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- NTU has successfully been teaching career guidance courses since 1973, and has established a strong national reputation in this field. Read more

Why choose the MA / PG Cert Career Development?

- NTU has successfully been teaching career guidance courses since 1973, and has established a strong national reputation in this field. You’ll benefit from a broad spectrum of contemporary thinking and debate on careers education, information, advice, guidance and coaching, and you’ll develop the skills to make a positive impact on the sector and the profession.
- The curriculum offers flexibility – you have the choice of studying full-time or by blended learning, and there are module options to help you develop specialisms.
- This course is ideal if you’re looking to find employment in the sector, or are already employed in a career development or related role and seek Continuing Professional Development opportunities (CPD).
- The CDI has commended the course’s excellent teaching team and blended learning innovations, recognising them with the 2015 CDI Career Development Award for Best Practice in the Use of Technology in Career Development.

Modules

Core modules (for both the PG Cert and MA) may include:
- Ethical Stances and Professional Practices
- Frameworks for Professional Practice

Additional MA Career Guidance modules may include:
- Optional module: Qualification in Career Development Professional Standards (QCD) - Career Development Institute (CDI) accredited
- Optional module: Labour Market Information (LMI)
- Core module: Research Methods and Dissertation / Service Evaluation
For more information on the modules you may study on this course please visit our website.

Delivery and assessment

A blended learning approach is taken towards the delivery of both the PG Cert and the MA, comprising of online teaching and learning activities and face-to-face workshop days.
- For the PG Cert, face-to-face input will take place at workshop days (six in total).
- For the MA, there is initially a greater proportion of face-to-face input supported by online teaching and learning activities.
For both qualifications, you’ll engage in a range of teaching and learning methods. These will include lectures, online activities, case study investigations, simulation exercises or role plays, interactive or group learning, and real-life practice and application of skills through University links and school partners.
Assessment methods are varied and accommodate a variety of learning styles and preferences. These include written assignments such as case studies or enquiry-based reports, and reflective and skills-based assessments including one-to-one guidance sessions and group work.

Your future career

The course aims to equip you with attributes that are highly sought after by employers within the career development and employability sector. On completion, you should be able to reflect upon practice and performance, and to identify continuing professional development (CPD) and personal development needs, allowing you to adapt and respond to the contextual needs of clients, employers, and the sector.

Scholarships

The School of Social Sciences offers a number of competitive scholarships for our full-time and part-time Masters courses. for more information please visit http://www.ntu.ac.uk/s3scholarships
Want to find out more? Come along to one of our postgraduate Open Evenings. For further details please visit: http://www.ntu.ac.uk/s3events

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Designed for those who want to work in career education, career guidance and career counselling. On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Career Development, graduates will be able to. Read more
Designed for those who want to work in career education, career guidance and career counselling.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Career Development, graduates will be able to:
*Demonstrate advanced and integrated understanding of theoretical and technical knowledge, methods, ethical reasoning, principles and recent developments in career development, with depth in the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners of the Career Industry Council of Australia
*Demonstrate understanding of deep and critical approaches to learning in issues relating to the tropics, sustainability, and Indigenous, regional and rural wellbeing and their application in career development
*Critically review, analyse and synthesise theoretical propositions, professional practice and research principles and methodologies in career development, including intercultural applications
*Interpret, evaluate, generate and justify complex ideas, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist stakeholders, using advanced speaking, reading, writing, listening, numeracy and advocacy skills
*Identify, theorise and design solutions to complex practitioner issues in a range of career development contexts, with a high level of autonomy, initiative, accountability and collaboration.

Award title

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT (GCertCareerDev)

Course articulation

Students who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Master of Guidance of Counselling, and advanced standing will be granted for ED5853 and ED5862.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

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This MA meets international and national quality benchmarks and is suitable for you if you have either a personal or professional interest in career development/coaching. Read more
This MA meets international and national quality benchmarks and is suitable for you if you have either a personal or professional interest in career development/coaching. We offer the MA full-time, or you can choose to complete the programme part-time at different levels.

