With placement opportunities available our MSc Career Guidance & Development qualifies you to work as a career guidance practitioner.
As a practitioner you will provide accurate and relevant advice on employment, education and training opportunities to an ever-widening client group.
Our course focuses on professional practice, personal reflection and critical analysis of practice. It also allows you to undertake research and work evaluation as part of your ongoing professional development.
The Postgraduate Diploma can include completion of the Qualification in Career Guidance and Development (QCGD) which is professionally accredited by the Career Development Institute UK.
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The Certificate consists of three modules and the Diploma six. The core module is Reflective Guidance Practice. Additional modules include:
Postgraduate Diploma students learning on-campus undertake placements and practical experience, with opportunities to experience how career guidance practitioners operate in organisations and as training providers. If you are already working in the sector then you can study part-time or online.
You can take up to two years of further part-time study towards a Masters award.
Teaching and Assessment
Teaching and learning methods on our Career Guidance and Development course include:
The combination of theory, policy and practice means that you are able to put learning into practice as you study and reflect this in each of the summative assessment in each of your modules.
Practice-based learning opportunities means our course has a professional focus and enables you to engage in real world inquiry which is again reflected in the summative assessment in each module.
Following the Education Act 2011, schools now have the responsibility to provide their students with impartial and independent career guidance. In response to this, schools may need to appoint new staff, or change the responsibilities of their current staff to take on a careers role; these staff will not always have a background in careers work.
The certificate includes the study of relevant terminology (e.g. information, advice, guidance, careers education), the place of careers education in the curriculum, the benefits of impartial career guidance, an introduction to how young people make their career decisions and the process and skills of the career guidance interview.
This course is designed for people who are new to a careers role and who feel they need to learn the foundations of what makes effective careers work in schools. It will enable you to gain a clear understanding of providing careers education and guidance, and give you an opportunity to explore the CEG provision in your own organisation.
Report analysing provision of Careers Education and Guidance (CEG) within an organisation eg a school. Written case study of a young person in transition.
There is the possibility for progression to Level 7 study eg MA in Career Management.
For information on how to apply, please follow this link: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/how-to-apply/how-to-apply.aspx
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To help you stay in the classroom this programme is offered online to enable you to work and study flexibly from anywhere in Scotland or internationally as this programme is also relevant in other countries. If you work in any context where a relationship is required to support an individual in learning. You are able to apply your learning directly into your teaching and widening participation in the classroom where you can positively affect the life opportunities of the next generation.
You develop your skills in pastoral care in order to support young people in their educational workplace setting or other appropriate agency. This postgraduate programme is open to all professionals who have a caring role with young people. It aims to provide a response to the continuing professional development needs of those who wish to extend their skills and knowledge into new areas of guidance, care and support which pertain within their establishment, but in particular, within an educational setting.
Graduates of this programme have enriched their learning and application and some have benefited from promotion. We are able to offer you teaching lead research directly from our three broad interrelated themes of 'Communities and Partnerships,' 'Professional Learning and Teaching Education,' and 'Pedagogy and Innovation.' We also work in interdisciplinary research such as 'Pathways to a Healthy Life' and 'The North and the Environment.'
Choose from one guidance and one counselling module plus:
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This is a one-year part time taught postgraduate diploma which is designed to prepare teachers and other education professionals to provide and manage a school guidance counselling service. The programme is recognized by the Irish Department of Education and Science, the National Centre for Guidance in Education and the Institute of Guidance Counsellors as a professional, international qualification in Guidance Counselling.
Participants attend Maynooth University one day per week (Friday 9am-4.30pm) and school placement one day per week (Monday). The programme begins with a week’s Summer School (August 26-30 inclusive) during which course participants are introduced to all six modules of the curriculum. Intensive training in Psychometric Testing is scheduled for October mid-term break (Dates to be confirmed).
Dates for the Summer School are to be confirmed.
Programme participants are responsible for arranging the school placement component of the course where they work in close co-operation with the School Guidance Counsellor. Normally, the school placement is within 65 kilometres of the university.
Participants attend Maynooth University one day per week and school placement one day per week. The programme begins with a week’s Summer School during which course participants are introduced to all six modules of the curriculum. Intensive training in Psychometric Testing is scheduled for October mid-term break.
Duration: 1 Year Part-Time
The MEd School Guidance Counselling degree is designed to advance the professional development of school Guidance Counsellors and builds on the Postgraduate Diploma in School Guidance Counselling (PGDSGC). This one year programme involves participation in regular research-support seminars and consultation with supervisors towards the completion of a thesis.
The MEd School Guidance Counselling is assessed through the thesis only.
Duration: 1 year Part-time