FET News

February 2020

Roadmap for Social Inclusion 2020 – 2025

Following NCGE attendance at the DEASP Social Inclusion Forum 2019, we welcome the publication of the DEASP Roadmap for Social Inclusion 2020 – 2025 Ambitions, Goals and Commitments. 

Where possible NCGE FET continues to engage with ‘whole of government’ strategy and policy development, including participation on the DCCAE SDG Stakeholder Forum.
NCGE will continue to consider how Guidance can support sustainable development goals as part of lifelong guidance policy and practice development.


Guidelines on Provision of AEGS to 16 – 17 year olds

NCGE wish to remind staff of relevant guidelines on provision of AEGS to 16 – 17 year olds.

In 2014, the Department of Education and Skills requested NCGE to develop Guidelines on the Provision of Adult Educational Guidance Services to 16 and 17 year olds to enhance and support the existing DES AEGI Operational Guidelines 2012.
These Guidelines are intended to support the Adult Educational Guidance Services (AEGS) nationally and were intended to inform AEG Services and their managing agencies - the Education and Training Boards (ETBs).
These Guidelines should continue to inform FET Guidance Staff in the context of ongoing developments in the landscape of FET Guidance provision and the development of GDPR (data protection) legislation.

Since January 2020, NCGE are engaging with legal advice and will make such revisions to these guidelines as may be necessary. 


Resource for Self-Care and Mental Health issues for Adult Education Guidance Services

In November 2019 as part of NCGE CPD for AEGI, Dr Marie Rooney delivered a workshop 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 on the FET Guidance Handbook.