This Competency Framework for Guidance Practitioners, developed by a sub-committee of the National Guidance Forum, is designed to inform the trainers and training of guidance practioners in order to provide practitioners with the competences to assist citizens to acquire the knowledge, skills and competences to manage their learning and work (see National Lifelong Guidance Framework in the relevant theme categories on this web site).
The Competency Framerwork is divided into five parts:
- Theory and practice of vocational, educational and personal and social guidance across the lifespan
- Labour market education and training
- Information and resource management
- Professional practice.
It is also designed to fit the Irish National Framework of Qualifications which facilitates the accreditation of prior learning and the mutual recognition of qualifications between the education and labour market sectors. The Framework will enable practitioners to progress from one level of qualification to another and to take on new guidance roles.