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

Euroguidance Resources

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

  • The most recent 10 resources uploaded are displayed below
  • Select an 'Area of Interest' and press GO to display ALL content for that area ONLY
  • If you know the title / general description of the resource you are looking for, type into the 'Keyword' search box and press GO
  • Many resources are provided in English AND Irish (GA indicates 'as Gaeilge')

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


Europe is Open to You!

2022 has been designated the European Year of Youth #EYY2022, shining a particular light on building a better, greener, more inclusive future for all. To celebrate this, and to mark #EuropeDay2022Euroguidance Ireland and Eurodesk Ireland have teamed up with QQI/Europass Ireland, EURES Ireland, The HEA, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Eurodesk multiplier Crosscare and NYCI to produce this ‘Europe is Open to You’ booklet.

Whether you would like to study, work, volunteer or just explore YOUR Europe, this booklet gives you some tips, useful websites and contacts so that you can find out more about the wonderful opportunities available to you.

It is time again for you as young people to embrace all that Europe has to offer. There are lots of pathways to study, learn, work, volunteer, travel, gain valuable skills and build a successful career all at your fingertips! As citizens of the EU, it is also important that you feel equipped to take advantage of the single labour market we belong to and where possible, to seize the opportunity to represent Ireland and positively influence the future of our European Union!

This booklet aims to empower YOU to begin YOUR European journey.


Access Europe
05/05/2022

NCGE/Euroguidance Ireland / Eurodesk Ireland / QQI/Europass Ireland, EURES Ireland, The HEA, the Department of Foreign Affairs, and Eurodesk multipliers (Crosscare and NYCI)

Guidance Counsellor Resources, Student Resources, Study Abroad, Volunteer Abroad, Work Abroad
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Euro-Quest: Whole School (Teacher) Guidebook and accompanying teaching resources

Below you will find a copy of the Euro-Quest Whole School Guidebook.
This Guidebook is prepared for use by Guidance Counsellors and a team of teachers in other subjects to collaborate to deliver this course together.

In addition to thise 'core' supporting document for school staff, there are 6 x additional resources provided:

  • Further resources for Euro-Quest
  • A sample class delivery plan
  • An introduction to potential 'inter subject' links
  • A sample Inter-Subject planning template (completed)
  • A sample Inter-Subject planning template (blank for your own use)
  • An additional document relating to the 'optional' addition to Module 3 - 'Exploring Internships in Europe'

All documents (and the additional 'Exploring Internships in Europe' Module link) are also uploaded to the 'Teacher Resources' section of the
Leader / Teacher course page on www.euro-quest.ie


Euro-Quest
09/03/2022

Euroguidance Ireland

Guidance Counsellor Resources
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Euro-Quest: Student Workbook

Below you will find a full copy and individual sections of the Euro-Quest Student Workbook.
Two formats are provided for each of the modularised sections that students are asked to complete (English versions only) - PDF and Word.

These resources are also uploaded to the 'Teacher Resources' section of the Teacher Course on www.euro-quest.ie and can be accessed by students directly from their course page(s).

  • For additional instructions on using the editable PDF versions see: https://euroguidance.ie/technical-faqs
  • Students and Teachers MAY find it easier to access, share and complete the Word versions.
  • Irish (GA) versions of each the modularised workbooks (in Word Fornat) are also available below

Euro-Quest
09/03/2022

Euroguidance Ireland

Guidance Counsellor Resources, Student Resources
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‘Erasmus+ for the Post-Primary Guidance Counsellor- a toolkit to support your application’

These resources have been designed by NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland, in cooperation with Léargas, to support the Guidance Counsellor in taking their first steps towards availing of Erasmus + funding for CPD purposes across Europe.

They are:

  • Erasmus+ Project Ideas for the Guidance Counsellor

  • Advice on partner finding

  • A step-by-step guide to applying for an ‘Organisation ID’ (OID)

  • A step-by-step guide to accessing the application form

  • A complete sample application

You can access the RECORDING on Vimeo of a recent WORSHOP on the topic by clicking 'Resource Link' below . The accompanying presentation is available here also.


Access Europe
08/03/2022

NCGE, Euroguidance Ireland, Léargas

Guidance Counsellor Resources
Resource Link

Career guidance policy and practice in the pandemic

This report, with contribution from NCGE Director, Jennifer McKenzie, is based on a flash joint international survey, designed to provide a snapshot of how career guidance policies, systems and services were adapting and coping, following the declaration of the world Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020. The survey examined the policy, systems and practice changes that occurred during the first phase of government reactions to the pandemic, the extent to which the pandemic and its social consequences triggered a debate on career guidance reform, and the role for career guidance in pandemic recovery measures. It also considered the support role of international and donor bodies.

You can access the report by clicking the 'Resource Link' below


European Guidance Policy
01/12/2020

Cedefop; European Commission; ETF; ICCDPP; ILO; OECD; UNESCO


Resource Link

Preparing your Post Primary Work Experience ‘toolkit’ using Europass

This presentation is designed as a ‘step by step’ guide to support Guidance Counsellors and their students to create and share a Europass profile, CV and Cover Letter, for the purposes of seeking work experience / employment.

