This course is for students who have an interest in the European Union and Irish politics. It gives a comprehensive overview of Ireland’s current position on national, European and international levels and develops language skills in French and Spanish through the use of modern technologies.
The course aims to prepare students for entry into politics and language degrees in 3rd Level colleges. Its also provides a broad base of modules which aim to ensure that graduates can work in a european context.
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Language and European Studies 5M2073
QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in evening for learners requiring Maths for progression)
€500 including QQI examination fees. (Medical card holders exempt from €250)
- European Studies 5N1444
- Political Studies 5N1837
- Intercultural Studies 5N0765
- Communications 5N0690
- Work Experience 5N1356
- Web Authoring 5N1910
- Word Processing 5N1358
- French 5N1623 or Spanish 5N1630
- French 4N1172
Leaving Certificate or equivalent with a minimum of five passes, one of which must be a modern European Language. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed.
- Professional guest lecturers
- Pitstop Leadership Programme for selected students
- Two week work placement
- Field trips
CCOC QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality 6M5012
Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for College of Commerce students. Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course. Past students have gone on to Arts in UCC, Applied Languages (UL), Business and language (CIT) etc. See Progressions for details.
Job openings for European Studies students can be found in all industry sectors where good langauage and communication skills are required. Administration and business sectors where knowledge of European culture and politics is desirable, tourist facilities, contact centres . All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub. Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.
I studied Language and European studies at the Cork College of Commerce from 2014-2015, and it was the best choice I ever made. I am now studying in UCC and I definitely wouldn’t have got here without this amazing course. The best year of my life was spent at the Cork College of Commerce!
The ethos of the college is one of progression for all. The teachers offered me continuous support and encouragement throughout the year. My year has opened doors for me to continue at CIT to study Culinary Arts. I would recommend anyone who is unsure about career prospects to contact the college.Halima Abdulkarim
From being taught how to cook, wait on people, set up tables and being brought out to visit hotels for experience. We learned so much from this course that helps us with everyday life. This year went too fast. I must say that I am glad to have been a part of this course and that it was the best experience to have been a part of in this college.Jovana Jovanovc