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.
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
In addition to a minimum attendance of 80%, the following assessment methods will be employed on the course:
Service Network Audit
Participants will be expected to attend all workshops and participate fully in the group process and learning.
International & EU/EFTA Entry 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.
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