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Career Development and Coaching Studies (PGDip) (2021 Entry)

  • Course Code
  • P-L567
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • PGDip
  • Duration
  • Part-time: up to 3 years
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick

Career Development and Coaching PGDip will support your journey as a creative and reflective career development practitioner. Warwick's Centre for Lifelong Learning will provide you with a thorough grounding in the skills and knowledge required for your career.

The Postgraduate Diploma provides a thorough training for today’s career development professional. It is approved by the Career Development Institute (CDI) as meeting the qualification requirement for the UK Register of Career Development Professionals. The course consists of six 20-credit modules.

Core Modules

  • Career Development Theories
  • Career Coaching and Counselling

Optional Modules

Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:

  • Career-related Learning
  • Organisations and Labour Markets
  • Career, Vocation and Calling
  • Career, Work Experience and Employability
  • Research in Professional Practice


Blend of workshops and virtual learning.

Contact Hours

Each module typically consists of 2 days of intensive, attendance-based workshops combined with independent learning using on-line study materials, links to key readings and online webinars.

Class Sizes

Vary between 20-40 students dependent on the module.


Modules are assessed through a combination of assignments (5,000 word projects) and case studies.

Minimum requirements 2:ii in any discipline. This course is designed for applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, including 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. If you have alternative qualifications and relevant experience, you are welcome to discuss these with the course team. You must be able to produce written work of a good standard.

English language requirements Band A
Overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 and component scores

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home, EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.

Additional Course Cost

This course may have additional course costs.

Our graduates occupy a range of relevant career development roles in the private and public sectors Former students have gone on to publish and disseminate their work in a range of academic and professional contexts. PhD opportunities are available at Warwick within the Centre for Lifelong Learning and the Warwick Institute for Employment Research.

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.