Outlined below are some examples of website resources. Local Adult Guidance Services will normally develop their own list of favoured educational resources including local, national and international websites, which respond to their own needs.
aontas.com AONTAS, The Irish National Association for Adult Education promotes adult education as a key to lifelong learning, influences the development of policy and represents the voice of adult learners at national level
ahead.ie Association for Higher Education Access & Disability (AHEAD) provides information, training and research on higher education issues for people with disabilities
Bluebrick.ie allows learners to search for, to compare and to apply online for a range of programmes and modules available on a flexible basis within a range of higher education course providers in Ireland
http://www.cao.ie/ Central Applications Office (CAO) - The Central Applications Office processes applications for undergraduate courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
cegnet.co.uk An online community in the UK for teachers, careers professionals and supporters of career development to share news and resources.
Career Service pages of the websites of Higher Education Institutions in Ireland:
http://careers.nuim.ie/ – NUI Maynooth
www.ucd.ie/careers/ - University College Dublin
www.tcd.ie/Careers/students/ - Trinity College Dublin
www.dcu.ie/students/careers/index.shtml - Dublin City University
www.ul.ie/careers - University of Limerick
http://www.nuigalway.ie/career-development-centre/ - NUI Galway
http://www.ait.ie/careersoffice/ - Athlone Institute of Technology
http://www.ioti.ie/ - Insitutes of Technology Ireland
careersportal.ie/ CareersPortal brings together a wide range of career related information aimed at career seekers and career guidance professionals.
http://www.education.ie/en/ - The Department of Education and Skills (DES) - is the government department with responsibility for education and training in Ireland.
http://www.iua.ie/ Irish Universities Association (IUA) The representative body for Ireland’s seven universities, the IUA develops strategy and policy to advance third and fourth level education and research.
gradireland.com/careers-report Gradireland Careers Report reveals strengths and skills, pinpoints graduate jobs and careers that may suit you, together with a positive plan of action
GradIreland videos: http://www.youtube.com/gradireland for a range of helpful videos
gradpublicjobs.ie is part of the web established and market leading www.publicjobs.ie and it offers a dedicated and dynamic information portal tailored for graduates seeking information about career opportunities in the Public Service
gradireland.com/irelands100 Ireland’s 100 leading graduate employers
http://www.hea.ie/ - Higher Education Authority (HEA) The HEA has a statutory responsibility for the effective governance and regulation of higher education institutions and the higher education system.
iheqnie Irish Higher Education Quality Network (IHEQN)
Forum for the discussion of quality assurance / quality improvement issues amongst the principal national stakeholders involved in the quality assurance of higher education and training in Ireland.
learningireland.ie is a one-stop shop for information about all types of education in Ireland
Mature Student Directory of Irish Third Level Institutions Network of Irish Mature Student Officers (NIMSO) www.tc.ie/Trinity_Access/directory_maturestudents2006.pdf
http://www.momentumskills.ie/ - MOMENTUM funds the provision of free education and training projects to 6,500 jobseekers to gain skills and to access work opportunities in identified growing sectors.
nala.ie National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) is concerned with the development of policy, advocacy and research and offers advisory services in adult literacy work in Ireland NALA's website
http://www.literacytools.ie/ offers a range of print and online exercises and games as well as tutor resources
ncge.ie National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE)
onestepup.ie/ One Step Up helps you to discover your education and training options, find a learning event near you or be inspired by adult learner stories
postgradireland.com for a range of helpful information on post-graduate opportunities.
prospects.ac.uk/ is the UK's Official Graduate Website
qualifax.ie is the National Learners' Database of course and career information
QQI is responsible for the external quality assurance of further and higher education and training (including English language provision) and validates programmes and makes awards for certain providers in these sectors. QQI is also responsible for the maintenance, development and review of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). - See more at: http://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Agencies/Quality-and-Qualifications-Ireland-QQI-.html#sthash.EF1r0K9y.dpuf
Research careers in Ireland and Europe: see http://www.euraxess.ie/
http://www.skillnets.ie/ - Skillnets actively supports and works with businesses in Ireland to address their current and future skills needs.
springboardcourses.ie The Springboard Initiative in Higher Education offers free courses at certificate, degree and Master’s level leading to qualifications in areas where there are employment opportunities in the economy
studentfinance.ie has information on financial support for further and higher education
www.susi.ie SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) is the single national Awarding Authority for all new student grant applications