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     IGC Documents

The following worksheets are based on the 2017 - 2018 CAO application process and are designed as a means of ensuring that all students are fully au fait with the rules and procedures around the CAO application system. Designed and provided by Beatrice Dooley, Guidance Counsellor and President of the IGC.


Click the following links to download the worksheets

Worksheet 1 General Introduction
Worksheet 2 CAO HBook pages 3-5
Worksheet 3 CAO HBook pages 9-10
Worksheet 4 CAO HBook pages 1–10
Worksheet 5 CAO HBook pages 11–13
Worksheet 6 CAO HBook pages 14–16
Worksheet 7 CAO HBook pages 17-19
Worksheet 8 CAO HBook pages 21-23

The following documents are from the IGC in response to recent labour market publications.

Review of Apprenticeship
Labour Market SubCommittee Submission to ForFas
Realising Opportunities A Vision for Further Education and Training

The IGC publication Guidance Counselling: Core Competencies & Professional Practice is available here

For more information and resources visit the IGC website.


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