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European Studies

Course Code(s):  5M2073
QQI Award Code:  5M2073 Language and European Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Templemore 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

This course is for students who have an interest in Europe and the European Union in particular, and its vital role in global politics. If you are a job seeker, this qualification will enhance your job prospects in a wide range of multicultural environments, where good language and communications skills are required.

What will you Study?

This course is subject to approval for 2015/2016.
French or Spanish
European Studies 5N1444
Intercultural Studies 5N0765
Work Experience 5N1356
Word Processing 5N1358
Communications 5N0690
Irish Culture and Heritage
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Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Civil & Public Service, Local Government, Politics & EU
Classic Arts, Languages & Culture
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