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CE938 Career Information & CE925 Working in Information (Certificate)

Module leader: Phil McCash

Module running in 2015/16 and 2016/17

The Career Information and Working in Information (Certificate) modules enable participants to develop knowledge and understanding of working with career information and clients. The modules are designed to develop reflective career information practice focusing on: career information sources; methods of information management; the career development learning of clients; and the role of technology in information provision.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • State sources of career information.
  • Discuss methods of information management.
  • Describe the career development learning of clients.
  • Identify the role of technology in information provision.
  • Critically analyse and evaluate the knowledge and understanding listed above through exploring career information in at least one context (CE925) or at least two contexts (CE938).
  • Integrate theory and practice in career information.
  • Develop career information provision on the basis of the evaluation and analysis undertaken.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding in at least one context (CE925) or at least two contexts (CE938).
  • Communicate in written form by integrating, analysing and applying key texts and professional practices.

Outline Syllabus

  • Articulation of participants’ prior experience in career information and identification of roles.
  • Selecting and using career information sources and methods of information management.
  • Understanding clients and their career development learning.
  • Technology in career information provision, for example, web content management.
  • Marketing.
  • Use of the above to underpin career information provision via worked examples.
  • Professional ethics, theoretical perspectives and values associated with career information work, for example, client-centredness, impartiality, client learning, reflective practice and respect for diversity.

Summary of teaching
15/30 hours of blended learning consisting predominantly of intensive one-day workshops with further materials provided via a virtual learning environment supported by a module reading pack and tutorial support. CE925 requires attendance at 2 one-day workshops advertised in the AGCAS training calendar as Technology Update and Career Information Learning Theories (CILT). CE938 requires attendance at 4 one-day workshops advertised in the AGCAS training calendar as: Technology Update, Career Information Learning Theories (CILT), Writing for the Web and Organic Search and Analysis Tools for Careers and Employability Websites.

Module timing and duration
Usually, this module runs annually. The one day workshops take place throughout the year. Participants are allowed 5 months to complete.

Summative assessment
The assignment consists of a 2500/5000 word project (100%). Typically, participants are asked to evaluate one or two areas of career information provision in relation to their context.

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