Leaving Cert helpdesk open from Wednesday for students and parents

Trying to make sense of your Leaving Cert results? The Exam Helpline 2014, provided by the National Parents’ Council Post Primary (NPCpp), will open today Wednesday offering advice, information and support to Leaving Certificate students receiving their exam results.

Trying to make sense of your Leaving Cert results? The Exam Helpline 2014, provided by the National Parents’ Council Post Primary (NPCpp), will open today Wednesday offering advice, information and support to Leaving Certificate students receiving their exam results.

The 1800 265 165 Freephone helpline is open from 10am on results day, Wednesday, August 13, to take calls from students, parents and teachers seeking advice and information on what choices are available to students.

The Helpline is sponsored by eircom, supported by the Department of Education and Skills and staffed by members of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors. The Helpline received thousands of calls last year, helping students make informed decisions about the choices they face and their future career paths.

Those seeking advice, information or reassurance can contact the Helpline on 1800 265 165 and speak to experienced guidance counsellors. All queries on 3rd level courses, the points system, rechecks, repeats, CAO procedures, apprenticeships and further training options will be dealt with in a professional and confidential manner.

The Helpline is staffed by members of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors who are fully qualified in their field. In recent years calls to the helpline have increased which shows the need for the personal touch at the end of a phone line at a much pressurised time for students and their parents.

Commenting on Exam Helpline 2014 Don Myers, National Parents’ Council Post Primary President said, “We are delighted to once again provide this valuable resource for parents, students and teachers. It can be a very stressful time for parents and students as they work out their options, and speaking to a qualified Guidance Counsellor is an invaluable source of accurate and up to date information.