MA Careers Education and Coaching (CDI validated) - Courses - University of Derby

MA Careers Education and Coaching (CDI validated)

This course leads to professional qualification through the Qualification in Career Development (QCD), which is awarded by the Career Development Institute (CDI).

This broad programme is rooted in practice and integrates various approaches to providing career support (including career guidance, career coaching and career education).  You will be taught by staff from the International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS), a world leading centre for the study of career development.  This provides you with a unique opportunity to engage with and learn from recognised thought leaders and influencers in the field.

This flexible course will suit individuals working or wishing to work in a variety of settings within the sector, including education, the community and the workplace.  You will explore theories, policies and practices of career education, guidance and coaching, and the framework for professional practice.

What you will study - You will study modules such as:

  • Career Guidance/Coaching Theory, Policy and Practice,
  • The Framework for Professional Practice,
  • Developing Working Relationships with Clients,
  • Using Career and Labour Market Information, Technology and Social Media to support Career Development,
  • Partnership Working,
  • Research Methods for Developing the Researcher Practitioner,
  • Independent Study.

Where you will Study:  University of Derby, Derby Campus at Kedleston Road.

Duration:  One year full-time, Two years part-time.

Start Date:  January and September

Tuition Fees:  UK/EU students, £632 per module.  International students:  please check University of Derby website for the latest information.

For further information, please contact: Nicki Moore on 01332 591703, email: