The PG Certificate develops a foundation of knowledge and skills for all staff involved in higher education careers and employability work. The course is designed if you are new to the work and/or if you wish to enrol on a shorter course than the PG Diploma and MA.
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.
• Challenges of Careers Work in Higher Education
• Career Development Theories
This programme has a number of optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award.
• Group Work
• Technology, E-learning and the Web
• Employer Engagement and Labour Markets
• Career Coaching (Information, Advice and Guidance)
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
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 table). 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 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 the AGCAS events calendar).
Programmes within the department are assessed through a variety of methods depending on the module choices each student makes.
Part-time: up to 2 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. Applicants 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.