Module 8 - Career guidance - labour market methods

Module 8

Career guidance - labour market methods

Responsible partner


Uluslarası Bilim, İnovasyon, Teknoloji ve Eğitimi Destekleme Derneği (UBITED)

Aims and overarching Objectives of the module

SE Coachers can know how to:


  • Organise and provide career support
  • Work effectively with partners from other professional groups
  • Use informal career support mechanisms
  • Equip managers and others to give career support more effectively.

Summary of the module content and table of content items

‘Career’ is a multifaceted concept. It can be about meaning, sense of purpose and direction. It also includes ideas of progression and development both at work and at a personal level. In this way, it embraces ideas about lifelong learning as well as skill development. It is also concerned with people’s futures – the skills they want to develop, what they want to achieve at work and as a person – as well as their future employability in a rapidly changing labour market.


More effective guidance will assist the development of a knowledge economy and benefit individuals, employers and society at large. Effective career guidance is important not only for individuals but also for the organizations that provide employment for them. For both of them it is part of a strategy of achieving resilience to handle change more effectively.


Understanding how to motivate employees and knowledge workers in particular, is likely to be a critical factor for organizational success. Paying attention to the career guidance will be vital not only for skill development but also to help motivate superior performance at work by giving disabled people a clearer sense of direction and purpose.


There are 3 important implications for the future development of policy and practice about career guidance for SE providers.

  1. The lack of an effective strategy for providing career development support to the majority of the employed workforce
  2. The increasing role for intermediary organizations in the provision of career development support.
  3. The importance of individual’s being able to acquire the skills necessary for successful career management.



Table of contents:


6.1 Overview of career guidance and work inclusion

6.2 Designing career guidance program for PwDs

6.2.1 Career Advice

            Professional guidance in career planning

            Identification of skills and competences

            Job search support and advice

6.2.2 Employment Support

            Access to job vacancies

            Support with the job application process

            Matching skills with employers’ needs

            Work experience placements

            Assistance with integrating into the workplace

6.2.3 Follow-up Support

            Access to support services as required to maintain employment

6.2.4 Information

            Advice on employment entitlements

6.3 Validity and reliability of labour market information

6.4 Case studies (European level)


Training workload

1.    Theoretical part (hours): 14 hours

2.    Practical part (hours): 8 hours

3.    Assessment (hours): 2 hours

Educational resources required

1. PC, laptop or tablet

2. Internet access

3. E-mail account

Learning pathways

1.    Face to face: 6 hours

2.    E-learning: 10 hours

3.    Practice: 8 hours

4.    Internship: 0 hours

Previous knowledge

1. To be literate, have basic knowledge on disability and social affairs.

2. Good communication skills.

3. Basic ICT skills.

4. Ability to cooperate with others.

5. Positive attitudes and ability to express empathy towards people with disabilities.

6. Basic knowledge in the field of working with clients with special needs.


Compulsory completion of other modules before starting:

No module is compulsory before.

Learning outcomes


  • Understanding how to motivate employees
  • Knowledge about designing career guidance program for PwDs
  • Understanding the career and labour market inclusion services for jobseekers
  • Learn how to evaluate the validity and reliability of labour market information by SE provider



  • Ability to motivate employees
  • Ability to design individual career guidance programme for employees
  • Ability to follow career advise steps (professional guidance in career planning, identification of skills, job search support and advice)
  • Ability to explain clients employment support
  • Ability to access to job vacancies
  • Ability to support with the job application process
  • Ability to evaluate the validity and reliability of labour market information by SE provider
  • Increase matching skills with employers’ needs
  • Assist clients with integrating into the workplace




  • Increased public awareness on employment of PwDs
  • Implementation of a person-centred approach towards each client with not suitable occupational situations (lack of guidance, limited accessibility to employment announcement)
  • Increased self awareness for career opportunities of PwDs
  • Increased awareness towards needs and fears of clients and employers
  • Gain encouragement to motivate for job seeking of PwDs
  • Flexibility in career guidance process with clients
  • Gain expertise on matching skills with employers’ needs
  • Open-mindedness towards people in their demanding living situations


ECTS = 1 credit

ECVET = 10% weight

Assessment (type)

Online questionnaire/test