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


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.


Post Primary
01/09/2020

NCGE / NEPS (David Carroll, Educational Psychologist)

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Supporting-Outgoing-Students-Presentation-EN.pdf
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
Resource Link

Calculated grades and associated choices

This document collates and summarises key information for students and parents of the Leaving Certificate class of 2020. This sheet contains information on: 

  • calculated grades
  • appealing calculated grades
  • sitting exams in November 2020
  • CAO offers
  • how to access support

Post Primary
31/08/2020

NCGE

  1. File Information Sheet -LC-Class2020-EN.docx
  2. File Information Sheet -LC-Class2020-GA.docx
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
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An ABC of digitalised Guidance & links with pedagogy

27th August 2020

This webinar aimed to reassure Guidance Counsellors that they can be confident in their provision of digital guidance. 
The practice of providing Guidance online or over the phone was discussed in a practical way with links to pedagogy and Guidance training.


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

An additional accompanying resource 'Setting the Scene: ‘lights camera action ‘– an ABC of online Guidance delivery' is available directly under this post.


Post Primary
27/08/2020

NCGE / Aisling Fleming (School of Human Development - DCU)

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-ABC-Online-Guidance-Presentation-EN.pdf
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
Resource Link

Setting the Scene: ‘lights camera action ‘– an ABC of online Guidance delivery

A self-reflection checklist for Guidance Counsellors to consider and check if they are ready to begin to provide Guidance online and highlight any areas that require more planning or practice.


Post Primary
26/08/2020

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Online-Guidance-ABC-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Online-Guidance-ABC-GA.pdf
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
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Guidance and Returning to School for Academic Year 2020-2021

25th August 2020

This webinar set the scene for academic year 2020-2021 and supported Guidance Counsellors with their planning and organisation as they return to work. All relevant and contemporary issues e.g. the concept and practicalities of blended learning are addressed.

This webinar provided content and guidance on:

  • Adapting the Whole School Guidance Plan to include digitalised guidance.
  • Protocol for one-to-one Guidance Counselling (including contracting/record-keeping and what happens if the call gets disconnected
  • How to target/prioritise students.
  • Planning issues and what to discuss/agree with school management
  • Self-care for the Guidance Counsellor
  • Outline of programme of CPD
  • A ‘checklist’ for the Guidance Counsellor to support them with the transition back to school

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

Additional accompanying resources

  • Digitalised Guidance Planning (template)
  • A Checklist for Guidance Counsellors: transitioning back to school in academic year 2020-2021

...are available directly under this post.


Post Primary
25/08/2020

NCGE / Dr Michael Redmond (JMB)

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

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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Getting Started in your new School: A webinar for newly qualified Guidance Counsellors

21st August 2020

Part of a suite of webinars that the NCGE is delivering regarding phase 1 of returning to school. This phase is concerned with ‘re-entry’ and ‘settling in’.
A wide range of topics on the provision of Guidance in post-primary schools during the academic year 2020/21 are addressed and a large number of pragmatic resources will be introduced and explained within each webinar to support practice around each topic.

This webinar supported Guidance Counsellors who are recently qualified and who will begin to work in post-primary schools in their new role in September 2020.

You can access the accompanying presentation below and view the webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link' 
An additional accompanying resource 'Settling in - Slow down to Catch up' is available directly under this post.


Post Primary
21/08/2020

NCGE

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

'Settling in - Slow down to Catch up'

This resource has been designed to support Guidance Counsellors as they transition into a new position or into a new school.

It may be particularly helpful for:

  • Guidance counsellors who have been newly employed in a post primary school
  • Guidance Counsellors who are newly or recently qualified

In addition, it is a resource that will support general Guidance Practice in post-primary schools as we begin an academic year defined by the uncertainty that accompanies the Covid19 pandemic.Time spent on settling in and planning will yield the best outcomes. This resource will support Guidance Counsellors in their reflection, planning and in their initial conversations with school management.


Post Primary
20/08/2020

NCGE

  1. File NCGE-PP-Settling-in-Slow-Down-to-Catch-Up-EN.docx
  2. File NCGE-PP-Settling-in-Slow-Down-to-Catch-Up-GA.docx
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
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Applying to UK and other European Colleges

This resource focuses on study in the UK and in Europe. 
It provides the Guidance Counsellor with a powerpoint they can use and adjust/build on to present on this topic for student classes and/or parent information evenings.


Post Primary, European / International
18/08/2020

Anonymous

  1. File NCGE-PP-Applying-UK-Europe-EN.pptx
Submitted Resource
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