A Postgraduate Award (PGA) is made up of one 20 credit module and taken as a stand alone qualification. Once you have completed the award, you can apply for the PG Certificate, PG Diploma or MA CDCS and apply for the transfer of your credit. You are advised to discuss this with the course team.
Studying a PGA involves engaging in a workshop, independent study and virtual learning. There is significant individual support available through the course team.
Multiple Start Dates
The course starts in April or October.
Our PGAs are part-time and take up to one year to complete. A flexible approach is adopted to enable attendance if you are based overseas and/or with full-time work or other responsibilities. Each 20 credit PGA is taught via a blend of workshop and distance-learning. Each workshop takes place at the University of Warwick, usually over two days. Please see below for the list of PGAs available and the 'Key Dates' button to check availability.
This course is designed for applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. This includes individuals who are currently involved in career development and coaching support, individuals who wish to work in these areas and/or those who are interested in studying for personal interest. Applicants must be able to produce written work of a good standard.
For April 2022 applicants:
Applicants must have, or be expected to achieve, an English language test certificate that meets our Band A English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with no component score below 6.0 (or equivalent). Please see the following webpage to find out if you are exempt from this entry requirement: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/aro/sroas/admissions/pg/english
For courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (from October 2022) onwards:
Applicants must have, or be expected to achieve, an English language test certificate that meets our Band B English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 overall and all components. Please see the following webpage to find out if you are exempt from this entry requirement: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/aro/sroas/admissions/pg/english
We have welcomed students from a range of countries including the UK, Ireland, Norway, France, Germany, Romania, Slovenia, USA, China and Australia. You are invited to discuss the course options available with the course team.
If you have alternative qualifications and relevant experience, you are welcome to discuss these with the course team.
Postgraduate awards available
|P-L562||Career Development Theories|
|P-L563||Career Coaching and Counselling|
|P-L565||Organisations and Labour Markets|
|P-L566||Career, Vocation and Calling|
For an introduction to the qualifications we offer in Career Development and Coaching Studies, watch this video from Joint Course Director, Gill Frigerio:
Starts: Throughout year
Level: Postgraduate Award (Level 7)
Length: Up to 1 year
Venue: Main Campus/Distance Learning
"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