educational counsellor




Educational counsellors provide practical and emotional support to students in a educational institution, either in small groups, classrooms, or individually. They function as an accessible school official whom students may contact for a wide variety of issues. Educational counsellors may provide advice on personal problems such as social integration and behavioural issues, and on school-related matters such as composing adequate curriculum schedules, discussing test scores, and informing students on further education options. They may work closely with a school social worker and/or school psychologist and make referrals to other support services if necessary.

Alternative label

  • school counsellor

  • education counsellor

  • training adviser

  • student advisor

  • high-school counsellor

  • student guidance counsellor

  • childrens' counsellor

  • student services coordinator

  • counsellor in education institution

  • counselling student advisor

  • student counsellor

  • study adviser

  • vocational school counsellor

  • guidance counsellor

  • student adviser

  • study coordinator

  • counsellor in school

  • education institution counsellor

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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