Adult Educational Guidance Services

The Adult Educational Guidance Services (AEGS) are managed by the 16 Education and Training Boards (ETBs).

The ETB AEGS provide impartial careers and education information to 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.  

Guidance is provided in group settings and on a One-to-One basis for those who require further supports - to identify clients own lifelong learning and career plan.

NCGE supports the provision of quality guidance within the AEGS services of the ETBs and provides and coordinates Continued Professional Development (CPD) for the guidance staff of the AEGS. 

NCGE works on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills (DES) and The Further Education and Training Authority, SOLAS, in collaboration with Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI), on the development  of the AEGS nationally.


ETB AEGS staff 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 each year. Below are the most recent reports.


Overall report of AEGS service provision in 2018


Overall report of AEGS service provision in 2017


Overall report of AEGS service provision in 2016


Overall report of AEGS service provision in 2015