Postgraduate Specialisation in Job Orientation
Postgraduate Specialisation in Job Orientation
Over the last few years, active employment policies have gained significant weight in promoting and improving the employability of the unemployed to help them find suitable employment and find a proper job. One of the fundamental actions developed in this area within these active policies is job orientation.
In a scenario such as the current one, in which the economic recovery seems to be consolidating, the work of employment guidance is more necessary than ever, with the additional requirement of greater effectiveness and efficiency to focus the available guidance resources on results, allowing unemployed people greater autonomy and involvement in their job search processes.
In addition, the Regional Ministry of Economy, Employment and Industry, as part of the Agenda 20 for Employment in Galicia, is committed to a new model of open job orientation, very focused on the networking of guidance staff and the use of ICT as a tool both for relations and interaction with job seekers and for the search for new employment opportunities.
From this perspective, it is also more necessary than ever to develop specialised actions specifically aimed at improving the qualifications and competencies of the staff who are engaged in or seek to engage in job orientation work so that they can carry out this work with maximum effectiveness and efficiency, both for the benefit of the persons assisted and for their own use.
For this reason, the CIXUG Consortium, with the support of the Regional Ministry of Economy, Employment and Industry and the Ministry of Employment and Social Security, has launched through the three universities of the Galician University System (SUG) this Postgraduate University Specialisation Course in Employment Guidance, which in this 2018 edition will once again be managed as the University of A Coruña’s own degree.
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.
Objectives 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 didactic 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 working environment. These contents have been developed specifically for this training by expert staff, who will also participate in the development of the course both in the classroom part and in the eLearning contents.
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.
- Local development agents
- Employment technicians
- 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.
(*) Important note: Personnel who are currently carrying out guidance work under the Order of 19 January 2018 establishing the regulatory bases and the public call for the granting of subsidies for the hiring of technical staff to carry out job orientation activities in the 2018 financial year, should indicate this to the Technical Secretariat of the course when formalising their enrolment so that they can coordinate with the technical services of the Regional Ministry of Economy, Employment and Industry the management of their schedule on Fridays when there are face-to-face sessions during the duration of the course, as additional help to get the maximum benefit from the course.
Technical requirements for tracking
As this is a blended learning course with an essential component of e-learning through the CIXUG Moodle platform, participants must have a computer with:
- An up-to-date version of your browser (preferably Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome)
- Access to the internet
Since many of the formative and evaluative activities of the course require access and interaction through the network, as well as the creation of digital and video artefacts; and the contents of the different subjects will not be downloadable until the end of the same, given that their visualization on the platform will also be considered as a criterion of use.
In addition, and given the innovative approach of the postgraduate course in the use of ICT tools and new technologies applied to employment management, may be required the installation by the participants of certain software or plugins on their computer which, in any case, will be free and open-source. 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.
Likewise, participants in the specialisation course must come to the classroom sessions with a personal computer or, failing that, with an equivalent mobile device (tablet or smartphone, although some functionalities may be limited in this case) that allows Internet access via WIFI and interaction with the Moodle platform and the different tools used, as some of the proposed tasks may require intervention throughout the session with various services and spaces.
In any case, the specific requirements that each teacher needs concerning their activities and the instructions for downloading and installing them will be published on the Moodle platform of the course sufficiently in advance to enable their correct installation and availability.
The Postgraduate Course of Specialisation in Job Orientation consists of 26 ECTS credits, including 94.5 hours of classroom training, to be held on Friday afternoons (16.00 h to 20.30 h) and Saturday mornings (9.30 h to 14.00 h) in the Centro de Novas Tecnoloxías Galicia dependent on the Regional Ministry of Economy, Employment and Industry, located in Santiago de Compostela.
The training is completed by adding assessment and revision activities and the students’ work to the classroom sessions and distance learning, making 650 hours that make up the postgraduate course.
The face-to-face sessions will reinforce the most critical concepts, resolve doubts and have a practical impact on the knowledge acquired, finishing each block with an objective evaluation test to determine the level of achievement of each participant.
