Category: Training and qualifications


The German BeQu-Concept – now available in English "Quality development in career guidance and counselling is an essential issue in lifelong guidance policy and systems development. Very few countries have statutory or binding quality standards and compulsory requirements for the qualification and competences of guidance and counselling professionals. With the funding ... Read More
February 27, 2017John McCarthy


See you all in Seoul! Please get on board our journey to Career Development: at the Crossroads of Relevance and Impact. The 8th ICCDPP International Symposium 2017 will be held in Seoul, Korea on 18 ~ 21 June 2017. Your country is most welcome to join us and share your thoughts and experiences ... Read More
September 22, 2016John McCarthy


There are several higher education institutions in Ireland that provide training programmes for guidance practitioners, particularly for practitioners who work in schools and in the national adult educational guidance initiative. Such practitioners are employed through public funding from the Department of Education and Skills. In order to bring some coherence ... Read More
March 15, 2016John McCarthy


These EU Guidelines, produced by the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN) provide an agreed reference framework on policies and systems for lifelong guidance across EU Member States. They aim to assist policy makers and policy developers to reflect in a systematic way on existing career guidance services and programmes ... Read More
December 11, 2015John McCarthy


This 2011 publication by the Equality and Human Rights Commission looked at how equality and diversity policy issues were being treated in practice by careers services and schools in England. The Research Report examines: Young people’s attainment, choices and participation The role and influence of careers education, information and guidance (CEIAG) Policy on CEIAG ... Read More
September 10, 2015John McCarthy


Analytical paper European reference competence profile for PES and EURES counsellors (2014) (6) The role and function of the public employment services (PES) in EU Member States is in continuous development particularly in the context of the EU Employment Guidelines and of the role of the PES in achieving the goals ... Read More
January 10, 2015John McCarthy


This is a Report of a Working Group established by the Scottish Government to examine current practice and propose future strategic directions for the development of the career guidance workforce in Scotland. Published in July 2012, it describes role profiles in the guidance workforce and the types of qualifications that ... Read More
September 23, 2012Tibor Kovacs


This Green Paper published by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations in June 2012 proposes a way forward for a National Career Development Strategy for Australia. The Green Paper has been informed by extensive discussions with key stakeholders and by a number of national research projects. The Australian Government recognises ... Read More
September 20, 2012Tibor Kovacs


Ce document etait préparé pour l’examen des politiques en faveur des services d’information, d’orientation et de conseil a la demande de la Commission européenne et de l’OCDE et publie en 2002. Il présente une analyse comparative des qualifications et des formations des conseillers d’orientation, afin de faire apparaître les problèmes qui ... Read More
May 15, 2012Tibor Kovacs


This 2009 report, commissioned by CEDEFOP, presents the findings from a Europe-wide study with the following aims: to review trends and patterns in training provision for career guidance practitioners; to develop a common competence framework for career guidance practitioners in the European Union (EU). Sections 1 to 4 review current training and qualification systems ... Read More
May 15, 2012Tibor Kovacs