Guidance Refresher

Aimed at experienced guidance practitioners who wish to re-visit career theory and models and refresh their skills.

Perhaps you are routinely involved in guidance discussions with clients but feel like you're relying on the same formulas or picked up some questionable habits. Or maybe you have had a break from hands-on guidance for a while but your role is changing to incorporate it again. Formally trained or not, this interactive course will provide time and space to reflect on guidance practice and share strategies with fellow AGCAS members, using case studies and exercises alongside presentations.

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:

"Engagement with other professionals and sharing of practice/experiences was very helpful. The presentation and overall event prompted reflection on practice, models and theories all of which is helpful to me being more thoughtful about how I deliver guidance to assist students in an effective, needs-led productive manner."

"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.