Career Guidance

CAO and Further Education Presentation

Please click here to download the presentation given by Ms. O'Callaghan to parents about the CAO process and third level options.

Subject Choice For 1st & 5th Years

Information is available in this section for both 1st Year and 5th Year students. Click on the links to find out more.

Career Guidance is timetabled for all 3rd year and senior cycle students weekly.

The Guidance Counsellor is responsible for a range of career education and counselling in the school. She helps the students move from a general understanding of life and work to a more specific understanding of the realistic life, learning and career options available to them.

Their work combines the role of Personal Counselling with that of Careers Guidance.

In the career guidance context, the Guidance Counsellor is the dedicated specialist and school liaison point with universities, colleges, faculty heads, academic staff and admissions offices. They access programmes, psychological assessment services, counselling & referral agencies, grants and other financial support measures and procedures, key online careers and educational websites.

The Guidance Counsellor typically provides a careers and counselling support service across the school student population. During their time in the school the students will meet in groups and individually with the Guidance Counsellor to look at options, opportunities, educational routes, and to complete career and psychometric assessments as part of their career development plan.

The Guidance Counsellor also plays a vital role in the pastoral care system in place for the wellbeing of the students. Often students experiencing difficulties or in need of some support will make contact with or be referred to the Guidance Counsellor for some additional support.

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