Taught course

Career Guidance and Development

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Applied Sciences

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

All successful applicants must complete a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or police check.

Months of entry


Course content

On this professionally accredited programme, you will explore the latest counselling techniques, and undertake work placements.

This one-year full-time programme is accredited by the Career Development Institute and is recognised by the profession throughout the UK.

You will study the latest developments in career development theory and career counselling and coaching practice as well as undertake work placements and work based learning to prepare you for work in the career development sector.

The programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills to support your clients navigate the complex web of pathways in employment and education and develop their career potential. You will work with young people, adults, parents, teachers, employers and training providers.

Fees and funding

Visit Edinburgh Napier's website for details of course fees. We have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions and Enquiries
+44 (0)333 900 6040