Guidance

Introduction

Guidance and counselling aims to help students to develop an awareness and acceptance of their talents and abilities; to explore possibilities and opportunities; to grow in independence and to take responsibility for themselves; to make informed choices about their lives and to follow through on those choices.

The Counselling service which has at its core the empowerment of students to make decisions, to address behavioural issues, and to develop and enhance coping strategies. This is central to Loreto College Cavan’s Guidance programme and it is offered to students on an individual basis and occasionally as part of a group when required.

The Guidance and Counselling service at Loreto College Cavan strives to assist students in making informed decisions about their future work and study options; and helping students in terms of their overall well-being. Central to this service is the development in learners of self-management skills that will lead to appropriate choices and decisions about their lives.

Services

  • Counselling (personal, career, and educational) of students.
  • Assisting in the personal and social development of students.
  • The administration and interpretation of psychological testing.
  • The Management of all relevant College Choice/Career Information.
  • Engaging in ongoing consultation with parents, staff and the wider school community.
  • Vocational Preparation (job search skills, work experience) of students.
  • Referrals of students to external agencies (where appropriate).
  • Assisting in the transition of students both into & out of Post primary education.

Useful Links

www.cao.ie Central applications office
www.ucas.com (UK College Application System)
www.qualifax.ie (National Courses Database, Career information & Open day listings)
www.careersportal.ie (Broad spectrum of information on careers, courses and colleges)
www.fetac.ie (Further Education and Training information)

Useful Resources