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Counselling & Career Guidance

Counselling Service

A person may find themselves in a place at some point in their life where they could benefit from the help that Counselling /Psychotherapy can offer.

There may be times in life when we keep repeating a negative pattern no matter how much we try to avoid it, when life becomes a bit overwhelming, when it all seems a bit too much, when we are not sure where to turn for help and support.

Through Counselling/Psychotherapy a person can develop the capacity to resolve emotional, personal and relationship issues. Counselling/Psychotherapy can enable a person to develop a greater sense of self, self-awareness and new insights, which in turn can help a person to make encouraging and valued changes in their lives.

Career Guidance

We provide support and guidance to empower learners to make informed career decisions so that they can maximize their personal and professional development.

Progression routes to Higher Education
The Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS) gives learners the opportunity to use their QQI Level 5 or 6 major award to apply, through the CAO, for a place in the first year of a higher education programme. 

For those completing the Major Awards in Nursing Studies and Healthcare Support Programmes the Career Guidance Counsellor will support and guide you through the CAO form or UCAS for those wishing to apply to the UK.  

Calculator for Level 5 and 6 Awards: Points Calculator for Level 5 & 6  Points Calculator

The quota of places reserved for QQI /FET applicants on nursing courses in 2020 can be found at