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					                                                         Coventry University
                                                   Programme Specification for
      Masters Framework for Taught Postgraduate Courses within the School of Health and Social Sciences




1 Available Award(s) and Modes of Study


Title of Award                                         Mode                         UCAS Code                 FHEQ Level

PgDip Career Guidance                                  P/T & F/T                    N/A                       All Courses at M
HLST004                                                                                                       level


*Qualification descriptors can be found at http://www.qaa.ac.uk/crntwork/nqf/ewni2001/annex1.htm




2 Awarding Institution/Body                            Coventry University.


3 Teaching Institution                                 Coventry University.




4 Internal Approval/Review Dates                     Date of first approval/latest review:       Date for next review:

Masters Board of Study

Career Guidance                                      05/05/06                                    05/05/11




5 Programme Accredited by


Career Guidance                                      The PgDip Career Guidance will be accredited by the Institute of
                                                     Career Guidance (ICG) that awards the Qualification in Career
                                                     Guidance (QCG) The ICG will only accredit the end of the first year
                                                     of running the course.




6 Accreditation Date and Duration


                                                     05/05/06 for 5 years




7 QAA Subject Benchmark Statement(s)
  and other external factors
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Masters Framework                                    Not available at Masters level

Career Guidance




8 Date of Programme Specification


Career Guidance                                      05/05/06




9 Programme Manager/Course Tutor
                                                       Course Tutor
Career Guidance




10 Educational Aims of the Programme



Generic Aims for Taught Postgraduate Courses:
Postgraduate Diploma
In addition to the aims of a Postgraduate Certificate, with regard to a specific discipline, profession, or area of
academic study in health and/or social sciences:
    • Develop, beyond undergraduate level, the students' skills in the collection, analysis and interpretation of
         data and to emphasise the centrality of research in the development of knowledge and practice.
    • Study modules specifically related to a named pathway as well as modules of a more generic nature, which
         serve to provide a broader perspective on the named area of study and which also incorporate shared
         learning.




Additional Course Specific Aims

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Career Guidance
This course aims to:
    • Enable the student to develop understanding of the theory and practice of career guidance.
    • Enable the student to further develop interpersonal skills and have the opportunity to work with a variety of
        people, institutions and policy makers.
    • Allow the student to gain experience in career planning and develop knowledge of employment, education
        and training.
    • Support the student development through the use of Work Based Learning.




11 Intended Learning Outcomes

This programme is consistent with the QAA qualification descriptors for Masters (M) level and the University’s Code
of Practice for Academic and Professional Skills Development.
Annex 2 maps the learning outcomes described below to the programmes mandatory and core option modules


11.1 Knowledge and Understanding
On successful completion of the programme the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge and
understanding of:

Generic Outcomes

KU1           The underpinning principal conceptual and theoretical issues with regard to the named course

KU2           The theoretical basis of research

KU3           The research process

KU4           The ways in which research is used and could be used to shape the delivery of career guidance.




Additional Course Specific Outcomes


Career Guidance

KU-CG1        Understand equal opportunities legislation and related codes of practice within guidance.

KU-CG2        Understand the need to provide guidance to each client without prejudice.

KU-CG3        Understand models of guidance and allied theoretical concepts.

KU-CG4        Understand the contemporary policy forming issues for career guidance in respect of employment,
              education and training.
KU-CG5        Understand and apply the principles of curriculum planning and design.

The principal teaching, learning and assessment methods used on the programme to achieve these learning
outcomes are identified below.

Generic:


                 Teaching and Learning                                     Assessment



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KU1              Lectures, seminars, published literature, module          Individual written coursework, oral and poster
                 webs                                                      presentations

KU2
                 Lectures, seminars, published literature                  Individual written coursework, oral and poster
                                                                           presentations

KU3
                 Lectures, seminars, published literature, module          Individual written coursework, oral an poster
                 webs, workshops                                           presentations
KU4
                 Lectures, seminars, published literature                  Individual written coursework, oral presentation



Career Guidance


                 Teaching and Learning                                     Assessment


KU-CG1           Lectures, seminars, published literature, module          Individual written coursework, oral presentation
                 webs                                                      and reflective portfolio


KU-CG2           Lectures, seminars, published literature, module          Individual written coursework, oral presentation
                 webs                                                      and reflective portfolio


KU-CG3           Lectures, seminars, published literature, module          Individual written coursework, oral presentation
                 webs                                                      and reflective portfolio


KU-CG4           Lectures, seminars, published literature, module          Individual written coursework, oral presentation
                 webs                                                      and reflective portfolio


KU-CG5           Lectures, seminars, published literature, module          Individual written coursework, oral presentation
                 webs                                                      and reflective portfolio




11.2 Cognitive (thinking) Skills



On successful completion of the programme the student should be able to:


Generic Outcomes
CS1           Critically analyse, evaluate and interpret knowledge and practice with regard to the named area of
              study
CS2           Exhibit the skills of critical analysis and synthesis of research and other literature
CS3           Critically evaluate various approaches and methodologies for researching theoretical concerns and
              practical issues related to the named area of study



Additional Course Specific Outcomes

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Career Guidance


CS-CG1        Evaluate own values, beliefs and their impact on own practice.

