Careers Counselling


Careers Counselling

Careers counselling elearning course -Learn, study and work in Career Counselling
 
Course Code BPS202
Qualification Statement of Attainment
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 100 Hours

 
Course Information

Learning Cloud student comment:  "I have really improved my knowledge in this field.  It has also given me the confidence to start my own small business in private Careers Counselling.  The presentation allowed the course to become very accessible and practical.  Even for those with a lower level in English like me." Charles Mboning, Republic of Cameroon - Careers Counselling.


"In the modern day, many people do not have a “job for life”. People change jobs and retrain throughout their lives. This course considers how we support people leaving school, college and university to decide on their future, find jobs, undertake training and so on. But also how we support the adult who wishes to retrain, return to work after maternity leave or redundancy. This course provides students with an interesting career option in the current economic climate." Tracey Jones, B.Sc. (Hons) (Psychology), M.Soc.Sc (social work), DipSW (social work), PGCE (Education), PGD (Learning Disability Studies), ACS Tutor

 Starting or changing a career can be quite a challenge. Without help, a person can easily become discouraged or overwhelmed. If you want to help others (or yourself) make sound career decisions and set realistic career goals, this course will set you on that path.

Careers Counselling involves more than just finding work for people.

Among other things, Careers Counselling may involve helping people:

  • identify the best job for their skills and interests

  • find any job to meet their personal and financial needs

  • find a better or more appropriate job for their situation

  • achieve job satisfaction through appropriate choices

  • plan and cope with career changes

  • better adapt to the workplace

  • improve their potential for advancement in the workplace

  • identify new career possibilities when circumstances change.

To be able to assist a person to understand:

  • the diverse nature of employment opportunities

  • the requirements for success in different types of jobs

  • reasons that people hire and fire employees

  • workplace conditions including contract law, industrial relations systems, health and safety issues, ethics useful contacts among employers, government departments, funding bodies, professional associations, industry experts, etc

  • factors that hinder or promote a person’s job-seeking effectiveness

  • trends in the local job market.

A good Careers Counsellor must be impartial and objective.

Learn more about the employment industry and about ways to help others (or yourself) develop and pursue a career path that is both achievable and appropriate.

Career Counselling is also a valuable addition to your teaching, counselling, management, life-coaching, or community services qualification. It can improve parents' ability to help their children choose suitable career paths, or student's ability to plan their own career or career change.

"In the modern day, many people do not have a “job for life”. People change jobs and retrain throughout their lives. This course considers how we support people leaving school, college and university to decide on their future, find jobs, undertake training and so on. But also how we support the adult who wishes to retrain, return to work after maternity leave or redundancy. This course provides students with an interesting career option in the current economic climate." Tracey Jones, B.Sc. (Hons) (Psychology), M.Soc.Sc (social work), DipSW (social work), PGCE (Education), PGD (Learning Disability Studies), ACS Tutor

Lesson Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction ...Scope & Nature of the Industry
    • Definitions: career, careers counselling, counselling
    • Broad employment options
    • Services offered in the employment industry
    • Assmptions about career counselling practices
    • Cross cultural careers counselling
       
  2. Nature of Careers ...What is a career, what makes it successful?
    • Introduction
    • Elements of career building and job seeking
    • Factors contributing to career success
    • Realistic expectations
    • Range of options
    • Persistence
    • Case study
       
  3. Careers Advice Resources ...Brochures, Publications, Web Sites
    • Employer considerations: qualifications, experience,personality, age, adaptability, productivity, etc
    • Case study
       
  4. Career Services ....Where can people get help (Social Services, Work Experience, Education)
    • Career counselling services
    • Careers and vocational guidence
    • Vocational planning
    • Setting goals
    • Job seeking supportJob seeking strategies
    • Other services
       
  5. Developing Counselling Skills
    • Key areas for career counselling
    • Helping clients focus on reality
    • Helping clients identify opportunities
    • Helping clients consider all elements
    • Overcoming resistance from clients
    • Listening skills
    • Questioning skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Essential reality checks
    • Improving clients predictive ability
       
