Careers Education and Guidance
Certificate / Advanced Certificate in (ACCEG)
Up to 40 weeks
In September 2005 the Centre for Career and Personal Development launched two new e-learning courses to prepare staff for the planned changes to the curriculum and young people’s services in 2006- 2008. The courses have also been written to meet the requirements of the national framework for professional qualifications in CEG in England.
Who are these Courses for?
These e-learning courses are relevant to careers coordinators at all levels of experience as well as teachers and other staff who actively support careers work in schools and colleges and in other contexts. The Advanced Certificate is especially recommended for careers coordinators; the Certificate is suitable for Careers Advisers or Personal Advisers who deliver careers education activities as part of their role.
What do the Courses Cover?
The courses contains four modules. The first two for the Certificate and all four for the Advanced Certificate. Each module contains four units of work:
MODULE 1: UNDERSTANDING CAREERS EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE
MODULE 2: PROVIDING CAREERS EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE
MODULE 3: MANAGING CAREERS EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE
MODULE 4: IMPROVING CAREERS EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE
The units are further developed around four key themes:
- Developing your practice
- Developing your role in CEG
- Developing CEG in your organization
- Harnessing support for developing CEG
The courses and other learning materials are accessed through ’Blackboard’, an e-learning platform hosted by the University. This gives access to a wide range of other supporting materials including library resources, electronic books and journals, discussion groups, web-links and more.
The Certificate is designed to take up to 40 weeks to complete, based on five hours of study and situated learning per week. However most people complete it in 30 weeks (approximately two terms). Those progressing onto the Advanced Certificate should similarly expect to complete in 30 – 40 weeks.
Participants are asked to write one assignment of 2500 words for each module. The assignments require the participant to reflect upon their professional practice in school or college and relate to the every day work of a careers coordinator, Personal Adviser or teacher involved in the personal development learning curriculum.
If successful, candidates will receive a University Certificate worth 20 credits at HE level 3 and if progressing to the Advanced Certificate, a further 20 credits at HE level 3.
Up to date fee information is available here.
Applicants will need a degree or equivalent, or if the participant has not studied at level 2 (HE) before, they will be asked to complete a short piece of work to demonstrate that they can cope with study at this level.
Access to a computer with an internet connection is essential for the completion of these courses.
How to Apply
Applicants should complete an application form. They will then be contacted in order to establish whether a pre-course assignment is needed for entry onto the course and to arrange a date for induction.
An application form is available from:
Centre for Career and
Canterbury Christ Church University
David Salomons Estate
Kent TN3 0TG.
Telephone: 01892 507500
Anne Chant, Programme Director