Award Type and NFQ level : CERTIFICATE LEVEL 8

CAO/PAC code :

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Course Aims

The course will address the needs of those working in a guidance capacity with Adult Learners, unemployed and disadvantaged adults and those exploring career options.

It will introduce participants to models of labour market, educational guidance and will begin to explore the theoretical principles which underpin good practice.

Workshop Themes

Adult Development and the Guidance process

Models of Adult Guidance

Applied Guidance Skills

Support Systems, Contracts and Boundaries

Change, Transition and Loss

Understanding Aggression and Conflict

Developing a Quality of Work Life

Endings and Evaluation

Assessment Procedures

In addition to a minimum attendance of 80%, the following assessment methods will be employed on the course:

   Learning Journal


Case Study

Service Network Audit


Participants will be expected to attend all workshops and participate fully in the group process and learning.

Course Duration: The course will be delivered in an open learning format incorporating home based distance learning

International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements

Mature Students

Admission Requirements

Participants will have a minimum of 6–8 months experience of working directly with clients in an adult guidance and counselling context. The course will be particularly suitable for those who want to develop and enhance their applied and theoretical understanding of adult guidance and counselling and labour market services. It will enable participants to develop the appropriate skills and knowledge to access the Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Adult Guidance and Counselling) – subject to selection process.

Additional Information

Course Duration and Delivery

The course will be delivered in an open learning format incorporating home based distance learning materials and workshops.

Home based support materials = 100 hours

Seven x 2 day workshops = 100 hours

Please apply using our On Line application system HERE

For further information please contact Maggie Noone at  01-7083752  Email:

An Easy Payment Option is available upon registration


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