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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.



NPCPP Leaving Cert Helpline 2019


NPCPP Leaving Cert Helpline 2019

For many students, parents and guardians a new phase of life is about to begin. With the Leaving Cert results on the horizon new questions about what lies ahead are bound to arise. Help and advice is at hand.

The National Parents Council Post Primary’s free phone (1800 265 165) and online service
(helpline@npcpp.ie) will provide Leaving Cert students and their parents/guardians with professional and confidential one-to-one support, advice and guidance, all manned by experienced Guidance Counsellors dealing with topics such as the points system, rechecks, repeats, CAO procedures and further training options and more.

Mr Joe McHugh TD. Minister for Education and Skills, commented “It is an honour to be asked to help promote the great work of the National Parents Council Post Primary to make sure that young students have a place they can call for advice and someone to listen. If I had one simple message it’d be this – your exam results are only one step in what I hope will be a rewarding journey to a career and through life.”

Mai Fanning, NPCPP President has these words for students:“Be proud of how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey.

HELPLINE 1800-265-165

Tuesday 13th August  10am – 7pm
Wednesday 14th August 10am – 7pm
Thursday 15th August  1pm – 7pm
Friday 16th August  8am – 7pm
Saturday 17th August  9am – 1pm

Online support @ www.independent.ie/caolive from

Tuesday 13th August  9am – 4pm
Thursday 15th August  1pm - 7pm


Wednesday 14th August 10am - 7pm
Friday 16th August  8am – 7pm
Saturday 17th August  9am – 1pm

This service also provides professional and confidential one to one support, advice and guidance on LC, LCA, LCVP, VTOS, QQI results, CAO, Traineeships, Internships, Apprenticeships and Gap Years and advice on how to access SUSI and the SEC Candidate Self Service Portal
( https://www.examinations.ie/candidate-portal/)

The Leaving Cert Helpline 1800-265-165 is sponsored by the Department of Education and Skills, Irish Independent and Independent.ie. It is supported by Institute of Guidance Counsellors, the GAA, State Examinations Commission and SUSI.

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