The Diploma in Arts (Adult Guidance and Counselling) is designed to serve as a training course for people working with adults in a guidance counselling setting, providing information, advice guidance and placement services.
The emphasis of the course is on the development of the key communication and relationship skills and competencies that underpin the practice of Adult Guidance. The course also aims to work towards the development of an understanding of core concepts and ideas concerning marginalisation, exclusion and adult career development.
The personal development and self awareness of the participants underpins the course.
The course will seek to develop a critical awareness for participants of their professional role by:
Developing their knowledge of the theoretical field of Adult Guidance and Counselling
Facilitating the exploration of issues of marginalisation and exclusion as they relate to employment and unemployment;
Enabling participants to develop key skills and competencies involved in working with clients.