Autumn 2020 Webinar Series

Legalities of Digitalised Guidance Counselling

22nd September 2020

This webinar referenced all key contemporary and relevant publications and built on previous webinars by focusing on the legalities involved in digitalised guidance counselling.
The accompanying presentation (accessible below) presents information for Guidance Counsellors on all aspects of digitalised guidance. 

As part of this presentation, the importance of record keeping and guidance planning are emphasised and two additional NCGE resources are showcased to support guidance counsellors with these aspects.
Digitalised Guidance Planning (template)
Record Templates for Guidance Counselling One-to-One Meetings with Students

Please note:
A webinar recording is not available.
This is due to the nature of the webinar. With personal Q&A, scenarios and discussions the content is required to be kept as confidential as possible.
NCGE have added two extra dates onto the CPD schedule for November. This is in order to facilitate those who may have registered their interest in this webinar but were unable to be facilitated to participate.

EXTERNAL Resources for Guidance Counsellors

15th September 2020

This webinar showcased resources for Guidance Counsellors from other agencies and organisations, including CareersPortal / PPLI / JCT / Teaching Council / ExitEntry and IBM Open-PTECH.

You can access the accompanying presentation below and view the webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link'

The additional accompanying 'EXTERNAL Resources for Guidance Counsellors - Index (resource)' is available directly under this post.

EXTERNAL Resources for Guidance Counsellors - Index

This document was collated to support Guidance Counsellors in their approach to Whole School Guidance and to ensure Guidance Counsellors have access to a
variety of external supports.

This document may be appended to the Whole School Guidance plan or may be a ‘standalone’ resource for Guidance Counsellors and other members of staff.

Please note - This document is not final nor exhaustive, it will need to be reviewed regularly.

Setting up a Network of Support

10th September 2020

This webinar focussed on how to set up a 'network of support' both locally and nationally.

You can access the accompanying presentation below and view the webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link'

The additional accompanying 'Setting up a Network of Support (resource)' is available directly under this post.

Setting up a Network of Support (resource)

This resource has 2 x parts

This provides a visual representation of many school based, local and national supports that are available to support Guidance Counsellors in their work with students. 
It is a 'quick reference' guide and will be suitable to hang as a poster in the Guidance Office / Staffroom /on the Wellbeing notice board etc.

Resource List:
This provides a base template for a detailed list of supports which post-primary Guidance Counsellors / Students may access. 
This list seeks to enhance the work of the Guidance Counsellor as it outlines multiple local and national agencies which specialise in the variety of complex issues experienced by students. Key school supports and international supports are also included. This list may be appended to the Whole School Guidance Plan and/or may be a 'stand alone' document for consultation.

Index of NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland resources (referenced in webinar 8th September 2020)

This resource summarises information presented in the (08/09/2020) webinar on NCGE and Euroguidance resources. 

This resource provides an index of all resources mentioned in the webinar.
The index includes the name of the resource and some key information about the purpose of the resource. A direct link to each resource is included in the index.

Introducing Guidance Related Learning Resources for Junior Cycle

3rd September 2020

Eighteen lessons of Guidance Related Learning for Junior Cycle students have been developed. 
Each lesson contains a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation, a detailed lesson plan and student worksheet. 

These lessons are suitable for use both in the classroom and if students are learning remotely.
This webinar introduced all aspects of these newly developed resources for Junior Cycle Guidance.

You can access the accompanying presentation below and view the webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link'

More information and the resources themselves are available directly under this post.

Guidance Related Learning Resources - Junior Cycle

NCGE and are delighted to announce that a suite of innovative and integrated Junior Cycle Guidance Related Learning and teaching resources are NOW available.

  • This content provides three units of learning: a unit for first year, second year and third year (six classes for each year group)

  • Each unit of learning has six lessons.

  • Each lesson includes a lesson plan, presentation and student worksheet and are available in English and Irish.

These new resources have been developed in response to the needs expressed by Guidance Counsellors working in post-primary school. 
The content and structure of these resources has been strongly influenced by stakeholder voice through student and Guidance Counsellor focus groups and engagement on the topic.

Class content includes a focus on 'developing myself,' 'developing my learning' and 'developing my career path' in line with the Whole School Guidance Framework (NCGE, 2017).

Topics presented in the units of learning include (but are not limited to):

  • My School Year
  • My Supports
  • My Goals
  • My Values
  • My Study Skills 
  • My Pathways

You can access these resources directly below. An additional 'Guide to Accessing and Using the Resources' is also provided.
There are 3 x units, one for each Year, contained in individual 'Zip' files. Each file contains 2 x separate folders for the English and Irish content.
Within each language format the resources for the 6 x lessons are provided in separate folders.
If you need any instructions on 'extracting' these files for saving to your computer / device, please click HERE (please note - it may take up to 1 minute to download each file)

If you need any additional support with regard accessing or using these resources please e-mail GRL

Supporting Outgoing Students (the Leaving Certificate class of 2020)

1st September 2020

This webinar aimed to prepare Guidance Counsellors with all information needed to support the Leaving Certificate class of 2020 in terms of receiving their calculated grades, appealing the results, sitting the examinations and receiving their offers.

You can access the accompanying presentation below and view the webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link' 

An additional accompanying resource 'Calculated Grades and associated choices: Information for LC2020 Students and Parents' is available directly under this post.