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

Post Primary CPD

2022 - NCGE Post Primary Webinar Series

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 'Guidance Accross the Lifespan 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.

This webinar will address key topics relating to the role of a Guidance Counsellor, with a specific focus on personal and social guidance counselling. Topics will include GDPR, confidentiality, child protection and note taking.
Places are limited 
on this webinar and please note a recording will not be available (due to the nature of topic).

Registration for this Webinar has now closed.

In this webinar, one example of Whole School Guidance is provided. NCGE and PPLI will focus on ‘languages’ in the context of the continuum of support and in relation to areas of learning and competencies. Key resources will also be highlighted.

Access the webinar recording and accompanying presentation HERE

Supporting students with regard transitions is a key component in all aspects of Guidance. This webinar will discuss and reflect on:
 

  • Transitions between stages 
  • Transitions within stages 
  • Negotiating pathways 
  • Finding and accessing opportunities

 

Access the webinar recording and accompanying presentation HERE

 

Access to an interaction with appropriate Guidance is vital for student wellbeing. This webinar addresses ‘Wellbeing’ in post primary schools and identifies the way in which whole school guidance planning and practice connects to, and compliments wellbeing policies.

Access the webinar recording and accompanying presentation HERE

This webinar will address key topics relating to the role of a Guidance Counsellor, with a specific focus on personal and social guidance counselling. Topics will include GDPR, confidentiality, child protection and note taking.
Places are limited 
on this webinar and please note a recording will not be available (due to the nature of topic).

Registration for this Webinar has now closed.

Cuirfear an seimineár gréasáin seo i láthair i nGaeilge. Beidh na hacmhainní atá ar fáil do Threoir na Scoile Uile i nGaelcholáistí mar phríomhfhócas. Áireofar leis seo forbhreathnú ar ábhar ginearálta iar-bhunscoile le haghaidh pleanála agus cleachtais, faisnéis faoi Euroguidance agus Euro-Quest, agus forbhreathnú ar Saoloibre. Beidh deis ann freisin do rannpháirtithe réimsí cleachtais a phlé agus tabharfar deis do scoileanna na rudaí a theastaíonn uathu a thuairisciú chun tacú le soláthar treorach ardchaighdeáin i nGaelcholáistí.

This webinar will be presented as Gaeilge. Resources available for Whole School Guidance in Gaelcholáistí will be the main focus. This will include an overview of general post-primary content for planning and practice, information on Euroguidance and Euro-Quest, and an overview of Saoloibre. There will also be an opportunity for participants to discuss areas of practice and an opportunity will be provided for schools to report what they need to further support the provision of quality guidance in Gaelcholáistí.

Access the webinar recording and accompanying presentation HERE

This webinar builds on an earlier webinar from September 2020 by providing Guidance Counsellors with an overview of free resources available for use in one-to-one meetings and classroom guidance.  

An ‘Index’ of resources will be made available during this webinar, providing links to all free resources outlined in this webinar and indeed the webinar from 2020.

Access the webinar recording and accompanying presentation HERE

Building on the momentum of the NCGE forum in November 2021, this webinar will examine what ‘green guidance’ may look like in a post primary school. In addition, NCGE will introduce new Guidance Related Learning lessons, developed on the topic of ‘Green Guidance’ for students in Junior Cycle.

Access the webinar recording and accompanying presentation HERE.

This webinar reflected on academic year 2021/2022 with observations and insights into planning and practice of the next academic year.

Access the webinar recording and accompanying presentation HERE.