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


Autumn 2021 - NCGE FET Webinar Series

NCGE have developed webinars for FET Guidance Practitioners.
Starting in November 2021, these are intended to facilitate the application of national policies and / or strategies to the work of FET guidance staff. With expert inputs, the webinars are intended to inform but also to facilitate collaboration and communication across FET Guidance.

FET Guidance Counsellors and Practitioners in the following settings are invited to participate:

  • Guidance Counsellors in ETB Colleges of Further Education (CFE)
  • ETB Adult Education Guidance Services (AEGS)
  • Youthreach / CTC Advocates
  • Guidance Counsellors providing guidance to learners on PLC courses
  • ETB Adult Guidance Counsellors in Community Settings
  • Guidance Counsellors in ETB Prison Education Services
  • Guidance Counsellors in ETB Training Centres

Webinars will be hosted on the 'Zoom' platform - View / Download a 'Short Guide to Participating in NCGE Webinars'

  • Webinars will be recorded and subsequently made available on the NCGE Resources Webpage
  • Certificates of participation will be issued following attendance

Click on an upcoming webinar title below to register to attend


NCGE were privileged that Dara Ryder of AHEAD and Dr. Tom Tobin (of the Center for Teaching, Learning, & MentoringUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison, USAfacilitated our “UDL for FET Guidance Practitioners webinar. We offered the opportunity to all FET Guidance Practitioners to consider the implications and application of the SOLAS-ETBI-AHEAD “Universal Design in Learning for FET Guidelines in their FET Guidance practice.

Access the webinar recording and accompanying presentation HERE

NCGE was delighted to welcome Roisin Doherty of SOLAS to lead our first webinar for FET practitioners where we explored the Govt. of Ireland “Adult Literacy for Life strategy and its applications in FET Guidance practice.

Access the webinar recording and accompanying presentation HERE