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The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) has developed a draft curriculum framework for guidance in post-primary education, which offers an outline of a range of learning experiences for students in the areas of Personal Guidance, Educational Guidance and Career Development.
The framework reflects the importance of a balanced approach to guidance provision, both in terms of the coverage of a broad range of topics and skills, and in terms of student access to guidance across all the years of post-primary education. The draft curriculum framework for guidance is neither a school guidance programme nor a guidance plan; its purpose is to provide support for schools in developing student access to appropriate guidance.
The NCCA will conduct a consultation on the discussion document shortly. This will involve circulation of the document and a questionnaire/response sheet to all post-primary schools, and to a wide range of bodies (statutory and non-statutory) with an interest in this area. The consultation period will extend for a period of six weeks following the dissemination of the documentation and full details will be available on this website.
In the meantime, if you would like to download a copy of the draft curriculum framework you may do so from the home page.