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February 2019 NCGE Bulletin



NCGE Bulletin Issue 6.0

 February 2019 NCGE Bulletin below.

A number of additional resources have recently been added to the NCGE School Guidance Handbook. Some of these are listed below. This is YOUR online resource to support  you in the development and delivery of your school guidance programme and NCGE will continue to add to the Handbook over the coming school year.

Anxiety and Stress: A resource for Guidance Counsellors 
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Record Keeping (1-1 meetings with students): A resource for Guidance Counsellors 
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Applying for Jobs: A resource for Guidance Counsellors 
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Exam taking skills: A resource for Guidance Counsellors
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How the Guidance Counsellor can support the student with dyslexia
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Subject Choice: A resource for Guidance Counsellors 
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Effective Study: A resource for Guidance Counsellors 
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*The translation to Irish of these and other resources will commence soon*

NCGE WSG Framework: Resources **NEW**

School developed resources
During the course of the NCGE Pilot Project Looking at Whole School Guidance in Junior Cycle; a number of participating schools developed resources to support their work in Whole School Guidance. These schools have agreed to make these resources available as they can support the work of all schools participating in planning, designing and delivering their Whole School Guidance programme.
Access below

Career State Inventory (CSI)
The Career State Inventory – subject choices version is an adaptation of the Career State Inventory for use in Ireland with secondary school students making subject choices. This may be useful in identifying students in need of support regarding their subject choices and can be used in conjunction with the Subject Choices Handbook resource.
Access below

GO TO WSG Framework Support Resources

Support resources are available via the NCGE FET Guidance Handbook. Some of these are listed below. This is YOUR online resource to support you in the development and delivery within your guidance service. NCGE will add to the Handbook over the coming year.

Access to Further Education and Training for Eligible International Protection Applicants
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GDPR considerations AEGI AGMS 
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NCGE FET Guidance update

In NCGE’s work on the redevelopment of the Adult Guidance Management System for the AEGS, during November 2018 we hosted 2 national consultation days (in Mullingar and in Dublin) . 90 members of staff including Directors of FET, Adult Education Officers and staff of the Adult Education Guidance Services gathered for two facilitated days of presentations and discussions focusing on considerations for the development of the AGMS in support of FET guidance services and planning for ETB FET guidance services into the future. A summary report of these meetings is now available,

GO TO Summary Report

‘Guidance Matters’


Become a contributor to the next issue
In December 2018 NCGE re-launched its bi-annual publication as Guidance Matters’Guidance counsellors and other guidance professionals are invited to submit content for inclusion in the next issue.
If you are interestedplease let us know by Friday 22nd February 2019 via the form below. Detailed content guidelines are available on the form page.
I would like to contribute

Euroguidance Ireland

Irish Reference Group for EU Initiatives in Education and Skills
Euroguidance Ireland presented an overview of Euroguidance in Ireland and Europe at the Sixth Meeting of the Irish Reference Group for EU Initiatives in Education and Skills in Dublin on 9 October 2018. It was organised by the Quality Qualifications Ireland agency which includes Europass and NARIC Ireland. The meeting’s focus was on current European initiatives; to share emerging findings from new projects and discuss potential developments affecting learner mobility. The report and presentations are now available and can be accessed below.

Meeting Report & Presentations

Erasmus+ Potential Brexit Implications
In January 2019 the European Commission sent an official announcement to all Erasmus+ National Agencies about measures proposed concerning Erasmus+ learning mobility and Brexit. The Commission has now set up a list of frequently asked questions concerning this.

Brexit: Protecting learners on ongoing Erasmus+ mobility exchanges

Study Visits to NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland
NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland host regular study visits with the aim of supporting the sharing of best practice in guidance among guidance practitioners and other relevant professionals. Between the 19th and 21st of February 2019 we will host fellow European guidance practitioners in considering ‘Providing meaningful guidance in a Multicultural context – focusing on the New Skills Agenda in Upskilling Pathways’

Study visit programme

NCGE Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

NCGE Webinar Series
The NCGE Webinar Series is part of NCGE’s CPD Programme.  In these professional development webinars, experts from across the world are invited to deliver a presentation on specific areas relating to guidance for guidance practitioners working in educational settings in Ireland.  Click the button below to go to the NCGE VLE and view recordings of previously run webinars.

Recorded Webinars

NCGE @ outside events

22/01/2019 – ‘Future Ready Learning’ report launch (SOLAS)

29/01/2019 – Citizens’ Dialogue on “Young People – The Future of Ireland and Europe”

06/02/2019 – Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission’s Strategy Launch








The National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE) is an agency of the Department of Education and Skills, with responsibility to support and develop guidance practice in all areas of education and to inform the policy of the Department in the field of guidance.
NCGE also host the Euroguidance Centre Ireland. 

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