Postgraduate Specialisation in Job Orientation
Postgraduate Specialisation in Job Orientation
The different situations that the labour market has gone through in recent years and, primarily due to its proximity in time and its wide repercussion, the crisis caused by the health emergency resulting from COVID-19, show the increasing speed at which changes in the labour environment are taking place, and the need to increase support jobseekers, whether they are seeking employment for the first time or are in a job transition between two jobs, to help them achieve the skills that will enable them to carry out effective active job search processes with personal autonomy, being aware of their resources for employment and how to improve them.
In this context, the CIXUG Consortium, with the support of the Regional Ministry of Employment and Equality and the Ministry of Labour and Social Economy, is launching this Postgraduate University Specialisation Course in Job Orientation, which in this 2020 edition will be managed as the University of A Coruña’s own qualification, being this the first edition in which the mode of delivery will be 100% online to avoid exposure to potential health risks for participants and prevent incidents that affect its implementation motivated by possible resurgences of the disease COVID-19.
University of A Coruña’s title
This course, which will lead to the award of the title of University Specialist in Job Orientation, is unique in Spain due to its characteristics, as it brings together in a single practical and specialised postgraduate course the best practices in the field of job orientation, together with the skills and technological tools necessary to enable staff dedicated to job orientation to apply them in their day-to-day work with guarantees of maximum usefulness.
In this way, CIXUG collaborates in the development of a specific training curriculum that, on the one hand, allows participants in the course to develop their skills to improve the quality of the job orientation activities that the unemployed receive; and on the other hand, offers institutions that provide these services to the unemployed an objective instrument that accredits the capacity of this personnel for excellent development of actions that they have planned to undertake.
List of people admitted and waiting list
Among the objectives pursued with the holding of the Postgraduate Course of Specialisation in Employment Guidance is to enable the technical staff linked to the work of employment guidance in local, provincial or any other type of public and private entities, to enhance their knowledge and professional and personal skills to serve the population better demanding their services.
But in addition, the following are objectives of this course:
- To integrate into a training process the essential basic criteria and principles that the Regional Ministry of Economy, Employment and Industry wishes to transmit to any technician who is interacting with job seekers.
- To help update and renew technical knowledge in interaction with job seekers to improve their employability and occupability.
- And to open the path of professional development linked to job orientation for all those who, regardless of the employment situation in which they find themselves, can acquire essential knowledge to cope with this professional development.
For this reason, both the training and its contents and teaching methods have been designed in an eminently practical way, requiring constant interaction between the participants and participation through the use of different channels and technological tools that they will have to apply later in their natural work environment. These contents have been developed specifically for this training by expert staff, who will also participate in the course development.
As this is a postgraduate university course, it is an essential requirement for those wishing to participate in the course to have a university degree obtained, recognised or homologated in Spain at the time of completion of the postgraduate course.
In addition to a university degree, this course is aimed at people registered in Galicia, whose professional objective is to develop their activity in the field of employment guidance and support to people seeking employment and who are in one of the following groups:
- Persons currently engaged in job orientation activities.
- Agents and technical staff of employment and local development.
- Social workers.
- Personnel from public and private organisations who are in contact with the job-seeking population.
- Anyone else wishing to acquire new knowledge in the field of job orientation.
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.
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.
- 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 postgraduate 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 will be free and open 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.
The Postgraduate Course of Specialisation in Employment Guidance consists of 26 ECTS credits, which include 94.5 hours of live webinars, to be held on Friday afternoon (16.00 h to 20.30 h) and Saturday morning (9.30 h to 14.00 h).
The training is completed by adding to these live seminars the assessment activities, the revision and the students’ personal work to make up the 650 hours that make up the postgraduate course.
The live webinars will serve to reinforce the most critical concepts, resolve doubts and have a practical impact on the knowledge acquired, finishing each module with an objective evaluation test (exam) to determine the level of achievement of each participant.
The entire course will take place on the CIXUG Moodle platform, so participants must have the necessary equipment and technical resources available, as described in the section on technical requirements for following the course.
The course programme consists of the following modules and topics:
MODULE 1: CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK (5,66 ECTS credits)
- Theme 1: open job orientation, a new paradigm in Galicia.
