Information and Communication Technology in Guidance and Counselling

Do you currently work or do you want to work in the future in the field of guidance and counselling? Do you want to develop your skills and knowledge about the ICT, including social media in guidance and counselling?

Through this 5 ECTS course (course code EDUA290) you can broaden and deepen your knowledge and skills in how to use ICT in guidance and counselling. The main aim is to help you to become aware of the variation in ways technology plays in career service field.

You will be exposed to learning situations where you are challenged to perceive and reflect on the potential of technology in the context of career guidance and counselling. The learning outcome will be enhanced competence in the use of ICT in guidance.

ICT in Guidance and Counselling

Next online course:
1st September – 19th October 2020

Registration is now open!
New students registration
Returning students registration

After completing the course you will...

  • have understanding and knowledge in the use of ICT in guidance
  • know how to apply an evidence-based theoretical framework when using ICT in guidance
  • be able to create a plan for maintaining your ICT literacy and technological skills
  • be able to evaluate opportunities and challenges for guidance presented by the use of existing and emerging technologies
  • be able to apply ICT appropriately in the guidance process
Information and Communication Technology in Guidance and Counselling

Active participation and contribution to studies and course assignments are required to complete this course.   

  • The course will be assessed in the scale of 0-5.
  • The course is a 5 ECTS course and workload is estimated to be 135 hours of work.
  • The study/registration fee is 75 euros. The payment options are Credit Card, PayPal or electronic bank transfer from a bank based in Finland. 

Please note: Registration for this EDUA290 Information and Communication Technology in Guidance and Counselling course is binding. Read more about our cancellation policy.

You have two ways to study:

Online course Study online in September - October 2020

Important dates for online course

Course overview

During this seven week period you will study both independently and with the other course participants. The course uses Moodle learning platform. The course participants are required to have basic computer skills in order to work online. Guidance and support is provided throughout the course.

During the course you will

  • have online lectures
  • read course materials
  • have online assignments
  • participate in group discussions
  • write self-reflection report

During the course you can share your experience and at the same time you learn from others. All the course materials (online lectures, videos, assignments, activities, readings) are available all the time during the course. You don't need online presence at a specific time, but you should participate to course regularly.

Summer School Cancelled

Important dates for Summer School

  • Registration: Summer School 2020 is cancelled  
  • The orientation tasks: -
  • Study week in Jyväskylä: Cancelled

Please note: In the present difficult situation concerning the pandemic COVID-19, all our face-to-face interaction has been cancelled in our premises. For this reason we are forced to cancel our summer school in August 2020. In stead we will offer an online course on the same topic. Course will start on 1st of September 2020. Please join us online!


Course overview

Please note: Summer school requires you to attend lectures and workshops in Jyväskylä, Finland. Summer school will provide you opportunities to experiment and practice using ICT (including social media) in a broader way. 

During the course you will:

  • follow lectures
  • attend workshops
  • do online tasks
  • participate in group discussions
  • read course materials
  • write self-reflection report

Practical travel information:

We have gathered practical information related to your stay in Jyväskylä. Please click below:

                                      Summer School Draft Programme