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


Template for Guidance Plan: Transitions, Pathways and Opportunities

This resource has been developed in order to provide an example of how the content from the webinar Whole School Guidance: Focus on Transitions, Pathways and Opportunities’  can be incorporated into a post-primary Guidance plan. 
 

This template aims to provide a stimulus for thought and is not prescriptive in terms of the content of a guidance plan. It may be adapted to meet the needs of the school and appended into a preexisting Guidance plan.

 



Post Primary, European / International
07/02/2022

NCGE

  1. File NCGE-PP-EG-Template-Guidance-Plan-Transitions-Pathways -Opportunities-2022-EN.docx
2022 Post-Primary Webinar Series
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'Example of Whole School Guidance in Action: Curricular / non-Curricular Languages'

1st February 2022

In this webinar, one example of Whole School Guidance was provided as NCGE and Post Primary Languages Ireland (PPLI) focused on ‘languages’ in the context of the continuum of support and in relation to areas of learning and competencies.

The NCGE resource Template for Guidance Plan: Curricular & non-Curricular Languages was referenced during this session. Sandrine Pac-Kenny, Chang Zhang and Agnieszka Grochola from PPLI provided a presentation on: 

  • Post-Primary Languages Ireland and the awareness campaign 'Languages Connect'
  • Support for Junior Cycle
  • Support for Transition Year
  • Support for Senior Cycle

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



Post Primary
01/02/2022

NCGE/PPLI

  1. PDF icon NCGE-WSG-Example-Curricular-Noncurricular-Languages-EN.pdf
2022 Post-Primary Webinar Series
Resource Link

Template for Guidance Plan: Curricular & non-Curricular Languages

This resource has been developed to provide an example of how the content from the webinar ‘An Example of Whole School Guidance in Action: Curricular & non-Curricular Languages’ can be incorporated into a post-primary Guidance plan.

This template aims to provide a stimulus for thought and is not prescriptive in terms of the content of a guidance plan. It may be adapted to meet the needs of the school and appended into a preexisting Guidance plan.



Post Primary
31/01/2022

NCGE

  1. File NCGE-PP-Template-Guidance-Plan-Curricular-NonCurricular-Languages-EN.docx
2022 Post-Primary Webinar Series, Guidance for SOME, Guidance for FEW, Guidance for ALL
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'Applying to Higher Education from Further Education: Practical Implications and key considerations'

18th January 2022

In this webinar, Dr. Carol Guildea (Post Primary Programme Coordinator, NCGE) and Mary Stokes (Further Education and Training Programme Coordinator, NCGE) facilitated a session focusing on the practical implications and key considerations involved in transitioning from Further to Higher Education. In this webinar, lifelong guidance is addressed in relation to a systematic approach to progression.

The NCGE resource Template for Guidance Plan: Applying to Higher Education from Further Education was referenced during this session, which included presentations from:

  • CAO: Eileen Keleghan, Communications Officer
  • IUA: Colm Downes, Access Programme Manager
  • HEI: Lillian Griffin, Admissions Officer, Munster Technological University

A record of the Q&A responses during this webinar session is available also below. 

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



Post Primary, Further Education & Training
18/01/2022

NCGE/CAO/IUA/HEI

  1. PDF icon NCGE-Applying-Higher-Ed-From-Further-Ed-Presentation-EN.pdf
  2. File NCGE-Applying-Higher-Ed-From-Further-Ed-Q&A-EN.docx
2022 Lifelong Guidance Webinar Series, 2022 Post-Primary Webinar Series
Resource Link

Template for Guidance Plan: Applying to Higher Education from Further Education

This resource has been developed in order to provide an example of how the content from the webinar ‘Applying to Higher Education from Further Education’  can be incorporated into a post-primary Guidance plan.
 

This template aims to provide a stimulus for thought and is not prescriptive in terms of the content of a guidance plan. It may be adapted to meet the needs of the school and appended into a preexisting Guidance plan.

This resource provides a template for considering a focus on Further Education: 

  • At Junior Cycle
  • At Senior Cycle
  • For parents
  • With a Whole School approach


Post Primary
14/01/2022

NCGE

  1. File NCGE-PP-Template-Guidance-Plan-Applying-Higher-Ed-From-Further-Ed.docx
2022 Post-Primary Webinar Series, Guidance for SOME, Guidance for FEW, Guidance for ALL
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'Working with Students with Intellectual Disabilities'

19th October 2021

In this webinar, Eimear McDonnell (Temporary Guidance Officer, NCGE) hosted the sharing of information by relevant stakeholders on current and developing supports for students with intellectual disabilities.


