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


A Different Approach for a Different Brain - Guiding Students with Asperger’s Syndrome towards Achievable Goals

This article is intended to aid Guidance Counsellors working with students with Asperger’s Syndrome / ASD Level 1. 
The first step is to understand the condition.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'



Post Primary, Further Education & Training
26/10/2018

Veronica Leaney

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Asbergers-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Asbergers-GA.pdf
Developing My Learning, Developing Myself
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Dyslexia: How the Guidance Counsellor can support the student with dyslexia

This article looks at how the guidance counsellor can support the student with dyslexia in Irish post-primary schools.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'



Post Primary
19/09/2018

Wyn Mc Cormack

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Dyslexia-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Dyslexia-GA.pdf
Developing My Learning, Developing Myself
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Supporting and Including Refugee and Asylum Seeking Children in Education

This article provides a brief overview of the current refugee crisis in Europe; the experiences of child refugees and; subsequent impacts on their lives and education.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'



Post Primary, Further Education & Training
19/09/2018

Hilary Harmon

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Refugee-Asylum Seeking-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Refugee-Asylum Seeking-GA.pdf

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Subject Choice

This resource is designed as a brief guide to students who are in the process of opting for subjects in the Junior Cycle.
This resource can be used to support student learning regarding their interests and aptitudes and can be applied in a classroom setting by presenting to students for completion, followed by discussion of their choices in small groups. 

The resource is provided in Word Document format and contains 5 x Sections:

  • INFORMATION FOR GUIDANCE COUNSELLORS
  • INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
  • INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
  • 'UNDERSTANDING YOUR INTERESTS'
  • 'CAREER STATE INVENTORY (CSI)'

You may find it convenient to seperate out the sections in this document and provide digitally or in printed form to parents / students.



Post Primary
09/08/2018

NCGE / Colum Layton

  1. File NCGE-PP-Subject-Choice-EN.docx
Developing My Career Path, Developing My Learning, Guidance for ALL
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Effective Study

The purpose of this resource is to help guidance counsellors to deal with many of the issues presented by students who wish to improve their study skills and habits.
Clearly, while it lists and seeks to address many issues, it provides only a framework on which to explore some of the concerns of students. It does not provide any details or underlying theory about the issues.

The resource is provided in word format and contains 3 x Sections

  • INFORMATION FOR GUIDANCE COUNSELLORS
  • INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
  • INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS (including 'checklists' under the below headings)

THE EFFECTIVE STUDENT
ORGANISE YOUR STUDY
MEMORY
READING
TAKING NOTES

You may find it convenient to seperate out the sections in this document and provide digitally or in printed form to students and parents.



Post Primary
09/08/2018

NCGE / Colum Layton

  1. File NCGE-PP-Effective-Study-EN.docx
Developing My Learning, Guidance for ALL
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Data protection for the Guidance Counsellor (GDPR)

The role of the Guidance Counsellor has been an essential element in providing students and job seekers with professional, objective advice on their strengths, abilities and aptitudes. As such, the role necessarily involves the processing of personal and often highly confidential information regarding people of all ages. In that context, the activities of the Guidance Counsellor must be compliant with the Irish Data Protection legislation.

From May 2018 the Irish and European Data Protection landscape changed with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This article and webinar offer a brief overview of the Regulation, as well as setting the day-to-day activities of Guidance Counsellors within that context..

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



Post Primary
12/02/2018
Hugh Jones, Data Protection Specialist, Sytorus Data Protection Consultancy
  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-DataProtection-GC-PDF-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-DataProtection-GC-PDF-GA.pdf

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Immigration and Residency in Ireland: An Overview for Education Providers

The status, rights and entitlements of the diverse student population are complex and this article provides an overview for guidance counsellors and school management on the rights and entitlements of a diverse student population.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'



Post Primary, Further Education & Training
01/02/2018

Catherine Cosgrave and Colin Lenihan

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Immigration-Residency-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Immigration-Residency-GA.pdf

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An introduction to Technology Enhanced Guidance

This webinar recording and accompanying presentation (from December 2017) covers areas such as:

  • why and how to use technology in guidance
  • using ICT tools and Social Media in guidance
  • the Danish Experience

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



Post Primary, Further Education & Training
17/01/2018

Jannie Meedom Nielsen

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Intro-Tech-Guidance-EN.pdf

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NCGE - A Whole School Guidance Framework

This Framework is intended to be a resource for schools to support the planning, design and delivery of the whole school guidance programme in line with the requirements of The Education Act (1998), that schools provide students with “access to appropriate guidance to assist them in their educational and career choices” (section 9c). A continuum of support model for the school guidance programme, similar to the school support model of the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS), is presented in the Framework – guidance for all, guidance for some and guidance for a few.The continuum comprises a whole school approach to guidance through guidance-related learning to individualised supports for students.The Framework identifies three areas of learning to facilitate students’ development in eight areas of competence. The areas of learning include: learning relating to oneself (personal/social development), educational opportunities (educational development) and career decision making (career development).



Post Primary
05/09/2017

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-WholeSchoolGuidanceFramework-PDF-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-WholeSchoolGuidanceFramework-PDF-GA.pdf
  3. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Wheel-Complete-PDF-EN.pdf
  4. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Wheel-Complete-PDF-GA.pdf
  5. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Wheel-Blank-PDF-EN.pdf
  6. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Wheel-Blank-PDF-GA.pdf
  7. File NCGE-PP-Wheel-Blank-PPT-EN.pptx
Developing My Career Path, Developing My Learning, Developing Myself, Guidance for ALL, Guidance for FEW, Guidance for SOME
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Generation Apprenticeship: Accelerating Real-Life Learning

This article highlights how guidance is an essential element in improving the attractiveness of apprenticeships thereby empowering young people to make well-founded choices. A range of new choices are now available in Insurance Practice, Electrical Engineering, Polymer Processing, Manufacturing Engineering, International Financial Services, ICT, Commis Chef and Accounting with more on the way.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'



Post Primary, Further Education & Training
25/08/2017

James Eustace

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Generation-Apprenticeship-EN.pdf

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