Six university colleges across the country offer a diploma programme in educational and vocational guidance. It is a qualifying further training programme available to guidance practitioners from all sectors. It is equivalent to one year of full-time studies (60 ECTS points) but is usually taken as part-time studies over a couple of years.
The programme consists of:
Three obligatory modules (9 ECTS points each):
- Careers guidance and the guidance practitioner (guidance theories and methodologies, ethics, ICT in guidance etc.)
- Careers guidance and society (labour market conditions and policies, the education system and educational policies, development of society and business etc.)
- Careers guidance and the individual (different target groups, human development, learning theories etc.)
Two other modules (9 ECTS points each) where students can choose among several topics, such as:
- Career decision-making in theory and practice
- Research and development, quality assurance and management in guidance
- Innovation and entrepreneurship
- Adult guidance
- Guidance for young people with special needs.
The last element of the programme is the final project work that is concluded by a written report (15 ECTS points).
Entry requirements are, as a minimum, a completed short-cycle (2-year) higher education programme and 2 years of relevant working experience.