Career Coaching (Information, Advice and Guidance)

FULLY BOOKED This three day online course is suitable for anyone working with students and graduates, who is interested in incorporating coaching skills and strategies into career planning implementation.

Coaching skills are relevant to so many of our activities – from job search and placement support to enterprise advice and to long guidance discussions.

The learning will focus on key aspects of coaching such as establishing a working alliance, goal setting and effective use of questions. It will also introduce participants to models of practice and coaching tools and techniques, perhaps not so familiar in guidance settings. Participants will be challenged to consider their own professional practice and how coaching will fit with their current role and activities. This is achieved through interactive exercises and case studies, supported by individual reflection. The course will also involve discussions with real students.

This is not a professional coaching qualification, but is aimed at those wishing to develop coaching skills to complement their current skills set.

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • define career coaching and describe its purpose within career development 
  • describe relevant theories and models of practice 
  • understand the contribution of a coaching approach to an IAG context 
  • develop and practise appropriate coaching skills and techniques 
  • apply and demonstrate a coaching approach to a range of advice and guidance interactions 
  • value the integration of coaching skills with their current professional practice 
  • feel more confident in the use of coaching skills and strategies.

Here are some comments from previous participants:

“The course was so applied and I learned so much in such a short time! I have previously completed teacher training and two masters and have never learned so much on a course and in such little time! It was phenomenal and mind-blowing; I loved every minute of it!”

“The application of learning throughout the course was great. Through using role play, we got to experience the challenges of adapting our behaviours (where necessary) but it was also very useful observing colleagues’ approaches.”

“The course was the best and most powerful intervention I’ve experienced in the last 30 years or more (and I’ve been to a lot of courses, CPD etc.!). The most interesting elements were: active listening, NLP, model development, working alliance.”

Outline syllabus

This three-day course is delivered by The University of Warwick in collaboration with AGCAS, is an optional module of the CEIGHE MA/PG Diploma and PG Certificate. CEIGHE registrants are supported by materials and resources from both the AGCAS and The University of Warwick’s websites.

It is also open to non-registrants whose course support and materials will be provided solely by AGCAS.

Additional notes for CEIGHE registrants

This course is being developed for online delivery and a full schedule will follow shortly.