You’ll be encouraged to directly connect your learning to your personal and continuing professional development. Each module on the course is taught through a mix of workshopbased (usually two days) and distance learning. You can choose from two to six workshops a year, depending on your preferred study route.

While our academic admissions criteria ask for a 2:ii undergraduate degree, we would welcome and encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications or experience. The skills you develop on the course will support current or future employment in career coaching and talent management, among other vocational roles.

Areas of Study

There are two pathways available for both full and part-time students within the MA in Career Development and Coaching Studies: Route A and Route B. It is not necessary to finalise preferred route at the time of application as this can be confirmed later.

Route A
Route A consists of 6 x 20 credit modules and a 60 credit Dissertation module (15,000 words). It provides a full training for working as a career development professional.

Route B
Route B consists of 3 x 20 credit modules, a 100 credit Dissertation module (25,000 words) and 1 x 20 credit module from the list of Route B options below. It is designed for individuals with some experience of career development support or those wishing to pursue independent research in the field of career development and coaching studies.

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The Postgraduate Diploma provides a thorough training for today's career development professional. It is approved by the Career Development Institute (CDI) as meeting the qualification requirement for the UK Register of Career Development Professionals. Read more
The Postgraduate Diploma provides a thorough training for today's career development professional. It is approved by the Career Development Institute (CDI) as meeting the qualification requirement for the UK Register of Career Development Professionals. The course consists of six 20 credit modules.

Attendance

This part-time PG Diploma can be completed over a period of between 14 and 36 months. A flexible approach is adopted to enable attendance if you are based overseas and/or with full-time work or other responsibilities. Each 20 credit module is taught via a blend of workshop-based and distance-learning. The workshops take place at the University of Warwick, usually over two days (key dates). You will start with the Career Development Theories module and attend between two and six workshops per year depending on how quickly you wish to move through the course.

Teaching methods

The course involves engaging in workshops, independent study and virtual learning. There is significant individual support available through the course team. Assignments are project-based and are completed following each workshop.

Overseas applicants

Part-time international and EU applicants are welcomed. The course involves attendance in the UK at a minimum of 2 weekend workshops per year. We have welcomed applications from a range of countries including the UK, Ireland, Norway, France, Germany, Romania, Slovenia, USA, China and Australia.

Progression

Former students occupy a range of roles in the private and public sectors. Many students progress from the PG Diploma CDCS to the MA CDCS.

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The PG Certificate provides a foundation of knowledge and skills for anyone involved in the support of career development. The course is designed for you if you wish to enrol on a shorter course than the PG Diploma and MA CDCS and progression is available to both courses. Read more
The PG Certificate provides a foundation of knowledge and skills for anyone involved in the support of career development. The course is designed for you if you wish to enrol on a shorter course than the PG Diploma and MA CDCS and progression is available to both courses. It is approved by the Career Development Institute (CDI) as meeting the qualification requirement for the UK Register of Career Development Professionals.

Attendance

This part-time PG Certificate can be completed over a period of between 10 and 24 months. A flexible approach is adopted to enable attendance if you are based overseas and/or with full-time work or other responsibilities. Each 20 credit module is taught via a blend of workshop-based and distance-learning. The workshops take place at the University of Warwick, usually on a Friday and Saturday. You will start with the Career Development Theories module and 1 or 2 further modules per year depending on how quickly you wish to move through the course.

Teaching methods

The course involves engaging in workshops, independent study and virtual learning. There is significant individual support available through the course team. Assignments are project-based and are completed following each workshop.

Overseas applicants

Part-time international and EU applicants are welcomed. The course involves attendance in the UK at a minimum of 2 weekend workshops per year. We have welcomed applications from a range of countries including the UK, Ireland, Norway, France, Germany, Romania, Slovenia, USA, China and Australia.

Progression

Former students occupy a range of roles in the private and public sectors. Many students progress from the PG Certificate CDCS to the PG Diploma and/or MA CDCS.

