Catalogue of Modules, University of Nottingham

C84WCC Workplace Counselling and Career Development
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Students registered on the MSc in Occupational Psychology in I-WHO Work and Organisational and Management Psychology

Taught Semesters:

Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: Degree in psychology or other relevant subject with the permission of the Head of the Institute of Work, Health & Organisations.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module concerns workplace counselling and career development. The module provides a general introduction to the nature and psychological background of career development, and students are given the opportunity to explore the practical implications by planning their own career development. Students also study the main approaches, application and effectiveness of workplace counselling.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 5 weeks1 per week4 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
Contact time: 18 hours self-managed learning groups: 10 hours Personal study: 72 hours

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 50 1 x 1500 word Personal Development Plan 
Coursework 2 50 1 x 1,500 Word Essay 

Mr J Richards

Education Aims:  This two part module is assessed separately and is designed to allow students to explore in detail a) the issues surrounding workplace counselling with a focus on one particular type of counselling situation and b) careers theory in relation to career choices, career development and career management.


On completion on this module, students should be able to: