|Location||United Kingdom, (Main Site)|
|Type||Master courses, part-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
One academic reference must be sent
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The role of career guidance in our rapidly-changing economy and
labour market has never been more important. The aim of this course
is to provide you with opportunities to develop the relevant skills,
knowledge and experience needed for offering career guidance. As well
as providing you with a postgraduate qualification, the course is
recognised and accredited by the Institute of Career Guidance.
The PGDip is fully accredited by the Institute of Career Guidance,
and successful completion of the Diploma also gives the QCG. We also
offer the MA for those who want complete a research project which will
form the basis of a dissertation, we can also offer the Diploma on a
more flexible basis for those wanting to combine work and study.
The theory and practice of career guidance is
central to the course, and you will have the opportunity to develop
your interpersonal and professional skills by taking a placement in a
school, college, further education or higher education instutitute, or
a Connexions or Adult Guidance agency. The course is extremely
well-connected to a wide variety of guidance providers as well as
practitioners who are at the cutting edge of applied research.
- The Framework for Professional Practice, including ethics and
- Career Guidance Theory and Policy, including theories of career
choice and models of delivery
- Work-Based Learning, including input that will develop your
professionalism in organisations
- Research Methods (including evaluation) – a key way of ensuring
the impact and relevance of the profession
- Working with Clients and Partnerships, including networking skills
Successful completion of the course will equip you to find employment
as a guidance practitioner in the statutory services, further
education and higher education institutions and the various
opportunities becoming more available in the voluntary and private
The course’s graduates have an excellent track record of securing
employment in career guidance, such as Personal Adviser roles in
Connexions, Careers Advisers in FE and HE, and Employability
Development Officers in HE.