  6. Conducting a Counselling Session
    • Why people come to a career counsellor
    • Strategies to develop trust
    • A career counselling session
    • Individuals who know the job they want
    • Psychometric testing for individuals still choosing a career
    • Types of psychological tests that may be used
    • Referring people elsewhere
       
  7. Counselling Students and School Leavers (with little work experience)
    • Understanding youth
    • Career counselling for adolescents
    • Assisting indecisive teenagers
    • Career counselling for students
    • Giving advice on study
    • Choosing a course
    • Workshops for students
    • Workshops for university students
    • Resources for counselling students
       
  8. Counselling Adults (inexperienced or facing career change)
    • Identifying adult needs The training program
    • Advice and support during job hunting
    • Course of action
    • Career changing
    • Easiest paths to career change
    • Challenging path to career change
    • Starting a business
    • Case study
    • Writing a business plan
       
  9. Job Prospecting
    • Ways of finding work
    • Supporting clients decisions
    • Prospecting for work
    • Tips on getting a job
    • Writing resumes (CV's)
    • Preparing for a job interview
       
  10. Nurturing and growing a career once it has started
    • Getting a job is only the first step in a career
    • Self management for business people
    • Marketing and pricing
    • Case study
    • Advising clients about career advancement

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Aims

  • Identify people and organisations that offer career advice or support and the services they offer.
  • Distinguish successful from unsuccessful careers, and prepare for anticipated changes in the workplace.
  • Develop skills that will enhance your ability to guide others in the establishment or development of a career.
  • Plan and execute an effective counselling session
  • Explain strategies for dealing with the needs of inexperienced young people.
  • Identify and meet the needs of inexperienced adults or those facing career change.
  • Explain how and where to find employment in the job market.
  • Describe the need to nurture and grow a career and plan for change.

What You Will Do

  • Undertake research into the scope and nature of employment services and service providers in your region or locality
  • Research a career area to identify the kind of work involved, requirements, who offers it, trends etc
  • Role play a counselling session to practise and evaluate your skills in helping a client with an issue
  • Conduct research to improve your understanding of what careers counselling entails
  • Plan a careers counselling session, including the session goal, timeframe, and anticipated issues
  • Discuss career concerns with young people who are leaving or have recently left secondary school
  • Discuss with adults their experiences of career change
  • Plan strategies to assist young and adult clients deal with common and important identified issues.
Student support

We live in a society where the pressures of daily living are high with financial expenses, personal and work commitments, and mortgage and rental obligations. Then there are the unexpected life challenges that also get thrown our way. With this in mind the thought of taking on study can be daunting for most people. Here at Learning Cloud we understand that life doesn’t run in a straight line it has many ups and downs.

As an enrolled student at Learning Cloud, you are entitled to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Services Unit. These supports are designed to walk beside you throughout your studies they will assist you in life’s ups and downs to provide you the best opportunity to successfully complete your chosen course.

STUDENT SERVICES PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

  • Careers Counselling Service
  • General Counselling Service
  • Disability Liaison Service
  • Retention & Engagement Service
  • Student Activities
  • Accommodation
  • E Counselling
  • Your-Tutor
  • Parent support
  • Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP)

Call our student support today on 0800 000 361 or Email Faculty

Get more information

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How will this course advance my career?

Learning Cloud programs have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks and Real-world exercises are used throughout the program.

Studies prove, time and again, that college-educated workers earn more than those with only a high school qualification. College graduates often enjoy additional benefits, including greater job opportunities and promotions. Though the proof for greater earning potential exists, some might wonder whether the cost of the education warrants the overall expense in the long run.

College Graduate vs. Non-Graduate Earnings

The National Centre for Education Statistics (NCES) analyses employee earnings data biennially, according to education level. Findings indicate that workers with a qualification earn significantly more than those without. Since the mid-1980s, education has played a large part in potential wages, with bachelor's degree holders taking home an average of 66% more than those with only a high school diploma do. While college-educated workers' wages have increased over the past two decades, those with only a high school education have seen decreases in annual salaries in the same time period (nces.ed.gov).

How else will I benefit from studying with Learning Cloud?

  • Studying online or distance means you can study where you want and at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on learning.
  • All course materials are provided and all digital platforms are interactive, work on any device and designed to be fun.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning or Skills Recognition may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.

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