Euroguidance Resources

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

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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


Euro-Quest: Student Workbook

Below you will find a full copy and individual sections of the Euro-Quest Student Workbook.
Two formats are provided for each of the modularised sections that students are asked to complete - PDF and Word.

These resources are also uploaded to the 'Teacher Resources' section of the Teacher Course on www.euro-quest.ie and can be accessed by students directly from their course page(s).

  • For additional instructions on using the editable PDF versions see: https://euroguidance.ie/technical-faqs
  • Students and Teachers may find it easier to access, share and complete the Word versions.

Euro-Quest
21/08/2020

Euroguidance Ireland

Guidance Counsellor Resources, Student Resources
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Erasmus+ Higher Education Impact Study

This study, published in 2019, measures and analyses the impact the Erasmus+ programme has on students who undertake a learning or training period abroad through the programme, in particular the impact on individual skills enhancement, employability and a sense of shared European identity. 

You can access the study report by clicking the 'Resource Link' below

Click HERE for the Léargas Impact Study: Erasmus+ International Work Placements for Vocational (FET) Learners from Ireland.
This study examines the impact of Erasmus+ work placements on Vocational Education and Training (VET) learners from Ireland through Erasmus+ Key Action 102 mobility projects. 
102 projects provide funding to VET organisations to send their learners or staff to other countries for work-based training or job shadowing.


Access Europe
21/08/2020

Publications Office of the European Union / Léargas

Guidance Counsellor Resources, Study Abroad
Resource Link

Erasmus Experience Stories

Two students, Claire and Séan, travelled to Germany and France as part of their studies and shared their experience with Euroguidance Ireland. 

You can access their Blogs and Vlogs by clicking the 'Resource Link' below.


Access Europe
21/08/2020

Euroguidance Ireland

Guidance Counsellor Resources, Student Resources, Study Abroad
Resource Link

Applying to UK and other European Colleges

This resource focuses on study in the UK and in Europe. 
It provides the Guidance Counsellor with a powerpoint they can use and adjust/build on to present on this topic for student classes and/or parent information evenings.


Access Europe
18/08/2020

Anonymous

Guidance Counsellor Resources
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International career development conference presented by DMH Associates

Watch this video and get a taster of the inaugural, International Career Development Conference 2019 hosted by DMH Associates. The footage brings to life the speakers, the delegates and the programme which focused on the themes of Identity, Innovation and Impact.  An awe-inspiring conference for anyone passionate about careers.

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


Access Europe
05/08/2020

DMH Associates

Guidance Counsellor Resources
Resource Link

Inventory of lifelong guidance systems and practices

The national lifelong guidance systems records provide information about current policy developments and structures pertaining to career guidance, career education and career development in countries of the EU, EEA, EFTA and EU enlargement/accession countries. The country records are based on information gathered and analysed by CareersNet experts during their respective mandate period. CareersNet is Cedefop’s network of independent experts in career guidance and career development, managed within the Lifelong guidance project area, Department for learning and employability.

You can find out more and access the individual 'country inventories' (including Ireland's) by clicking on 
the 'Resource Link' below


European Guidance Policy
25/06/2020

Cedefop

Guidance Counsellor Resources
Resource Link

European Schools - PRESENTATION (2020/2021)

This resource outlines the general guidelines for the Irish European Baccalaureate student applying to study in Ireland. 
It provides useful information and links for students to explore in preparation for their guidance appointment. 
It is also a useful resource for parents, enabling them to develop a better understanding of the process and available options.


European Schools Guidance Service
16/09/1999

Euroguidance Ireland

European Schools, Student Resources
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European Schools - Entry requirements criteria for EU/EFTA Applicants (2021)

This document is based on a combination of information available from international qualifications recognition databases, historical data for admissions standards for entry in the past and examination performance statistics where available.

The purpose of this document on Entry Requirements for EU students presenting with qualifications (other than the Irish School Leaving Certificate Examination) is to provide a framework for comparisons of European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) qualifications for entry to undergraduate Degree Programmes in Irish Universities.


