National Centre for Guidance in Education

  • Avoca House,

    189/193 Parnell Street,

    Dublin 1

    Eircode: D01 P6X2

  • Phone number: 00 353 1 8823815
  • Contact:


The National Centre for Guidance in Education is an agency of the Department of Education, with responsibility to support and develop guidance practice in all areas of education and to inform the policy of the Department in the field of guidance.

NCGE is responsible for informing the policy of the Department on matters relating to guidance. NCGE develop guidance materials, provides advice on good practice, support innovation and pilot projects, disseminate information to practitioners, organise continuing professional development and carry out a range of surveys and related research on guidance practice and needs.

NCGE also hosts the Euroguidance Centre Ireland and was the designated representative for the Department at the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network.

NCGE has organised Academia study visits since 1998 and has been involved in hosting study visits, liaising with local guidance practitioners and organisations.