Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: February  2015, September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Career Guidance Programmes | MA Careers
Successful completion of this course will enable you to function as an effective practitioner, confident to offer high quality career advice, able to identify your own training needs and take responsibility for your continuing professional development. It has been highly successful both in employability terms and in enabling people to make career changes, and is recognised as the professional qualification for guidance work in the statutory sector, further and higher education, and across the voluntary sector.

Self-reflection for personal development is an important part of professional training and work-based placements will provide opportunity to relate your learning to the professional context. To gain the professional award from the Institute of Career Guidance, you will register for the Qualification in Career Guidance (QCG) and complete a portfolio of evidence. The Diploma has recently been reviewed and re-validated to ensure the curriculum and learning opportunities meet current professional requirements.

About the programme
The programme places a strong emphasis on the development of professional skills training and reflective practice through thoughtful integration of theory and practice. Our close links with employers and professionals across the sector contributes to placement & employment opportunities;

The Postgraduate Diploma permits full membership of the Institute of Career Guidance (ICG). The MA can be used to satisfy CPD requirements for the ICG Register of Practitioners;


Students must complete four 30 credit Level M modules to gain the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Career Guidance. These are: Social Inequality and the Labour Market; Professional Practice 1 and 2 and Career Theory. For the professional award of the QCG (Qualification of Career Guidance) by the ICG, students must also complete a Professional Log and the QCG portfolio which provides evidence of meeting all required QCG learning outcomes.

The Postgraduate Diploma programme can be completed in one year fulltime or by part-time study (one day per week) over two years. It is possible to move from full-time to part-time study and vice-versa , within the constraints of the timetable. MA students will complete the Research Dissertation Module of 60 Level M credits.

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