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

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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


'Review of the Academic Year: Reflections on Whole School Guidance Planning'

This webinar provided a reflection on academic year 2021/2022 with observations and insights into planning and practice of the next academic year.

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



Post Primary
10/05/2022

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-Review-Academic-Year-WSG-EN.pdf
2022 Post-Primary Webinar Series
Resource Link

'Guidance for Deaf People: starting a positive conversation'

This webinar served as the first conversation focusing on Guidance and the value we as a community can offer Deaf people. The session took a  Universal Design for Learning (UDL) focus – exploring Deaf culture, experience of guidance, learning and work and most importantly setting out the role of communication (ISL ACT 2017) in Guidance relationships. There is a lot of added learning as this webinar will take the position that the Deaf community are a minority bilingual community, strong communicators, and relationship managers. As this is a starting point - the webinar will consider guidance and its engagement - whether the Deaf person is school going, an FET student or an adult learner. Or indeed a parent or significant other for a Deaf person.
 
The webinar took the time to:
 
  • Appreciate the different approaches to language and communication – which will be of benefit to guidance engagement for both Deaf people and Guidance counsellors
  • Share a unique view of communication and Deaf awareness in a guidance context (cultural, societal, and learning)
  • Explore challenges that exist for Deaf people in relation to guidance and career planning.
 
Deaf people played a central role in this webinar as it aimed to remove barriers and ensure equality and inclusion across guidance. It is part of an innovative project funded by POBAL which aims to develop a toolkit together (taking a UDL approach) that will be of benefit to Guidance Counsellors, now and into the future. The content included setting out the background and introducing the project and work of the Irish Deaf Society (IDS), establish the IDS (the project, together with Peer Mentors) as a resource for Guidance Counsellors, introduce Deaf awareness, new terminology, and an appreciation of Irish Sign Language (ISL) 


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

 



Post Primary, Further Education & Training
03/05/2022

NCGE / Irish Deaf Society

  1. PDF icon NCGE-Guidance-For-Deaf-People-EN.pdf
2022 Lifelong Guidance Webinar Series
Resource Link

'Green Guidance at a Local Level'

Building on the momentum of the NCGE forum in November 2021, this webinar examined what ‘green guidance’ may look like in a post primary school. In addition, NCGE introduced new Guidance Related Learning lessons, developed on the topic of ‘Green Guidance’ for students in Junior Cycle.

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



Post Primary
26/04/2022

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-Green-Guidance-At-Local-Level-EN.pdf
2022 Post-Primary Webinar Series
Resource Link

'Apprenticeships'

This webinar was presented in collaboration with Mark Deegan (Head of Apprenticeships Technological University Dublin) and explored the varied career paths available through Craft Apprenticeship and the range of programmes, disciplines, and pathways from foundation and apprenticeship to undergraduate and doctoral levels.

Find further information
 on Apprenticeships at https://apprenticeship.ie


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



Post Primary, Further Education & Training
29/03/2022

NCGE/TU Dublin

  1. PDF icon NCGE-Apprenticeships-EN.pdf
2022 Lifelong Guidance Webinar Series
Resource Link

External Resources for Guidance Counsellors - March 2022

This webinar built on an earlier webinar from September 2020 by providing Guidance Counsellors with an overview of free resources available for use in one-to-one meetings and classroom guidance.  
 

An ‘Index’ of resources accompanies this webinar, providing links to all free resources outlined in this session and the webinar from 2020. This includes free resources available from: 

AIB - FutureSparks
Brilliant Pathways
Classroom Guidance
Compsci.ie
NYCI
PublicJobs

 

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

 


Post Primary
22/03/2022
  1. PDF icon NCGE-External-Resources-Guidance-Counsellors-Mar-2022-EN.pdf
2022 Post-Primary Webinar Series
Resource Link

EXTERNAL Resources for Guidance Counsellors - Index 2022

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. Index of external resources available to Guidance Counsellors as summarised in the External Resources for Guidance Counsellors Webinar, March 2022. 

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

 


Post Primary
22/03/2022

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-External-Resources-Index-2022-EN.pdf
2022 Post-Primary Webinar Series
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IGC - National CPD Experience 2022

Please find 2 x presentations below that form part of NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland's input into this experience.

