Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Mary McCaughey from EU Careers to give some advice for people considering this job:


Mary McCaughey

Head of Communications

EU Careers

Read more

  Mary McCaughey
Written interview unavailable...

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Study Skills
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Course Information

logo imagelogo image
Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education

Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education


Languages & European Studies - Pre-University Languages

Code:  5M2073
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

Return to List
Must be registered to save to Career File

Further Information...

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).

Course Details - from College Website
Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available).
Course Details - from Qualifax
Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available).

These links are to web sites outside of CareersPortal and we accept no responsibility for the information on them.

More Course Suggestions...
The following courses are related to the course above and are from colleges in the same region. These might be worth exploring further. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings.
Course Title College
English Language & Business Whitehall College of Further Education 
English - EFL- & Business Communications Ballsbridge College of Further Education 
English EFL- & Media Studies Ballsbridge College of Further Education 
Creative Writing & Cultural Studies Inchicore College of Further Education 
Pre - University Arts with Languages Greenhills College 
Languages & European Studies Pearse College of Further Education 
Chinese with Business Studies Ballsbridge College of Further Education 

Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Communication Assistant - EU   Interpreter EU - Conference   
Policy Officer (AD) - External Relations - EU   Administrator - EU  
Communication Officer - EU   Software Localisation  
Teacher - Languages   Script Supervisor - TV/Film  
Copy Editor   Writer  
Translator - EU   Translator  
Linguist   Interpreter  

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.
Classic Arts, Languages and Culture
Note: Use the 'Back' button on your browser to return to this page from these links.

Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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 the Award Code below:

Old Code

New Code