Leaving Cert support helpline

The National Parents Council Post Primary (NPCpp) this week launched EXAM HELPLINE 2011, the annual Exam Helpline which offers information and advice to students receiving their Leaving Certificate results. Sponsored by eircom, the Irish Independent and supported by the Department of Education and Skills, this year’s Exam Helpline opens from 8am on results day, Wednesday, August 17 and will be staffed by members of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors.

The National Parents Council Post Primary (NPCpp) this week launched EXAM HELPLINE 2011, the annual Exam Helpline which offers information and advice to students receiving their Leaving Certificate results. Sponsored by eircom, the Irish Independent and supported by the Department of Education and Skills, this year’s Exam Helpline opens from 8am on results day, Wednesday, August 17 and will be staffed by members of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors.

Available to all students receiving their Leaving Cert results, the Exam Helpline is operated by fully-qualified and experienced Guidance Counsellors. Students, parents and teachers alike can call the Exam Helpline for information and advice on all 3rd level courses, the points system, rechecks, repeats, CAO procedures, apprenticeships and further training.

Commenting on EXAM HELPLINE 2011, Rose Tully, Helpline Co-ordinator, “The NPCpp is once again delighted to be involved with this important initiative in conjunction with our sponsors, eircom, the Irish Independent and the Department of Education and Skills. We encourage students and indeed their parents to call the helpline to obtain support from the fully qualified members of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors”.

Carolan Lennon, Chief Commercial Officer, eircom said “Results day is a big day in every student’s life and eircom is delighted to support the NPCpp in providing this valuable service to help students make informed decisions about the range of options and choices available to them.

There are so many important questions students face when they receive their results and the Helpline is a valuable resource to help them work through what can be a very stressful time”.

Katherine Donnelly, Education Correspondent, The Irish Independent commented, “With jobs so tight, it’s necessary that students follow the right career path. The helpline will provide invaluable information and reassurance to assist them make up their minds about which way to go.”

It is expected that thousands of queries from all over the country will be handled by the helpline. Students can contact the Exam Helpline on 1800 265 165.

The opening hours of HELPLINE 2011 are:

Wednesday, 17th August: 8.00am to 7.00pm

Thursday, 18th August: 8.00am to 7.00pm

Friday, 19th August 10.00am to 3.00pm

Monday, 22nd August: 8.00am to 7.00pm

Tuesday, 23rd August: 8.00am to 7.00pm