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

European Policy

Several EU Council Resolutions, Recommendations and Conclusions include reference to guidance within the wider context of specific education, training and labour market policies.

From 2008 – 2015 the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN) was funded by the European Commission to bring together EU member States to identify, develop and support the development of guidance policies.

Ireland was a full member of the ELGPN from 2011-2015. NCGE, as the designated representative, actively engaged in the development of overall guidelines, quality assurance and career management skills guidelines.

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