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Career Development and Coaching Studies

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The PG Certificate provides a foundation of knowledge and skills for anyone involved in the support of career development. The course is designed for you if you wish to enrol on a shorter course than the PG Diploma and MA CDCS and progression is available to both courses. It is approved by the Career Development Institute (CDI) as meeting the qualification requirement for the UK Register of Career Development Professionals.

The PG Certificate consists of three modules: two core 20 credit modules and one 20 credit optional module. Everyone will start with the core module in Career Development Theories. The remaining modules can be taken in any order depending on availability.

The course involves engaging in workshops, independent study and virtual learning. There is significant individual support available through the course team. Assignments are project-based and are completed following each workshop.

For an introduction to the qualifications we offer in Career Development and Coaching Studies, watch the following video from course director, Wendy Pearson.

This video was filmed in February 2023.

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October 2024 start

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Key facts

Level: Postgraduate Certificate (Level 7)

Length: Up to 2 years

Venue: Main Campus/Distance Learning

Success stories

"I was at a crossroads as to what kind of career I wanted, but I knew it was working directly with vulnerable individuals and supporting them to take positive steps forward."

Shaheen, MA Graduate 2017

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