Specific Support for Further Education and Training (FET)
In conjunction with the Department of Education and Skills, SOLAS and ETBI, NCGE is also currently developing a strategy of support for FET guidance provision.
To facilitate and coordinate this support we would appreciate if Guidance Counsellors in ETB AEGS, CFEs & PLC settings and Youthreach – CTC Advocates could continue to complete the short survey accessible by clicking below. All guidance professionals working across the FET sector are invited to provide their feedback. The survey data will inform the development and provision of supports and resources for professional guidance practice via online and remote guidance provision. The survey will remain open until Tuesday 31st March next.
If you are one of the respondents who has already completed this survey, we thank you and there is no need to resubmit.
Again, details regarding the support being developed will be communicated as soon as finalised.
Adult Education Guidance Services – AGMS ‘texting facility’
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 will be available from Monday 30th March and will support the following:
( i) Allow 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) To provide 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 is developing a short guide to using the Text facility within the AGMS and this will be available at https://www.ncge.ie/covid-19/support/FET from Monday.