The National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE) will cease to operate from 1st September 2022. 
The NCGE and its Management Committee, Léargas, the Department of Education, the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Solas and ETBI have been carrying out significant work since earlier this year to prepare for the reorganisation of guidance support. A Transitions Working Group and additional sub-groups have been meeting regularly to co-ordinate the reorganisation.

For further information relating to ongoing and future support in place, click HERE

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
  • Select your 'Practice Area' and press GO to display ALL content for that area ONLY
  • Then filter by the additional categories that will subsequently display in a second dropdown box
  • If you know the title / general description of the resource you are looking for, type into the 'Keyword' search box and press GO
  • 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


Supporting Refugee Students Transition to and Progress in Post-primary School

This article explores the various issues which affect Separated Children when they move into an Irish post-primary school and the strategies that schools can employ to help students overcome these barriers.

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



Post Primary
18/09/2013

Grainne Carley / Jessica Farnan

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Supporting-Refugee-Students-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Supporting-Refugee-Students-CHECKLIST-EN.pdf

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Ethical Research in Guidance Counselling

This article discusses the complexities involved in carrying out ethically sound research within the guidance counselling profession in Ireland.

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



Post Primary
18/09/2013

Dr. Lucy Hearne

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Ethical -Research-Guidance-Counselling-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Ethical -Research-Guidance-Counselling-CHECKLIST-EN.pdf
  3. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Ethical -Research-Guidance-Counselling-GA.pdf

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Video Role Play: The Accomplishment Interview

The Accomplishment Interview provides an opportunity to observe the Guidance Counsellor playing modelling how to play a central role in supporting students in exploring and identifying skill sets.

You can view video recordng on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link' below.



Post Primary, Further Education & Training
18/09/2013

Dr.Spencer Niles and Kai Helmichk

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Accomplishment-Interview-EN.pdf

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Bereavement: How Guidance Counsellors Can Support The Grieving Student

This article provides a review of the salient information that is useful to a Guidance Counsellor in their planning to provide immediate and on-going support for bereaved students

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



Post Primary, Further Education & Training
09/09/2013

Aoife M O.Brien and Conor McGuckin

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Supporting-Grieving-Student-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Supporting-Grieving-Student-GA.pdf

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Countering Bully / Victim Problems in Schools: Supporting the Guidance Counsellor

This article aims to equip Guidance Counsellors with the requisite classic and contemporary knowledge to understand and plan to address the many manifestations of bully/victim problems encountered among students and the wider school community.

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



Post Primary
03/09/2013

Conor McGuckin and Lucie Corcoran

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Countering-Bullying-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Countering-Bullying-GA.pdf

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Helping Adolescents Cope with Depression

This article presents an overview of how guidance counsellors can help adolescents cope with depression. It includes content on using cognitive behavioural principles and mindfulness amongst other topics.

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



Post Primary, Further Education & Training
01/09/2013

Dr. Claire Hayes

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Helping-Adolescents-Cope -Depression-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Helping-Adolescents-Cope -Depression-GA.pdf

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Overarching Research on the Adult Educational Guidance Initiative 2000-2006

This report is an overarching evaluation of the Adult Educational Guidance Initiative (AEGI) 2000-2006
It is based on a review of then existing evaluations, reviews, quarterly returns, annual reports, etc. and statistical data relevant to the research complemented by fieldwork and stakeholder consultations. 
The Terms of Reference were:

  • To evaluate the support and development of the Adult Educational Guidance Initiative 2000-2006
  • To identify and document models of good practice emerging in the areas of support, development, management and guidance provision
  • To make firm recommendations to the Department of Education and Science and other stakeholders and managing agencies on the future development of AEGI to support lifelong learning.


Further Education & Training
01/01/2009

Siobhan Phillips & Anne Eustace, Eustace Patterson Limited (on behalf of NCGE)

  1. PDF icon NCGE-FET-AEGI-OverArching-Research-Report-2009.pdf

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