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Adult Guidance PgDipUniversity of Strathclyde

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Adult Guidance PgDip:

This programme is designed to support the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) needs of adult guidance professionals. The course is modular in format, giving each student maximum flexibility in planning an individual programme. Study guides help to minimise attendance but tutorial support is available through face-to-face workshops and a range of technologies. The part-time programme is aimed at practitioners offering guidance to adults making choices about education, training, employment and personal development. The Diploma involves completion of the Certificate programme and is made up of one core module and one option module (120 SM credits).


The certificate is made up of three core modules, plus an elective module (60 Scottish master's credits); the diploma involves completion of the certificate programme, plus one core module, one elective module and one option module (120 Scottish master's credits); the MSc involves, in addition, the preparation of a 15,000-word thesis on an adult guidance topic (180 Scottish master's credits); core modules: organisation and practice of adult guidance; using information resources in adult guidance; counselling skills in adult guidance; work-based learning agreement (PgDip); optional modules (PgDip only); professional and ethical issues in guidance; additional support needs and adult guidance.

Course dates & prices

Starting Lenght Days you attend Details Where Class size Price

Distance course
Any time

2 semesters

No attendance for this course No application date provided This is a distance learning course
Class size: Unlimited

per year

*More info: £1700 per year

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Additional entry requirements

1st degree or relevant professional qualification, or a combination of qualifications and experience demonstrating capacity for postgraduate study; applicants should be employed in a professional post allowing study of the practice of adult guidance or have access to comparable opportunities; all applicants have the opportunity of a pre-entry interview.


Postgraduate Qualification (PgDip)

Awarding body

University of Strathclyde

Subject areas

Careers Advice Work, Counselling Skills (Specialist)


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