Thursday 27 April 2017

Helpline for Leaving results and CAO advice

At the launch of the NPCpp Helpline 2016 were (from left): Betty McLaughlin, president of the
Institute of Guidance Counsellors; Philip McGauran, sponsorship manager, Eir; Katherine
Donnelly, Education Editor, Irish Independent; Richard Bruton, Minister for Education; Paul
Mooney, president of the NPCpp; and Lynda O’Shea, NPCpp Photo: Steve Humphreys
At the launch of the NPCpp Helpline 2016 were (from left): Betty McLaughlin, president of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors; Philip McGauran, sponsorship manager, Eir; Katherine Donnelly, Education Editor, Irish Independent; Richard Bruton, Minister for Education; Paul Mooney, president of the NPCpp; and Lynda O’Shea, NPCpp Photo: Steve Humphreys
Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

Leaving Certificate results are out on August 17. As usual, the National Parents Council post-primary (NPCpp) Helpline will be open to offer advice.

The Helpline is sponsored by the Irish Independent, the Department of Education and Skills and Eir and is staffed by members of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors.

A representative of the grants agency Susi will also be on hand to answer students' and parents' queries.

The release of the results, followed on August 22 by CAO round one offers, can be a confusing time and the Helpline provides invaluable support, helping individuals to make informed decisions.

Last year's record 2,500 calls, involving more than 5,000 separate queries, could rise further in 2016, reflecting the increase in exam candidates and the greater variety of options, including apprenticeships, for school-leavers.

Helpline 2016 will be open for six days and Independent.ie will run a blog featuring the hashtag #indoexams.

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