Educational and vocational guidance is primarily targeted at young people under the age of 25 but also concerns services for adults wishing to enter a higher education programme.
There are three different types of guidance centres:
- Municipal youth guidance units with the responsibility for guidance regarding the transition from compulsory education to youth education and for contacting young people who have not completed youth education nor is attached to the labour market before the age of 25.
- eGuidance is for everyone looking for information about education and employment. See below for details.
- Regional guidance centres with the responsibility for guidance regarding the transition from youth education to higher education.
The Ministry of Education manages a national guidance portal (ug.dk).
The Education Guide provides information on:
- Education and training opportunities at all levels
- Labour market conditions and statistics
- Study programmes taught in English at Danish colleges and universities
Other features (ug.dk) include an electronic career planning tools aimed at different types of guidance seekers and practitioners.
eGuidance (eVejledning) (ug.dk) provides individual and personal guidance to all citizens looking for information about education and employment via various communication channels, where you can communicate with a professional counsellor through chat, telephone, texts, skype and e-mails.
eGuidance is focused on giving easy access to independent information and guidance and thus motivating the users to continue the search and clarification process on their own.
Training Programmes for guidance practitioners
The guidance practitioners must be qualified through specific education programmes, in example a bachelor’s degree in public administration or a master’s degree in professional guidance.