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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.

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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.

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Framework for considering provision of guidance in post-primary schools

In response to changes to the guidance landscape in schools from September 2012, the Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools (ACCS), Irish Vocational Education Association (IVEA), Joint Managerial Body (JMB) and National Association for Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) issued a Framework for Considering Provision of Guidance in Post Primary Schools.

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Susan Kraatz, DG EMPL, speaking at the National Conference on Guidance, 2013

NCGE hosted the National Conference on Guidance in the Ballsbridge Hotel on Friday March 1st, 2013. The theme of the 2013 conference was Lifelong Guidance: Building the Evidence Base.

Susan Kraatz, Policy Officer, DG EMPL, European Commission, spoke at the conference.

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Lifelong guidance across Europe: reviewing policy progress and future prospects

Lifelong guidance across Europe: reviewing policy progress and future prospects

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Evidence Based Handbook: Guidance Case Studies

The purpose of this Handbook is to present the work of four guidance counsellors who developed an evidence-based approach for guidance in their schools as part of their participation on the NCGE Whole School Guidance Planning (WSGP) programme.
• Case Study 1 written by Gearóidin Brady, a guidance counsellor working in a school in Donegal.
• Case Study 2 written by Niamh Dwyer, a guidance counsellor working in a school in Kerry
• Case Study 3 written by Dymphna Foody, a guidance counsellor working in a school in Dublin.
• Case Study 4 written by Peter Hyde, a former guidance counsellor and now a deputy principal in a school in Cork.
This Handbook was launched at the National Conference on Guidance 2013 on March 1st with some of those involved speaking to a national and international audience of guidance practitioners and policy makers on their experience.

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Research on The Practice of Counselling by Guidance Counsellors in Post Primary Schools

This research into the practice of counselling by guidance counsellors was undertaken by Professor Mark Morgan and Dr Claire Hayes. It was commissioned by the National  Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE) under the direction of an advisory Steering Group. Download full report (118 pages - PDF 1.7 mb)

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Establishing and developing national lifelong guidance policy forums.

This manual is part of Cedefop’s contribution to supporting Member States in establishing and strengthening structures for more effective guidance policy formulation and implementation. It not only identifies outstanding initiatives and good practices, but also gives insights into strategic choices and experimental approaches that Member States have taken in setting up their national guidance forums.

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Charting Your Course – A Handbook for Guidance Counsellors and Information Officers

This handbook has been developed in close collaboration with guidance counsellors and information officers working in the field of adult education. It aims to support career guidance services in providing a better service to all its users but with a particular emphasis on assisting those students who have a disability.

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Pay and Conditions for Adult Guidance Information Officers

Circular 0015/07 - Pay and Conditions for Adult Guidance Information Officers in the Vocational Education Committee or Sponsor of Adult Guidance Projects

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