Career Guidance

The Formal Guidance curriculum is delivered using two forms of intervention employing a number of methodologies:

1. Individual contact of a personal counselling nature and careers/vocational guidance.

2. Classroom guidance delivered in regular weekly classes to senior cycle students, rotating modules, class group or year group intervention as required.

Senior Cycle Aims: The aim of the guidance Counselling Programme is to help students to develop an awareness and acceptance of their talents and abilities; to explore possibilities and Opportunities open to them; to grow in independence and to take responsibility for themselves; to make informed choices about their lives and to follow through on those choices. The guidance programme at senior cycle aims to assist the full development of each student's potential, to help the student grow in self-knowledge and self-esteem and to prepare him/her for higher or further education, training and/or employment. Objectives: The guidance programme should endeavour to provide students with opportunities to: prepare to manage their successful transition from second level to further or higher education training or employment, identify their own key motivating factors and prepare for successful transition into adulthood.

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