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This programme is especially designed for Career Advisers with an IAG or LDSS NVQ level 4, seeking to top up their qualification and secure eligibility to the CPA/CDI Register of Career Development Professionals. Read more
This programme is especially designed for Career Advisers with an IAG or LDSS NVQ level 4, seeking to top up their qualification and secure eligibility to the CPA/CDI Register of Career Development Professionals.

Key components include professional development, career theory and labour market information.

Each module is structured around a 13 week programme of independent learning with access to on-line materials and tutor support via email/telephone. The learning for each module is supported by four non-consecutive training days.

There are nine career, education and guidance postgraduate modules available as accredited CPD. These modules can be studied as stand-alone CPD or can be built to complete a qualification such as the PgCert in Career Development.

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This course leads to professional qualification through the Qualification in Career Development (QCD), which is awarded by the Career Development Institute (CDI). Read more

Why choose this course:

• This course leads to professional qualification through the Qualification in Career Development (QCD), which is awarded by the Career Development Institute (CDI).

• This broad-based programme is rooted in practice and integrates various approaches to providing career support (including career guidance, career coaching and career education)

• You’ll explore the language of ‘career education and coaching’ which aligns the course with contemporary thinking about the skills base of the profession.

• You will undertake work placements to gain valuable real world experience

• You’ll be taught by staff from the International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS), a world leading centre for the study of career development. This provides you with a unique opportunity to engage with and learn from recognised thought leaders and influencers in the field.

About the course:

This flexible course will suit individuals working or wishing to work in a variety of settings within the sector, including education, the community and the workplace. You will explore the theories, policies and practices of career education, guidance and coaching, and the framework for professional practice. There is an emphasis on technology and the use of technology to support the delivery of career development interventions.

You will have the opportunity to explore practice in a range of career development contexts including:

• the development of working relationships with clients
• partnership working
• the development and provision of career, labour market information, technology and social media to support career development

You will also have the chance to develop the necessary research skills to operate within a research context, before undertaking a work-based research project.

You will be taught by members of iCeGS, who are experts in the area of career guidance. You will also have access to the iCeGS library and archive of career literature and research, as well as extra-curricular activities such as the iCeGS annual lecture, research seminars and workshops.

Throughout the course you will gather the necessary evidence for your QCD portfolio with support from our teaching team.

To gain your QCD, you are required to undertake 20 days of work-based placements. You may already be based in a suitable workplace, but if you wish to explore a different setting or don’t currently have access to one, we will support you to find a suitable work placement. Our teaching team have extensive networks of career development providers, so you may have access to placements in settings such as schools, colleges, universities, research centres, and large organisations who employ career development practitioners in a range of roles, including human resources and talent management.

You will also be required to undertake an additional 10 days of related work-based learning, which includes activities such as careers fairs and visits to employers.

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The Bath MBA equips students with both theoretical and practical knowledge as well as the professional and personal skills to manage strategically and successfully in a constantly changing environment. Read more
The Bath MBA equips students with both theoretical and practical knowledge as well as the professional and personal skills to manage strategically and successfully in a constantly changing environment.

Are you are a team player seeking an MBA that will challenge you to reflect upon the links between business and society? Are you an aspiring entrepreneur or seeking career transformation? Are you looking to develop your leadership and interpersonal skills?

The ethos of The Bath MBA is to look beyond business processes and techniques to emphasize self-awareness, intuition, cross-cultural sensitivity and entrepreneurship skills as well as a socially responsible and ethical approach to business and management.
Designed for mature individuals with several years’ relevant management experience, the full-time Bath MBA is an intensive one-year of study. It is a rigorous, academic programme taught within a high contact environment - a key differentiator is the dynamic exchange and debate that takes place during lectures and associated networking.
It is therefore important that candidates have experience of business, the confidence to develop arguments and present business models individually and as part of a team.

Following the part-time route, participants take the equivalent of 70 days to complete the BATH MBA at the Bath Campus. Students have up to 5 months to complete their 'final project or dissertation' during which attendance on campus is not normally required. For more details regarding our Full time and Part time MBA programmes or to discuss alternative routes to complete the Bath MBA please contact us.

