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FR. AOL, 2020

Job Orientation

Advanced Course in Job Orientation

Edition 2020

Advanced Course in Job Orientation

3rd Edition

The Advanced Postgraduate Specific Training Course in Job Orientation, organised by the CIXUG with the support of the Department of Employment and Equality and the Ministry of Labour and Social Economy, continues to develop through the postgraduate offer of the University of A Coruña the specific training curriculum for the training of personnel dedicated to job orientation, delving in a specialised and particular way into relevant, current and exciting aspects that allow the acquisition of new skills for the performance of their professional work in the best possible conditions.

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For this reason, the course is suitable for people who have passed the Postgraduate Specialisation in Job Orientation in one of its editions, or for professionals in job orientation who want to deepen their specialisation, as it deals with some of the contents already introduced previously, but the level of depth is even more significant in order to consolidate the competencies and the definition of strategies and pathways for practical and immediate application in the participants’ daily work.

Therefore, the aim is not only to consolidate competencies and incorporate new ones but also to achieve an immediate applicability that is reflected in the daily performance of the people who take part in the advanced course and, by extension, in the people they work with and the results they achieve in their active job search processes.

Further information:

Objectives

Target persons

Development methodology

Technical requirements for tracking

Training contents

When it will take place

Conditions for approval

Teaching staff

Registration and enrollment requirements

Where to request additional information

List of people admitted and waiting list

Objectives

The Advanced Course in Job Orientation has the following main objective to continue to develop the specific training curriculum for the training of personnel dedicated to job orientation, delving in a specialised and particular way into relevant, current and exciting aspects that allow the acquisition of new competencies for the performance of their professional work in the best possible conditions.

Therefore, it is not only to consolidate competencies and incorporate new ones, but also to achieve an immediate applicability that is reflected in the daily performance of the people who take part in the advanced course and, by extension, in the people they work with and the results they achieve in their active job search processes.

Continuing with the approach that is maintained throughout the training scheme, it supports the actual progress of the three fundamental aspects that have been worked on in recent years:

  • Methodology and techniques for Open Job Coaching performance.
  • Support and advice for self-employment and entrepreneurship.
  • ICT strategies and tools for open job orientation

In this way, a continuous contribution is made to consolidating the three essential perspectives of both the orientation model defined in the decree on the SNE’s standard portfolio of services and in the Open Job Orientation model defined by the Regional Ministry of Economy, Employment and Industry for Galicia.

Target persons

This advanced course is oriented to the following profiles:

  • People who have obtained the postgraduate title of University Specialist in Job Orientation, as a result of having passed the Postgraduate Specialisation in Job Orientation.
  • Professionals in the field of job orientation who want to deepen their knowledge of the specific contents treated in the course.

Likewise, following article 8 of the UDC’s own postgraduate study regulations, those who have passed the credits of the first cycle of the current two-cycle degrees may access the course.

Development methodology

Due to the situation arising from COVID-19, to guarantee the safety of all those taking the postgraduate course, while at the same time avoiding possible incidents in the teaching environment that could impede its normal development, in this edition, the Postgraduate Course of Specialisation in Job Orientation will be held 100% online.

In this way, the face-to-face sessions that have been taking place in the postgraduate course will be replaced by live webinars, which must be attended and which will be held at the exact times as the previous editions of the face-to-face sessions: Fridays from 16:00 to 20:30 and Saturdays from 9:30 to 14:00 h. In addition, e-learning activities will continue to be carried out through the CIXUG virtual classroom.

More than ever before, this implies the importance of attending to the technical requirements specified for the monitoring of the course as detailed in this section.

Whenever the epidemiological situation and health recommendations allow, we will try to promote voluntary face-to-face networking sessions among the participants (either during the course or after it), to promote personal acquaintance among the people taking part in the course and thus ensure another of the main objectives of this training, which is the generation of contacts for networking.

Technical requirements for tracking

As this is a fully online edition through the CIXUG Moodle platform, participants must ensure that they have the following items at their disposal:

  • Personal computer with a recommended screen resolution of 1024×768 or higher.
  • Broadband internet connection and it is recommended to have up-to-date antivirus.
  • In the updated version, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser (NOTE: some Moodle functionalities may not work with Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge, so their use is not recommended).
  • It is essential to have a webcam, speakers and microphone, and it is advisable to have a headset with an integrated microphone to follow the course better.
  • Have javascript and cookies enabled in your browser.
  • Following live webinars requires the installation of the Zoom client for meetings, which can be obtained free of charge at this link.
  • Viewing PDF documents requires the installation of Acrobat Reacher, which can be obtained free of charge from this link.

