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Languages & European Studies - Pre-University Languages

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Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2073
QQI Award Code 5M2073 Language and European Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

OPTION A: QQI Award (Level 5 5M2073). This one year course encompasses one foreign language, French or German at intermediate level. It also offers Cultural Studies, computer applications and a business module. It is intended for students who have an interest in European cultures and languages, with the view to using language in their career or for travel. There is the opportunity of taking a three week work placement in either France or Germany as part of the European Erasmus+ Programme. Work placements will be organised by CDCFE. OPTION B: Pre -University Languages QQI Award (Level 5) 5M2073 In addition to obtaining a full FETAC level 5 award the course also prepares students for entry to the first year of the following Degree course offered by the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in DCU. DCU - Dublin City University B.A. in Applied Languages and Translation Studies (French/ German/Spanish/Japanese/Chinese). Examinations and assessments are conducted with external monitoring by Dublin City University.

What will you Study?

Language and European Studies-Pre University Languages. This one year course is intended for students with Leaving Certificate level of German or French who have an interest in European cultures and languages, with the view to using language in their career or for travel. It includes topics like European history and culture, intercultural communications an Word Processing. The course helps students to adapt to more independent learning and equips them with research and study skills necessary to succeed at university level. There is also the opportunity of taking a three week work placement abroad as part of the Erasmus+ Programme. In addition to obtaining a full FETAC level 5 award, the students can progress to first year entry to degree courses through the FETAC access programme. There is also special link to degree courses offered by the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in DCU. Students who meet the entry criteria in DCU will receive a round zero offer from the CAO for the relevant degree choice: DCU - Dublin City University B.A. in Applied Languages and Translation Studies (French/German/Spanish/Japanese/Chinese).

Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
ELESX 5M2073

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