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Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education


 

Languages & European Studies - Pre-University Languages


Course Code:  5M2073
Award Code(s):  5M2073
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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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 you will Study...
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Progression Routes

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

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