Sunday 16 June 2019

CAO offers: Expert help is only a phonecall away

Education Minister Richard Bruton answers a call to the helpline, with NPCpp president Geoffrey Browne. Photo: Caroline Quinn
Education Minister Richard Bruton answers a call to the helpline, with NPCpp president Geoffrey Browne. Photo: Caroline Quinn

The publication of CAO Round 1 offers may prompt questions for students and parents. If so, they should call the National Parents Council post primary (NPCpp) Helpline - 1800 265 165 - where guidance counsellors will deal with individual queries, providing support and advice on the range of issues that arise at this time. As well as members of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors, the grants agency, SUSI, will have a representative on hand to take calls.

The helpline is sponsored by the Irish Independent and the Department of Education and Skills and is supported by the GAA.

The opening hours of Helpline 2018

(1800 265 165)

  • Monday, August 20 - 8am to 7pm
  • Tuesday, August 21 - 8am to 7pm
  • Wednesday, August 22 - 10am to 1pm

To support the Helpline, the Irish Independent is hosting a live blog today, August 20, from 8am to 4pm. Visit www.independent.ie/caolive.

It is staffed by a member of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors and a representative of SUSI. It will be viewable until August 22.

Students Gavin Browne, Nicole Browne, Lainey Ward and Luke O’Shea at the launch of the 2018 National Parents Council Leaving Certificate Helpline, which is being hosted in Croke Park. Photo: Tony Gavin
Students Gavin Browne, Nicole Browne, Lainey Ward and Luke O’Shea at the launch of the 2018 National Parents Council Leaving Certificate Helpline, which is being hosted in Croke Park. Photo: Tony Gavin

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