NCGE Resources

Education and Training Monitor 2017

The Education and Training Monitor 2017 was prepared by the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC), with contributions from the Directorate-General of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) and the Eurydice Network. DG EAC was assisted by the Education and Youth Policy Analysis Unit from the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), Eurostat, Cedefop and the JRC's Human Capital and Employment Unit, Directorate Innovation and Growth. The Members of the Standing Group on Indicators and Benchmarks (SGIB) were consulted during the drafting phase. The manuscript was completed on 15 September 2017. Additional contextual data can be found online (

NCGE: A Whole School Guidance Framework
This Framework is intended to be a resource for schools to support the planning, design and delivery of the whole school guidance programme in line with the requirements of The Education Act (1998), that schools provide students with 
“access to appropriate guidance to assist them in their educational and career choices” (section 9c). A continuum of support model for the school guidance programme, similar to the school support model of the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS), is presented in the Framework – guidance for all, guidance for some and guidance for a few.The continuum comprises a whole school approach to guidance through guidance-related learning to individualised supports for students.The Framework identifies three areas of learning to facilitate students’ development in eight areas of competence. The areas of learning include: learning relating to oneself (personal/social development), educational opportunities (educational development) and career decision making (career development).
Programme Recognition Framework: Guidance Counselling Criteria and Guidelines for Programme Provider

The Department of Education and Skills has published a Programme Recognition Framework (PRF) which sets out criteria and guidelines for providers of initial education programmes in guidance counselling who intend that their programme graduates will work in guidance services under the remit of the Department.

Survey on the Continuing Professional Development needs of guidance counsellors in secondary schools

Report on the Findings. Published May, 2014.

NCGE conducted a survey of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) needs of guidance counsellors in second level schools in March, 2014. The aim of the survey was to establish the needs of guidance counsellors in relation to CPD and to establish the best modes and delivery timeframes for CPD.

Best Practice, Ethical and Legal Considerations in Psychometric Testing for Guidance Counsellors

by Declan Fitzgerald and Ciara Farrell

This article was published by NCGE as part of the School Guidance Handbook - - an online resource to support the development and delivery of the school guidance programme