With an excellent employment rate for graduates, our postgraduate diploma combines academic study with practical professional training, including five weeks of work placement. Teaching staff on the programme are qualified and experienced career advisers and bring additional specialist expertise to the course.
You will acquire effective interpersonal communication skills for one-to-one career guidance, working with groups and via online media. You will learn and put into practice the latest counselling techniques, while developing the necessary research and teamwork skills to carry you into your own successful career.
The skills taught are transferable to many other roles in employment, education and training.
Former students have gone on to work in education-industry liaison, and projects promoting mentoring or equality and diversity.
Additional mandatory costs
- Professional body fees, payable to the Career Development Institute, £345 (the total amount consists of two elements: student membership, £35 and registration for the Qualification in Career Development, £310)
- Criminal record check. Full PVG payable to Disclosure Scotland, £59
- Mandatory placement. Travel expenses are issued in some situations and are at the discretion of the Dean