Practitioner Resources

The resources contained on this page are intended to support you and learners / clients.

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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


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


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Principles of Adult Education Guidance Initiative (AEGI) Delivery in ETB Adult Education Guidance Services (AEGS)

The following resource is a collation of articles formerly located on the NCGE FET Guidance Handbook on a variety of key principles of service delivery in the ETB Adult Education Guidance Services (ETB AEGS). 
Information in the resource remains relevant for practice in these guidance services and may be useful for referral to new staff members in local services. 
Guidance staff in other areas of FET Guidance may find information herein useful in informing / adapting to suit their practice. 

The resource is divided into the areas of:  

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 
  • Policy & Practice Guidelines 
  • Strategic Guidance Service Planning 
  • Delivering the Guidance Service 
  • Quality Assurance 
  • Guidance Service Staff 
  • The Physical Environment 
  • Record keeping & data gathering 
  • Further Principles of Service Delivery 
  • The European Dimension 
  • Access to Further Education and Training for Eligible International Protection Applicants 

Further Education & Training
13/09/2020

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-FET_Principles-AEGI-Service-Delivery-EN.pdf

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NCGE Webinar Series (AEGS) - Webinar 2

This series consisted of 2 x free interactive webinars and provided the opportunity for ETB AEGS Staff to participate in information sharing, receive relevant updates and note relevant resources that may be of use in their role; under the overall theme of:‘Remote Guidance provision by AEGS during Covid-19’.

The second live webinar in the series took place on Wednesday 1st July @2.30pm and addressed the topic of: 'AEGS Remote Guidance & Information Service Delivery - Continuing the Exploration of Practice and Sharing Experiences'

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


Further Education & Training
01/07/2020

NCGE / MSLETB / WWETB

  1. PDF icon NCGE-FET-WEBINAR2-Presentation-NCGE.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-FET-WEBINAR2-Presentation-MSLETB.pdf
  3. PDF icon NCGE-FET-WEBINAR2-Presentation-WWETB.pdf

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NCGE Webinar Series (AEGS) - Webinar 1

This series consisted of 2 x free interactive webinars and provided the opportunity for ETB AEGS Staff to participate in information sharing, receive relevant updates and note relevant resources that may be of use in their role; under the overall theme of:‘Remote Guidance provision by AEGS during Covid-19’.

The first live webinar in the series took place on Wednesday 24th June @2.30pm and addressed the topic of: 'Remote Guidance during Covid-19 (updates and resources)'

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


Further Education & Training
24/06/2020

NCGE / LCETB / GRETB

  1. PDF icon NCGE-FET-WEBINAR1-Presentation-NCGE.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-FET-WEBINAR1-Presentation-LCETB.pdf
  3. PDF icon NCGE-FET-WEBINAR1-Presentation-GRETB.pdf

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(Covid-19) Guidance on Continuity of Schooling: Supporting Learners in Youthreach Centres

The Department of Education and Skills has recently published Guidance on Continuity of Schooling: Supporting Learners in Youthreach Centres to support Youthreach centres in their continued support for learners to engage with learning during the closure of Centres due to Covid-19. These guidelines include reference to Guidance related learning resources (page 10), relevant websites and links to DES and NCGE resources available to support the continued provision of guidance online to Youthreach participants.

To access this document, click the 'Resource Link' below


Further Education & Training
19/05/2020

Department of Education and Skills


Resource Link

(Covid-19) NCGE Support Information for Guidance Counsellors and guidance practitioners in Further Education and Training (FET)

To support the continued provision of quality guidance services across the Further Education and Training (FET) sector and in accordance with the DES Continuity of Guidance Counselling - Guidelines for schools providing online support for students (April 2020), NCGE has developed support information for the continued delivery of quality guidance services via online / remote guidance and information provision in the Further Education and Training (FET) sector.  


Further Education & Training
09/04/2020

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-FET-Support-Information -GuidancePractioners-FET.pdf

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AEGS - AGMS - Texting Module Guide

NCGE has been working closely with our IT provider to ensure that the Texting Facility within the AGMS is fully operational for all services. This Texting Facility allows AEGS staff to send texts (via the AGMS), with prior permission of the client already provided. Providing for a ‘cap’ of 500 texts per AEGS, funded for each of the ETB AEGS by NCGE, this extra 500 Texts per service is now available and supports the following:

( i)  Allows AEGS to contact those hard to reach clients who may not have suitable internet access, to provide information and offer continued and additional guidance supports where appropriate.

(ii) Provides a process whereby the client receiving guidance online can provide their noted consent to their data being entered onto the AGMS following the guidance session (in line with GDPR).

NCGE has developed a short guide to using the Text facility within the AGMS and this is available below.


Further Education & Training
30/03/2020

NCGE / SalesPulse

  1. PDF icon NCGE-FET-AGMS-Texting-Manual.pdf

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Self-Care and Mental Health issues for Adult Education Guidance Services

In November 2019 NCGE hosted CPD for AEGS staff, including workshops delivered by Dr Marie Rooney on ‘Supporting the practitioner to support the client: Self-Care and Mental Health issues for Adult Education Guidance Services’. The resource booklet developed by Dr Rooney for this workshop is now available and provides information, references and resources that may be useful in the support of AEGS staff and clients.


Further Education & Training
06/02/2020

Dr Marie Rooney 

  1. PDF icon NCGE-FET-AEGS-Self-Care-Mental-Health-PDF-EN.pdf

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Guidelines on Provision of AEGS to 16-17 year olds

In 2014, the Department of Education and Skills requested NCGE to develop Guidelines on the Provision of Adult Educational Guidance Services to 16 and 17 year olds to enhance and support the existing DES AEGI Operational Guidelines 2012. These Guidelines are intended to support the Adult Educational Guidance Services (AEGS) nationally and were intended to inform AEG Services and their managing agencies - the Education and Training Boards (ETBs).


Further Education & Training
23/01/2020

NCGE / Deparment of Education and Skills

  1. PDF icon NCGE-FET-AEGS-Guidelines_Provision_of_AEGS_to_16_and_17_Year_Olds-PDF-EN.pdf

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Presentation for new AEGS Staff

On September 19th 2019 NCGE welcomed a group of Guidance staff recently recruited to work in established ETB AEGS around the country. This was a lively session with Guidance Coordinators, Guidance Information Officers and Guidance Counsellors taking the opportunity to listen and discuss the role of data gathering in the AEGS model, the way the AEGS model of Guidance has developed and how developments in the FET ‘landscape’ will influence Guidance delivery in to the future.


Further Education & Training
09/10/2019

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-FET-AEGS-Presentation-NewAEGSstaff-PDF-EN.pdf

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