The distance learning content will be developed on the CIXUG’s Moodle platform, so those attending must have the necessary equipment and technical resources (see section TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR COURSE TRACKING).
The course programme consists of the following modules:
MODULE 1: CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
- 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
- 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
- Theme 11: work of the labour counsellor I: labour intermediation
- Theme 12: work of the labour counsellor II: itineraries of insertion
- Theme 13: work of the labour counsellor III: individual processes of orientation and decision support
- Theme 14: work of the labour counsellor IV: analysis of professional profiles and job prospecting
- Theme 15: work of the labour counsellor V: techniques and tools for access to self-employment
- Theme 16: work of the labour counsellor VI: preparing a business plan
MODULE 4: FINAL PROJECT
- Individual part
- Group part
Location of the face-to-face sessions
The face-to-face sessions will be held at the Centro de Novas Tecnoloxías de Galicia of the Regional Ministry of Economy, Employment and Industry, located in Santiago de Compostela:
Centro de Novas Tecnoloxías de Galicia
- Rúa Airas Nunes, s/n – Conxo
- 15702 – Santiago de Compostela
- W 8º 33′ 16,35”
- N 42º 51′ 47,21”
When it will take place
The course will run from 14 September 2018, combining distance and face-to-face training.
The face-to-face sessions will take place on Friday afternoons from 16.00 h to 20.30 h, and on Saturday mornings from 9.30 h to 14.00 h. There will be check-in and check-out control at the classroom sessions, so please be punctual in getting to the sessions.
The face-to-face sessions will take place on the dates indicated below, in the Assembly Hall of the Centro de Nuevas Tecnologías de Galicia (Santiago de Compostela):
Module 1: A conceptual framework of Open Job Orientation.
- 07/09/2018: Open job orientation in Galicia
- 14/09/2018: Certification and accreditation of competences
- 15/09/2018: The ICT ecosystem
- 21/09/2018: Labour market and entrepreneurship
- 22/09/2018: Orientation job from a blog
- 28/09/2018: Social employment policy in the EU. Guidance strategies: Supported employment
- 29/09/2018: Orientation for equality and socio-occupational inclusion
- 05/10/2018: The design of the business model (Canvas method)
- 06/10/2018: Micro-workshops of module I
Module 2: Personal framework
- 19/10/2018: Social and communicative competencies (part I)
- 20/10/2018: Social and communicative competencies (part II)
- 26/10/2018: Our PLE (personal learning environment)
- 27/10/2018: Digital identity and online reputation
- 02/11/2018: Micro-workshops of module II
Module 3: Instrumental framework
- 03/11/2018: Individual processes of Job Orientation. The job orientation interview
- 09/11/2018: Dynamisation of social spaces for job orientation
- 10/11/2018: Personalised pathways to employment. Process, characteristics and application to different groups
- 16/11/2018: Recruitment processes: job interview and group dynamics. Competency-based recruitment interview
- 17/11/2018: Preparing a business plan (part I)
- 23/11/2018: Job prospecting and labour intermediation
- 24/11/2018: Preparing a business plan (part II)
- 30/11/2018: Micro-workshops of module III
- 14/12/2018: closing session
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 Moodle platform
- Achieve an average score of 5 points or more for all the assessment tasks, considering all the assessment activities proposed in the course (exams, homework, assignments…).
- Actively participate in the course
A signature check at the entrance and exit of all face-to-face sessions will be carried out to verify compliance with the attendance requirement. The corresponding signature sheet will be available within 15 minutes of the session’s start time, and the sign-out sheet will be available from the moment the person conducting the session ends it.
The weighting of the evaluations in the different evaluative activities will be carried out according to the following scheme.
|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%|
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)
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
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:
- Identify document
- Valid census certificate ( less than six months old)
- University degree/certificate of award of the degree
- If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places available, a copy of the university transcript of records must be submitted, as the access criterion, in this case, will be determined by the average mark on the transcript of records. If necessary, this document will be requested at a later date.
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.
After receiving confirmation of enrolment in the e-mail indicated when applying for enrolment, you will have three working days to pay the enrolment fee (250.00 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.
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