The Postgraduate Diploma provides a thorough training for today's higher education careers and employability professional. It is approved by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) and designed and taught in partnership with this professional body.
It is also approved by the Career Development Institute (CDI) as meeting the qualification requirement for the UK Register of Career Development Professionals.
• Career Development Theories
• Challenges of Careers Work in Higher Education
This programme has a number of optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award. At a research led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning current.
• Technology, E-learning and the Web
• Career Coaching (Information, Advice and Guidance)
• Employability and Career Development Learning
• Career Information
• Group Work
• Employer Engagement and Labour Markets
• Guidance Skills (Advanced)
• Management of Higher Education Career and Employability Services
• Marketing the Service
• Psychometric Assessment
• Research Project (core for MA)
• Training and Coaching
• Work Experience in Higher Education
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
The course involves both independent study, tutorials and group teaching. Its flexible nature means that you can plot an individual track through the course and use the virtual and physical learning environments 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 (see dates and further details in AGCAS events calendar).
Programmes within the department are assessed through a variety of methods depending on the module choices each student makes.
100% of graduates are in work or further study.
Part-time: up to 3 1/2 years
The University's standard entrance requirement is an undergraduate degree graded at 2:ii in any discipline. If you have alternative qualifications and relevant experience, you are welcome to discuss these with the course team. You must be working in a higher education careers context and able to produce written work of a good standard.
English Language requirements
Department of study
Location of study
University of Warwick
Please see CLL website for further information.
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