NCGE Resources

Post date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 15:24

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).

An additional poster resource is available to download in English HERE 

An additional poster resource is available to download in Irish HERE 

In November 2018 NCGE launched a suite of online resources for whole school guidance.These resources are available for all schools to access, use and adapt in exploring whole school guidance in using the NCGE Framework.
NCGE will be providing additional supports to schools in utilising these resources.
To access the current resources go to: https://www.ncge.ie/wsg/resources
 
 
Post date: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 16:15

Generation Apprenticeship: Accelerating Real-Life Learning

Apprenticeship programmes have traditionally been the path to skilled employment in sectors including construction, engineering, motor and others. The recent review of apprenticeship training in Ireland made recommendations to expand the apprenticeship model.

Apprenticeship training in Ireland has traditionally been the path to skilled occupations in a range of industries and sectors such as construction, engineering, and electrical. Similar to other countries around the world, Ireland is engaged in major expansion of its apprenticeship system. Building on a strong tradition of apprenticeship since the 1970s, the system is undergoing significant transformation, steered by a national Apprenticeship Council. The Action Plan to Expand Apprenticeship and Traineeship in Ireland 2016-2020 includes a target of 50,000 apprenticeship and traineeship places to be provided over the next five years. The benefits of apprenticeship training in matching skills formation to the specific needs of companies, the productivity of apprentices as well as recruitment and retention savings are all positive elements with benefits for employers and those seeking to develop careers. Promoting the permeability between vocational educational training and other educational and career pathways is identified as one of the guiding principles for demonstrating the attractiveness of apprenticeships and improved career guidance. 

This article highlights how career guidance is an essential element in improving the attractiveness of apprenticeships empowering young people to make well-founded choices A range of new choices are now available in Insurance Practice, Electrical Engineering, Polymer Processing, Manufacturing Engineering, International Financial Services, ICT, Commis Chef and Accounting with many more on the way.

Helping more people discover and develop their talents through training is at the heart of the national apprenticeship system. Generation Apprenticeship is a major expansion of the apprenticeship system to provide greater choice by building on and extending the range of occupations across existing and new sectors. 

Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

Helping students to concentrate while studying

by Aidan Moran

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

Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

Supporting Refugee Students Transition to and Progress in Post-primary School

by Grainne Carley and Jessica Farnan

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

Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

The Accomplishment Interview

This video was produced by NCGE as part of the School Guidance Handbook - schoolguidancehandbook.ncge.ie - an online resource to support the development and delivery of the school guidance programme

Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

Helping Adolescents Cope with Depression

by Dr. Claire Hayes

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

Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

Dyslexia: How the Guidance Counsellor can support the student with dyslexia

by Wyn McCormack

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

Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

Positive Psychology in Guidance Counselling

by Jolanta Burke and Stephen James Minton

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

Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

Towards a more playful and politicized practice of guidance counselling

by Dr. Grace O'Grady

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

Post date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:04

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 - schoolguidancehandbook.ncge.ie - an online resource to support the development and delivery of the school guidance programme