Career Education, Information and Guidance in HE provides a thorough training for today's higher education careers and employability professional. The flexible nature of this PGDip allows you to create an individual track through the course, using the virtual and physical learning environments.
The Postgraduate Diploma provides thorough training for today’s higher education careers and employability professional. 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 Theories
- Challenges of Careers Work in Higher Education
Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:
- Technology, E-learning and the Web
- Career Coaching (Information, Advice and Guidance)
- Employability and Career Development Learning
- Group Work
- Employer Engagement and Labour Markets
- Guidance Skills (Advanced)
- Management of Higher Education Career and Employability Services
- Marketing the Service
- Psychometric Assessment
- Research Project (core for MA)
- Training and Coaching
- Work Experience in Higher Education
The course involves both independent study, tutorials 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 AGCAS events calendar).
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.
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 working in a higher education careers context and 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
Duration Around 30-35 hours of blended learning including attendance-based workshops and distance learning online
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 Costs
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 predominately in the HE sector, while some have transferable skills they take in to 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.