Practitioner Resources

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

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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) Supervision: Information for Supervisors and Guidance Counsellors

The Dept of Education and Skills recognises the importance of continued supervision of school Guidance Counsellors during the school closures
as a result of Covid-1
9. The below information has been issued to supervisors and Guidance Counsellors for the organisation of the supervision programme at this time.

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


Post Primary
30/03/2020

Department of Education and Skills / Monaghan Education Centre


Resource Link

Euro-Quest - Resource for Schools

As weare all doing our best to adapt to a ‘virtual learning environment’, we wanted to highlight Euro-Quest as a resource that might be helpful to you as part of your virtual guidance deliveryDeveloped by NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland - Euro-Quest promotes educational mobility. It gives an overview of Europe, highlights the study, training opportunities available, gives advice and suggestions about living and studying abroad and empowers students to research available courses. 

Euro-Quest is FREE to use, and students can access and complete from home.

It is particularly suitable for TY and 5th year students.
 

The delivery of the Euro-Quest programme requires that a member of school staff (ideally a Guidance Counsellor or TY Coordinator) assume the role of 'Euro-Quest Leader'. In support of students, the Euro-Quest Leader will register and access a unique (Leader) course page and has responsibility for the following:

  • the in-school coordination of delivery (across departments / subject areas - where required)
  • for the purposes of feedback and evaluation - the completion of pre and post delivery questionnaires
  • to be the main point of contact between NCGE/Euroguidance Ireland in relation to programme delivery

If you wish to enrol as your schools leader, and begin your school's Euro-Quest journey, click the 'Resource Link' below


Post Primary, European / International
29/03/2020

NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland


Resource Link

Developing a Confidentiality Policy for Post-Primary Schools

This document has been produced in order to outline how information about students should be treated by those who work in post-primary schools. Some suggestions are made to help schools to clarify how information is treated and to enable school staff to develop relevant policies in that regard. Although particular reference is made to confidentiality in the work of the Guidance Counsellor, emphasis is placed on the adoption of a whole-school approach to the issues.

The complete document contains five sections as follows.

  • General information pertaining to Confidentiality and Consent in Guidance in the school context
  • A sample ‘School Confidentiality Policy’ which may be adjusted for use in post-primary schools.
  • A sample ‘Confidentiality and Consent Checklist’
  • A sample ‘Consent Form to Attend Confidential One to One Guidance Sessions' for parents/guardians
  • A list of references and relevant documents / information
     

You download the 'templates' as seperate documents; by saving to your device you can then type directly into these templates, or you can delete the prefilled content and print.


Post Primary
19/02/2020

NCGE / Colum Layton

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Developing-a-Confidentiality-Policy-for-Post-Primary-Schools-PDF-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Developing-a-Confidentiality-Policy-for-Post-Primary-Schools-PDF-GA.pdf
  3. PDF icon NCGE-PP-SAMPLE-Confidentiality-Policy-Template-PDF-EN.pdf
  4. PDF icon NCGE-PP-SAMPLE-Confidentiality-Policy-Template-PDF-GA.pdf
  5. PDF icon NCGE-PP-SAMPLE-Confidentiality-Policy-Checklist-PDF-EN.pdf
  6. PDF icon NCGE-PP-SAMPLE-Confidentiality-Policy-Checklist-PDF-GA.pdf
  7. PDF icon NCGE-PP-SAMPLE-Consent-Form-One-to-One-Guidance-Sessions-PDF-EN.pdf
  8. PDF icon NCGE-PP-SAMPLE-Consent-Form-One-to-One-Guidance-Sessions-PDF-GA.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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Developing a Policy on Assessment in Post Primary Schools

This document has been produced in order to provide Post Primary schools with a framework for designing and developing a policy on assessment in accordance with all relevant Department of Education and Skills (DES) policy, circulars and publications. This document has been created in line with DES Circular 0058/2019

Circular 0058/2019 applies to all instances where psychometric tests (either ability, aptitude or achievement) are administered.

