The role of Career Guidance in our rapidly-changing economy and labour market has never been more important. The aim of this course is to provide you with opportunities to develop the relevant skills, knowledge and experience needed for the variety of contexts where career guidance is offered. As well as providing you with a postgraduate qualification, the course is one of the QCG centres officially recognised and accredited by the Institute of Career Guidance.
The theory and practice of career guidance is central to the course, and you will have the opportunity to develop your interpersonal and professional skills by taking a placement in a school, college, Further Education or Higher Education, or a Connexions or Adult Guidance agency. The course is extremely well-connected to a wide variety of guidance providers as well as practitioners who are at the cutting edge of applied research.
Successful completion of the course will equip you to find employment as a guidance practitioner in the statutory services, Further Education and Higher Education institutions and various opportunities becoming more available in the voluntary and private sector.
* The Framework for Professional Practice, including ethics and values
* Career Guidance Theory and Policy, including theories of career choice and models of delivery
* Work Based Learning, including input that will develop your professionalism in organisations
* Research Methods (including evaluation) – a key way of ensuring the impact and relevance of the profession
* Working with Clients and Partnerships, including networking skills