School of Social Sciences
Professional Qualification

Career Guidance (Postgraduate Diploma CG) / Qualification in Careers Guidance


The Postgraduate Diploma in Career Guidance / Qualification in Career Guidance is available full-time, part-time and via blended learning. The course provides professional training and a qualification for work as a career guidance practitioner and is accredited by the Career Development Institute.

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Course length: One year full-time or two years part-time
Study location: City site

Fees and funding:

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Career Guidance
The PG Dip Career Guidance / Qualification in Careers Guidance is offered as a full-time (two days per week), part-time (one day a week) and blended learning (a combination of face-to-face study days and online learning) dual-award course that provides professional training and a qualification for work as a career guidance practitioner. You can also study individual modules via blended learning if you do not want to complete the full award.

The complete Diploma is accredited by and meets the learning outcomes laid down by the professional body, the Career Development Institute (CDI), who have also commended the Careers Guidance course for its professional links and excellent teaching team.

The course combines academic study with skill based experience. You will undertake work-based learning to help prepare and support you for practice. These practical learning opportunities, along with our strong links within the profession, contribute to our outstanding employment record in guidance and advice related careers.

Start dates

The blended learning route will commence in January 2015 and will also be available to start in September 2015.
The next start date for the full-time and part-time routes is September 2015.

Contact us for further information
Find out more information about the this course by requesting a brochure. If you would like to speak with a member of the team, you can contact us using the details below.
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