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Career Guidance & Development PGDip and PGDip with QCD

University of the West of Scotland

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Paisley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    8 months

Course summary

OVERVIEW

Our MSc Career Guidance and Development is professionally recognised by the Career Development Institute (CDI). The postgraduate diploma enables you to develop the knowledge and practical skills through academic study and work related learning opportunities to become a career development practitioner. The masters dissertation “top up” enables you to undertake a piece of research focused on a particular area of interest in the sector.

The course will support you to develop professional practice competence in working with individuals and groups and to undertake critical analysis of professional practice, while deepening your knowledge of the career development sector and developing your research skills. As a trainee practitioner you will learn how to provide accurate and relevant advice on employment, education and training opportunities to an ever-widening client group.

Professional recognition

The Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in Career Guidance and Development incorporates the internationally recognised Qualification in Career Development (QCD) accredited by the UK-wide professional body, the Career Development Institute (CDI).

The UWS MSc is considered to be a 'flagship course' by the CDI. It is currently the largest programme of its kind in the UK.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,000overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    109th

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 83 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    130 75%

    22nd

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    44th

    20

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