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.
- Career Development and Coaching Studies (PGDip)
- Career Development and Coaching Studies (MA)
- Career Development and Coaching Studies (PGCert)
- Career Coaching and Counselling (PGA)
- Career Development Theories (PGA)
- Career Education, Information and Guidance in HE (MA)
- Career Education, Information and Guidance in HE (PGDip)
- Challenges of Careers Work in Higher Education (PGA)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education (FE and Skills) (PGDip)
- Social Work (MA)
Previously, a selection of the following optional modules have been offered:
- 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).
An average of 8 -10 hours of lectures and 3-5 hours of seminars per week.
Core modules are up to 200 students; optional modules vary (15-75) and seminars typically average around 15-20 students.
Programmes within the department are assessed through a variety of methods depending on the module choices each student makes.
100% of our graduates are in work or further study.
To Visit Warwick...
There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.
Part-time: up to 2 1/2 years
(April 2019 - September 2021)
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
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.
Department of Study
Location of Study
University of Warwick
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In 2016/17, we allocated over £36 million in scholarship funding to postgraduate students. The University is also part of a number of prestigious government Scholarship schemes, including Chevening, Fulbright, Commonwealth and Marshall. For more information click here.
Additional Course Costs
Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.