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

Lifelong Guidance Webinars

2022 - Webinars for Guidance Counsellors in all areas of practice

Further updates will be contained here and in regular NCGE Bulletins

Click on an upcoming webinar title below to register to attend. Where applicable, If you register to attend a webinar here, you do not need to also register for the same webinar under the 'Post-Primary Webinar Series' heading.


Guidance Counsellors working in all sectors (post-primary and FET) were invited to this webinar which focussed on the practical implications and key considerations involved in transitioning from Further to Higher Education. In this webinar, lifelong guidance was addressed in relation to a systematic approach to progression.

Access the webinar recording and accompanying presentation HERE

This is the first conversation focusing on Guidance and the value we as a community can offer Deaf people. It will take a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) focus – exploring Deaf culture, experience of guidance, learning and work and most importantly set out the role of communication (ISL ACT 2017) in Guidance relationships. There is a lot of added learning as this webinar will take the position that the Deaf community are a minority bilingual community, strong communicators, and relationship managers. As this is a starting point - the webinar will consider guidance and its engagement - whether the Deaf person is school going, an FET student or an adult learner. Or indeed a parent or significant other for a Deaf person.
The webinar will take time to:
  • Appreciate the different approaches to language and communication – which will be of benefit to guidance engagement for both Deaf people and Guidance counsellors
  • Share a unique view of communication and Deaf awareness in a guidance context (cultural, societal, and learning)
  • Explore challenges that exist for Deaf people in relation to guidance and career planning.
Deaf people will play a central role in this webinar as it aims to remove barriers and ensure equality and inclusion across guidance. It is part of an innovative project funded by POBAL and the aim is to develop a toolkit together (taking a UDL approach) that will be of benefit to Guidance Counsellors, now and into the future. The content will include setting out the background and introducing the project and work of the Irish Deaf Society (IDS), establish the IDS (the project, together with Peer Mentors) as a resource for Guidance Counsellors, introduce Deaf awareness, new terminology, and an appreciation of Irish Sign Language (ISL). Speakers will be from both the Guidance world and the Deaf community, role models and valuable contributors alike. 
Access the webinar recording and accompanying presentation HERE.