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

If you have any queries about these resources please e-mail: ncgeinfo@ncge.ie


(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


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(Covid-19) "Review of Academic Year" (Reflection Resource for Staff)

This resource has been developed by NCGE, in consultation with the DES, to support Guidance Counsellors in reflecting on all aspects of Guidance for the academic year 2019/2020.
Due to Covid19, this academic year involved the provision of ‘remote’ Guidance over a period of approximately eight weeks for the first time in the history of the Irish education system. This ‘Review of Academic Year’ resource supports Guidance Counsellors (and the Guidance Planning Team), in reviewing all aspects of the Guidance Service with reference to Whole School Guidance and the Continuum of Guidance (per Whole School Guidance Framework Document, 2017). This resource aims to support reflection on all aspects of Guidance provision and serve as a reference document for future planning.


Post Primary
19/05/2020

NCGE

  1. File NCGE-PP-Review-Academic-Year-2019-2020-GC-EN.docx
  2. File NCGE-PP-Review-Academic-Year-2019-2020-GC-GA.docx

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NCGE Webinar Series (Post-Primary) - May 2020 - Webinar 2

This series consisted of 4 x free weekly interactive webinars, providing the opportunity for School Guidance Counsellors and School Management to participate in information sharing on 4 x topics under the overall theme of: ‘Adapting the Guidance plan to support continuity of Guidance provision’

The second live webinar in the series took place on Wednesday 13th May @2.30pm and addressed the topic of: 
'Guidance Matters: Maximising Guidance Related Choices for 6th years’


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


Post Primary
13/05/2020

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-NCGEWEBINAR2-Presentation.pdf

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(Covid-19) “Taking Stock”: Questionnaire for 6th year students

The below downloadable template may be helpful in supporting students to reflect on their guidance needs and inform the planning of the school guidance programme during the current Covid-19 pandemic. In using this, or any other self-report measures, it is important to remember their limitations and to remember that guidance is a process and a lifelong journey. The purpose of this tool is to support student reflection of their guidance needs and to inform the school’s provision of guidance over the short termPlease feel free to amend / adapt this questionnaire to meet the needs of the students in your school.


Post Primary
11/05/2020

NCGE

  1. File NCGE-PP-6thyear-endterm-questionnaire-EN.docx
  2. File NCGE-PP-6thyear-endterm-questionnaire-GA.docx
Guidance for ALL
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NCGE Webinar Series (Post-Primary) - May 2020 - Webinar 1

This series consisted of 4 x free weekly interactive webinars, providing the opportunity for School Guidance Counsellors and School Management to participate in information sharing on 4 x topics under the overall theme of: ‘Adapting the Guidance plan to support continuity of Guidance provision’

The first live webinar in the series took place on Wednesday 6th May @2.30pm and addressed the topic of: ‘Whole School Guidance Provision - Focusing on 6th Years’.

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


Post Primary
06/05/2020

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-NCGEWEBINAR1-Presentation.pdf

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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(Covid-19) Accompanying presentation to​ DES Guidelines & NCGE Information for Schools

This PowerPoint and integrated video present and summarise information contained in the three key documents (below) published in March / April 2020, in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • DES - Continuity of Guidance Counselling-Guidelines for schools providing online support for students.
  • NCGE - Support Information for Guidance Counsellors in Schools (Covid-19 School Closures 2020)
  • Monaghan Education Centre - Supervision: Information for Supervisors and Guidance Counsellors

This resource is intended to provide initial CPD in this area and to reassure guidance counsellors.


Post Primary
03/04/2020

NCGE

  1. File NCGE-PP-Slideshow-Remote Guidance-Covid19.pptx

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(Covid-19) NCGE Support information for Guidance Counsellors in Schools​

Following the closure of schools and further education settings, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, NCGE has developed the following information for school Guidance Counsellors to support the delivery of remote / online guidance.Local decisions about the nature and suitability of remote / online school guidance provision should be discussed and agreed by School Management and Guidance Counsellor(s) and documented accordingly. School management and Guidance Counsellors have autonomy and may plan for and schedule guidance classes and one-to-one meetings with students using remote / online platforms in line with school policy. To provide clarity and to support post-primary school management and Guidance Counsellors in their planning and provision of one-to-one or small group guidance counselling and guidance classes to students during the Covid-19 school closures the following information may be useful.


Post Primary
02/04/2020

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Support-Information-GuidanceCounsellors-Schools-(COVID19-School-Closures2020)-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Support-Information-GuidanceCounsellors-Schools-(COVID19-School-Closures 2020)-GA.pdf

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(Covid-19) Continuity of Guidance Counselling - Guidelines for schools providing online support for students

The guidelines contained in this DES document are primarily intended to support post-primary school leaders as they plan for the continuity of guidance counselling support using technology or via the internet. These guidelines serve to raise awareness of the complex issues which must be considered before online guidance counselling or other 1:1 support is delivered. These guidelines can also inform the development of guidelines for the provision of guidance counselling online in the Further Education and Training sector.

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


Post Primary
01/04/2020

Department of Education and Skills


Resource Link

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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