom environment - offering flexibility at the current time!

Download the 'INFORMATION SHEET' below and click HERE to register to take part.


Access Europe, Euro-Quest
28/08/2020

Euroguidance Ireland

Competitions, Guidance Counsellor Resources, Study Abroad
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Preparing for an ‘Open Day’

This resource is designed to assist students in making the most of the open day/ virtual open day experience.
It equips them with tools and advice to ensure they leave informed about the opportunities available to them:

  1. In Ireland
  2. In Europe
     
  • It includes a list of suggested activities, prompt questions and key words to guide them through the process.  
  • It can be easily utilised in the virtual open day environment by distributing to students prior to conducting their own online research for an event. 
  • It can be used to fulfil one criteria of the Euro-Quest Ambassador Programme

Access Europe
26/08/2020

Euroguidance Ireland

Student Resources, Study Abroad, Studying in Ireland
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'Jargon Buster'

This resource is designed to assist students to become familiar with some common terms relevant to mobility before they begin to explore the various study abroad opportunities. 
This resource is more suitable to Senior Cycle students. It can be used as a ‘refresher’ for 5th years who have completed the Euro-quest programme, or for any senior cycle class before they begin researching a study abroad option.  

It can be easily used in the virtual class environment by distributing to students prior to conducting their own online research.


Access Europe
26/08/2020

Euroguidance Ireland

Student Resources, Study Abroad
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'Guest Speakers'

This resource provides students with a list of prompt questions they can ask a range of different guest speakers, from:

  1. An Erasmus student
  2. A local University / PLC representative
  3. A local business representative to find out more about what it is like to study abroad and the benefits of internationalising their education
     
  • It can be used with any year group, although may be more suitable to senior cycle students
  • It can be used as part of ‘College Awareness Week’ or any other career related activity
  • It can lend itself to collaboration with teachers of languages or business
  • It can be easily used in the virtual class environment
  • It can be used to fulfil one criteria of the Euro-Quest Ambassador Programme

Access Europe
26/08/2020

Euroguidance Ireland

Guidance Counsellor Resources, Student Resources, Study Abroad
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'Share YOUR Journey'

This resource is designed for use during the annual 'College Awareness Week' (or a similar event). 
It provides a list of prompt questions which will enable members of the school community to:

  1. Share their career journey thus far with students
  2. Facilitate a conversation around the students’ current aspirations
     
  • It can be distributed to any members of teaching staff- teachers, tutors, the principal, year heads, student teachers, SNAs etc.
  • It can be used in any class, with any year group but may work best by designating one period / 30mins on a particular day of the week, inviting all classes to drop everything, put the books away and share their college journey! 
  • It can be easily used in the virtual class environment also. 
  • It can be used to fulfil one criteria of the Euro-Quest Ambassador Programme

Access Europe
26/08/2020

Euroguidance Ireland

Guidance Counsellor Resources, Study Abroad
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'Celebrate Europe' (Promote Mobility)

This resource contains 27 ideas to celebrate Europe and promote educational mobility within the whole school community. 

It flags events that can be celebrated, opportunities to explore as well as providing a range of ideas of ways that the guidance counsellor and other subject teachers.
For example MFL, history, geography, art, Gaeilge etc. can work together to raise the student’s awareness of the EU and it’s educational mobility opportunities in a fun and creative way! 

  • It can be used with any year group. Some activities are more suitable to senior cycle students.  
  • Some activities can be adapted for use in the virtual class environment also
  • It can be used to fulfil one criteria of the Euro-Quest Ambassador Programme

Access Europe
26/08/2020

Euroguidance Ireland

Guidance Counsellor Resources, Study Abroad
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Study in Europe: Country Information Sheets

Below you will find a series of PDFs providing information on specific European Countries in relation to:

  • Overview of options 
  • Institution types
  • Available Programmes
  • Information on Fees
  • The application process
  • Important dates
  • General entry requirements
  • Links to other relevant resources for that country

Please note:
These are ‘living’ documents. 
Every effort has been made to source information from impartial sources and ensure its accuracy. However, guidance counsellors and learners are advised to always double check specific details and processes directly with the Institutions themselves.

We welcome input from Guidance Counsellors who may have country specific information that they would like to share.

For information on countries not yet listed below go HERE


Access Europe
25/08/2020

NCGE / The Euroguidance Network

Guidance Counsellor Resources, Student Resources, Study Abroad
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Euro-Quest: Whole School (Teacher) Guidebook and accompanying teaching resources

Below you will find a copy of the Euro-Quest Whole School Guidebook.
This Guidebook is prepared for use by Guidance Counsellors and a team of teachers in other subjects to collaborate to deliver this course together.

In addition to thise 'core' supporting document for school staff, there are 6 x additional resources provided:

  • Further resources for Euro-Quest
  • A sample class delivery plan
  • An introduction to potential 'inter subject' links
  • A sample Inter-Subject planning template (completed)
  • A sample Inter-Subject planning template (blank for your own use)
  • An additional document relating to the 'optional' addition to Module 3 - 'Exploring Internships in Europe'

All documents (and the additional 'Exploring Internships in Europe' Module link) are also uploaded to the 'Teacher Resources' section of the
Leader / Teacher course page on www.euro-quest.ie


Euro-Quest
21/08/2020

Euroguidance Ireland

Guidance Counsellor Resources
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'Europe is Open to You'

This booklet has been brought to you by Euroguidance and Eurodesk, with input from Susan Scott of Clondalkin Youth Service and Nicola Moran of Youth Work Ireland, Roscommon, to let you know that when it comes to further study, there are many options available abroad.
In fact, there are thousands of courses taught through English in Europe. Some Universities also offer intensive language courses to allow you to study in their language. This booklet gives you some tips and useful websites so that you can find out more about the amazing chances available to study in Europe.If you can’t find the answer you are looking for we are here to help you. Information and support are also available from your local youth information officer and guidance counsellor. We hope it won’t be long till you are dusting off your passport and packing your wheely bag on an new adventure to study in Europe.


Access Europe
21/08/2020

Euroguidance Ireland / Eurodesk Ireland

Guidance Counsellor Resources, Student Resources, Study Abroad
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