If you are seeking a professional qualification in career guidance, this course allows you to take the Qualification in Careers Guidance (QCG) – the nationally recognised professional qualification awarded by the Career Development Institute (CDI) – alongside the PgDip.
One of the largest providers of careers guidance qualifications in the UK, Coventry has developed a reputation for its innovative and flexible course delivery modes. Ideal for those seeking to combine work and study, we offer distance and part-time, blended learning options featuring extensive online learning resources.
Our tutors are experts in their field, many having worked as career guidance practitioners and managers in schools, HEIs and adult guidance settings. They frequently contribute to debate at a national level to influence policy and workforce development, for example, the course director was part of a panel of experts that has influenced the development of the careers strategy for schools in England.
Guided by National Occupational standards, this is a highly practical course with a third of the programme credits devoted to professional practice placement. This aims to help you to develop relevant practitioner skills and gain hands-on experience working effectively to provide guidance to adults and young people in a wide variety of organisational settings. In the past, students have worked at the universities of Coventry, Warwick, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, UCB, UWE, Northumbria and London, as well as colleges such as Solihull, City College and Cambridge Regional College.
We adopt a problem-based approach to our learning, so you will be given real-life case studies and scenarios drawn from current practice, applying your learning of the policy, practice and theories underpinning career guidance, equality and diversity, partnership working and research based practice.