Career Guidance for Parents of Leaving Certs (Log in)


Orla Maguire

Orla Maguire The original price of this course was €140 but from speaking to parents since I launched this course, I have realised this price is too high for some families. I am a strong believer in equal access to guidance for all, despite a family's financial situation. For this reason I have amended the payment options below and ask you to pay what you feel is affordable for you and your family


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“Orla’s career guidance service has proven a very valuable service for my daughter and for us as her parents.  The 1 to 1 call with our daughter, the online videos and the monthly Q&A sessions were particularly informative.  Orla also provided information directly to us regarding specific queries we had. She has been resourceful to us in every aspect of career planning and the college application process.”



“We used Orla’s services recently – we were hugely impressed with her approachable and easy style, which is complemented by a thorough and professional approach. Her advice was well thought out, based on excellent analysis and clearly expressed. We left with a lot of really useful information and with a real sense of direction and focus. We are really grateful to Orla for her time, her work and for her skills – We would highly recommend her services”



Anyone studying for the leaving cert has their hands full, and it's not fair that they are asked to make difficult choices, without knowing what all their options are.

To make matters worse, career guidance is often overlooked and underfunded in our cash-strapped second level schools and colleges. Students and parents simply are not getting the support they need to make informed decisions. And so it's easy to feel a bit lost.

Believe it or not, the problem isn't "too many options". The problem is that parents and students don't know what their options are. Because there are loads of excellent options, and getting to know them doesn't need to be difficult.

For example, let's say your son has his heart set on studying multimedia in Dublin. But the course in DCU is 450 points. So now he's under pressure all year. What if he realised he could study multimedia at a college of further education for one year, and then go straight into second year at DCU?

The system isn't as complicated or unfair as many people think. 

The last year of secondary school should be fun. It should not be wasted worrying about the future. Because there are lots of ways to get to where you want to go. 

 On this short course, I will quickly take you through your options. There's loads of examples detailing multiple ways to get the qualification you want. And we'll also cover grants, scholarships and other ways of navigating this exciting time, financially.

I've taken the time to make the lessons as concise as they can be. There's approx 4.5 hours of lessons, broken up in short videos you can access quickly on any device. There's also support should you need it, so you can ask questions.


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When does it start?

The course is pre-recored and carefully edited to be as concise and fast as possible. Once registered, you can start right away. You can jump straight the most relevant topics for you and go through it at your own pace.

Due to limitations on how many students I can support at once, enrolment will be closed from time to time. 

Who is it for?

This course was designed for parents and guardians of leaving cert students. It is also relevant for students, or anyone aiming to go on to higher education, better understand their options or progress their career.   

How long does it take?

There is 4.5 hours of lesson content, broken up into short "bite-sized" videos, which you can watch when it suits you on any device.

Is there support?

This course covers everything you need, but if you'd like additional support, there are a number of support options available, including free monthly zoom calls.

How long do I have access for?

From when you purchase up until 1st Sept 2022

Can I get a discount?

I am very conscious of people who may not be in a position to pay the full amount for this course and it is my firm belief that everyone, regardless of financial means, should have access to good quality, impartial career guidance. If you feel the price of this course is not within your financial means, please get in touch to discuss a payment plan and/or discount.

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