Postgraduate Certificate in Career Development (Online)
The course has been designed both for those working in career development, and for those aspiring to enter the field. Delivered fully online, the materials have been constructed in a way which will facilitate a structured order to your learning process.
The 12 month programme covers three modules, one each trimester, and is ideal for professionals working within the Human Resources, as well as Career and Employment guidance and counselling sector.
The course has been designed to develop you as a self-directed, independent learner.
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.
The learning and teaching strategy of the course supports your development as a confident individual with high quality skills and attributes that are recognised and valued by you, employers and the wider community.
For certain positions, a postgraduate qualification may be essential, and for others it offers a competitive edge at the workplace.
The programme is ideal for career advisers, counsellors & coaches, human resource professionals, Teachers (school or college) with career education responsibility, life coaches and even employment advisers looking to supercharge their career growth.
The entry requirement for this course is normally a UK Honours degree at 2:2 or above, and applicants may have a background in any discipline. The University may also consider lesser qualification if you can demonstrate sufficient work experience in the relevant field and industry.
If English is not your first language, you may need to undertake an approved English language test. You can discuss the available options with your personal academic consultant.
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.
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.
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.
* Information correct at time of publishing this page, but may be subject to change by the university.