CS-CG2        Enable clients to access and interpret career guidance information.

CS-CG3        Understand the role that parents, carers, partners and families play in education and career planning.



The principal teaching, learning and assessment methods used to enable outcomes to be achieved and
demonstrated are identified below.

Generic

                 Teaching and Learning                                        Assessment


CS1              Lectures, problem based learning, workshops,                 Presentations, posters, seminar papers, written
                 published literature, seminars, case studies                 essays and reflective portfolio



CS2              Lectures, problem based learning, seminars,                  Presentations, written essays and reflective
                 workshops, work based learning, published                    portfolio
                 literature

CS3              Lectures, problem based learning, workshops,                 Presentations, posters, seminar papers, written
                 seminars, work based learning, published                     essays and reflective portfolio
                 literature



11.3 Practical Skills
On successful completion of the programme the student should be able to
Generic Outcomes
PS1           Formulate and present a critical argument using a variety of methods (e.g. report, poster, oral presentation,
              essay, journal article, dissertation, patient examination) that would stand up to critical review and scrutiny in
              academic and professional settings
PS2           Formulate and justify a research design and methods to investigate a specified question or hypothesis of
              relevance to the named area of study
PS3           Under supervision, conduct an investigation in a topic related to the named area of study and be able to
              reflect critically upon the experience


Course Specific Outcomes

Career Guidance

PS-CG1        Demonstrate commitment to own training, improvement and continuing professional development.

PS-CG2        Appraise own professional competencies and identify and use means of support for their
              development.

PS-CG3        Conduct client-centred guidance interviews with a range of individuals.

PS-CG4        Conduct client centred group activities with a range of clients and others.

PS-CG5        Understand the principles, scope and practice of referral, brokerage and advocacy.

PS-CG6        Gather, organise and use career related information.
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The principal teaching, learning and assessment methods used to enable outcomes to be achieved and demonstrated
are identified below.

Generic



                  Teaching and Learning                                                     Assessment


PS1               Lectures, problem based learning, workshops, seminars,                    Written essay, presentation and
                  published literature                                                      reflective portfolio


PS2               Lecture, tutorial, presentations                                          Written essay and reflective portfolio


PS3               Workshops, tutorials                                                      Written essay and reflective portfolio


Career Guidance


                  Teaching and Learning                                                     Assessment


PS-CG1            Lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, published                       Analytical report and reflective portfolio
                  literature, student led case scenario presentations, journal
                  clubs

PS-CG2            Lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, work based                      Analytical report and reflective portfolio
                  learning, published literature, student led case scenario
                  presentations, journal clubs

PS-CG3            Lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, work based                      Analytical report and reflective portfolio
                  learning, published literature, student led case scenario
                  presentations, journal clubs

PS-CG4            Lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, work based                      Analytical report and reflective portfolio
                  learning, published literature, student led case scenario
                  presentations, journal clubs

PS-CG5            Lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, published                       Analytical report and reflective portfolio
                  literature, student led case scenario presentations, journal
                  clubs

PS-CG6            Lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, work based                      Analytical report and reflective portfolio
                  learning, work based learning, published literature, student
                  led case scenario presentations, journal clubs




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11.4 Transferable Skills
On successful completion of the programme the student should be able to
Generic Outcomes
TS1           Critique the published work of others (e.g. reports, journal articles) and reflect critically on practice
TS2           Execute Project Management


Additional Course Specific Outcomes

Career Guidance
TS-CG1        Manage working relationships.
TS-CG2        Work effectively in own organisation and within connected networks.


Transferable/key skills are generally incorporated within modules and related to relevant assessments as appropriate.
Self-directed learning forms an element of all modules and the necessity to work within tight deadlines is an essential
requirement across the curriculum. The ability to communicate orally and in writing will be developed across the range of
modules.
The wide range of assessment techniques will ensure that the student is given every opportunity to demonstrate their
skills in these areas.




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12 Programme Structure and Requirements, Levels, Modules, Credits and Awards
Modules within the programme, their status (whether mandatory or core options), the levels at which they are studied,
their credit value and pre/co requisites are appended in Annex 1.


Generic Requirements

Courses within the Masters Framework are offered as full-time and part-time modes of study. In general, students
pursuing a part-time mode of study attend the University as indicated in the framework below. Day and time to be
confirmed,

The generic requirements for the academic awards offered within the Framework are given below. The number of
mandatory modules required for each award depends upon the named Course being pursued and the requirements of
its professional accreditation body. Details are given under the Course Specific sections.


