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
You’ll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers; in fact we are ranked in the top ten for Education in the Guardian University Guide (2017) for the seventh consecutive year. All members of our team have strong links with the workplace and are professionally qualified in relevant vocational areas. You’ll also have access to our extensive professional and academic network which feeds directly into course design and delivery and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment.
Titles of work undertaken by students on this course have included:
• Career counselling and youth employability
• Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance in Schools (CEIAG): When should CEIAG be delivered and how should it be delivered?
Fees and funding
In 2018/19 the part-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate students on this course will be £540 per 15 credit module and £1,080 per 30 credit module.
You'll normally complete 60 credits per year (2x 30 credit modules in Year 1 and Year 2). If you progress onto the MA, you'll complete a 60 credit dissertation.
Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance pages. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).
If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.
Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required to enable you to undertake placements in settings with children and young people. We arrange this as part of the application process. Please note that there is a charge for the DBS check which is approximately £44.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries (MA D809/PGDIP D343/D154)
- +44 (0)1484 478249