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

If you have any queries about these resources please e-mail: ncgeinfo@ncge.ie


Self-Care for the Guidance Counsellor

20th October 2020

This webinar was intended to support the Guidance Counsellor after the first half of the first term. 
Reflections on work done / supports needed / local communication and relationships, supervision etc.

The guest panellist in his webinar was Shane Martin, Chartered Psychologist of the Psychological Society of Ireland. 
Shane is a psychologist dedicated to teaching the very best evidence-based psychology to help people protect their mental health and enhance the quality of their lives and presented on the theme of 'Health and Happiness'.

You can access the accompanying presentation below.

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.


Post Primary
20/10/2020

NCGE and Shane Martin

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Webinar-Self-Care-for-the-Guidance-Counsellor-EN.pdf
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
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Mobility in Europe & ‘Access Europe’ Resources

13th October 2020

This webinar focused exclusively on ‘MOBILITY’; with input from the HEA, NCGE FET, QQI, EURES, Eurodesk and Léargas.
It gave attendees an overview of:

  • The mobility opportunities available to students and where to access more information about them. 
  • The tools available to support mobility 
  • The organisations in Ireland that support mobility (working and learning throughout Europe) 
  • How to engage in a mobility experience for YOUR own CPD

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


Post Primary, European / International
13/10/2020

NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland, HEA, QQI, EURES, Eurodesk, Léargas
 

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-EG-Webinar-Mobility-Resources-Presentation-EN.pdf
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
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Reconnecting with Education - Guidance for post-primary schools for students at risk of early school leaving

This Department document aims to support schools in encouraging students to return to school to complete their education, and/or to outline options such as alternative pathways to further education or employment.  
The role of the Guidance Counsellor in preventing early school leaving within the whole school approach, and appropriately supporting  students’ access to Further Education and Training  is clearly outlined.

It is important for school Guidance Counsellors to establish links with their local ETB Adult Educational Guidance Services to facilitate consideration of  these alternative education and training options when appropriate.

You can download the document by clicking the 'Resource Link' below.


Post Primary, Further Education & Training
12/10/2020

Department of Education and Skills


Resource Link

Whole School Guidance Planning for academic year 2020/21

6th October 2020

This webinar discussed Whole School Guidance Planning for academic year 2020/21. 
While the principles of Whole School Guidance will apply to every academic year, it was discussed here how Guidance Counsellors might adapt the plan to ensure all local school policies are in place for this year, in particular.

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

The additional accompanying 'Whole School Guidance Planning (Resources)' are available are directly under this post.


Post Primary
06/10/2020

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Webinar-Whole-School-Guidance-Planning-Presentation-EN.pdf
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
Resource Link

Whole School Guidance Planning (Resources)

This webinar introduced the main policies and guidelines which provide a foundation for whole school guidance. 
Two of the whole school guidance planning resources below were showcased during this webinar to support planning during the academic year 2020-2021.
(Click on the resource titles to access / download)

Whole School Guidance Framework 'Wheel'
This 'blank wheel' resource facilitates and supports Whole School Guidance planning in schools.  
Guidance Counsellors can distribute the wheel to subject departments to facilitate thought and reflection on Whole School Guidance.
On clicking the link above a powerpoint slide will be downloaded. In this the 'sections' of the wheel can be edited / typed into prior to sharing.

Digitalised Guidance Template
This template will assist Guidance Counsellers with adjusting their Whole School Guidance Plan to take in the possibility of digitalised Guidance as the year progresses.


Post Primary
05/10/2020

NCGE

Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
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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.


Post Primary
22/09/2020

NCGE / Sarah Tully (Solicitor & Legal Trainer)

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Webinar-Legalities-Digitalised-Guidance-Presentation-EN.pdf
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
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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.


Post Primary
15/09/2020

NCGE / CareersPortal / PPLI / JCT / Teaching Council / ExitEntry and IBM Open-PTECH

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Webinar-External-Resources-Presentation-EN.pdf
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
Resource Link

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.


Post Primary
14/09/2020

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-External-Resources-Index-EN.pdf
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
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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.


Post Primary
10/09/2020

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Webinar-Network-Support-Presentation-EN.pdf
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
Resource Link

Setting up a Network of Support (resource)

This resource has 2 x parts

Poster:
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.


Post Primary
09/09/2020

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Network-Support-Poster-EN.pdf
  2. File NCGE-PP-Network-Support-Resource-List-EN.docx
  3. File NCGE-PP-Network-Support-Resource-List-GA.docx
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
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