Maynooth University Department of Adult and Community Education


Award Type and NFQ level : POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA (9)

CAO/PAC code : MHA55

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Closing Date : 30 June 2023

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Adult Guidance Counselling) is a professional training course for people working with adults in a guidance counselling setting, providing career information, guidance counselling and labour market services.

The course focuses on the development of the key communication and relationship skills and competencies that underpin the practice of Adult Guidance.

The course provides a critical engagement with the core concepts and ideas concerning marginalisation, exclusion and adult career development. Participants are encouraged to deepen their self-awareness and explore their career narratives and life histories.

Applicants must have a degree, professional diploma or equivalent qualification. Applicants will be expected to have a minimum of two years’ experience working with adults in a developmental setting and seeing a minimum of 6 clients on a regular basis. Applicants should have participated in training courses, workshops or individual session in the area of guidance, counselling and self-awareness.

Graduates can expect to work within Adult Guidance Services, Local Employment Services, Adult Disability Services, NGOs, Private Practice and Further and Higher Education.

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