Through the skills gained in this lesson, the students will be able to:

  • Produce their own professional profile and CV- highlighting their qualifications, skills, personal qualities, interests and experiences, of interest to potential employers.
  • Understand the nature and purpose of a cover letter
  • Produce an effective cover letter
  • Know how to share digitally their newly created profile, CV and cover letter with potential employers

Access Europe, Access Ireland
30/10/2020

Euroguidance Ireland

Guidance Counsellor Resources, Student Resources, Work Abroad, Working in Ireland
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Mobility in Europe & ‘Access Europe’ Resources

13th October 2020

This webinar focused exclusively on ‘MOBILITY’; with input from the HEA, NCGE FET, QQI, EURES, Eurodesk and Léargas.
It gave attendees an overview of:

  • The mobility opportunities available to students and where to access more information about them. 
  • The tools available to support mobility 
  • The organisations in Ireland that support mobility (working and learning throughout Europe) 
  • How to engage in a mobility experience for YOUR own CPD

You can access the accompanying presentation below and view the webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link'


Access Europe, Euro-Quest, The Euroguidance Network
13/10/2020

NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland, HEA, QQI, EURES, Eurodesk, Léargas

Webinars, Guidance Counsellor Resources, Study Abroad, Work Abroad
Resource Link

NCGE / Euroguidance Resources for Guidance Counsellors

8th September 2020

This Webinar showcased a number of practical NCGE and Euroguidance resources for Guidance Counsellors.

You can access the accompanying presentation below and view the webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link'

The additional accompanying resource 'Index of NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland Resourcesis available directly under this post.


Access Europe
09/09/2020

NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland

Webinars, Guidance Counsellor Resources
Resource Link

Index of NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland Resources

This resource summarises information presented in the (08/09/2020) webinar on NCGE and Euroguidance resources. 

The index includes the name of the resource and some key information about the purpose of the resource. A direct link to each resource is included in the index.


Access Europe
09/09/2020

NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland

Webinars, Guidance Counsellor Resources
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Study in Europe: 'Snapshot' on Mobility

Have you ever thought of studying or training abroad ?
Check out the short video below and then return to this page and download and complete the short questionnaire.

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


Access Europe
01/09/2020

Euroguidance Ireland

Student Resources, Study Abroad
Resource Link

How to create your Europass Profile

Europass is a set of online tools to help users communicate their skills, qualifications and experiences and manage their career in a fast-changing world.  
The new Europass offers a range of online ‘e-Portfolio’ tools and information for people of all ages, to manage their learning and career.  
Guidance Counsellors can use Europass to support students and clients to:  

  • Create a free personal profile  
  • Highlight skills, qualifications and experiences  
  • Create CVs and cover letters  
  • Explore different job and learning opportunities around Europe (in progress)  
  • Find trusted national information and contact points on working and learning in Europe  

As part of the new Europass, the Commission has also worked with 18 countries to pilot Europass Digital Credentials, which are authentic, tamper-proof digital credentials (e.g. qualifications, diplomas, certificates).  

Students who complete their Europass profile can use it as one of the criteria to achieve ‘Euro-Quest Ambassador’ status

Euroguidance Ireland have created the following short video to assist students / Guidance Counsellors through the steps required to complete their (i) profile, (ii) CV and (iii) Cover letter

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


Access Europe
01/09/2020

Euroguidance Ireland

Guidance Counsellor Resources, Student Resources, Study Abroad, Work Abroad, Working in Ireland
Resource Link

‘Euro-Quest’ Ambassador programme

This NEW programme provides a framework and incentive for schools to raise awareness of the value of mobility, for TY students and the whole school community. 
The programme will ideally be led by a Guidance Counsellor, in collaboration with colleagues. It involves the completion of 3  tasks:

  • The completion of the Euro-quest modules with students

  • The completion of a new Europass profile with students

  • One other task of your choice - ideas / options are provided in the INFORMATION SHEET below

All tasks can be completed in person or in the virtual classroom environment - offering flexibility at the current time!

Download the 'INFORMATION SHEET' below and click HERE to register to take part.


Access Europe, Euro-Quest
28/08/2020

Euroguidance Ireland

Competitions, Guidance Counsellor Resources, Study Abroad
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'Celebrate Europe' (Promote Mobility)

This resource contains 27 ideas to celebrate Europe and promote educational mobility within the whole school community. 

It flags events that can be celebrated, opportunities to explore as well as providing a range of ideas of ways that the guidance counsellor and other subject teachers.
For example MFL, history, geography, art, Gaeilge etc. can work together to raise the student’s awareness of the EU and it’s educational mobility opportunities in a fun and creative way! 

  • It can be used with any year group. Some activities are more suitable to senior cycle students.  
  • Some activities can be adapted for use in the virtual class environment also
  • It can be used to fulfil one criteria of the Euro-Quest Ambassador Programme

Access Europe
26/08/2020

Euroguidance Ireland

Guidance Counsellor Resources, Study Abroad
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Preparing for an ‘Open Day’

This resource is designed to assist students in making the most of the open day/ virtual open day experience.
It equips them with tools and advice to ensure they leave informed about the opportunities available to them:

  1. In Ireland
  2. In Europe
     
  • It includes a list of suggested activities, prompt questions and key words to guide them through the process.  
  • It can be easily utilised in the virtual open day environment by distributing to students prior to conducting their own online research for an event. 
  • It can be used to fulfil one criteria of the Euro-Quest Ambassador Programme

Access Europe
26/08/2020

Euroguidance Ireland

Student Resources, Study Abroad, Studying in Ireland
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'Jargon Buster'

This resource is designed to assist students to become familiar with some common terms relevant to mobility before they begin to explore the various study abroad opportunities. 
This resource is more suitable to Senior Cycle students. It can be used as a ‘refresher’ for 5th years who have completed the Euro-quest programme, or for any senior cycle class before they begin researching a study abroad option.  

It can be easily used in the virtual class environment by distributing to students prior to conducting their own online research.


Access Europe
26/08/2020

Euroguidance Ireland

Student Resources, Study Abroad
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