The National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE) will cease to operate from 1st September 2022. 
The NCGE and its Management Committee, Léargas, the Department of Education, the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Solas and ETBI have been carrying out significant work since earlier this year to prepare for the reorganisation of guidance support. A Transitions Working Group and additional sub-groups have been meeting regularly to co-ordinate the reorganisation.

For further information relating to ongoing and future support in place, click HERE

TCA Thematic Seminar - November 2019


NCGE FET Guidance recently collaborated with Léargas in organising a Transnational Cooperation Activity.

Meaningful Guidance for Adults and Young People.
Developing and Managing Career Resilience in Adult and Vocational Education and Training.
Dublin, Ireland | 6-8 November 2019

This activity was organised within the sub-theme of 'the significant challenges for Guidance Counsellors in supporting adults in managing ‘career security’ in an insecure world'

This theme is one that will relate to all Guidance practitioners and those providing Guidance Services in FET.

NCGE FET Guidance secured Sandra Cheyne from Skills Development Scotland to be the keynote speaker for the event. 

From the keynote address, the examples of Practice and engagement with workshops - this TCA provided opportunities to share expertise and experience with Guidance professionals from across Europe.

The Seminar centred around the topics below.

•             Understanding & Building resilience and promoting coping skills with adult clients

•             Challenges of providing meaningful guidance in the context of the ‘new’ employment – when employment is likely to be ‘piecemeal’, rather than ‘secure for life’;

•             Provision of Career Management Skills, and the ‘Career Construction’ approach.

•             Guidance support for clients to promote understanding that every ‘part’ of a work portfolio has value;

•             Integrating ‘Upskilling’ and‘Skills for Work’ - meeting the challenges of provision of integrated Lifelong Guidance support

Outline presentation

More about KA1 and Adult Education & Vocational Education and Training

Guidance staff in Adult Education Guidance Services, YR-CTC Advocates, PLC Guidance Counsellors and Guidance practitioners from across FET, and the ‘wider world’ of Adult & Community Education & Training were in attendance at this event, which was warmly received. 

An article from Sandra Cheyne concerning SDS and how the skills landscape in Scotland has changed will be featured in the upcoming issue of NCGE's Guidance Matters publication.

Speaker presentations:


Career Construction and Career/Work Resilience Targeting those distant from Education, Training and/or the Labour Market.


NUALA KILGANNON - Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board
Adult Guidance, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Skills Mapping: Approaches and experience of the TOBAR and Erasmus+ projects


DR. PETRA ELFTORP - School of Education-University of Limerick
Challenges of Providing Meaningful Guidance in the Context of NEW Employment, when Employment is likely to be Piecemeal rather than Secure for Life.


ESTELLE WEBB - Irish Association of Community Training Organisations (IACTO)
Support and innovative models of guidance for young adults, Early School Leavers (ESL’s) and New Workplace Entrants (NWEs)


For queries about the TCA theme and content, contact Luke Dunne at NCGE