Speakers at this webinar included:

  • Michelle English, Special Educational Needs Organiser, NCSE 
  • Elaine Morris and Val Real, Limerick Clare branch of the National Learning Network (NLN)
    The NLN 2021 prospectus may be useful to Guidance Counsellors in Post Primary providing guidance to students with intellectual disabilities.  
  • Dr Geraldine Scanlon, Assistant Professor in Psychology and Education DCU

The NCGE resource document 'Setting up a Network of support' has been updated to include a list of relevant National Disability Supports. 

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



Post Primary
18/10/2021

NCGE / NCSE / NLN

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Presentation-Guidance-Students-Disabilitiess-EN.pdf
Autumn 2021 Post-Primary Webinar Series
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'Settling Back In and Self Care for the Guidance Counsellor'

21st September 2021

In this webinar, Eimear McDonnell (Temporary Guidance Officer, NCGE) touched on on her doctoral research, which looked at post-primary Guidance Counsellor resilience in challenging contexts.
As part of the information provided on “Settling back in and Self-care for the Guidance Counsellor in post-primary schools” - Leah Moore from Spectrum.Life discussed the Employee Assistance Service (EAS) available to ALL school staff and their family members, known as ‘Wellbeing Together: Folláine le Chéile’.

Registration to access the EAS is available HERE

In addition, current relevant NCGE resources were also highlighted.

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


Post Primary
21/09/2021

NCGE / Leah Moore (Spectrum.Life)

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Presentation-Settling back in-210921-EN.pdf
Autumn 2021 Post-Primary Webinar Series
Resource Link

'Languages Connect' - Resources for Guidance Counsellors

The Government of Ireland 'Languages Connect' awareness raising campaign was launched by the Department of Education and Skills in September 2018 as an integral part of the national foreign languages strategy.
The Languages Connect awareness raising initiative offers supports to the educational community to encourage the learning of foreign languages.

The Guidance Counsellor, in the context of whole school guidance provision, has a key role in supporting students to make the best subject choices and career planning decisions for them and Languages Connect has produced a series of resources to assist.
These include:

  • A sample lesson plan
  • Videos
  • Online activities
  • and Work Experience / TY Resources

You can access the Languages Connect Guidance Counsellor Resources page by clicking on the 'Resource Link' below.



Post Primary
20/09/2021

Languages Connect


Resource Link

Whole School Guidance in Action Poster Resources

These 'Whole School Guidance in Action 'posters are a useful resource to display in your staff room /communal area to promote guidance as a Whole School Activity. They provide practical examples of ‘Guidance for All’, ‘Guidance for Some’ and ‘Guidance for a Few’ within the Whole School Guidance Framework for all members of staff within the school community (e.g. ‘I speak to all First Years about ‘what they can expect’ from post-primary school at their Induction day each September’). They also help to identify examples of Whole School Guidance from the perspective of the student (e.g. ‘I talked to my woodwork teacher about what college he went to today’). They can help with guidance planning by bringing awareness of the important contributions made by staff in every school, highlighting how everyone contributes to guidance.

  • 4 x completed posters are provided for download (in Irish and English)
  • Editable PDF versions of 2 of the posters are also provided (in English and Irish) - please download and save before edting,
  • If you wish to order hard copies (A2 size) of these posters (for FREE), go to the NCGE Shopify Page HERE


Post Primary
10/09/2021

NCGE 

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-WSG-Guidance-In-Action-Posters-x4-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-WSG-Guidance-In-Action-Posters-x4-GA.pdf
  3. PDF icon NCGE-PP-WSG-Guidance-In-Action-Poster-3-Editable-EN.pdf
  4. PDF icon NCGE-PP-WSG-Guidance-In-Action-Poster-3-Editable-GA.pdf
  5. PDF icon NCGE-PP-WSG-Guidance-In-Action-Poster-4-Editable-EN.pdf
  6. PDF icon NCGE-PP-WSG-Guidance-In-Action-Poster-4-Editable-GA.pdf

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Junior Cycle Wellbeing Guidelines (2021)

The updated Junior Cycle Wellbeing Guidelines (NCCA 2021) aim to support schools in planning and developing a coherent Wellbeing programme.
Guidance-related learning which addresses students’ personal, social, educational and vocational needs is facilitated through short blocks, arranged between the teachers of the units of learning and the guidance counsellor

The Guidance Related Learning resources developed by the NCGE in partnership with careersportal.ie are cited in the updated Guidelines s a practical exemplar which can be incorporated into or adapted for use in a school’s Wellbeing programme.

You can access the guidelines by clicking on the 'Resource Link' below.



Post Primary
23/08/2021

NCCA


Resource Link