2015-16 will see the launch of an exciting collaborative relationship between University of East London and The Careers Group, University of London, in the co-delivery of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Career Coaching.
The Careers Group will design and co-deliver new “Careers Coaching: The Higher Education Context” module as part of UEL’s Career Coaching PGDip, covering the following topics:
- Working in partnership with academic colleagues and Higher Education senior management
- Understanding and utilising data
- Careers Education and the curriculum
- Using technology in careers education
- Supporting diverse cohorts
- Engaging employers.
Gemma Kenyon, Head of the Professional Development Unit at the Careers Group, said:
At The Careers Group, University of London, the majority of Careers Consultants we hire are new to careers and employability work and come to us without any directly relevant qualifications in this area. Our new Careers Consultants often view the opportunity to be funded to study a guidance qualification as a major perk to joining us and in the past we have supported staff in studying a wide range of qualifications whilst highlighting the AGCAS / Warwick diploma as our preferred option.
The new collaboration with UEL will enable us, whilst continuing to support the AGCAS Diploma as we always have, to create a professional qualification option as part of the UEL Diploma which will also cover the full range of knowledge and skills we need, albeit through a different mode of attendance.
2015/16 will be the first year of our exciting new collaboration. If you would like to be part of the journey all modules on the Career Coaching Diploma are available as stand-alone units so join us and our next batch of newly hatched Careers Consultants.
Julia Yates, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader, MSc and PG Diploma in Career Coaching at the University of East London, said:
“I was delighted when The Careers Group approached me to see if we could form a partnership.
I am passionate about the links between career theory and practice. This new collaboration between UEL and The Careers Group makes sure that the links work both ways. Integrating professional practice with the academic curriculum will ensure that practice guides the research that we draw on, and that theories and research shape our practice. The partnership with The Careers Group adds an interesting dimension to the Career Coaching Diploma at UEL, and it’s great to be part of an innovation which will benefit practitioners, employers and clients”.
The PG Diploma in Career Coaching starting this September is open for enrolment right now and Students starting in September will be able to benefit from the new module, to be delivered in spring 2016 – visit the UEL Career Coaching PGDip web page for details.
However, all the modules on the Careers Coaching Diploma are also available as stand-alone units and The Careers Group will use the new module to train its most recent recruits. Watch this space for further details and enrolment dates for the “Careers Coaching: The Higher Education Context” stand-alone module.