FULLY BOOKED Career Coaching (Information, Advice and Guidance)

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.

While this not a professional coaching qualification, it 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:

“Lots of great moments for open discussion as well as going into small groups to practice techniques. Having the opportunity to coach a student in a safe environment and receive feedback from peers as well as observe others practice was just priceless. The trainers were brilliant – it was quite a lot of information to take in but they shared it with so much passion and energy, that it made me look forward to every session.”

“I think the online delivery format was excellent, great that the tutors kept the cameras on all the time, the break out rooms worked well for the exercises.”

“I loved the role plays and also the 25 minute career coaching appointment at the end. It was pretty scary but very good experience.”

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.