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Structures

Organisational Structures

 

FAQs

How is AEGI funded?

Adult guidance is currently funded by SOLAS (An tSeirbhís Oideachais Leanúnaigh agus Scileanna) which is a new Further Education and Training Authority operating under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills

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What is the difference between AEGI and AEGS?

The AEGI is the DES Initiative including the national structures and all stakeholders.  The Adult Educational Guidance Service (AEGS) is the common name used for the provision of the AEGI service at local level.

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What is the role of NCGE?

NCGE has a key role in co-ordinating and supporting the development of adult guidance and has facilitated the work of the adult guidance services throughout their development. The Centre undertakes training needs analyses on a regular basis and supports the services through staff development and in-service CPD. It provides a framework for networking with other agencies.

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What is the role of the Adult Educational Guidance Association of Ireland (AEGAI)?

The Adult Education Guidance Association was set up in 2001 to represent the staff working in the adult educational guidance services. In 2007 the AEGA was renamed the Adult Educational Guidance Association of Ireland. The AEGAI represents AEGI staff on the NCGE Board of Management, at meetings with the Trade Unions, DES and ETBI.

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What is the role of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors (IGC)?

The Institute of Guidance Counsellors is the professional body representing over 1,200 guidance practitioners working in second and third level education, in adult guidance services, private practice and in other settings. On behalf of its members and their clients, the Institute has a liaison and advocacy role with Government Departments, management and trade union organisations, national parent bodies, higher and further education institutions and employment and training agencies. All members are bound by the IGC Code of Ethics.

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Who is my employer?

SOLAS (An tSeirbhís Oideachais Leanúnaigh agus Scileanna) provides funding to the ETBs and WIT to manage an adult educational guidance service in their organisation. Under this fund, staff must be employed under DES circular terms and conditions. The ETBs and WIT are therefore the employers. However, NCGE, advises and supports the managing agencies in relation to the guidance programme of the individual Services.

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