1 - "Funded Opportunities in Europe for Guidance Counsellors" - presented by NCGE and Euroguidance

This presentation:

  • Provides an overview of the landscape of funded opportunities available throughout Europe for Guidance Counsellors.
  • Explores potential project topics and highlight the value of other EU professional development opportunities available throughout Europe that Guidance Counsellors may not be aware of.
  • Advises on the key elements involved in applying for these opportunities.

2 - "Resources for post-primary Guidance Counsellors’’ - an NCGE and Euroguidance Ireland presentation  

This presentation:

  • Highlights a number of resources for post-primary Whole School Guidance planning.
  • Highlights available resources that allow Guidance Counsellors to introduce a European dimension to classroom guidance.
  • Focusses on practical resources that will support classroom guidance (for Junior Cycle and Transition Year students).
  • Provides Guidance Counsellors with information on how to access further support in any aspect of Guidance.


Post Primary, Further Education & Training, European / International
10/03/2022

Orla Ní Cheallaigh - NCGE Euroguidance Officer
Carol Guildea - NCGE Post Primary Guidance Programme Coordinator
Mary Stokes - NCGE FET Guidance Programme Coordinator

 

  1. PDF icon IGC-Workshop-2022-NCGE(1)-Funded-Opportunities-Guidance-Counsellor.pdf
  2. PDF icon IGC-Workshop-2022-NCGE(2)-NCGE-Euroguidance-Resources-Guidance-Counsellors.pdf

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‘Treoir na Scoile Uile i nGaelcholáistí’

Cuireadh an seimineár gréasáin seo i láthair i nGaeilge. Bhí na hacmhainní atá ar fáil do Threoir Scoile Uile i nGaelcholáistí mar phríomhfhócas. Áiríodh leis seo forbhreathnú ar ábhar ginearálta iar-bhunscoile le haghaidh pleanála agus cleachtais, faisnéis ar Euroguidance agus Euro-Quest, agus forbhreathnú ar Saol Oibre.

An Painéal

  • Colum Layton - Comhairleach LNTO agus Cigire Treorach ar scor
  • Orla Ní Cheallaigh - Oifigeach Euroguidance
  • Aoife Wade - Tairseach Gairme & Ionadaí Saoloibre
  • Carol Nic Giolla Dea - Comhordaitheoir Chlár Treorach LNTO

This webinar was presented in Irish. The resources available for Whole School Guidance in Gaelcholáistí were a key focus. This included an overview of general post-primary content for planning and practice, information on Euroguidance and Euro-Quest and an overview of Saol Oibre.

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



Post Primary
08/03/2022

NCGE/Saoloibre

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Treoir-na-Scoile-Uile-i-nGaelcholáistí-GA.pdf
2022 Post-Primary Webinar Series
Resource Link

'Guidance and Wellbeing'

15th February 2022

In this webinar, Dr. Carol Guildea addressed ‘Wellbeing’ in post primary schools and identified a number of ways in which whole school guidance planning and practice connects to, and compliments wellbeing policies.
 

A number of NEPS resources have been developed to support schools to engage in a wellbeing promoting process which were identified during this webinar. This includes:

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



Post Primary
15/02/2022

NCGE/JCT/NEPS

  1. PDF icon NCGE-Guidance-and-Wellbeing-EN.pdf
2022 Post-Primary Webinar Series
Resource Link

'Whole School Guidance: Focus on Transitions, Pathways and Opportunities'

8th February 2022

Supporting students with regard transitions is a key component in all aspects of Guidance. This webinar hosted by Dr. Carol Guildea provided discussions and reflections on: 

 

  • Transitions between stages 
  • Transitions within stages 
  • Negotiating pathways 
  • Finding and accessing opportunities

The NCGE resource Template for Guidance Plan: Transitions, Pathways and Opportunities was referenced during this session, which included presentations from:

  • Dr. Carol Guildea (Post Primary Programme Coordinator) and Orla Ní Cheallaigh (Euroguidance Officer), NCGE
  • Aoife McGarry, Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Eamonn MacAodha, Director, Parliament and Institutions Unit, Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU. 

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

 


Post Primary, European / International
08/02/2022

NCGE / Department of Foreign Affairs

  1. PDF icon NCGE-WSG-Transitions-Opportunities-Pathways-EN.pdf
2022 Post-Primary Webinar Series
Resource Link