career guidance

Guidance Service

Guidance refers to a range of learning experiences provided in a developmental sequence, designed to assist students to make choices about their lives and to make transitions consequent on these choices.

The Guidance Department in Athlone Community College is a part of the Student Support Service. Guidance provides this suppport in the following areas;


  • Personal and social skills
  • Problem solving
  • Self-Awareness
  • Decision Making
  • Planning


  • Employment awareness
  • Educational choices
  • Training choices
  • Job getting Skills
  • Career Growth Skills


  • Subject choice
  • Course choice
  • Study skills
  • Exam skills

Some of the services we provide in Athlone Community College are:

  • Guidance
  • Counselling
  • Career Library
  • Career Events
  • Internet resources
  • Computer Assisted Guidance
  • The Guidance Counsellor works alongside other staff members, parents and professionals outside the school setting to provide a service to meet student needs.