Career Guidance (Postgraduate Diploma CG) / Qualification in Careers Guidance, Professional Qualification

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Career Guidance (Postgraduate Diploma CG) / Qualification in Careers Guidance, Professional Qualification

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Career Guidance / Qualification in Career Guidance is offered as a full-time and part-time dual award course that provides professional training and a qualification for work as a career guidance practitioner and is accredited by the Career Development Institute.

Career Guidance
The PG Dip Career Guidance / Qualification in Careers Guidance is offered as both a full-time and part-time dual-award course that provides professional training and a qualification for work as a career guidance practitioner. It is accredited by and meets the learning outcomes laid down by the professional body, the Career Development Institute, who have also commended the Careers Guidanc…

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Career Guidance / Qualification in Career Guidance is offered as a full-time and part-time dual award course that provides professional training and a qualification for work as a career guidance practitioner and is accredited by the Career Development Institute.

Career Guidance
The PG Dip Career Guidance / Qualification in Careers Guidance is offered as both a full-time and part-time dual-award course that provides professional training and a qualification for work as a career guidance practitioner. It is accredited by and meets the learning outcomes laid down by the professional body, the Career Development Institute, who have also commended the Careers Guidance course for its professional links and excellent teaching team.

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Course content
The modules will enable you to gain the skills and theoretical knowledge required of a guidance practitioner. You will also gain the practical skills needed to:

  • deliver high quality, individual careers interviews and group work
  • manage the careers related curriculum.

This learning is underpinned by a comprehensive understanding of associated pedagogy, career learning and development theory including ethical practice, equality and diversity, advocacy and referral and collaborative working.

Modules include:

  • Theory, Ethics and Research Based Practice
  • Guidance Interventions - Interviewing
  • Critical Reflection and Integrated Working
  • Curriculum Design and Implementation.

The course will also enhance your professional capability in the field of Careers Education and Guidance (CEG). It takes the best from our experiences as educators, trainers and practitioners and delivers thought provoking, conceptual courses, which are grounded in practice. The assessment process for each module results in detailed action plans for your personal development and the learning organisations in which you work.

Assessment
A variety of assessment methods are used to prepare students for work in career guidance. A range of skills and knowledge are assessed through practical assessments (for example, interviewing and group work) and through written assignments. A portfolio of evidence is also produced, which provides evidence of students skills and knowledge-base.

Please note that this course is accredited by the professional body, the Career Development Institute.

How do you study?
This course combines academic study with skills-based work. Alongside the four modules taught at the University, the course incorporates a 12-week placement, which is taken with the same employer at intervals throughout the year in one, two and three-week blocks. Full-time students usually attend their placement for three days per week and part-time students for 1.5 days per week. Every student has a personal tutor to provide individual support and mentoring and a work-based mentor during periods of work-based learning.

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