In addition to teachers and management staff, adult education and training involves professionals providing academic or vocational guidance and counselling to adult learners. The professional background of this staff is quite diverse. So far, neither training programmes nor professional profiles have been established.
The main categories of staff providing educational or career guidance are:
- Social workers
- Teachers, trainers and coaches
- Archivists (documentalistes)
- Administrative staff
- Vocational counsellors.
Further information on guidance and counselling in adult education may be found in article 12.8 Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach.