ERIC Number: ED365837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85338-324-4 FEU027
Learners' Needs in College-Based Guidance.
Further Education Unit, London (England).
Recent Further Education Unit (FEU) research has provided clear evidence of technical college students' needs for career and educational guidance throughout their program of study. Inhouse technical college guidance services to individuals and institutions offer a number of benefits to both students receiving the services and the institutions offering them. Upon entering an FEU program, learners need accessible guidance services that provide clear information on program details/requirements, advice on finance and costs, information on alternatives within and outside college, and recognition of prior achievement. During their course of study, learners need details on courses, learning methods, and assessment that they can use to determine their options and reach decisions; support for learning; career education; and feedback on their progress. When preparing to exit FEU programs, learners need information on careers and progression, recognition of their achievement, and help with finding a job. Noncompleters need support upon exiting a program, and learners with disabilities and learning difficulties require special services throughout their studies. When developing guidance services, colleges must identify local needs, consider appropriate levels of service to be met, determine the range of students who require services, and determine who will provide the services. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Career Guidance, Counseling Objectives, Counseling Services, Disabilities, Educational Counseling, Foreign Countries, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Student Needs, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
FEU Information Centre, Citadel Place, Tinworth St., London, England SE11 5EH, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom