Career Guidance


Educational Counselling:

This helps students explore choices with regard to subjects, courses and levels.

Developmental programmes explore motivation, improve study skills and examination technique.

Career Guidance:

This provides information on higher education, develops awareness of employment, the world of work, job-search preparation, and conducts psychometric testing of aptitudes and interests.

Students are seen individually and in small and class groups.

Career Resources and computer-aided guidance are available for research.

Personal Counselling:

Students are seen individually. Referrals may be made by parents, teachers or students.

Additional resources

In addition to the support and guidance students receive in school, there are a broad range of supports available to parents and students outside of the school gates when considering career options. To assist you in sourcing these supports, we have put together below some information on relevant websites, support organisations and careers fairs.

Important Dates

CAO important dates

Qualifax upcoming events dates

SEC Key dates


Researching courses online



Careers portal



Studying abroad




Student Grant

National career guidance resource which includes a Career Exploration toolbox, an Occupational Database, a CAO database and wizard along with facilities to search by employment sector, occupations and courses. 
A national database of all Third Level and Further Education courses. Includes links to college and other education / training websites along with detailed information on an extensive selection of careers and a Calendar of Career Events. 
Read about specific careers, look at photos of people at work or print out the information to keep. Alernatively you can explore the database based on the type of work you are interested in – e.g. social, scientific & technical etc. etc 
The site for the Central Applications Office which processes applications for the majority of first year undergraduate courses in higher education institutes in Ireland

 Programme designed to encourage primary and post-primary students to explore the world of science and engineering

Further helpful websites: (-details on grants and grant application)  (-applying for courses in U.K. colleges)

Study skills links: (open university study skills section)

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