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Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education

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The PG Certificate in Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education develops a foundation of knowledge and skills for all staff involved in higher education careers and employability work. The course is designed for people who have recently started work in a relevant role in HE and you wish to enrol on a shorter course than the PG Diploma and MA.

The PG Certificate consists of four modules: two core 20 credit modules and two 10 credit optional modules. All modules are taught via a blend of contact time and distance learning. The blend varies according to each module (see Further Module Information below). The course involves engaging in significant amounts of both independent study and group teaching. Its flexible nature means that you can plot an individual track through the course and use the virtual learning environment to make contact with others. Everyone will start with the core modules: Career Development Theories and the next available Challenges of Careers Work in Higher Education module. These modules run twice a year (further details in the AGCAS events calendar).

Two Annual Start Dates

There are two intakes each year at the start of April and October for this part-time course. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply three months before each intake.

Hear from our students

Hear from Laura Ingham, one of our recent graduates, about how she finds the course:

This video was filmed in June 2023.

Key facts

Course code: P-L577

Level: postgraduate certificate (Level 7)

Length: up to 2.5 years (part-time)

Venue: conference centre/teaching rooms/distance learning (depending on Covid-19 related guidance)

Other courses you might be interested in

PG Diploma in CEIGHE
PG Award in CEIGHE