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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Edinburgh Napier University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    31-MAY-21, 06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Develop an insight into the processes of career development, to enable you to support people making choices, planning their future


This is a part-time course studied fully online.

The programme has been designed to develop you as a self-directed, independent learner. The online materials have been constructed in a way which will facilitate a structured order to your learning process. You will have access to guided readings and weekly tutor support.

The programme has been designed both for those working in career development, and for those aspiring to enter the field.

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.

Course details

This programme is offered for part-time study, fully online over one year (12 months).

You can pay for this programme flexibly on a module-by-module basis. This means that you don't have to pay the full programme cost upfront.

You will study three 20 credit modules. One module is studied in each trimester. The modules are designed so that they can be studied in any sequence. You can enter the programme in September, January or May.


This programme is relevant to work in the following roles:

  • Career advisers
  • Career counsellors/coaches
  • Employment advisers
  • Educational guidance workers
  • Human resources professionals
  • Outplacement consultants
  • Employment agency staff
  • Executive/life coaches
  • Teachers (school or college) with career education responsibility
  • International student advisers
  • Mentor/volunteer/placement advisers

Applicants are advised to check the professional structures and qualification entry requirements in their home country (or where they intend to work) for any of these roles they may wish to pursue.

Application deadline

31 July 2021

Tuition fees

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University information

Edinburgh Napier University

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  • Campus address

    Edinburgh Napier University, 219 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 1DJ, Scotland

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