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Career Development and Coaching Studies

Postgraduate Awards

Postgraduate Awards (PGAs) are made up of individual 20 credit modules. A PGA can be taken as a stand alone qualification or used to progress to the PG Certificate, PG Diploma or MA CDCS. Up to two PGAs may be taken prior to progression, please be advised to discuss this with the course team.

Starts Applicants are advised to apply at least three months before the relevant workshop is due to take place.
Fee See Student fees and funding for more information. View potential additional fees
Qualification Postgraduate Award (specific titles below)
Credit 20 at Level 7 in the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications
Venue Main Campus, University of Warwick/ Distance Learning
Entry requirements 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.
Length Up to 1 year
Contact Please use our Contact page to send us an enquiry


Our PGAs are part-time and take up to one year to complete. A flexible approach is adopted to enable attendance for 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.

Teaching methods

Studying a PGA involves engaging in a workshop, independent study and virtual learning. There is significant individual support available through the course team.

Overseas applicants

Part-time international and EU applicants are welcomed. Each PGA involves attendance in the UK at a two day workshop. We have welcomed applications from a range of countries including the UK, Ireland, Norway, France, Germany, Romania, Slovenia, USA, China and Australia.

Alternative qualifications and experience

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-L564 Career-related Learning
P-L565 Organisations and Labour Markets
P-L566 Career, Vocation and Calling
P-L570 Research Project

Please contact us for further information.

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.