The National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE) will cease to operate from 1st September 2022. 
The NCGE and its Management Committee, Léargas, the Department of Education, the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Solas and ETBI have been carrying out significant work since earlier this year to prepare for the reorganisation of guidance support. A Transitions Working Group and additional sub-groups have been meeting regularly to co-ordinate the reorganisation.

For further information relating to ongoing and future support in place, click HERE


The work of NCGE is informed by focused research and also by surveys and inputs from its broad client base.

2012/2013  Review of Guidance Counselling provision in second level schools (commissioned by the DES and the NCGE Management of Guidance Committee): 


2011 Research on the Practice of Counselling by Guidance Counsellors in Post-Primary Schools

(The Department of Education and Skills and NCGE commissioned Dr Claire Hayes and Professor Mark Morgan to undertake this research in 2009)

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In response to the recommendations of the research, the Department of Education and Skills issued a statement which clarifies and outlines the required work of NCGE. Read full report

2011 The Potential of a Virtual World to Support Teacher Professional Development

In this research Linda Darbey (NCGE) explores the potential of a Virtual World (VW) to support guidance counsellors' preparation for a Teacher Professional Development (TPD) programme using an action research approach.

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2010 Overarching Research on the Adult Educational Guidance Initiative

Reflecting on the initial pilot project phases of the AEGI, the report Overarching Research on the Adult Educational Guidance Initiative 2000-2006 highlights examples of good practice in the AEGI.

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See 'NCGE Research Code of Ethics' (2008)