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

Revision of European Qualifications Framework (EQF)

European Council adopts revision of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning.

May 22, 2017 European Council adopts revision of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning.

The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council adopted the revision of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning.
The purpose of the EQF is to improve the transparency, comparability and portability of people's qualifications. The EQF was originally created in 2008 as a common reference framework of eight European generic levels of learning, which serves as "translation grid" between national qualifications systems.

The adoption of the revision on May 22nd, 2017 ensures the continuity as well as a further deepening of the EQF so it can keep up with future developments.

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