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Career Education, Information and Guidance in HE (PGCert) (2021 Entry)



  • Course Code
  • P-L577
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • PGCert
  • Duration
  • Part-time: up to 2 1/2 years
  • (See entry requirements for more information)
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


The PG Certificate in Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education provides a core foundation in the knowledge and skills required for higher education career and employability work. The flexible nature of this course allows you to complete the core modules and then follow a more individualised track through the optional modules linked to your working role.


The course 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. The course is designed for anyone who is new to the work and/or wishes 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.


Core Modules

  • Challenges of Careers Work in Higher Education
  • Career Development Theories

Optional Modules

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

  • Group Work
  • Technology, E-learning and the Web
  • Employer Engagement and Labour Markets
  • Career Coaching (Information, Advice and Guidance)

Teaching

The PG Certificate consists of four modules: two core 20 credit modules and two 10 credit optional modules. 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. You will start with the core modules, firstly Career Development Theories and then Challenges of Careers Work in Higher Education module. These modules run twice a year.

Contact Hours

Each module typically consists of independent learning using on-line study materials, links to key readings, online webinars, and personal tutorial support. Most modules also include attendance-based or residential workshops. The precise blend varies according to each module and is explained in the relevant module section.

Class Sizes

Vary between 5-40 students dependent on the module.

Assessment

Modules are assessed through work-based projects.


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. Applicants must be working in a higher education career and employability development context.

English language requirements Band A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

Duration The course lasts up to 2.5 years and you are able to complete earlier if your circumstances allow.

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 Costs

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.