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Career Development and Coaching Studies (PGDip) (2020 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 provide you with creative and effective career development and coaching. Warwick's Centre for Lifelong Learning offers you a flexible part-time structure as you receive thorough training.

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 Project


Blend of workshops and virtual learning.

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
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.


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.