How do I become a Guidance Counsellor ?


Guidance services in the educational sector are based in post-primary schools, higher and further education colleges and through adult and second chance education programmes.

To work in guidance in different educational settings, qualifications vary according to the requirements of the role and the employee. 

For more information on the activities of guidance, administrative control, and training and qualifications of practitioners necessary to each setting see Guidance in Ireland (PDF 179 kb)

There are many opportunities to work as a Guidance Counsellor in Ireland, and there are some general ‘principles’ regarding the training and requirements needed.