Some of the formative and evaluative activities of the course require access and interaction via the network, as well as the creation of digital and video artefacts; and the contents of the different topics will not be downloadable until the finalisation of the topics, as also their visualisation in the virtual classroom will also be taken into account as a criterion for their approval

In addition, and given the innovative approach of the Advanced Course in the use of ICT tools and new technologies applied to employment management, participants may be required to install specific software or plugins on their computer, which, in any case, will be free of charge and free to use.

Likewise, to make participation and excellent use of certain course activities possible, participants may be required to register on social platforms or networks, creating real professional profiles, which must remain active until the end of the course.

In any case, the specific requirements that each trainer needs for their activities, as well as the instructions for downloading and installing them, will be published in the virtual classroom of the course sufficiently in advance to enable their correct installation and availability.

Training contents

The Advanced Postgraduate Specific Training Course in Open Job Orientation includes 27 hours of live webinars held on Friday afternoons (16.00 h to 20.30 h) and Saturday mornings (9.30 h to 14.00 h).

The training is completed by adding distance learning to these seminars, assessment activities, revision and the students’ personal work to reach a total of 150 hours that make up the course.

The webinars will be used to develop workshops and practical sessions to reinforce the key concepts, resolve doubts and effectively influence the knowledge acquired, with an evaluation activity for each of the areas of specialisation that make up the course.

The course will be held on the CIXUG’s Moodle platform, so those attending must have the necessary equipment and technical resources, as described in the technical requirements section for the advanced course.

The course programme consists of the following modules and topics, organised into areas of specialisation:

MODULE 1. Prospection of companies and job intermediation in employment programmes (2 ECTS credits)
  • Theme 1: Basics of job search and job intermediation.
  • Theme 2: Methodologies for job prospecting and intermediation.
MODULE 2. Economic and financial analysis to determine the viability of an entrepreneurial project (2 ECTS credits).
  • Theme 3: Financial analysis of the business plan.
  • Theme 4: Economic analysis of the business plan.
MODULE 3. ICT Strategy for Open Job Orientation: content curation (2 ECTS credits)
  • Theme 5: Algorithms and the filter bubble.
  • Theme 6: content curation.
  • Theme 7: planning. Content search and selection.
  • Theme 8: adding value and publication.

When it will take place

The advanced course will take place from 17 October 2020 in the CIXUG virtual classroom, with live webinars on Friday afternoons from 16.00 h to 20.30 h, and Saturday mornings from 9.30 h to 14.00 h. They will be controlled in terms of assistance.

The live webinars will take place on the dates and with the contents indicated below:

  • 17/10/2020: prospection of companies and job intermediation (1st part)
  • 23/10/2020: business plan feasibility analysis (1st part)
  • 24/10/2020: prospection of companies and job intermediation (2nd part)
  • 30/10/2020: business plan feasibility analysis (2nd part)
  • 06/11/2020: an effective content curation strategy (1st part)
  • 07/11/2020: an effective content curation strategy (2nd part)

NOTE: depending on organisational and didactic criteria, the order of the sessions may be altered, but always within the days indicated.

Conditions for approval

To pass the course you need to:

  • Complete attendance of at least 80% of the live webinars (a maximum of 1 absence).
  • Pass all the evaluation activities planned for the course with a final average of 5 or more.
  • Viewing and working with the contents of the topics in the virtual classroom.
  • Participation in classroom discussions and proposals will be valued.

Other aspects will also be considered, such as evidence of the acquisition of competencies and perseverance in following the course.

All live webinars will have an attendance check to verify compliance with the attendance requirement.

The final grade will be PASS or FAIL and will be determined by the application of the following weightings:

#ACTIVIDADE AVALIATIVAPONDERACIÓN
1Tarefas avaliativas do ámbito da orientación laboral aberta30%
2Tarefas avaliativas do ámbito da empresa e o emprendemento30%
3Tarefas avaliativas do ámbito das TIC para a orientación laboral30%
4Participación e seguimento do curso10%

Teachers of the Introduction to Open Job Orientation course

The teaching team that is going to develop the Course of Introduction to Open Job Orientation is the same that develops the programme of the Postgraduate Specialisation in Job Orientation so that the contents are perfectly coordinated, and the level of the contents is adjusted in each case to the level foreseen in the course.

