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


'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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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

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

The Entry requirements criteria for EU/EFTA Applicants (2022) is available HERE
see  pg. 90-91 

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.

Please Note:  
NCGE/Euroguidance Ireland recommends that students should consult the relevant institution websites directly also and consider contacting the relevant 'Admissions Office' as appropriate.


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 2 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.

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

The CAO Online Handbook (2022) available HERE should also be consulted.

The additional information from the CAO below is also available HERE

  • Applying to CAO 2022 presentation
  • 2022 Dates and Tips
  • Accepting an offer versus not accepting
  • Important Dates
  • How offers are issued
  • CAO Course Choices DOs and DON'Ts
  • Statement of Application Record
  • CAO Handbook Poster

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 students and parents to consult in advance of a guidance appointment and when conducting their own research.
It is particularly useful to S3, 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.
The additional sample and FAQ document are provided by two NUI Universities (UCC and UCD).

Please also note these examples and FAQs 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

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

European Schools, 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 2022 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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