Training and Qualifications of Guidance Practitioners: A Guide for Training Programme Providers
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 and consistency to the programmes provided by the higher education institutions, the Department of Education and Skills undertook a consultative process with a range of stakeholders to arrive at a consensus on the competences required for the performance of the tasks of these two groups of practitioners and on the implications of this for the the content and methodology, including learning experiences, of the training provided by the higher education institutes.
The Department of Education and Skills has just published:
Programme Recognition Framework: Guidance Counselling Criteria and Guidelines for Programme Providers
It makes for very useful and interesting reading! Read it!
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