Cork City Adult Guidance Service (AEGI)


Cork City Adult Guidance Service

The Cork City Adult Guidance Service is a free, confidential information and educational guidance service. The service offers information, advice and guidance to adults who are making choices about their future. This service includes both information and guidance.


The drop in service in South Mall accommodates people with information and advice on education, careers and supports available to adults in the city including information on community education and literacy programmes. Each individual receives personal assistance from the Information Officer or will be referred to a Guidance Counsellor. When someone engages with the Information Officer they can be assured that the careers library and databases are up-to-date and continually tailored to the needs of the local clients. Information from the guidance service is a process of engagement and is often the beginning of the guidance journey. Clients can also access information by phone, email or in real time on courses and events by becoming a ‘Fan’ of our Facebook page at:


Guidance is provided on a one-to-one basis, where an individual is seen for approximately an hour initially in order to consider options. This includes:

  • Time for the client to tell their story while giving space for articulating ambitions, goals and achievements
  • A discussion about educational options ranging from literacy tuition to community education, further education or third level
  • The practical exercise of matching educational choices to future careers
  • Developing a career plan

The interventions used reflect the social, psychological, educational and economic aspects of the client’s situation. The approach is holistic; the client is met with respect and empathy. Group guidance is provided to a variety of groups including community organisations and agencies, on an outreach basis and is tailor made to the needs of the group.


Cork City Adult Guidance Service
22 South Mall, Cork
Tel : 021 490 7149
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Last Updated: Friday, 11-Jul-2014 11:54:11 IST