Peter Mc Cormack

Peter Mc Cormack

Work History

Work History

Career Coach

PACE

Project for Advocacy Counseling and Employment, Islington London.

  • Offering Information, Advice and Guidance to long-term unemployed.
  • Responsibility for designing and delivering training in personal and professional development
  • Utilising life coaching frameworks for practice in Career Guidance working consistently with clients on a casework basis.
Sep 2009 - Present

Career Adviser

Lambeth College
  • Offering Information, Advice and Guidance to students
  • Sole responsibility for students career management needs at Brixton Campus
  • Responsible for design and delivery of Careers education
Mar 2009 - Aug 2009

Employment Adviser

Refugee Council
  • Offering Information, Advice and Guidance to clients with refugee status
  • Assessing needs of clients and creating structured action plans and routes into Further and Higher Education, Employment or Training with continued support as a caseworker
Jul 2007 - Mar 2009

Career Coach

PACE
  • Offering Information, Advice and Guidance to long-term unemployed.
  • Responsibility for designing and delivering training in personal and professional development
  • Utilising life coaching frameworks for practice in Career Guidance working consistently with clients on a casework basis.

Education

Education
Jun 2008 - Jan 2009

NVQ 4 Advice and Guidance

NVQ Assessment Centre

Career Guidance Theory and Practice

Oct 2004 - Sep 2005

Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Education

Open University
Feb 2003 - Dec 2004

BA (Hons) 2:1

Open University
Sep 2003 - Aug 2004

Post Graduate Diploma in Career Guidance

University of East London
Sep 1997 - Aug 1998

Dip H.E.

Nottingham Trent University

Summary

I have studied a range of qualifications related to the role of working in an advisory capacity. I completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Career Guidance, Following this I completed a post graduate certificate in Guidance Coaching and Counselling which focused on a range of areas related to delivery of guidance which explored a variety of models of collaboration between schools, home and other agencies to ensure the consistent management of guidance to clients who present challenges. In order to complement my qualifications in the guidance sector I also completed more practical based courses including Neuro Linguistic Programming (practitoner) which included further developing my skills in setting practical well-formed outcomes in regards to action planning, developing a constructive rapport, using outcome thinking to produce a positive attitude and enabling clients to changing limiting beliefs to more empowering ones. In addition to this I also completed a certificate in life coaching which included practical case studies dealing with real clients. I covered issues ranging from lack of motivation; low self-esteem and enabling clients to better understand their future, by setting well-formed value based goals. I have also recently completed the NVQ 4 in Advice and Guidance, which has served to compliment and refresh my knowledge of Guidance practice. Together these qualifications have enhanced my initial training in guidance and along with my international experience have certainly accentuated my professional practise.

Further Work History

Career Adviser (Full time Fixed term Contract)March 2007 - July 2007

Lambeth College of Further Education, Brixton London

  • Offering Information, Advice and Guidance to students
  • Sole responsibility for students career management needs at Brixton Campus
  • Responsible for design and delivery of Careers education

Careers Adviser(Part-Time Fixed Term Contract)January2007–March2007

Southwark College of Further Education, Southwark, London

  • Offering Information, Advice and Guidance to students with refugee status
  • Sole responsibility for students career management needs
  • Teaching and grading an NVQ assessed job ready programme to students
Careers Adviser(Part-Time Fixed Term Contract)January 2007 March 2007 The Bridge Training Organisation Hemel Hampstead, Hertfordshire
  • Offering Information, Advice and Guidance to adults who have been made redundant
  • Setting up and managing a Job club for clients
  • Liaising with employers and Job Agencies

Teaching Employment

English Teacher

Walton High, Fyefield Barrow Milton KeynesMarch 2006- August 2006

  • Teaching English Language and Literature to students aged 11 –19
  • Responsibility for pastoral tutor group
  • Liaising and working with students’ parents in order fulfill potential of all students
  • Formative and summative assessment of students’ progression, both academic and personal

Careers AdviserMarch 2004 –March 2006

University of Luton, Park Square

  • Offering Information, Advice and Guidance to students at university as well as pre-entry advice
  • Aim Higher Adviser: liaising with schools, colleges and employers
  • Link Career adviser for Diversity: responsible for updating students on Equal Opportunity Issues
  • Link Careers adviser for Creative Arts responsible for Curriculum Design and Delivery

Teacher English as a Foreign Language September2002- September 2003

Torrevieja Spain

  • Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to a range of classes and age groups
  • Marking/providing appropriate feedback on oral and written work
  • Getting involved in social and cultural activities
  • Assessing students' progress

Teacher English as a Foreign LanguageSeptember1996-June1997 Al Eman School, Muscat, Oman

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language to students’ aged 12-16
  • Helping to draft and review institutional policies relating to the education of students
  • Planning, preparing and delivering lessons and workshops for groups and individuals
  • Carrying out diagnosis of students' needs and ability utilising both formative and summative assessment

Teacher

Manarat Al Riyadh School, Saudi Arabia. September 1994- June 1996

  • Assisting English Language skills .
  • Supporting classroom management
  • Establishing effective relationships with learners.

Learning support assistant September 1991-July 1994

Hatfield Chase School, Hatfield, Doncaster.

  • Providing classroom support for children with special needs
  • Participating in out-of-school activities, such as trips
  • Assisting in pupils' personal care needs

Teaching Experience Summary  

My first role as a careers adviser was the university of Luton where I was also responsible for teaching Personal and Professional Development which was compulsory to all undergraduate students in years one and two, within the Creative Arts faculty, consisting of in total 17 different subjects, the largest faculty in the university. I was solely responsible for devising and delivering seminars and lectures to the various subjects in this department, which was a significant part of my caseload. This work also involved substantial interaction with academic staff, which included preparing lessons, discussing and advising on content for the Personal Development Planning (PDP) curriculum alongside training and more informal advisory sessions given by myself to the Creative Arts Faculty on PDP issues. Along side these roles I was also, for the first year, the pre-entry Aim Higher adviser offering guidance in the local community to potential students with qualifications below NVQ 2. I left this role as a wanted to widen my experience working with young people, which I did by gaining work as a secondary school teacher in Milton Keynes.

My work as a secondary school teacher enabled me to gain a firm understanding of issues when working with young people in the UK.As well as being a teacher of English, I was also a pastoral tutor, with responsibility for a form group of students aged from 11-16. This enabled me to work with students focusing on their pastoral needs, which ranged from careers onto more personal matters they were experiencing. Within this role I was in regular contact with parents, social workers and educational psychologists as well as with other specialist teachers and school mentors. Working with young people to achieve both personally and academically was a very rewarding experience and one that I thoroughly enjoyed, however I chose to leave because I wanted to concentrate on working in an advisory capacity.

Professional Qualifications

Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (Practitioner Level)

Paul McKenna Training Institute

Certificate in Life Coaching

Newcastle College of Further Education

Certificate in Emotional Intelligence in the Work Place

Barnfield College

Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management. Awarded from Leadership and Management Institute (LMI)

University of Bedfordshire

Diploma in TEFL.

London English Language School

Short Courses Attended

  • Multiple Intelligences in the classroom
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Pedagogy and Learning
  • Curriculum Design and Development
  • Assessment Strategies
  • Student Support, Culture & Disabilities Evaluation
  • Welfare benefits training