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

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


'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 Post-Primary Webinar Series
Resource Link

'Universal Design for Learning in FET Guidance provision'

30th November 2021

In this webinar for FET practitioners, NCGE FET Guidance Programme Coordinator Mary Stokes hosted Dr. Tom Tobin and Dara Ryder of AHEAD in an exploration of the application of Universal Design principles in FET Guidance provision. The ‘why’ and ‘how’ of UDL in FET were examined to see how barriers can be lowered to facilitate informed choices for learners in FET.

Learn more about the UDL approach from AHEAD at https://www.ahead.ie/udl

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



Further Education & Training
30/11/2021

NCGE / Dr. Thomas Tobin / AHEAD

  1. PDF icon NCGE-AHEAD-UDL-FET-Guidance-Presentation-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-AHEAD-UDL-FET-Guidance-Handout-EN.pdf
Autumn 2021 FET Webinar Series
Resource Link

'DFHERIS Adult Literacy For Life 10 Year Strategy in FET Guidance Practice'

23rd November 2021

In this webinar for FET practitioners, Mary Stokes, NCGE FET Guidance Programme Coordinator and Roisin Doherty, SOLAS Director FET Learner Support explored the ten-year adult literacy, numeracy, and digital literacy strategy Adult Literacy for Life (ALL) and its implications and applications in FET Guidance practice.

See more information on ALL at www.adultliteracyforlife.ie/.

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



Further Education & Training
23/11/2021

NCGE / SOLAS

  1. PDF icon NCGE-FET-Presentation-DFHERIS-ALL-Strategy-EN.pdf
Autumn 2021 FET Webinar Series
Resource Link

NCGE / Salespulse Guide on Anonymising Client Data on the AGMS

The following resource outlines the process for staff of ETB Adult Education Guidance Services to edit client data on the Adult Guidance Management System database in cases where a client has not been in touch with a service for 7+ years.

As advised by Salespulse, best practice regarding Data Protection in use of the existing database involves manual editing of client data to provide anonymity while maintaining historical information and statistics on the system.

 



Further Education & Training
25/05/2021

NCGE / Salespulse

  1. PDF icon NCGE-Salespulse-Guide-Anonymising-Data-AGMS.pdf

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Legalities of Digitalised Guidance in FET (ETB AEGS)

10th February 2021 
 
This webinar referenced existing practice and guidelines for the ETB Adult Guidance Services pertaining to data gathering alongside relevant publications.
It built on
 existing guidelines in the context of ongoing online Guidance provision - focusing on the legalities involved in digitalised guidance counselling. 
The accompanying presentation presents information for Guidance staff working in ETB Adult Education Guidance Services on aspects of digitalised guidance relevant to their practice. 
 

You can access the accompanying presentation below.

Please note: 

A webinar recording is not available. 
This is due to the nature of the topic; with personal Q&A, scenarios and discussions the content is required to be kept as confidential as possible. 



Further Education & Training
10/02/2021

NCGE / Sarah Tully (Solicitor & Legal Trainer)

  1. PDF icon NCGE-FET-Webinar-Presentation-Legalities-AEGS-100221.pdf

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Overarching Research on Data Gathered in DES/SOLAS/NCGE Adult Guidance Management System of the Adult Educational Guidance Initiative 2004 – 2018

The main objectives of this overarching research report are to:

  • generate an overarching overview report of the quantitative and qualitative data gathered on the Adult Educational Guidance Initiative (AEGI) – Adult Educational Guidance Service (AEGS) AGMS database from 2004-2018
  • include a report on the documented Case Studies provided as required within the AGMS since 2013

In relation to the scope of this research, NCGE emphasises that it does not provide an ‘evaluation’ of the (ETB) Adult Educational Guidance Services nationally, nor does it provide an evaluation of the AGMS. However, the research will inform the final completion, close-off and archiving of the NCGE AGMS system.  This research may also inform developments and data-gathering in any future FET Guidance Management System.



Further Education & Training
15/12/2020

NCGE / Dr. Petra Elftorp

  1. PDF icon NCGE-FET-Resource-AGMS-Overarching-Report-EN.pdf

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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

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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