Guidance Refresher

Aimed at experienced guidance practitioners who wish to re-visit career theory and models and refresh their skills, this interactive course will use case studies and exercises alongside presentations.

This interactive course is for experienced careers advisers in HE who are involved in guidance discussions with clients and wish to refresh their knowledge and skills. Using case studies and exercises alongside presentations, it will provide an opportunity to reflect on guidance practice and share strategies.

By the end of this course, you should be able to: 

  • define current practice in the delivery of IAG and identify good practice 
  • describe and evaluate theories underpinning career choice and the various models for guidance practice 
  • review your own current interview practice 
  • define the ‘challenges’ which clients bring 
  • apply skills and strategies to these challenges 
  • identify developments in your guidance skills in one-to-one and one-to-many interventions 
  • feel more confident about your guidance skills and appreciate the importance of continuing development.

Here's what some previous participants had to say:

"The presenter was a skilled facilitator and Zoom worked really well. The breakout room activity was a good way of getting to know people in the group a bit better. It was great to hear real-life examples from the presenter to put the theories and models into context."

"I'd highly recommend this course as a refresher, no matter how many years' experience you have. Come prepared to learn from, and share your experience with, others and you'll really get a benefit from this course."

"It was convenient to attend online and the session was very successful. All content was easy to see and participants were also able to share their experiences and ideas together with the group. The breakout rooms worked well. Frequent breaks were a good idea to prevent screen fatigue."

This is not an introductory course, nor is it aimed at advice work. If you want to develop advanced skills, please consider the Guidance Skills (Advanced) course which can also be taken as part of the AGCAS/Warwick qualification.