St Brigid's College, Loughrea


Guidance: St. Brigid’s College, Loughrea

Abilities, Aptitudes and Interest Assessment Students get the opportunity to take free interest and personality tests on the “Self Assessment” section of during class time.

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1st Year

All 1st Years take the CAT4 Cognitive Abilities Test allowing the Guidance Department to assess their abilities and academic potential.

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Transition Year

Senior Students have the opportunity to take the COA Eirquest Interest Assessment as well as the Cambridge Profile Aptitudes Test.
The results of these assessments provide insight into suitable Senior Cycle subject choices and possible future career directions.


Educational and Vocational Guidance

In the Classroom

Students of all year groups receive Guidance as part of the Wellbeing Programme.

Listed are some of the websites used in the delivery of the Guidance Module:

Around the School

St. Brigid’s host unique Career and Employment Expos combining colleges and professionals from industry in the one setting to provide advice to our students. is used in class for researching subjects and college courses.

Students are prepared for open days and are shown all routes of progression upon graduating from St. Brigid’s College.

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1 To 1

All students can avail of 1 to 1 appointments with the Guidance Counsellor to discuss subject choices, careers or personal issues as required.


Information Events

The Careers and Guidance Department host the following annual information events:

  • October - Colleges Open Day’s
  • November- C.A.O. Information Evening
  • January – Cycle Against Suicide Student Congress
  • February - 3rd Year/TY Senior Subject Choices Information Evenings
  • April - Incoming 1st Year CAT4 Assessment


Personal Guidance

St. Brigid’s College is four times award winner of Ambassador School status for Cycle Against Suicide. This is a school based programme in which the school community complete various projects in the promotion of personal well-being, reminding everyone that “Its ok not to be ok; and its absolutely ok to ask for help” The following 5 steps must be completed in order to gain the award.

  • 1Mental Health Education
  • 2 Project Work
  • 3 Mental Health Week
  • 4 School’s go Orange
  • 5 Getting Active

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St. Brigids College has one full time Guidance Counsellor, Ms. Diane Charleton. Ms. Charleton welcomes any enquiries on or by phoning the school @ 091 841919 and leaving a message on the Guidance Extension which is Option 2

Contact Us
St Brigid's College, Loughrea
Co. Galway,

091 841 919

Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board
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