    Postgraduate Diploma                    passes in 120M credits, comprising:
                                            M10CG, M20CG, M40CG and M50CG                   4 X 18M
                                            M30CG and M60CG                                 2 X 24M
                                            (1200 hours student effort)


The Framework allows a large degree of flexibility in the scheduling of part-time modes of study. One illustration has
been provided below.

OPTION 1
FULL TIME

September – June

                  Semester 1                                              Semester 2
       Sept - Nov             Nov - Jan                       Feb - March            April - June
        M10CG                  M20CG                            M40CG                  M60CG
               Work placement A                                       Work placement B
                   M30CG                                                   M50CG
          2 days per week in practice                             2 days per week in practice

Work Experience A
150 hours practice (2 days over 10 weeks if 7,5 hours per day), 10 hours tutorial and 80 hours self directed study.

Work Experience B
120 hours practice (2 days over 8 weeks if 7,5 hours per day), 10 hours tutorial and 50 hours self directed study.



OPTION 2
PART TIME

September to September

           Semester 1                         Semester 1                   Final Work Placement
   Sept - Nov     Nov - Jan            Feb - March    April - June                  July - Sept
    M10CG          M20CG                 M40CG          M60CG
                                           Work placement A                     Work placement B
                                                M30CG                                M50CG
                                       2 days per week in practice          2 days per week in practice

Work Experience A
150 hours practice (2 days over 10 weeks if 7,5 hours per day), 10 hours tutorial and 80 hours self directed study.
Work Experience B
120 hours practice (2 days over 8 weeks if 7,5 hours per day), 10 hours tutorial and 50 hours self directed study.

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OPTION 3
PART TIME

YEAR 1

                     Semester 1                                           Semester 2
       Sept - Nov                   Nov - Jan                 Feb - March             April - June
        M10CG                        M20CG                             Work placement A
                                                                            M30CG
                                                                   1 day per week in practice

Work Experience A
150 hours practice (1 days over 20 weeks if 7,5 hours per day), 10 hours tutorial and 80 hours self directed study.

Year 2

                     Semester 1                                             Semester 2
       Sept - Nov                   Nov - Jan                 Feb - March                 April - June
                                                                M40CG                      M60CG
                                                 M50CG
                                            Work placement B
                                        1 day per week in practice

Work Experience B
120 hours practice (1 days over 16 weeks if 7,5 hours per day), 10 hours tutorial and 50 hours self directed study.




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Course Specific Requirements
Career Guidance

All modules are mandatory for the named award.

Award (named)

         Postgraduate Diploma in Career Guidance

         Students must pass all 6 modules to gain 120 credits:

         M10CG           The Framework for Professional Practice (18 credits)
         M20CG           Career Guidance Theory and Policy (18 credits)
         M30CG           Work Based learning (A) (24 credits)
         M40CG           Research Methods (18 credits)
         M50CG           Work Based learning (B) (18 credits)
         M60CG           Working with Clients and Partnerships (24 credits)


Fallback award (named)

         Postgraduate Certificate in Guidance Studies

         Students must pass the following 3 modules to gain 60 credits:

         M10CG           The Framework for Professional Practice (18 credits)
         M20CG           Career Guidance Theory and Policy (18 credits)
         M30CG           Work Based learning (A) (24 credits)




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13 Support for Students and their Learning
Generic
Student support mechanisms are as detailed in the University Code of Practice on the Personal Support of Students. In
addition, programme and school specific support is provided through the Masters Framework management structure,
including Course Tutors, Module Leaders and Module Tutors.

An induction programme provides background information regarding key services such as library, WebCT (Vista), CU-
Online (to include Pebblepad), computing, student services; enrolment; making the transition from undergraduate to
postgraduate education; writing and presenting at Masters level; student representation etc.

The following written support materials will be provided:
   • University regulations
   • Masters Framework for Taught Postgraduate Courses (2002 regulations)
   • Masters Framework Student Handbook
   • Course Module Directory
   • Course Handbook

Reasonable adjustments can be made to the teaching, learning, assessment and support of the course(s) to maximise
accessibility to students with disabilities. Students may discuss their needs with the Programme Manager, Course
Tutor, HLS Learning Support Coordinator, or any other member of HLS staff with whom they feel comfortable.




Additional Course Specific


Career Guidance
Programme specific, personal and professional development opportunities, linking with subject specific guidance are
managed by the Course Tutor for the programme, but can involve discussion with other tutors with expertise in key
areas. This support system assists the student’s tailoring of their academic programme to suit their individual needs.




