Develop and maintain your ICT skills for Career Guidance and Study Counselling services

The 5-ECTS Information and Communication Technology in Guidance and Counselling course helps you enhance your knowledge and skills on the use of ICT in career services. JYU Open University's online courses are open and available for all through flexible online study environments.

Do you work or wish to work in the field of career guidance and study counselling? Enhance your digital skills and make effective use of technologies in your work.

Through the ICT in Guidance and Counselling course (5 ECTS), you will become knowledgeable of various technologies and their applications within the career services field. The course includes learning situations where you can perceive and reflect on the potential of technology in the context of career guidance and counselling. 

ICT in Guidance and Counselling Online Course

  • Next online course starts: March 2024
  • Registration will open: December 2023

Get information on course enrolment for spring 2024 via email: 
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This open university course is suitable for people in the field of career guidance and/or study counselling. No prior information is needed. 

During the 8-week period, you will study both independently and with the other course participants on the Moodle learning platform. Participants are required to have basic ICT skills in order to work online. Guidance and support is provided during the course. All course materials will be available throughout the course.

The course includes group work with a flexible timetable as well as weekly assignments. Participants are expected to attend the course regularly.

Note: This course will be arranged if a minimum of 10 students sign up.

General info
  • Course code: EDUA290
  • Study credits: 5 ECTS
  • Workload: ca. 135 h
  • EQF level: 7
  • Assesment scale: 0–5
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Study fee: € 75


The link above is only active during the registration period.

Get information on course enrolment for spring 2024 via email: add your email address here.

Please note: Registration for this course is binding.
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During the course, you will
  • view recorded online lectures 
  • read course materials
  • complete online assignments
  • participate in pair and group discussions
  • write a self-reflection report

How you will benefit from this course

  • You will enhance your competences in information and communication technology in the use of guidance and counselling services.
  • You will be able to apply ICT in the guidance process and also to evaluate opportunities and challenges of existing and emerging technologies in relation to guidance and counselling.
  • You will know how to maintain your ICT literacy and technological skills and how to apply a theoretical framework when using ICT in guidance and counselling.