This resource contains four sections as follows:

  • A sample ‘Assessment Policy’ which may be adjusted for use in postprimary schools.
  • A sample ‘Parental Consent to Assessment’ form
  • A sample ‘FAQ information sheet' for parents/guardians
  • A list of key policies, circulars and publications on topics relating to assessment in post primary schools

Content for consideration is included within the sample 'Assessment Policy' and schools may adjust / overwrite this content in line with the unique needs of their school.

You download the 'templates' as seperate documents; by saving to your device you can then type directly into these templates, or  you can delete the prefilled content and print.

 


Post Primary
05/02/2020

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Developing-an-Assessment-Policy-PDF-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Developing-an-Assessment-Policy-PDF-GA.pdf
  3. PDF icon NCGE-PP-SAMPLE-Assessment-Policy-PDF-EN.pdf
  4. PDF icon NCGE-PP-SAMPLE-Assessment-Policy-PDF-GA.pdf
  5. PDF icon NCGE-PP-SAMPLE-Parental-Consent-Notice-PDF-EN.pdf
  6. PDF icon NCGE-PP-SAMPLE-Parental-Consent-Notice-PDF-GA.pdf
  7. PDF icon NCGE-PP-SAMPLE-Parental-FAQ-Sheet-PDF-EN.pdf
  8. PDF icon NCGE-PP-SAMPLE-Parental-FAQ-Sheet-PDF-GA.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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Irish Refugee Council – Information Booklet 2019/2020

In March 2019 NCGE facilitated CPD for AEGS’ staff on the topic of Social Inclusion. The Irish Refugee Council were among the presenters at this event to inform on their role working with and for refugees in Ireland. Further to the IRC’s involvement with this CPD, the IRC have provided their Information Booklet 2019/2020, a resource which may be of use for FET guidance provision for Irish refugees or to otherwise provide relevant information/points of referral.


Further Education & Training
04/09/2019

Irish Refugee Council

  1. PDF icon NCGE-FET-IRC-Education-Information-Booklet2019-PDF-EN.pdf

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Social inclusion, Challenges and Opportunities

In March 2019 CPD was developed to offer AEGS’ an opportunity to learn about ongoing relevant policy developments in the area of social inclusion.

With speakers from various areas of policy and practice; part of the purpose of this CPD programme was to support AEGS guidance staff in sharing knowledge, expertise and practice. The events  were a reminder of the challenges to sincerely inclusive practice; and the need for useful collaboration and necessary cooperation between services in this crowded landscape where many agencies and services may be working on behalf of different Government departments and associated policies and strategies and priorities. You can access the presentations below,


Further Education & Training
17/05/2019

NCGE / Dr Ebun Joseph/ SOLAS / NDA / BITCI / ESOL

  1. PDF icon NCGE-FET-AEGS-GCC-Presentation-PDF-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-FET-AEGS-IO-Presentation-PDF-EN.pdf
  3. PDF icon NCGE-FET-AEGS-Ebun-Joseph-PDF-EN.pdf
  4. PDF icon NCGE-FET-AEGS-SOLAS-Active-Inclusion-PDF-EN.pdf
  5. PDF icon NCGE-FET-AEGS-NDA-Guidance-PDF-EN.pdf
  6. PDF icon NCGE-FET-AEGS-NDA-Universal-Design-PDF-EN.pdf
  7. PDF icon NCGE-FET-AEGS-BITCI-PDF-EN.pdf
  8. PDF icon NCGE-FET-AEGS-Social-Inclusion-ESOL-PDF-EN.pdf

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Anxiety and Stress

This resource introduces and summarises key aspects to consider, where anxiety is concerned.

The resource is provided in Word Document format and contains 7 x main sections

  • GENERAL INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS / GUIDANCE COUNSELLORS
  • GENERAL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
  • GENERAL INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
  • UNDERSTANDING AND COPING WITH ANXIETY
  • PANIC ATTACKS - INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS & PARENTS
  • PANIC ATTACKS - INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
  • RELAXATION TECHNIQUES

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


Post Primary
02/01/2019

NCGE / NEPS

  1. File NCGE-PP-Anxiety-Stress-EN.docx
Developing Myself
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