Taught course

Postgraduate Certificate in Career Leadership

University of Huddersfield · School of Education and Professional Development

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally: * An Honours degree or equivalent

In addition you must also:

  • be the named Career Leader for a school or college
  • provide a suitable referee from whom a formal reference will be sought

In certain circumstances, you may be admitted without a first degree. To be considered in this way, you must have significant work or voluntary experience (in a paid or unpaid capacity) which has developed a range of skills, abilities and aptitudes appropriate to advice, guidance and counselling work. Before being accepted on to the course you will be asked to write an essay on an appropriate guidance topic (set by the course leader) to provide evidence of capability to study at PG Cert / Masters Level.

Conditional places are offered which require you to successfully meet the criteria above (for example by passing examinations).

International applicants must be available for interview in person or via Skype.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.

Months of entry


Course content

This specialist postgraduate course was designed in response to the demands presented by the government’s Careers Strategy in relation to the role of careers leaders in schools and colleges. The course offers named Career Leaders in schools or colleges who already hold an honours degree the opportunity to enhance and develop their current knowledge, behaviours and skills that they need to succeed in their role.

As a student on the course, you’ll extend your knowledge and understanding of the theories underpinning careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG). During the courses you’ll critically reflect on current theories and apply these to your own experience and professional setting. You’ll have the opportunity to develop both specialist and transferrable skills, building on your experience and specifically focusing on leadership, management and the organisation of professional practice.

Huddersfield has been teaching career guidance courses for over 40 years and has established a strong national reputation in the sector. You’ll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers. 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.

Fees and funding

Please check our website for fee information

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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