European Schools Guidance Service
15/09/1999

Irish Universities Association (IUA) / Technological Higher Education Association of Ireland (THEA) / Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

European Schools, Student Resources
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European Schools - THE 'CAO'

The Central Applications Office (CAO) centrally processes applications for entry to the first year of undergraduate courses in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the Republic of Ireland. It also issues offers to applicants, when instructed to do so by HEIs, and records acceptances. The CAO processes, on behalf of the HEIs, school-leavers presenting qualifications from other EU/EFTA countries as well as applications from Irish school-leavers presenting Leaving Certificate qualifications.

Below you will find 5 x documents that will assist you in making your application to the CAO.

The CAO system explained
This resource gives an overview of the Irish 'Central Applications Office' (CAO), the point system, a list of useful resources, timetable for events and some frequently asked questions from EB students related to applying to the CAO.

'Applying to CAO' (2021)

This resource, from the CAO,  provides information on the purpose of the CAO, the application process, the 'CAO Handbook', HEI Prospectuses and lots more.

Additional CAO documentation (EU Applicants)
This resource outlines the documents generally necessary for EU applicants when applying to the CAO.

'Do's and Dont's'
This simple document has been compiled by the CAO to remind student of what to do and not do when applying through the CAO. 
It is particularly useful to s7 students to consult in preparation for a CAO application.

'Dates and Tips' (2021)
This resource has a handy visual timeline of key dates in the CAO application process, as well as helpful tips for applicants.


European Schools Guidance Service
14/09/1999

Euroguidance Ireland / the Irish Central Applications Office (CAO)

European Schools, Student Resources
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European Schools - SUBJECT CHOICE

This resource has been developed by NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland to support students and parents through the process of choosing subjects/ levels, considering their implications on further study.
It is a useful resource for student and parents to consult in advance of a guidance appointment and when conducting their own research.
It is particularly useful to s4 and s5 students to consult in advance of selecting their final subjects and levels.


European Schools Guidance Service
13/09/1999

Euroguidance Ireland

European Schools, Student Resources
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European Schools - CHOOSING A COURSE

This resource has been developed by NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland to support students and parents through the process of choosing courses. 
It includes advice and suggestions to assist the students’ research, links to helpful tools to explore, as well as outlining what students need to be mindful of when it comes to matriculation and course requirements. 
It is a useful resource for students and parents to consult in advance of a guidance appointment and when conducting their own research.


European Schools Guidance Service
12/09/1999

Euroguidance Ireland

European Schools, Student Resources
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European Schools - EB v Irish Leaving Certificate - Worked Examples

These documents give students and parents an insight into how the EB is evaluated in comparison to the Leaving Certificate. 
You will note that TCD (Trinity College Dublin) operate a different system to most other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) (see example).

Please also note these examples are to be used as a guide only
The process and equivalent points allocated change annually. 
For the most up to date information see - 
Entry requirements criteria for EU/EFTA Applicants (2021) (pg 84/85) updated in November each year.


European Schools Guidance Service
11/09/1999

University College Cork (UCC) / Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

European Schools, Student Resources
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European Schools - 'What about Maths?'

This document aims to answer common queries related to how Maths and Advanced Maths are viewed as subjects and in relation to the calculation of points in Trinity versus other HEIs.


European Schools Guidance Service
10/09/1999

Euroguidance Ireland

Student Resources
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European Schools - COLLEGE PROSPECTUS LIST

This resource is a ‘one stop shop’ for students who wish to explore college prospectuses. It contains links to all university/ IT prospectuses and is updated annually. 
Please note, some prospectuses for 2021 are not yet available but will be added once published.


European Schools Guidance Service
10/09/1999

Euroguidance Ireland

European Schools, Student Resources
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European Schools - MEDICAL ENTRY (Undergraduate - 2020)

This comprehensive document details the selection criteria for Entry to Medicine for all EU applicants - including 

  • minimum entry requirements and 
  • the HPAT admission test etc.

Please note, information for 2021 is not yet available but will be uploaded once published.


European Schools Guidance Service
10/09/1999

Irish HEI's

European Schools, Student Resources
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