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

CPD Surveys (Post-Primary)

2020 Survey of post-primary guidance counsellors Continuing Professional Development (CPD) needs (B)


Beginning in October 2020 NCGE conducted a survey to facilitate a review of the Autumn 2020 'NCGE Webinar Series' and to gather information on School Guidance Counsellors’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD) needs. The responses to this survey will inform the development of NCGE’s CPD programme for the remainder of the academic year (2020/2021). 

A report of the findings can now be accessed HERE


2020 Survey of post-primary guidance counsellors Continuing Professional Development (CPD) needs (A)


In late May 2020 NCGE conducted a survey to facilitate a review of the May 2020 'NCGE Webinar Series' and to gather information on School Guidance Counsellors’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD) needs. The responses to this survey will inform the development of NCGE’s CPD programme for the next academic year (2020/2021). 

A report of the findings can now be accessed HERE


2018 Survey of post-primary guidance counsellors Continuing Professional Development (CPD) needs

Over September and October 2018, NCGE conducted a survey of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) needs of guidance counsellors working in post-primary schools. 

The aim of the survey was to establish guidance counsellors’ professional development needs in order to inform the planning, design, development and delivery of NCGE’s CPD programme for 2019 onwards.

  • In early November, NCGE provided some initital feedback HERE 
  • A full report of the findings can be accessed HERE

2014 Survey of post-primary guidance counsellors Continuing Professional Development (CPD) needs

A full report of the findings can be accessed HERE