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I need help making a decision about what course is right for me

Many people are unsure of where to start when returning to education and often the first step is the hardest. The Adult Education Guidance and Information Services delivered by the Education and Training Boards (ETBs) provide information and guidance on learning options. The service:

  • Supports people to explore their Further Education and Training (FET) options while developing a personal progress plan

  • May offer support regarding dyslexia and psychometric testing 
  • Provides one-to-one educational guidance, information on local and national courses, help with college applications and information on funding sources

  • Is available to people over 18 years of age (and to those over 16 years, who are not in full-time education)

  • Gives priority to those who are currently unemployed

  • Provides a professional service that is free and confidential

Contacts for these services can be found on the websites of the Adult Guidance Association and the National Centre for Guidance in Education. All local services remain open and freely available during the current COVID-19 emergency. You can contact your local service directly to find out how best to communicate and get guidance.

If you are looking for web-based guidance tools Careers Portal has useful information and advice, as well as many career sector videos.

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