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PgDip Career Guidance and Development

Edinburgh Napier University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Sighthill Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

On this professionally accredited programme, you will explore the latest counselling techniques, and undertake work placements


This one-year full-time programme is accredited by the Career Development Institute and is recognised by the profession throughout the UK.

This programme will equip you with the knowledge to support your clients navigate the complex web of pathways in employment and education and develop their career potential. You will work with young people, adults, parents, teachers, employers and training providers.

You will explore the latest developments in career counselling and coaching practice as well as undertake work placements to prepare you for work in the career development sector.

Course details

With an excellent employment rate for graduates, our postgraduate diploma combines academic study with practical professional training, including five weeks of work placement. Teaching staff on the programme are qualified and experienced career advisers and bring additional specialist expertise to the course.

You will acquire effective interpersonal communication skills for one-to-one career guidance, working with groups and via online media. You will learn and put into practice the latest counselling techniques, while developing the necessary research and teamwork skills to carry you into your own successful career.

The skills taught are transferable to many other roles in employment, education and training.

Former students have gone on to work in education-industry liaison, and projects promoting mentoring or equality and diversity.

How you’ll be taught

You will learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, visits to employers, and independent study.

Career counselling skills are developed via individual coaching with an experienced careers adviser.


  • No exams
  • Essays
  • Professional reports
  • Case studies
  • Group project
  • Observation


  • Career Adviser
  • Guidance Practitioner.

Application deadline

31 July 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,660per year

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

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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