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Qualification: Mentoring and Educational Consultancy, M.Ed.

Mentoring and Educational Consultancy, M.Ed.

Qualification Information

Knowledge and Understanding

On completion of the programme, students have:

  • Knowledge of the key policies and theories of occupational guidance and counselling as a tool for enhancing the professionalism and ability of individuals and groups, linking together theoretical and practical learning, and developing and strengthening the workplace.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, theories, research methods and results from research on counselling.
  • Knowledge of and be awareness of ethical aspects of working with people in the field as well as in research.
  • Knowledge of the key research methods in the fields of counselling and guidance, the concepts and codes of conduct to which they relate, and the research policies that shape them.
  • Knowledge and understanding of different approaches to counselling and guidance depending on who is involved.
  • Knowledge on the practical purpose of guidance counselling and how it can be used to support the professional performance of individuals and groups.
  • Knowledge and understanding roles and responsibilities of the guidance counselor and of the participant in guidance counselling.

Competences and Skills

On completion of the programme, students have:

  • Skills in applying theories, concepts, research methods, and critical thinking to support professional solutions and to address urgent issues in contemporary education.
  • The ability to apply guidance and counselling methods in an informed and critical manner in light of their education, research and personal experiences.
  • The ability to organise adult education programs aimed at facilitating education and professionalism at work.
  • Leadership skills needed to organise and justify guidance and counselling processes in schools and other educational and training institutions, taking into account working and cultural circumstances.
  • The ability to make independent decisions at work and support them on the basis of the theory of learning and teaching and the relationship between education and culture.
  • The skills to apply, process, evaluate, and interpret recognised methods of acquiring data related to education and schooling, as well as to their specialised fields of study, in a well-considered and recognised manner.
  • The ability to connect experiences and events in the field with theoretical and practical knowledge and to be able to put words to their own theory of work.
  • The skills to discuss and analyse educational policies and politics in light of chosen theories and ideologies.

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Mentoring and Educational Consultancy

NQF Level: 
7