The Department of Education and Skills has recently published Guidance on Continuity of Schooling: Supporting Learners in Youthreach Centres to support Youthreach centres in their continued support for learners to engage with learning during the closure of Centres due to Covid-19.
NCGE has been working closely with our IT provider to ensure that the Texting Facility within the AGMS is fully operational for all services.
In November 2019 NCGE hosted CPD for AEGS staff, including workshops delivered by Dr Marie Rooney on ‘Supporting the practitioner to support the client: Self-Care and Mental Health issues for Adult Education Guidance Services’. The resource booklet developed by Dr Rooney for this workshop is now available and provides information, references and resources that may be useful in the support of AEGS staff and clients.
The booklet provides information that may be useful to FET guidance provision regarding:
On September 19th 2019 NCGE welcomed a group of Guidance staff recently recruited to work in established ETB AEGS around the country. This was a lively session with Guidance Coordinators, Guidance Information Officers and Guidance Counsellors taking the opportunity to listen and discuss the role of data gathering in the AEGS model, the way the AEGS model of Guidance has developed and how developments in the FET ‘landscape’ will influence Guidance delivery in to the future.
In March 2019 NCGE facilitated CPD for AEGS’ staff on the topic of Social Inclusion. The Irish Refugee Council were among the presenters at this event to inform on their role working with and for refugees in Ireland. Further to the IRC’s involvement with this CPD, the IRC have provided their Information Booklet 2019/2020, a resource which may be of use for FET guidance provision for Irish refugees or to otherwise provide relevant information/points of referral.
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.
Following the Governments decision on 26th June 2018, Ireland falls under the EU (recast) Receptions Conditions Directive (2013/22/EU) rendering interim measures no longer valid.
This article outlines the context, operational guidelines and eligibilities attached to this Directive in the context of delivery of guidance to adults to whom the Directive applies.
Quality Assurance of FET guidance services should be informed by the ELGPN Guidelines on Strengthening the Quality Assurance and Evidence-Base for Lifelong Guidance.
National Policy on guidance within the FET Sector is determined by the Department of Education and Skills.
The DES Further Education and Training Strategy 2014-2019 details the development of the Further Education and training sector in Ireland.
In May 2018 the Irish and European Data Protection landscape changed significantly following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the set of data management obligations which is currently in effect across the entire European region.These regulations have implications for Adult Education Guidance Services, particularly in relation to the Adult Guidance Management Service database (AGMS).