Many of our graduates have gone on to work as independent Business Psychologists, as graduates for large organisations in sales and HR, as Learning, Training and Development practitioners or as independent Business Consultants for companies lHelp and guide others, who may be less sure of themselves, to get on track with a postgraduate course in Career Development and Management at Coventry University.
Career guidance remains at the heart of UK governments’ policies regarding education, employment and training, more important than ever in our rapidly-changing economy and labour market.
Underpinned by an ethos promoting ethical and client-centred professional practice, this course aims to equip you with relevant and high quality career guidance practitioner skills, such as interviewing and developing career learning programmes, as well as designing and using labour market information to provide effective insight and advice.
Fully accredited by the Career Development Institute (CDI), on successful completion you will additionally be awarded the Qualification in Career Development (QCD), still recognised as the sector standard, which will allow you to work in a variety of career guidance provider contexts.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.ke Kelloggs and Ricoh UK.
Working in public, private, voluntary and community settings, career guidance practitioners assist a range of adults and young people to make decisions about their education, training, future jobs and careers.
The theory and practice of career guidance in a contemporary context is central to our curriculum: its purpose, aims, benefits to society and people, and its varied delivery methods. We will consider the importance of equality, diversity and social justice to the delivery of career guidance, using case studies drawn from a wide variety of organisational contexts to reflect ‘real life’ challenges. For example, the challenges faced by university careers services in developing employability provision, which relies heavily on input from industry amid a rapidly changing external environment.
You’ll gain insights into and training in a variety of interview models, covering the specialist skills and techniques needed for working with clients, including networking, group work, presentation theories and techniques. We will help you learn to evaluate career-related and labour market information, such as producing actual employer and job studies that can be used as ‘live’ products.
Career development professionals provide activities and services which assist individuals or organisations seeking support to affect a wide range of career transitions.
These may be associated with life and career stages, including the development of the career ideas of young people. Contexts include educational choices, work experience and internships, labour market entry, skills and vocational training, job search, sector/management level change, promotion or transfer, redundancy, entrepreneurial business development, working identity change, disability and stress related career development issues, adjustments to life-work balance, returners to the labour market, portfolio working and pre-retirement choices.
Successful completion of the course should provide you with skills to find employment as a guidance practitioner in the statutory services, careers guidance within further education and higher education institutions, adult guidance partnerships, charitable organisations, community-based agencies and the various opportunities becoming more available in the voluntary and private sector.
The types of jobs cover all of the career guidance settings, but our graduates have an excellent track record of securing employment in universities, either in career guidance roles, or employment and employability skills development.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
Where our graduates work
Recent graduates have gone on to work for universities in the region, such as Coventry, Warwick, and Birmingham, as well as FE colleges and schools in the Midlands.
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