The National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE), host of Euroguidance Ireland, 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

In relation to Euroguidance, Léargas (former host organisation of NCGE) is not in a position to host the Euroguidance centre and will terminate the contract from 31/8/22 in line with the closure and cessation of operations of the NCGE. The Department of Education remains deeply committed to the Euroguidance programme and are in consultation with the European Commission on the designation process to find a new host for the Euroguidance centre. In the meantime, if you have any queries in relation to Euroguidance, please contact guidance@education.gov.ie

Mobility Guidance Counselling CPD module launched

A free online Mobility Guidance Counselling course for Irish guidance counsellors was launched by Betty McLaughlin, President of the Institute of  Guidance Counsellors, at the 2016 Annual IGC Conference held at the University of Limerick on Saturday, 27th February. Hosted by the National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE) and Euroguidance, this module offers a new area of continuing professional development (CPD) for guidance counsellors in this country.


Hilary Lynch, Euroguidance Co-ordinator in NCGE, liaised with Euroguidance Sweden to translate, develop and adapt the CPD module for the Mobility Guidance Counselling process. Mobility Guidance Counselling is a relatively new area of study and the field is continually developing as we learn about how to best support our students in their quest to study, work or intern abroad. Guidance counsellors from post-primary to third level will be given the skills they need to support students before, during and after an overseas stay. The process is based on a model developed by Soren Kristensen Phd, an expert in Youth Mobility. IT Teaching and Learning contractor Charlene Hurtubise supported NCGE in developing the module.


The online Mobility Guidance Counselling CPD module can be completed at the convenience of the individual counsellor. Interested Guidance Counsellors can enrol for the CPD by contacting ncgeinfo@ncge.ie, marking the query ‘Mobility CPD’.


For further information, contact: shivaun.gallagher@ncge.ie. Phone: + 353 1 8690715/6

A free online Mobility Guidance Counselling course for Irish guidance counsellors was launched by Betty McLaughlin, President of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors, at the 2016 Annual IGC Conference held at the University of Limerick on Saturday, 27th February. Hosted by the National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE) and Euroguidance, this module offers a new area of continuing professional development (CPD) for guidance counsellors in this country. Hilary Lynch, Euroguidance Co-ordinator in NCGE, liaised with Euroguidance Sweden to translate, develop and adapt the CPD module for the Mobility Guidance Counselling process. Mobility Guidance Counselling is a relatively new area of study and the field is continually developing as we learn about how to best support our students in their quest to study, work or intern abroad. Guidance counsellors from post-primary to third level will be given the skills they need to support students before, during and after an overseas stay. The process is based on a model developed by Soren Kristensen Phd, an expert in Youth Mobility. IT Teaching and Learning contractor Charlene Hurtubise supported NCGE in developing the module. The online Mobility Guidance Counselling CPD module can be completed at the convenience of the individual counsellor. Interested Guidance Counsellors can enrol for the CPD by contacting ncgeinfo@ncge.ie, marking the query ‘Mobility CPD’. For further information, contact: shivaun.gallagher@ncge.ie. Phone: + 353 1 8690715/6