the PERSPECTIVE training for advisors

the PERSPECTIVE training

The PERSPECTIVE training will prepare trainers, providing them with competence to train employment and career advisors to support refugees in being employed.

the training curricula is free to download and use for your own learning;


The Impact of Interactive Training for Professional Advisors of Migrants and Refugees.

read more: The Impact of Interactive Training for Advisors of Migrants and Refugees the Perspective Project

 the main conclusions are

  • – the course has a measurable positive influence on the confidence of advisors to provide effective employment advice to migrants and refugees
  • – clients of the trained advisors show gains in confidence and beliefs about work related activities and gains in life satisfaction, compared to clients of non-trained advisors
  • – the benefits of trained advisors over untrained advisors include improved clients’ life satisfaction scores.
  • – the trained advisors rated the course exceptionally highly and reported at the time that it would have an impact on their work
  • – the non-trained advisors were influenced both by the trained advisors (on return to work) and possibly by peers, and also by the questions we asked, to do more of the things in the training
  • – the training appears to have an effect that lasted the four-month period between training and final evaluation questions
  • – external events and changes can have a destructive effect on advisors’ confidence and effort after the training.

The pilot

The training course pilot was organized in Exeter, Uk in December 2017. Partners sent three guidance counsellors or employment advisers from each partner, who became the in‐country leaders of training and development in each participating country after the end of the project .

The training event  included core advisor skills of:
– Active listening
– Feedback
– Planning
– Working with Employers
– Training methods & content
– Application of empowerment and ethics
– Self‐efficacy
and will cover the modules of the curriculum:
– Self Efficacy and Planning
– Choice of Occupation
– Finding a job
– Competing for Work
– Design & application of group events / learning
– Keeping a Job
– Ethics

The training programme was based on the competences that are required by counselors to work effectively with migrants and  expressed as a unit of learning outcomes (knowledge, skills, competences). The learning outcomes achieved by the participants was assessed by the instructor, following an assessment grid, with specific criteria and methods associated to the expected learning outcomes.

It included practical skill development for delegates, practice in teaching / supporting skill
development in others, and opportunity for planning, and getting feedback on:
– use of IT and e‐learning
– recruitment of learner
– support for learners during in‐work practice
– overall logistical plans for the training
– use of QAF observation of skill, testing knowledge.
– assessment of acquired learning outcomes
– Evaluation

The impact was on the successful execution of the project, the confirmation that the training is effective, and extension of the evidence‐base that has been reviewed for the project. The main instructor were from VRC.