A degree or an equivalent professional qualification. Suitably experienced applicants without a degree will be considered.
In addition you must also have:
• Relevant experience in a paid or voluntary basis.
• Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
Months of entry
This course is for those seeking a professional qualification in Career Guidance. You'll take the Qualification in Careers Guidance (QCG) - the nationally recognised professional qualification awarded by the Career Development Institute (CDI) - alongside the PgDip. You'll learn about policy, practice and theories underpinning career guidance, equality and diversity, partnership working and research based practice. A significant amount of your learning also takes place whilst on placement where you'll gain the practical skills to successfully work with adults and young people in the wide range of settings in which careers guidance is practiced. These include workplaces, the voluntary sector, higher and further education careers services, secondary education and the recently formed National Careers Service. For those successfully completing the PgDip, you can progress to complete the full MA qualification via completion of a dissertation.
This course is available on a one year full-time or two year part-time basis. Successful completion of the course results in the Career Development Institute approved career guidance professional qualification (the Qualification in Career Guidance or QCG). The course can lead to a wide variety of interesting and rewarding career prospects in career guidance companies, higher and further education careers and employability services, secondary education and third sector organisations. You can find out more via the CDI website www.thecdi.net
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries (MA D809/PGDIP D343/D154)
- +44 (0)1484 478249