Practitioner Resources

The resources contained on this page are intended to support you and learners / clients.

  • The most recent 10 resources uploaded (accross all areas of practice) are displayed below
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  • Many resources are provided in English AND Irish (GA indicates 'as Gaeilge')

FEATURE IMAGE COLOUR KEY: Blue: Post Primary - Purple: Further Education & Training - Green: European/International

A number of the resources provided are editable templates', after downloading you will need to have the appropriate software installed on your device in order to customise these resources.
For example MS Word, Adobe Acrobat, MS PowerPoint

YOU CAN ACCESS A SHORT VIDEO GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THIS SECTION HERE. If you have any queries about these resources please e-mail: ncgeinfo@ncge.ie


Digitalised Guidance Planning (template)

This resource was developed in response to requests from several Guidance Counsellors asking for a template or insert on Digitalised Guidance for the Whole School Guidance Plan. This resource provides some suggestions for what Guidance Counsellors and School Management might discuss and agree to add to a Whole School Guidance Plan. This resource makes suggestions for schools based on all Department publications up to September 2020. This template and any other insert(s) into the Whole School Guidance plan should be reviewed regularly (e.g. on an annual basis).



Post Primary
24/08/2020

NCGE

  1. File NCGE-PP-Digitalised-Guidance-Planning-EN.docx
  2. File NCGE-PP-Digitalised-Guidance-Planning-GA.docx
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
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A Checklist for Guidance Counsellors: transitioning back to school in academic year 2020-2021

This resource aims to support Guidance Counsellors in their thinking and planning as they return to school for academic year 2020-2021. This checklist provides some ideas for Guidance Counsellors to discuss with their Student Support Teams and school management in order for the transition back to school to be as seamless as possible, given the school closures in March 2020. This checklist is not meant to be prescriptive nor final and activities and discussions will differ in each school, in line with local circumstances and student needs.



Post Primary
24/08/2020

NCGE

  1. File NCGE-PP-GC-Checklist-Sept2020-EN.docx
  2. File NCGE-PP-GC-Checklist-Sept2020-GA.docx
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
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(Covid-19) 'Dear Me' in August 2020

This resource was designed for use on the last day of the academic year!
It aims to serve as a reference list for the types of things Guidance Counsellors might have on their mind, immediately before closing the office door and leaving for the summer holidays. In using a tool such as this (which is an example), Guidance Counsellors can make a note of all the major and minor ‘to-dos’ that will help them get started upon return to the role at the start of the next academic year. In this way, Guidance Counsellors can truly ‘let go,’ rest and relax over the break, knowing that a reminder note awaits them upon their return.



Post Primary
28/05/2020

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-DearMe-Note.pdf
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
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NCGE Webinar Series (Post-Primary) - May 2020 - Webinar 4

This series consisted of 4 x free weekly interactive webinars, providing the opportunity for School Guidance Counsellors and School Management to participate in information sharing on 4 x topics under the overall theme of: ‘Adapting the Guidance plan to support continuity of Guidance provision’

The fourth and final live webinar in the series took place on Wednesday 27th May @2.30pm and addressed the topic of: ‘Reflecting on Guidance Provision and Guidance Needs’

You can view webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link' below



Post Primary
27/05/2020

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-NCGEWEBINAR4-Presentation.pdf
Spring 2020 Webinar Series
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NCGE Webinar Series (Post-Primary) - May 2020 - Webinar 3

This series consisted of 4 x free weekly interactive webinars, providing the opportunity for School Guidance Counsellors and School Management to participate in information sharing on 4 x topics under the overall theme of: ‘Adapting the Guidance plan to support continuity of Guidance provision’

The third live webinar in the series took place on Wednesday 20th May @2.30pm and addressed the topic of: ‘Whole School Guidance: Wrapping up the academic year 2019/2020’

You can view webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link' below



Post Primary
20/05/2020

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-NCGEWEBINAR3-Presentation.pdf
Spring 2020 Webinar Series
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(Covid-19) "Review of Academic Year" (Reflection Resource for Staff)

This resource has been developed by NCGE, in consultation with the DES, to support Guidance Counsellors in reflecting on all aspects of Guidance for the academic year 2019/2020.
Due to Covid19, this academic year involved the provision of ‘remote’ Guidance over a period of approximately eight weeks for the first time in the history of the Irish education system. This ‘Review of Academic Year’ resource supports Guidance Counsellors (and the Guidance Planning Team), in reviewing all aspects of the Guidance Service with reference to Whole School Guidance and the Continuum of Guidance (per Whole School Guidance Framework Document, 2017). This resource aims to support reflection on all aspects of Guidance provision and serve as a reference document for future planning.



Post Primary
19/05/2020

NCGE

  1. File NCGE-PP-Review-Academic-Year-2019-2020-GC-EN.docx
  2. File NCGE-PP-Review-Academic-Year-2019-2020-GC-GA.docx
Spring 2020 Webinar Series
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(Covid-19) “Tips Sheet” for 6th year students

NCGE have developed this ‘Points of Reflection' / Tips Sheet for 6th year students in response to a request from Guidance Counsellors in our May 2020 webinars.Guidance Counsellors can use this resource as a template and amend the content / structure to best meet the needs of the students in their own schools. Please feel free to amend / adapt this sheet to meet the needs of the students in your school.



Post Primary
19/05/2020

NCGE

  1. File NCGE-PP-6thyear-tips-sheet-2020-EN.docx
  2. File NCGE-PP-6thyear-tips-sheet-2020-GA.docx
Spring 2020 Webinar Series
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NCGE Webinar Series (Post-Primary) - May 2020 - Webinar 2

This series consisted of 4 x free weekly interactive webinars, providing the opportunity for School Guidance Counsellors and School Management to participate in information sharing on 4 x topics under the overall theme of: ‘Adapting the Guidance plan to support continuity of Guidance provision’

The second live webinar in the series took place on Wednesday 13th May @2.30pm and addressed the topic of: 
'Guidance Matters: Maximising Guidance Related Choices for 6th years’


You can view webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link' below



Post Primary
13/05/2020

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-NCGEWEBINAR2-Presentation.pdf
Spring 2020 Webinar Series
Resource Link

(Covid-19) “Taking Stock”: Questionnaire for 6th year students

The below downloadable template may be helpful in supporting students to reflect on their guidance needs and inform the planning of the school guidance programme during the current Covid-19 pandemic. In using this, or any other self-report measures, it is important to remember their limitations and to remember that guidance is a process and a lifelong journey. The purpose of this tool is to support student reflection of their guidance needs and to inform the school’s provision of guidance over the short termPlease feel free to amend / adapt this questionnaire to meet the needs of the students in your school.



Post Primary
11/05/2020

NCGE

  1. File NCGE-PP-6thyear-endterm-questionnaire-EN.docx
  2. File NCGE-PP-6thyear-endterm-questionnaire-GA.docx
Spring 2020 Webinar Series
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NCGE Webinar Series (Post-Primary) - May 2020 - Webinar 1

This series consisted of 4 x free weekly interactive webinars, providing the opportunity for School Guidance Counsellors and School Management to participate in information sharing on 4 x topics under the overall theme of: ‘Adapting the Guidance plan to support continuity of Guidance provision’

The first live webinar in the series took place on Wednesday 6th May @2.30pm and addressed the topic of: ‘Whole School Guidance Provision - Focusing on 6th Years’.

You can view webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link' below



Post Primary
06/05/2020

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-NCGEWEBINAR1-Presentation.pdf
Spring 2020 Webinar Series
Resource Link