NCGE FET CPD for staff of AEGS'

NCGE FET Guidance Programme CPD for Staff of Adult Education Guidance Services - March 26th to 28th 2019

NCGE FET continues its engagements with SOLAS, ETBI and ETBs on a number of significant developments across the FET arena – including the Adult Guidance Management System for the AEGS’ and for Guidance in FET in general.

With respect to these ongoing developments, the publishing of the DES / Indecon Independent Review of Career Guidance Tools and Information, and work towards the development of the new SOLAS FET Strategy and FET Guidance Strategy, CPD was developed to offer AEGS’ an opportunity to learn about ongoing relevant policy developments in the area of social inclusion.

Policies, strategies and developments affecting AEGS delivery of Guidance to adults interested in or pursuing FET need to be continually noted and factored into service delivery. Adult Guidance Services continue to be covered by the DES Adult Education Guidance Initiative Operational Guidelines 2012 which state: ‘AEGI targets individuals and groups that experience particular and acute barriers to participation and are more difficult to engage in the formal learning process.

Social Inclusion is therefore already an expectation and notable feature of the AEGS model of Guidance provision.

With speakers from various areas of policy and practice; part of the purpose of this CPD programme was to support AEGS guidance staff in sharing knowledge, expertise and practice. The events  were a reminder of the challenges to sincerely inclusive practice; and the need for useful collaboration and necessary cooperation between services in this crowded landscape where many agencies and services may be working on behalf of different Government departments and associated policies and strategies and priorities.

NCGE FET secured the following speakers who contributed over the course of the 3 days

  • Ivica Milicevic and Robert McCulloch, SOLAS
  • Mary Kenny, EAL & ESOL Development Officer DDLETB
  • Livia Bartolome, Business in the Community Ireland
  • Rory O’Neill Irish Refugee Council
  • Marion Wilkinson, National Disability Authority
  • Donal Rice, Centre of Excellence for Universal Design NDA

NCGE invited Dr. Ebun Joseph to further facilitate the events – Dr. Joseph was very warmly received by AEGS Coordinators and Guidance Counsellors and we will be engaging with her again in the future.

73 Guidance Service staff from AEGS nationally attended the CPD days, and evaluations confirm that the days were well received.

You can access the presentations below.

Policy, Inclusion & practice GIO - NCGE

Policy, Inclusion & practice GCC - NCGE

Active Inclusion and Guidance in FET - SOLAS

Social Inclusion for ESOL Learners - ESOL

Overview of Employment Programmes- BITCI

Guidance for Learners with Disability - NDA

Universal Design - NDA

Creating a Level Playing Field - Dr Ebun Joseph


Friday, May 17, 2019
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