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St. Mac Dara’s Community College provides a comprehensive Guidance and Counselling service to all members of the school community.

Click the link below to access our School Guidance Website:

http://www.careersportal.ie/careerguidance/office.php?school_id=187

 

The Guidance and Counselling service helps students to develop an awareness and acceptance of their talents and abilities. It involves the full range of interventions which help students make choices about their lives.

The main aim of Guidance and Counselling at St. Mac Dara’s Community College is to provide a variety of services in three main areas:

  • Personal and Social Guidance. Facilitating the transfer of knowledge and skills relating to a student’s personal and social development. This area empowers students to make decisions, solve problems and change behaviour.

 

  • Educational Guidance: Assisting in decision making, motivation, learning and examination techniques and with choices in subjects, courses and levels. Aptitude, ability, interest and other assessment tools are used to assist the student in the decision making process.

 

  • Career Guidance: Assisting in decision making related to the choices of further and higher education, training courses and employment opportunities. The guidance service explores job seeking skills, work and other life roles.

The Guidance and Counselling service consults with teachers, parents, learning support and management in the planning of the guidance programme. The Guidance Counsellors have an advocacy role on behalf of students with outside agencies, employers and third level institutions.

The Guidance and Counselling service supports students learning to cope with many aspects of their personal, social, educational and career development.

 

Useful Websites for Further Information:

 

Careers Portal   http://www.careersportal.ie

CAO On-line Application System Central Applications Office              http://www.cao.ie

Qualifax Careers Database           www.qualifax.ie

Career Directions     www.careerdirections.ie

Day Courses Guide to Ireland’s Universities                  http://www.daycourses.com

UK Universities and Colleges Admissions Service      http://www.ucas.ac.uk/

Equity of Access to Higher Education     www.accesscollege.ie

Student Finance      http://www.studentfinance.ie/

Further Education and Training Awards Council          http://www.fetac.ie

Higher Education and Training Awards Council           http://www.hetac.ie

Training and Employment Authority       http://www.fas.ie

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St Mac Dara’s Careers Portal

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Please follow the link below to access the college careers portal. http://www.careersportal.ie/careerguidance/office.php?school_id=187