The Adult Educational Guidance Services (AEGS) are managed by the 16 ETBs. The ETB AEGS provide impartial careers and education information, one-to-one guidance and group guidance, which help adults who wish to return to education and training, or are already registered on an FET programme within the ETBs to make informed educational, career and life choices. The specific target groups are listed in the DES AEGI Operational Guidelines (2012).
Guidance is provided in group settings and on a One-to-One basis for those who require further supports to identify their own lifelong learning and career plan.
NCGE supports the provision of quality guidance within the AEGS services of the ETBs and provides CPD for the guidance staff of the AEGS. NCGE works on behalf of DES and SOLAS, in collaboration with ETBI, on the development of the AEGS nationally. NCGE coordinates and delivers the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme for ETB AEGS staff. ETB AEGS complete the confidential Adult Guidance Management System (AGMS) database returns twice yearly which is monitored and managed by NCGE on behalf of DES and SOLAS. This qualitative and quantitative data informs NCGE, SOLAS and DES in planning the provision of guidance to the target groups of the Services. NCGE provides reports to DES and SOLAS arising from the statistics and qualitative information gathered within the AGMS.
The overall report of AEGS service provision for 2017 is available HERE
The overall report of AEGS service provision in 2016 is available HERE
The overall report of AEGS service provision in 2015 is available HERE
More information and guidelines in relation to the AEGI:
Guidelines for the Integration of Contracted Guidance Staff within the Adult Educational Guidance Initiative (AEGI)