HRC has a comprehensive Career Guidance and Counselling Service for Senior Cycle Students. The service includes:

  • A weekly class contact session with the Guidance Counsellor
  • Individual Career Interviews with Guidance Counsellor
  • Career Notice Boards
  • Career Information Lending Scheme
  • Annual talks for parents / students on CAO and Third Level / Apprenticeships / Other options
  • Individual meetings with parents by appointment
  • Career Projects in Leaving Cert 1
  • Visiting Speakers
  • Computer database with details of over 1,000 Third Level and Post -Leaving Cert. courses
  • Aptitude tests administered, scored and results interpreted

Junior Certificate Students are also helped to choose their subjects for Senior Cycle as well as being given general guidelines. An Information night is provided for parents and students so that well informed choices can be made.

The Guidance Counsellor attends monthly in-service meetings and keeps in regular contact with all 3rd level Education systems in Ireland and the U.K., as well as with FÁS / SOLAS, TEAGASC, FAILTE IRELAND and many other organisations.

Learning Support / Resource Training

Three specially trained teachers offer resource teaching to students who need particular educational help. The students are able to benefit from work in small groups.

Useful Links

Central Applications Office (CAO) –
Qualifax –
Nursing Careers –
Fetac –
Garda Siochána –
Irish Army –
Teagasc –
Tourism –
Higher Education Authority –
Careers Portal –
Career Directions –
Career News –
Solas –
Apprenticeships –
Safe Pass –
eCollege –