This Report covers the first two years’ work of the National Guidance Forum of Ireland that was established in 2004. It explains the background and work methods of the Forum and provides an overview of relevant research that informed its deliberations and conclusions/recommendations.
The Report sets out:
- a framework of the knowledge, skills and competences that enable citizens to manage their learning and work over their lifespan;
- a competence framework for guidance practitioners that enable them to assist citizens to acquire the knowledge, skills and competences to manage their learning and work;
- a code of principles to assure the quality of the guidance services provided and guidelines for the evaluation of such services; and
- proposals for national and local structures to ensure that there is a “joined-up” delivery of a lifelong guidance framework.
The Report also provides a summary of key national and EU policies for education, training and employment and of national and international reviews of policies for career guidance that provide a context for the Forum’s deliberations and conclusions.
Full details of the code of principles, of the competency framework, and of the research of Irish public perceptions of the existing guidance services can be found in the appropriate policy theme categories on the ICCDPP site.