Title European Accreditation Scheme for Careers Guidance Counsellors
Project Number IT/06/C/F/TH-81406
Product Guide on the Accreditation of Careers Guidance Practitioners: putting the EAS into practice
Title Guide on the Accreditation of Careers Guidance Practitioners: putting the EAS into practice
Product Type others
The guide is an Handbook on the EAS accreditation scheme for careers guidance counsellors.
In many European countries the professional knowledge of career guidance practitioners is based mainly on non-specific or informal learning, much of which is not officially recognised.
The partners in the European Accreditation Scheme have designed a minimum European professional standard for career guidance practitioners, through the development and testing of a common accreditation scheme. The development of the scheme has focused on the recognition of competence.
The scheme, or framework, is for the accreditation of career guidance practitioners and other rofessionals for whom the activities or ‘main tasks’ of career guidance, form all or part of their work role. The scheme also considers the role played by organisations that accredit career guidance practitioners.
The guide provides information about the inception of the EAS, its development, testing and evaluation. It also aims to be a useful tool and is designed so that the reader can consult particular sections for clarification on specific issues without necessarily reading the guide from beginning
to end. Any repetition between parts of the guide is intended to clarify and reinforce particular points within the content of
The guide has the following sections:
- Section 1 Introduction to the guide
- Section 2 Explaining the European Accreditation Scheme
This will explain:
• the context and rationale for the EAS
• the key principles upon which it is based
• the scope of the EAS
• the potential benefits to individuals
• the potential benefits to organisations
- Section 3 The EAS in detail
Section 3 will explain the framework for the EAS in detail and will cover:
• the main tasks
• elements to be assessed common to every task
• elements to be assessed specific to each main task
- Section 4 The Testing and Outcomes of the EAS
This section will describe the testing of the scheme and will summarise the evaluation of the scheme-in-practice
- Section 5 The Assessment Process
In this section the guide will:
• explain the process of assessment
• clarify steps for quality assurance
• describe methods of assessment
• discuss good practice in assessment
• detail communication methods
- Section 6 Illustrating the EAS in practice
Section 6 will provide case studies from the pilot of the scheme to illustrate sector use and assessment-in-practice
- Section 7 Applying for accreditation
This section will illustrate how an individual can apply for accreditation
and will discuss the role of organisations using the EAS
- Section 8 Contacts for further information
The final section will list contacts for further information for individuals and organisations who wish to learn more about
the European Accreditation Scheme for career guidance practitioners
i) Glossary of terms used in the guide
ii) Examples of forms used in the EAS
Target group The guide is adressed to researchers, policy makers, qualification awarding bodies, training institutions, careers guidance practitioners.
Area of application Accreditation and assessment of career guidance practitioners.
Product Languages English