Module leader: Phil McCash
The Working with Higher Education Students in Further Education (Certificate) module enables participants to develop knowledge and understanding of working with higher education students in further education environments. The module is designed to develop reflective practice in relation to this client group focusing on: the further education context; progression routes; destination data and labour market intelligence; networks; and theories of career education, information and guidance provision.
By the end of the module the student should be able to:
- Describe the further education context for higher education students.
- Identify progression routes into higher education and beyond.
- Refer to destination data and labour market intelligence relevant to this group.
- Identify appropriate networks to assist clients.
- Describe theories of career education, information and guidance provision.
- Critically analyse and evaluate the knowledge and understanding listed above through examining one aspect of the CEIG work with this client group.
- Integrate theory and practice in relation to the further education context.
- Develop the provision on the basis of the evaluation and analysis undertaken.
- Apply knowledge and understanding to one aspect of the provision.
- Communicate in written form by integrating, analysing and applying key texts and professional practices.
- Articulation of participants’ prior experience in working with higher education students in further education.
- The wider further education context.
- Access to career education, information and guidance.
- Progression routes into higher education and beyond.
- Destination data and labour market intelligence relevant to this client group.
- Appropriate networks to assist clients.
- Theories of career education, information and guidance provision.
- Use of the above to underpin the careers provision via worked examples.
- Professional ethics, theoretical perspectives and values associated with careers work with higher education students in the further education context, for example, client-centredness, impartiality, client learning, reflective practice and respect for diversity.
Summary of teaching
15 hours of blended learning consisting predominantly of intensive, residential workshops with further materials provided via a virtual learning environment supported by a module reading pack and tutorial support. The workshops are run on demand by AGCAS.
Module timing and duration
Usually, this module runs on demand. Participants are allowed 5 months to complete.
The assignment consists of a 2500 word project (100%). Typically, participants are asked to evaluate provision for higher education students in further education in relation to one area of work and recommend action.
The information above was last updated in April 2013 and is a guide only.