Course content

course contentThe CCS Become a Career Coach course has the following course content:

By the end of the course, participants will cover the following course content:

  • Have built their repertoire of skills and techniques to provide effective career coaching and counselling
  • Be more clear about how they can enhance or build their career support offering, based on sound ethical principles and professional standards
  • Be familiar with the most effective ways of combining exercises from the CCS Self Assessment Manual with career coaching and counselling be able to use two career questionnaires covering the key areas of motivation, values and career drivers
  • Be more confident to use these tools in career discussions with staff and clients
  • Be able to used a staged framework of career counselling skills to support clients in addressing career-related issues
  • Understand the importance of screening and contracting in managing client expectations
  • Be aware of the importance of supervisory support and case discussion
  • Understand the importance of evaluation and ways to achieve this
  • Have experienced the process of career counselling both as a ‘client’ and as a coach
  • Have produced an Action Plan for professional and personal application.

What Does the Programme Cover – Course Content?

The course content includes:

  • What is career counselling?
  • The CCS Five Stage Framework of Career Counselling
  • The relationship between career and personal counselling
  • Theories of career development and choice
  • Essential skills of career counselling
  • Screening and contracting: managing client expectations
  • Active listening
  • Summarising
  • Giving feedback
  • Visioning: generating new ideas
  • Blocks and Bridges to action
  • Information about work and development resource: how to access
  • Setting objectives
  • Action Planning
  • Outcomes
  • Managing endings
  • Issues in career coaching and counselling Eg:
    • Life stages
    • Worklife balance
    • Decision making
    • Dealing with organisational change
    • Redundancy
    • Performance related issues
  • The CCS Self Assessment Manual
    • Getting the most out of the Self Assessment exercises
    • The purposes and benefits of homework assignments
    • Completion of exercises from sections of the manual
  • Using questionnaires in career counselling
    • Advantages and disadvantages of using questionnaires in career coaching and counselling
  • Training in two questionnaires
    • Identifying passions and what really motivates
    • Addressing career drivers, values and needs
  • Transitions
    • Emotional responses to change and the implications for career coaching and counselling
    • Two models enabling more effective change management
  • Standards and Ethics
    • A Code of Practice & an ethical approach to career counselling
    • Case management discussion and supervision
    • Confidentiality
    • Evaluation
    • Self management
    • Designing your own ethical career counselling service
    • Referral
  • Becoming a Licensed CCS Career Coach
    • Completion of post-Course Licensing test (usually within one month)

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