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

Adult and Community Education

Guidance in Adult Literacy and Community Education
Department of Education guidelines state that guidance should be a key aspect of Adult Literacy and Community Education programmes and should be available at all stages, including pre-entry and pre exit stages, on an integrated basis. The Adult Educational Guidance Service (AEGS) provides personal, educational and vocational guidance, which supports learners to make informed decisions about course choice and certification (if required), progression plans, recognition of prior learning etc. Guidance in Back To Education Initiatives (BTEI) may be formal and non formal.


Guidance in VTOS
Guidance in the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) is provided by either the local AEGI service or the CFE based guidance counsellor. Eligible participants are offered the chance to return to full-time education and training while retaining their social welfare benefits


Guidance in ITABE
Participants on Intensive Tuition in Adult Basic Education (ITABE) programmes can avail of guidance provided by the local AEGI service.