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Career Development and Coaching Studies (PGCert) (2020 Entry)

  • Course Code
  • P-L568
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • PGCert
  • Duration
  • Part-time: up to 2 years
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick

Receive thorough training on Career Development and Coaching PGCert. Offered as a part-time as a flexible part-time structure, Warwick's Centre for Lifelong Learning will support you through your studies.

The Postgraduate Certificate provides a foundation 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 three 20 credit modules.

Core Modules

  • Career Development Theories
  • Career Coaching and Counselling

Optional Modules

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

  • Careers, Work Experience and Employability
  • Career-related Learning
  • Organisations and Labour Markets
  • Career, Vocation and Calling


Teaching is mainly carried out through lectures and seminars, with an average of 8-10 hours of lectures and 3-5 hours of seminars per week. You can expect to spend an average of 17 hours per week learning through independent study, which will include reading journals and books, completing problem sets and assessments, revising for exams and undertaking research.

Your dissertation work will normally be individually supervised on a one-to-one basis and we have an effective personal tutor system providing individual support. We encourage one-to-one interaction with our world-leading academics and offer great flexibility in the optional modules that allow you to specialise or diversify your studies.

Contact Hours

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

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. 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
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

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


In the academic year 2019/19, we awarded approximately £41 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.

Former students have gone on to publish and disseminate their work in a range of academic and professional contexts. Our graduates occupy a range of relevant roles in the private and public sectors. 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.