- Thema 2: the labour market.
- Theme 3: certification and vocational training.
- Theme 4: employment and social policy in the European Union.
- Theme 5: entrepreneurship as a way of accessing the labour market.
MODULE 2: PERSONAL FRAMEWORK (7,10 ECTS credits)
- Theme 6: open job orientation and competencies.
- Theme 7: development of communication skills.
- Theme 8: social skills and competencies.
- Theme 9: web 2.0 for job orientation.
- Theme 10: digital competencies for job orientation.
MODULE 3: INSTRUMENTAL FRAMEWORK (10,4 ECTS credits)
- Theme 11: labour intermediation.
- Theme 12: itineraries of insertion.
- Theme 13: individual processes of orientation and decision support.
- Theme 14: analysis of professional profiles and job prospecting.
- Theme 15: techniques and tools for access to self-employment.
- Theme 16: preparing a business plan.
MODULE 4: FINAL PROYECT (2,86 ECTS credits)
- Individual part.
- Group part.
When it will take place
The course will run from 18 September 2020 in the CIXUG virtual classroom, with live webinars taking place on Friday afternoons from 16:00 h to 20:30 h, and Saturday mornings from 9:00 h to 14:00 h. Attendance checks will be carried out.
The live webinars will take place on the dates and with the contents indicated below:
Module 1: conceptual framework of open job orientation.
- 18/09/2020: open job orientation in Galicia.
- 19/09/2020: the ICT ecosystem.
- 25/09/2020: labour market and entrepreneurship.
- 26/09/2020: certificates of professionalism and accreditation of competencies.
- 02/10/2020: the design of the business model with the Canvas method.
- 03/10/2020: orientation for equality and socio-occupational inclusion.
- 09/10/2020: orientation job from a blog.
- 10/10/2020: social employment policy in the European Union.
- 16/10/2020: micro-workshops of module 1.
Module 2: personal framework
- 17/10/2020: communication skills for job orientation.
- 23/10/2020: social skills for job orientation.
- 24/10/2020: our PLE (personal learning environment)
- 30/10/2020: digital identity and online reputation.
- 31/10/2020: micro-workshops of module 2.
Module 3: instrumental framework
- 06/11/2020: preparing a business plan (part 1).
- 07/11/2020: individual processes of job orientation. The job orientation interview.
- 13/11/2020: preparing a business plan (part 2).
- 14/11/2020: personalised pathways to employment. Process, characteristics and application to different groups.
- 20/11/2020: dynamisation of social spaces for job orientation.
- 21/11/2020: recruitment processes: job interview and group dynamics.
- 27/11/2020: integrated employment programmes and job prospecting.
- 28/11/2020: micro-workshops of module 3.
- 18/12/2020: closing session (pending the possibility of being carried out in person).
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 (maximum five absences).
- Visualise and work on the contents of the topics in the virtual classroom.
- Hand in all the proposed evaluative activities (exams, assignments, tasks, projects, profiles and digital artefacts…) and achieve an average score of 5 points or more.
- Actively participate in 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:
|1||Probas obxectivas dos módulos||30%|
|2||Participación e seguimento do curso||10%|
|3||Actividades a distancia (individuais e grupais)||10%|
|4||Competencia dixital (artefactos, perfís profesionais...)||20%|
|5||Traballos finais (individual e grupal)||30%|
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 meet 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 Training 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
The standard enrolment period is open from 1 to 10 September 2020 at 14:00.
Those interested in registering must complete the registration form linked below, as well as send a copy of the following documents in electronic format to the e-mail address email@example.com, to verify compliance with the requirements for access to the postgraduate course:
- Valid identity document.
- Valid census certificate ( less than six months old)
- University degree/ degree certificate (valid in Spain).
- Copy of university transcript.
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 for the 2020 edition closed)
After receiving confirmation of enrolment in the e-mail indicated when applying for enrolment, you will have two working days to pay the enrolment fee (300.00 euros) into the account stated in the message, which will include instructions on how to send the payment receipt. 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.
For more information of your interest in relation to the Introduction to Open Job Orientation Course, you can use the following methods:
- By sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- By calling 611 412 116