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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2004-17, Analytic Quality Glossary, Quality Research International, http://www.qualityresearchinternational.com/glossary/

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 7 January, 2017 , © Lee Harvey 2004–2017.

 

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Career guidance


core definition

Careers guidance is the process that enables learners to make well-informed decisions about future learning or work activities.


explanatory context

 


analytical review

European Commission, Education and Training, The Lifelong Learning Programme 2007–2013 (2008), Glossary:

Career guidance refers to services and activities intended to assist individuals, of any age and at any point throughout their lives, to make educational, training and occupational choices and to manage their careers. Such services may be found in schools, universities and colleges, in training institutions, in public employment services, in the workplace, in the voluntary or community sector and in the private sector. The activities may take place on an individual or group basis, and may be face-to-face or at a distance (including help lines and web-based services).


In the UK, there has been a reluctance to define the notion of career guidance, not least because of 'political' debates about the nature of career. However, some services in higher education institutions have outlined what careers guidance is for the sake of students, for example
:

What is Careers Guidance? Career guidance is the process that enables you to make a well-informed and realistic decision about your future career. A Careers Guidance Interview is an opportunity to discuss in-depth your career ideas and plans with an experienced adviser on a confidential one to one basis. (University of the West of Scotland, 2010).

 

Careers Guidance is the process that enables you to make a well informed realistic decision about your future career. (University of Liverpool, undated)


The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE, undated) refers to careers services:

Careers service: The careers service offers support to students studying at that particular institution. This includes help with exploring career ideas, further study and help with finding work when you graduate. It may also include help with finding a part-time or summer job whilst you are studying.

 

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA, undated) in the UK refers to career education, which it defines as follows:

Career education: Information, advice and guidance (IAG) aimed at helping students with career choices, and to plan and prepare for future employment and further education or training.


associated issues


related areas

See also

Employability


Sources

European Commission, Education and Training, The Lifelong Learning Programme 2007–2013, 2008, Glossary, available at http://ec.europa.eu/education/programmes/llp/guide/glossary_en.html last update: 11 April 2008, accessed 20 September 2012, page not available 31 December 2016.

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), undated, Glossary, available at http://www.hefce.ac.uk/glossary/, accessed 10 October 2012; this entry is missing in the version accessed 31 December 2016.

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), undated, Glossary, available at http://www.qaa.ac.uk/about-us/glossary?Category=C, accessed 7 January 2017.

University of Liverpool, undated, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) available at www.liv.ac.uk/medcareers/advice/FAQs.doc, accessed 1 March 2011, page not available 31 December 2016.

University of the West of Scotland, 2010, How to Book a Careers Guidance Interview, leaflet for students, available at http://www.uws.ac.uk/schoolsdepts/studentservices/elink/documents/PreparingforyourCareersInterviewLeaflet2010.docx, accessed 1 March 2011, not available 20 September 2012.


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