Core Module Information
Module title: Educational and Vocational Guidance

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

Module code: SSC11116
Module leader: Peter Robertson
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Teacher Education


Description of module content:

This module is intended to develop an understanding of the skills and knowledge necessary to deliver effective career and educational counselling. A key element is developing awareness of the skills required to establish and sustain constructive working relationships with clients, and an awareness of approaches to identify and address their career development needs. You will be introduced to concepts derived from counselling psychology, coaching psychology and career learning, and consider their application to practice. You will have an opportunity to explore the difficult question of what makes guidance effective, and how it can be evaluated for purposes of reflective practice and service improvement.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Critically identify the range of skills required to establish, develop and maintain a professional relationship suited to the context, needs and characteristics of clients.
LO2: Compare, contrast, and critically analyse models of guidance, with consideration of individual, group and online settings.
LO3: Critically reflect on approaches to evaluate the effectiveness of guidance interventions.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 3, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Peter Robertson
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 50
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
Class Test 10 1 & 2 2 HOURS= 01.50
Project - Written 90 1,2 & 3 14/15 , WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 10
Component 2 subtotal: 90
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SSC11116 Educational and Vocational Guidance