Core Module Information
Module title: Contemporary Guidance Practice

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CRG11123
Module leader: Susan Meldrum
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Teacher Education


Description of module content:

This module will examine contemporary approaches to career guidance practice and the move towards the professionalisation of the sector. The development of reflective professionalism and ethical awareness will be key to this module and you will develop this through learning about models of reflective practice and applying such approaches to your practice to both impact your client’s ongoing career development and your own professional practice.
You will take part in discussion, debate and interaction between fellow students and practitioners in the workplace to develop skills to begin to operate as an autonomous reflective practitioner, integrating information from diverse sources to refine your professional practice and incorporate the values and ethics of the profession into your practice.
The module content will include – Gaining an understanding of the term professionalism and the implication of a move towards the professionisation of the career guidance sector on your developing practice. Being able to develop and critique your own digital literacy skills and use a range of digital career development platforms. Understanding how to engage in constructive professional dialogue and incorporate mentoring and supervision into your practice. Examining different forms of training and development and the impact of engaging in continuous professional development to your practice. Considering how evidence based practice can inform your professional reflection.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically analyse models of reflective practice and codes of professional ethics and reflect on the impact of such approaches on the development of own values, attitudes and beliefs as well as your clients.
LO2: Develop and critique a range of digital literacy skills to enable you and your clients to manage their career.
LO3: Critically reflect on own development as a practitioner, making use of mentoring , feedback, engaging in constructive professional dialogue, and taking into account evidence based practice.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Susan Meldrum
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Online Guided independent study 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 168
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 50 1 & 3 14/15 , WORDS= 1500
Essay 50 1, 2 & 3 14/15 , WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CRG 11123 Contemporary Guidance Practice