PgCert Career Development

Postgraduate, Online learning

Career Development PgCert



Develop an insight into the processes of career development, to enable you to support people making choices, planning their future

Overview

This is a part-time course studied fully online. 

The programme has been designed to develop you as a self-directed, independent learner. The online materials have been constructed in a way which will facilitate a structured order to your learning process. You will have access to guided readings and weekly tutor support.

The programme has been designed both for those working in career development, and for those aspiring to enter the field.

You will develop a critical understanding of key issues in career development practice, applicable to a variety of roles. You will gain the knowledge required to exercise professional autonomy and initiative in educational, workplace or community settings.

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Mode of Study:

Online learning

Duration:

1 year

Start date:

MayJan


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Course details

This programme is offered for part-time study, fully online over one year (12 months).

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.

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.

Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a UK Honours degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
All Students 2018/19 2019/20
All students *£770 tba
Modules are purchased via our online store and paid for in full at time of enrollment.
This course comprises of 60 credits, therefore the total cost is £2,310.


Careers

This programme is relevant to work in the following roles:
  • Career advisers
  • Career counsellors/coaches
  • Employment advisers
  • Educational guidance workers
  • Human resources professionals
  • Outplacement consultants
  • Employment agency staff
  • Executive/life coaches
  • Teachers (school or college) with career education responsibility
  • International student advisers
  • Mentor/volunteer/placement advisers

Applicants are advised to check the professional structures and qualification entry requirements in their home country (or where they intend to work) for any of these roles they may wish to pursue.

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