This programme is offered for part-time study, fully online over one year (12 months).
You can pay for this programme flexibly on a module-by-module basis. This means that you don't have to pay the full programme cost upfront.
You will study three 20 credit modules. One module is studied in each trimester. The modules are designed so that they can be studied in any sequence. You can enter the programme in September, January or May.
Within each trimester, whilst there is flexibility to work through the material at your own pace you need to be aware of the assessment dates as there is no flexibility in these.
Trimester 1 (September – December):
SSC11114 Professional Contexts for Career Development
This module introduces you to the importance of context in career development practice. Labour markets, public policy, and institutional arrangements all influence the nature of career development work. Issues of equality and social justice are highlighted in this module.
Trimester 2 (January – May):
SSC11115 Concepts for Career Choice and Development
This module focuses on the psychological and sociological theories that underpin the practice of career development. You will explore and critique both well established and contemporary concepts and their impact on career development practice.
Trimester 3 (May- August):
SSC11116 Educational and Vocational Guidance
In this module, you will explore the helping relationship that underpins careers work. You will learn about individual, group and online interactions with clients. You will develop an understanding of what makes guidance effective.