Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Career Counselling, Coaching and Development

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

Module code: CRG11128
Module leader: Susan Meldrum
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module is intended to develop the advanced skills, techniques and understanding necessary to deliver effective career guidance services to individuals and groups both face to face and through digital modes of delivery.
You will learn how to apply more advanced counselling and coaching models to your developing practice with individual clients to enable you to identify and address their career learning and development needs.
You will also learn how to apply learning theory and group counselling concepts to your practice with groups of clients. You will become more skilled at designing and delivering interactive group work which meets the needs of your learners.
Your practical skills will be developed by background reading, observing experienced practitioners, using role-play, feedback on performance, discussion and reflecting on practice.
There will also be a focus on developing the knowledge and skills to design an integrated guidance system which is able to blend the delivery of a suite of one-to-one, group and digital services.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1:Critically apply a range of skills to establish, develop and maintain a one-to-one professional relationship suited to the context, needs and characteristics of clients which addresses their career development needs.
LO2:Critically apply a range of skills to plan, design, deliver and evaluate group work that is responsive to the needs of the target audience and maximises learning.
LO3:Design a career service delivery model which integrates a suite of one-to-one, group and digital services.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, 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:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The emphasis is on developing practical skills, supported by an understanding of the underpinning theoretical models of guidance and counselling and learning and being able to critique their application, [LO1, 2 and 3].
On campus you will receive face to face teaching; remote learning students will access lecturers via WebEx to introduce you to the skills and concepts in this module. If you are a remote learner work place assessors will offer opportunities for practice interviews. [LO1, LO2]
Learning materials will also be available on Moodle.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment for the practical element will take the form of role play interviews and group work peer observation. Tutors and peers will offer feedback to you to aid the learning process. For remote learners work place assessors will offer opportunities for practice interviews and group work. [LO1, LO2]
You will then be coached individually to develop your practice, across a minimum of three separate one-to-one career counselling events and one group work with real clients. This allows for the progressive development of practice skills.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will be by direct observation or audio recording of your performance. This facilitates rapid learning through tutor feedback reinforcing reflection. [LO1,LO2]
LO1 1-1 practical skills will be assessed during weeks 5-12 (25%)
LO2 Group work skills will be assessed during weeks 5-12 (25%)

In week 14 of trimester 2 this will be reviewed and feedback provided to support students in preparation for their summative written assignment. (50%). This is an essay which focuses on the design of a career service delivery model which integrates a suite of one-to-one, group and digital services. [LO3].

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Online Guided independent study 10
Online Practical classes and workshops 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 25 1 12 HOURS= 06.00
Practical Skills Assessment 25 2 12 HOURS= 06.00
Essay 50 3 14/15 , WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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