The teaching team is made up of the following people, who act not only as instructors but also as tutors in e-learning:

FERNANDO AGULLÓ LEAL

ACADEMIC DIRECTOR OF THE COURSE, SPECIALIST IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Fernando Agulló Leal holds a degree in Economics and Business Studies from the University of Santiago de Compostela, a PhD in Economics from the University of A Coruña, a Master’s Degree in Business Creation from the University of A Coruña, a Senior Technician in Occupational Risk Prevention and Project Manager from the Project Management Institute.

His professional experience was not exclusively focused on teaching, as he also worked as an economist or senior technician in the General Directorate of Commerce of the Xunta de Galicia until his incorporation as teaching and research personnel at the University of A Coruña, as well as contributing articles to La Voz de Galicia in the Mercados supplement. He was also Director of the Jorge Juan Chair.

Currently, in addition to acting as Academic Director of the Postgraduate Course of Specialisation in Job Orientation, he is responsible for teaching the subjects taught at the University of A Coruña:

  • “Entrepreneurship Initiative” in the Master’s Degree in Labour Management and Leadership
  • “Introduction to Economics” in the Degree of Labour Relations and Human Resources
  • ” Economy and Enterprise” in the Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources.
  • “Business Creation and Management” in the Degree in Sport and Physical Education Sciences.
  • Final Degree Project ( FDP) and Master’s Degree Project ( MDP)

You can get to know him on about.me and on Linkedin

Mª TERESA DEUS TRASOBARES

TUTOR, JOB ORIENTATION SPECIALIST

Graduated in Employment Sciences, Mayte Dios Trasobares is president of “Inprega, S. Coop. Gallega”, where she works as a senior consultant.
She holds, among others, a Master’s Degree in Teacher Training for Compulsory Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, and Professional Formation and Language Teaching.
Her career path is always linked to the labour market and employment. For nine years, she worked for the INEM and, later, for the City Councils of A Coruña and Ferrol, and then went on to carry out technical assistance and consultancy work for various public bodies.

You can also meet her on Linkedin.

CARLOS PARADA GANDOS

TUTOR, ICT AND SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST

Carlos Parada holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and a Postgraduate Certificate as a Professional Expert in e-Learning 2.0. Much of his professional experience was focused on the technical management of training plans and the design of training plans, evaluations and methodologies of training actions related to the ICT field and on the technical and pedagogical coordination of projects for the incorporation of technologies in the field of training.

He currently collaborates as a senior consultant and trainer with various public and private entities in the specialities of:

  • Virtual learning environments (e-learning)
  • Digital identity
  • Teacher training
  • Dynamisation of communities of practice
  • Entrepreneurship support

Tweet as @carpaga. You can get to know him on about.me and on Linkedin.

Enrolment requirements

The regular enrolment period will be open from 1 to 15 October 2020 (subject to availability). However, if after this deadline there are still places available, the possibility of registering will remain open as long as there are still places available and the course has not yet started.

To enrol in the Advanced Course in Job Orientation, it is necessary to fill in the enrolment form linked below, as well as to send an updated copy of the following documentation in computer support to the e-mail address pol@cixug.gal:

  • Valid identity document.
  • Up-to-date and valid census registration certificate (less than six months old)
  • University degree (or certificate of graduation) valid in Spain.
  • Copy of the university transcript because the number of applicants exceeds the number of available places.

Documents submitted must be copied on both sides, and the content of the copy must be complete, clear and legible, with no corners cut off.

Registration form

(Registration for the 2020 edition closed)

Once the enrolment period has closed, the list of admitted students and a waiting list of a maximum of 15 students will be published on this page, ranked according to the average of their academic transcript.

Admitted students, after receiving confirmation of pre-registration, will have two working days to pay the registration fee (150.00 euros) and send a copy of the form that will be indicated in the confirmation e-mail. If payment is not made within this period, you may lose the right to reserve your place, and it will be passed on to the next person on the waiting list.

NOTE 1: the enrolment fee is subsidised by the co-financing provided by the Regional Ministry of Economy, Employment and Industry and the Ministry of Labour and Social Economy so that no additional discounts will be applied to this amount.

NOTE 2: qualifications that require validation in Spain will not be permissible without proof of validation.

NOTE 3: this documentation may be requested in original for verification purposes during the duration of the course or at a later stage as part of the audit process to which it may be subject by the financial institutions.

NOTE 4: for those who enrol without having completed their university degree, it is essential to hold a university degree before concluding the specialisation course to obtain the postgraduate qualification. The transcript shall not be retained between calls for applications.

Additional information

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