Visit the website http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/courses/mba/

Our Differentiators

- Leading international academics
- Amongst the world's elite MBA programmes
- High contact teaching environment
- CBOS provides strong links with business and society
- Socially responsible and ethical approach to business and management
- A top 5 UK business school, located in a World Heritage City

REF2014: Ranked 8th in UK

The School has consistently achieved both top research and teaching ratings in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessments.

HEFCE was set up by the UK government to be responsible for the distribution of public money for teaching and research to universities and colleges. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) (http://www.ref.ac.uk/), the University of Bath School of Management was ranked 8th in the UK for business and management studies.

THE Student Experience Survey

We have been ranked as the UK’s top university in the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey 2015.

The survey highlighted our excellent academic, sports and social facilities, good community atmosphere, safe campus and strong connections with industry.

Financial Times Global MBA Ranking

The Bath MBA ranked:
- in the top 1% of business schools worldwide
- 5th in the UK for research
- 3rd in the world for percentage of women students

Career Development

Undertaking an MBA is a huge decision, and for most of you thoughts about your career are at the heart of that decision.

The MBA Career Development Service is on hand throughout the period of your studies to support you in taking stock, in planning your career and in identifying new goals and opportunities.

These web pages will give you an insight into the range of career development services that are available to you.
Our services include:

- One-to-one career coaching
- Career development workshops
- Online searchable CV platform
- Online self assessment tools
- A range of networking opportunities

Career development activities take place at core times in the curriculum as well as through ongoing support during the academic year. Come and talk to the MBA Career Development Manager at any time to discuss your needs. You can find us in East Building level 3.2.

Find out about the department here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/faculty/

Find out how to apply here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/msc-operations-logistics-supply-chain/how-to-apply

Government Loans

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters courses is being developed for students at English universities. There will be loans of up to £10,000 available for Masters students starting a course in 2016/17. More information is available on the study site (http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/taught/government-loans/index.html) and the government website external website.

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The Bath MBA equips students with both theoretical and practical knowledge as well as the professional and personal skills to manage strategically and successfully in a constantly changing environment. Read more
The Bath MBA equips students with both theoretical and practical knowledge as well as the professional and personal skills to manage strategically and successfully in a constantly changing environment.

Are you are a team player seeking an MBA that will challenge you to reflect upon the links between business and society? Are you an aspiring entrepreneur or seeking career transformation? Are you looking to develop your leadership and interpersonal skills?

The Bath MBA is ranked second in the UK (Economist 2012), ranked first for salary increase and recognised as one of the top 25 MBA's in the world. Both full-time and part-time Bath MBA candidates undertake the same course content.

Our part-time programme is taught via 5-day modules (Monday to Friday) on campus at Bath compressed into 2 years with the flexibility to extend and complete in up to a maximum of 5 years. In total, participants take around 70 days to complete the BATH MBA at the Bath Campus. Students also have up to 5 months to complete their 'final project or dissertation' during which attendance on campus is not normally required.

The Executive Bath MBA has the same course content as the full time programme and is mostly taught via 5-day modules (Monday to Friday) on campus at Bath. Our Executive, part-time route can be fast tracked into 2 years of study with the flexibility to extend and complete in up to a maximum of 5 years.

Following the part-time route, candidates take the equivalent of 12 weeks of study on campus at Bath to cover Stages 1 and 2. They then have up to 5 months to complete their 'final project or dissertation' at Stage 3. In terms of time ‘out of the office’ we normally advise that prospective students should factor 70 days in total; to include all taught modules on campus, syndicated or peer learning groups, project workshops and an allocation for the 4 exams associated with the programme. Attendance on campus is not normally required during the final stage of the programme.

Visit the website http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/courses/mba/part_time.html

Our Strengths

- Critical thinking and creativity
- Driven by a vibrant research culture and excellent teaching
- Entrepreneurial focus on both the MBA and within the School
- Personal Leadership and Careers underpin the programme

REF2014: Ranked 8th in UK

The School has consistently achieved both top research and teaching ratings in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessments.

