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

Submitted Resource

"Future Focus" form

This "Future Focus" form, which was kindly provided by Michelle Dunne, Guidance Counsellor and Year Head, Ardgillan College, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin, is a template that can be downloaded for use with Leaving Certificate students within the domain of ‘Developing my Career Path’ as part of ‘Guidance for some’ (NCGE Whole School Guidance framework). It is a reflection activity that 6th-year students complete in preparation for a one-to-one appointment with the Guidance Counsellor. It is designed to help focus on their end goal of securing a place on a specific course /apprenticeship and help with guidance planning.


Psychological First Aid - Supporting Students - Leaving Certificate 2020

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is a psycho-social tool used to support people at times of crisis. 
This narrated PowerPoint presentation developed by NEPS and aimed at Guidance Counsellors , provides a framework which can be applied when supporting students who may be distressed  upon receiving the Leaving Certificate calculated grades on Monday, Sept 7th.

International career development conference presented by DMH Associates

Watch this video and get a taster of the inaugural, International Career Development Conference 2019 hosted by DMH Associates. The footage brings to life the speakers, the delegates and the programme which focused on the themes of Identity, Innovation and Impact.  An awe-inspiring conference for anyone passionate about careers.

You can view the video on YouTube by clicking the 'Resource Link' below

Work Experience Activity Pack – Languages Connect

This activity pack is aimed at TY students who are engaging in work experience. The aim of the activities is to make students aware that having languages can be an asset to any area of work. It contains 5 sections and each contain: learning outcomes, key skills, an activity and a reflection. It has been designed that whatever level of the target language students have, they will be able to answer. Some activities are in English and we have a section for students who have a home language other than English or Irish. 

This activity pack can be ordered via Languages Connect free of charge or it can be downloaded directly from the Languages Connect website.
A module for Guidance counsellors on how to integrate this activity pack in their classes will also be available from September 2020.

You can access the Languages Connect website by clicking the 'Resource Link' below.