560 – School Guidance and Counselling

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide a framework for school counselling programs to realise successful learners in terms of physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and moral development and serves as an organizational tool to identify and prioritize the elements of a quality school counselling program.

It aims to embed skills across the curriculum to manage a mentally healthy school and guides schools in designing, developing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive developmental and a systemic school counselling program working in the unique international context of international schools.








Requirements for a Certificate:

Minimum attendance requirement is 75% of course events.

Assessed portfolio work for practical tasks like group and individual planning, observation, demonstration, micro-teaching, discussion and feedback sessions.

1000-word end of course Reflective Essay.   





Course Outline:

560.01 – The purpose of educational guidance

560.02 – Stages of human development and areas of guidance

560.03 – Coordinating a school system of pastoral care

560.04 – Individual student planning and responsive services

560.05 – Management agreements and use of data

560.06 – Fundamental techniques and skills in guidance

560.07 – Physical, emotional and sexual abuse counselling

560.08 – Helping strategies in career guidance

560.09 – Dealing with behavior dysfunction

560.10 – Engage in psychological testing and other testing

560.11 – How to manage the guidance service effectively

560.12 – Determining counselor performance standards