Revsion of European Qualifications Framework (EQF)

Revsion of European Qualifications Framework (EQF)

European Council adopts revision of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning.

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Have your say on European education and employment online tools and services

Have your say on European education and employment online tools and services

A public survey to better understand end users’ needs for online tools in the field of skills and qualifications has just been published by the Commission.This survey will help shaping the future developments of existing European tools and services related to education and employment, such as Europass.Individuals, organisations and other stakeholders are all welcome to participate.

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European Day of Languages Competition

European Day of Languages Competition

To celebrate the European Day of Languages on 26 September 2017, NCGE/ Euroguidance and Léargas are holding a competition to encourage learners and teachers to engage with languages in different ways. The 2017 Competition is entitled: ‘My Dream Job in…’ An opera singer in Salzburg? An engineer in Munich? A chef in Paris? A football player in Madrid? Click HERE for a video showcasing the competition...

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Mobility Guidance Counselling online module Spring 2017

Mobility Guidance Counselling online module Spring 2017

Mobility Guidance Counselling online module Spring 2017 Only a few places left so apply now; applications are still open for the Mobility Guidance Counselling (MGC) online module. Applying is easy, simply go to vle.ncge.ie The MGC online CPD module for Guidance Counsellors working in Irish educational settings aims to provide guidance practitioners with the skills to support students in their quest to study in the EU. Essentially, the course incorporates resources designed to assist the guidance counsellor to empower students to make informed decisions. Mobility Guidance Counselling is based on a model developed in Sweden, by Soren Kristensen PhD, an expert in Youth Mobility. Euroguidance Ireland adapted the Swedish model for the Irish student and their specific learning mobility needs. The online module address practical elements such as linguistic, cultural and mental preparation, and also focuses on the importance of re-integration for students when they return home. The module is divided into four sections, each section taking approximately 45 minutes. A key benefit of this online CPD is that it may be completed in your own time and at your own convenience. The module runs from April 18th - May 23rd 2017 and is recognised by the IGC. Remember, applying is simply - simply log onto vle.ncge.ie and if you have any queries please contact our Euroguidance Officer liz.glennon@ngce.ie

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NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland hosts UNRWA Placement and Career Guidance Unit

NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland hosts UNRWA Placement and Career Guidance Unit

NCGE/Euroguidance Ireland recently hosted a study visit to Ireland for members of the Placement and Career Guidance Unit (PCGU) of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The group comprised of nine Palestinian guidance counsellors, registrars and school principals from Lebanon. Guidance counselling services for young Palestinian refugees in Lebanon is still very much in its infancy. In 2010 UNRWA Lebanon Field Office adopted a new strategy for the PCGU to provide qualitative career guidance for students at various key stages and points of transition. However, there is a shortage of guidance provision in schools and even where provision is available, Palestinian students have limited access to the service. https://www.unrwa.org/ The visiting group work in UNRWA schools in the various camps in Lebanon as guidance counsellors, registrars and school principals. The purpose of this study visit to Dublin was to allow for a sharing of policy and best practice, the learning from which would inform future guidance provision. Various presentations and workshops were delivered, from DES; NCGE; QQI; JCT (Wellbeing), DCU, TY Ireland and CareersPortal. The study visit also included site visits to a number of second-level schools; An adult education and training centre and two Universities - DCU and Maynooth University.

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