Exam Helpline open to support Leaving Cert students

Are you uncertain about your Leaving Cert results and what they mean for you? The Exam Helpline 2017, provided by the National Parents’ Council Post Primary (NPCpp ) and sponsored by eir and the Irish Independent, is open offering confidential advice, information, and support to students receiving their results.

The (1800 ) 265165 freephone helpline is open to take calls from students and parents seeking advice and up to date information on what choices are available to students.

The helpline is open today (Thursday ) and tomorrow, well as Monday to Wednesday next week, after the release of CAO round one offers.

The helpline is staffed by members of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors. The helpline receives thousands of calls every year, giving expert advice to students to enable them to make informed choices about their future career paths and further education.

Those seeking advice, information or reassurance can contact the Helpline on (1800 ) 265 165 and speak to experienced guidance counsellors. All queries on third level courses, Leaving Cert appeals and repeats, CAO procedures, no offers, and financing your further education will be dealt with in a professional and confidential manner. 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 what can be a highly pressurised time for students and their parents.

Ross Mac Mahon, communications officer for the National Parents' Council Post Primary, said: “The helpline provides students and parents with live interactive one-to-one advice and guidance from professional counsellors. This is particularly valuable given the change in the points system this year.”

The helpline will be open from 10am to 7pm today; from 10am to 1pm tomorrow; from 8am to 7pm on Monday and Tuesday; and from 8am to 1pm on Wednesday.

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