28 Nov 2021

Helpline launched for Leaving Cert students


For many students, parents and guardians a new phase of life is about to begin.

With the Leaving Cert results on the horizon new questions about what lies ahead are bound to arise.

Help and advice is at hand.

 The National Parents Council Post Primary’s free phone (1800 265 165) and online service ( will provide Leaving Cert students and their parents/guardians with professional and confidential one-to-one support, advice and guidance, all manned by experienced Guidance Counsellors dealing with topics such as the points system, rechecks, repeats, CAO procedures and further training options and more.

Mr Joe McHugh TD. Minister for Education and Skills, commented “It is an honour to be asked to help promote the great work of the National Parents Council Post Primary to make sure that young students have a place they can call for advice and someone to listen.

"If I had one simple message it’d be this – your exam results are only one step in what I hope will be a rewarding journey to a career and through life.”  

Mai Fanning, NPCPP President has these words for students:

“Be proud of how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey."



HELPLINE 1800-265-165               

Tuesday 13th August                     10am – 7pm      

Wednesday 14th August              10am – 7pm      

Thursday 15th August                      1pm – 7pm      

Friday 16th August                           8am – 7pm      

Saturday 17th August                      9am – 1pm      


Online support

@ from

Tuesday 13th August                     10am – 4pm      

Thursday 15th August                    10am - 4pm  

Wednesday 14th August              10am – 7pm      

Friday 16th August                           8am – 7pm      

Saturday 17th August                      9am – 1pm      



This service also provides professional and confidential one to one support, advice and guidance on LC, LCA, LCVP, VTOS, QQI results, CAO, Traineeships, Internships, Apprenticeships and Gap Years and advice on how to access SUSI and the SEC Candidate Self Service Portal

( candidate-portal/)


The Leaving Cert Helpline 1800-265-165 is sponsored by the Department of Education and Skills, Irish Independent and It is supported by Institute of Guidance Counsellors, the GAA, State Examinations Commission and SUSI


To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.