HEFCE was set up by the UK government to be responsible for the distribution of public money for teaching and research to universities and colleges. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) (http://www.ref.ac.uk/), the University of Bath School of Management was ranked 8th in the UK for business and management studies.

THE Student Experience Survey

We have been ranked as the UK’s top university in the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey 2015.

The survey highlighted our excellent academic, sports and social facilities, good community atmosphere, safe campus and strong connections with industry.

Financial Times Global MBA Ranking

The Bath MBA ranked:
- in the top 1% of business schools worldwide
- 5th in the UK for research
- 3rd in the world for percentage of women students

Career Development

Undertaking an MBA is a huge decision, and for most of you thoughts about your career are at the heart of that decision.

The MBA Career Development Service is on hand throughout the period of your studies to support you in taking stock, in planning your career and in identifying new goals and opportunities.

These web pages will give you an insight into the range of career development services that are available to you.
Our services include:

- One-to-one career coaching
- Career development workshops
- Online searchable CV platform
- Online self assessment tools
- A range of networking opportunities

Career development activities take place at core times in the curriculum as well as through ongoing support during the academic year. Come and talk to the MBA Career Development Manager at any time to discuss your needs. You can find us in East Building level 3.2.

Find out about the department here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/faculty/

Find out how to apply here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/msc-operations-logistics-supply-chain/how-to-apply

Government Loans

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters courses is being developed for students at English universities. There will be loans of up to £10,000 available for Masters students starting a course in 2016/17. More information is available on the study site (http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/taught/government-loans/index.html) and the government website external website.

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Sustainable development, or development that balances economic, social, and environmental aspects, is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be powerful tools in helping to achieve this. Read more
Sustainable development, or development that balances economic, social, and environmental aspects, is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be powerful tools in helping to achieve this.

The ICT for Development (ICT4D) specialism is a strand within the established and highly successful MSc Practising Sustainable Development. It is offered jointly by the Politics, Development and Sustainability (PDS) Group and the UNESCO Chair/Centre in ICT4D at Royal Holloway, University of London.

This ICT4D Masters strand takes a global perspective on sustainable development and the role of ICTs; placed at the interface of research and practice, it is designed for those who want to launch or further their careers as development practitioners or scholars. It combines cutting-edge teaching on ICT4D with rigorous training in the broader field of sustainable development, to provide a well-rounded perspective on current and future development challenges. This degree extends knowledge, develops key skills and optimises career prospects.

The course is also offered at Postgraduate Diploma level for those who do not have the academic background necessary to begin an advanced Master’s degree. The structure of the Diploma is identical except that you will not write a dissertation. If you are successful on the Diploma you may transfer to the MSc, subject to academic approval.

See the website https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/geography/coursefinder/mscpgdippsdict4d.aspx

Why choose this course?

- This is an intellectually exciting and inspiring course, drawing on both physical and social sciences, which attracts a diverse, international group of students.

- Our teaching staff are leading international experts and have wide experience in different developing regions and economies in transition, including Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, South Asia, East Asia and South-East Asia.

- You will benefit from small group learning and an intense but friendly atmosphere, and will receive individual mentoring and career advice from our staff (both from your personal tutor and a dissertation supervisor).

- You will receive an internationally renowned University of London degree, giving you a solid foundation for a career in the field of development and/or environment.

- The course will provide you with training in the skills needed to research and assess ICT for development. These include research design, project development, geographic information systems, remote sensing, participatory methods, project analysis and evaluation.

Department research and industry highlights

The UNESCO Chair/Centre in ICT4D at Royal Holloway is an interdisciplinary centre involving staff in Geography, Management, Computer Science and Earth Sciences. One of the world leaders in its field, with 17 affiliated staff and 18 PhD students, it is a vibrant research community embedded in both the College and the international ICT4D Collective of ICT4D practitioners. It has excellent links with NGOs, businesses and international organisations. Friendly and diverse, it is an exciting place to study and network with other ICT4D experts.

The Politics, Development and Sustainability (PDS) group consists of over 20 research-active staff, 35 PhD students and 50