Academic and Career Guidance
In 2004, 46 Youth Education Guidance centres (Ungdommens Uddannelsesvejledning) were established under the municipalities (now 52). The staff employed in the youth education guidance centres have different educational backgrounds. Some are trained as teachers, others as social workers or hold a university degree. Their primary task is to provide guidance to students in 7th to 10th grade, and they do so by collective guidance and individual if needed. Their conditions of service are regulated in the Collective Agreement for Teachers in the folkeskole.
Furthermore, one common training programme is offered to guidance counsellors from all sectors. It is a requirement that educational guidance practitioners complete the diploma or master programme in educational and vocational guidance or the bachelor’s degree programme in public administration. Alternatively, guidance practitioners with extensive experience in the field can apply for assessment and recognition of their competencies and prior learning.
For more information on guidance, please refer to the report Guidance in Education – the educational guidance system in Denmark.