This 2009 report, commissioned by CEDEFOP, presents the findings from a Europe-wide study with the following aims:
- to review trends and patterns in training provision for career guidance practitioners;
- to develop a common competence framework for career guidance practitioners in the European Union (EU).
Sections 1 to 4 review current training and qualification systems for career guidance practitioners in Europe. These sections explore the current and changing context of career guidance services, national training systems and emerging trends across Europe. Section 4 contains case studies which explore, in some depth, recent developments in six countries.
Sections 5 to 7 focus on the competence framework of career guidance practitioners. They explore the concept of competence, the design of the competence framework and suggestions for its use. Section 8 explores ways of moving forward, and links the two strands of the study by relating current and proposed training issues to proposed uses of the