14 Criteria for Admission
Generic

The general requirements for admissions are in line with University policy (Academic Regulations 2.7).
Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have IELTS>7.0 or paper-based >650, TOEFL
computer-based >280.

Applications will be encouraged from non-standard entrants with relevant experiential learning.

Course specific requirements are given below.

Course Specific

Career Guidance

Applicants should normally hold a first degree and/or a diploma in a Career Guidance related discipline and student
should give evidence of continuing professional development. Students will be required to apply for membership to the
ICG and undergo a CRB check.




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15 Method for Evaluating and Enhancing the Quality and Standards of Teaching and Learning
The Programme is managed by the Masters Board of Studies of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
The Programme Assessment Board (PAB) for Masters is responsible for considering the progress of all students and
making awards in accordance with both the University and course-specific regulations.
The assurance of the quality of modules is the responsibility of the Board of Study which contributes modules to the
programme.
External Examiners report annually on the programme and their views are considered as part of the annual quality
monitoring process (AQM). Details of the AQM process can be found on the Academic Registry’s web site.
Students are represented on the Course Consultative Committee, Board of Study and Faculty Board, all of which
normally meet two or three times per year.
Student views are also sought through module and course evaluation questionnaires.
The University is subject to an institutional audit normally on a 5 year cycle.
Additionally, all Course Tutors obtain ongoing, informal feedback from students.




16 Regulation of Assessment
The University policy requires the internal moderation of assessments.
External Examiners are appointed for all named University awards. The role of the External Examiner at module level is
to ensure that academic standards are in line with national norms for the subject. External Examiners undertake the
moderation of examination papers, and view representative samples of work for the modules for which they have
responsibility. At programme level, External examiners help to ensure fairness in the consideration of student
progression and awards. They have the right to comment on all aspects of the assessment system and participate as
full members of the assessment boards.
The Pass mark for all modules is 40%. This overall module mark may comprise more than one component (e.g.
coursework and exam). The individual module descriptors give the precise pass criteria and the weighting of the
component marks that contribute to the overall module mark.
Awards for Taught Master programmes may be made with Distinction or Merit (i.e. achievement of an average mark of
at least 70% or 60% respectively).


17 Indicators of Quality and Standards

The external moderator is appointed by the ICG. The ICG review the modules/courses every 3 years for approval.
.

18 Notes
Key sources of information about the course and student support can be found in:
Masters Framework for Taught Postgraduate Courses (2002 regulations)
Subject Specific Definitive Course Documents
Masters Framework Student Handbook
Course Handbook
Module Guides
Module Information Directory (http://mid.coventry.ac.uk/midindex.html)
Student Services (http://www.coventry.ac.uk/structur/ss/index.htm)
Study Support (http://www.coventry.ac.uk/structur/ss/dyslexia/)


Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the
learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he
takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided.

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More detailed information on the learning outcomes, content, and teaching, learning and assessment methods
of each module can be found in the Module Information Directory (MID), student module guide(s) and the
course handbook.
The accuracy of the information contained in this document is reviewed by the University and may be verified
by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.




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ANNEX 1



Generic Mandatory Modules


Career Guidance

Module        Module title                                                   Credit     Pre/Co         Status
code                                                                         value      requisite

Mandatory Module

M10CG         The Framework for Professional Practice                        18M                      M
M20CG         Career Guidance Theory and Policy                              18M                      M
M30CG         Work Based learning (A)                                        24M                      M
M40CG         Research Methods                                               18M                      M
M50CG         Work Based learning (B)                                        18M                      M
M60CG         Working with Clients and Partnerships                          24M                      M


Key: Status
M Mandatory (i.e. must be studied and passed)




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Curriculum Map
                  Career Guidance



                              Knowledge and Understanding
  Module       KU1 KU2 KU3 KU4 KU-                     KU-      KU-       KU-      KU-
  codes                        CG1                     CG2      CG3       CG4      CG5
Mandatory

  M10CG

  M20CG

  M30CG

  M40CG

  M50CG

  M60CG



                                Cognitive (Thinking) Skills
  Module       CS1 CS2 CS3             CS- CS-         CS-
  codes                                CG1 CG2         CG3
Mandatory

  M10CG

  M20CG

  M30CG

  M40CG

  M50CG

  M60CG




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                                          Practical Skills
  Module        PS1 PS2 PS3           PS –      PS –    PS –     PS –      PS –     PS –
  codes                               CG1       CG2     CG3      CG4       CG5      CG6
Mandatory

  M10CG

  M20CG

  M30CG

  M40CG

  M50CG

  M60CG



                                       Transferable Skills
  Module       TS1 TS2 TS- TS-
  codes                CG1 CG1
Mandatory

  M10CG

  M20CG

  M30CG

  M40CG

  M50CG

  M60CG




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