Career Guidance and Development (PgDip)

Edinburgh Napier University


Sighthill Campus


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

You’ll acquire effective interpersonal communication skills for one-to-one career guidance, working with groups and via online media. You’ll 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.

Subjects include:
Career Counselling and Coaching; Career Development Theory; Career Learning; Contemporary Guidance Practice; Education and Labour Markets; Policy and Contexts for Practice.

Entry Requirements

UK Honours degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date



Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Criminology, Psychology and Sociology

SCQF Level