This module enables participants to develop knowledge and understanding of the relationships between organisations, policy and labour markets in relation to career development and coaching, and to integrate and apply this in a range of career development and coaching contexts and practices.
By the end of the module the student should be able to:
- Identify organisational perspectives on career, discuss the formation and role of policy and describe sources of labour market intelligence.
- Critically evaluate and interpret this knowledge by critiquing the impact of organisations and policy on career development and coaching.
- Creatively apply and integrate understanding of organisational perspectives, policy and labour market intelligence into own practice.
- Present material in clear written form by identifying, analysing and applying key texts and practices using appropriate and adequate structure, spelling, grammar, syntax, length and referencing.
- Consideration of participants’ prior experience of organisations and labour markets in relation to career.
- Exploring the relationships between organisations and labour markets.
- Evaluating the role of policies (both public and private sector) in the provision of services for career development and coaching.
- Analysing organisational perspectives on career studies.
- The role of policy in provision of services for career development.
- Researching and understanding labour markets.
- Understanding contrasting forms of labour market intelligence.
- Using labour market intelligence in career development and coaching.
- Ethics and values in relation to organisations and labour markets.
Summary of teaching
30 hours of blended learning that is predominantly intensive, residential workshops with further materials provided via a virtual learning environment supported by a module reading pack and tutorial support.
Module timing and duration
Usually, this module runs once a year.
The assignment consists of a 5000 word project (100%). Typically, participants are asked to research and analyse available information about one aspect of the labour market (a role, location or sector) and critique career development policy in a selected area.
The information above was last updated in April 2013 and is a guide only.