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University Certificate Career Leadership 

Year of entry

Enhance your future in career guidance with study options to suit you.

This course has been approved by the Careers Enterprise Company to provide the knowledge and skills needed to effectively lead careers work in a school or college.  

It will ensure that the leadership and management of careers provision in your school is in line with government policy and statutory guidance. It will also provide you with the resources and processes to provide young people with a high quality careers provision that will support their career progression and ambitions, and that achieves all of the eight Gatsby Benchmarks. 

As a student at Christ Church you will have access to the support and resources of a large, modern university, including high quality materials, academic support and both a dedicated library at Medway and Canterbury and an e-library accessible from any personal computer. 

We offer you a range of models of engagement with this course, from a fully ‘face to face’ residential course held in Canterbury over 6 weekends, to a blended learning course requiring only a half day attendance each month. We can also offer a bespoke course to a group of schools (minimum 12) at your own venue in the South East. 

The course is ideal if you are a newly appointed school careers leader or have been doing the work of a careers leader for some time. 

You will consolidate and build on your current experience and embed your knowledge and skills in the theoretical basis of careers work in your practice, so that you can improve, develop and grow your careers programme. 

The course is designed around the four key areas of careers leadership: 

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Coordination
  • Networking

These areas are addressed through 13 sessions of learning. 

Completion of the course and the attainment of 20 credits at level 6 will give you access to further study at Christ Church, including our MA Career Management. This programme incorporates the ‘gold standard’ careers qualifications, the QCD, which includes career guidance and counselling skills and enables you to not only lead careers work in your school but also to offer one to one and group counselling and guidance.  

Alternatively, you could choose to apply to a provider of the OCR Level 6 Diploma and apply for recognition of prior learning to have the credits from this course accepted as part of that diploma. We will provide a mapping of the learning outcomes of our course against the OCR learning outcomes for this purpose. 

The total number of teaching and learning hours is 174. This includes self-study, attendance, activities and employer visits.  

All teaching and learning sessions will be available through our virtual learning environment. Maximum use of this medium will be made with the blended learning option.  

For those sessions attended in person, sessions will be interactive, practical and discussion based. One of the aims of this course is to share good practice and to learn from each other. So discussion, on and off line is essential to build a grounding in reflective practice and continual evaluation and improvement.  

We will share ideas, resources and activities so that, at the end of the course we have created a sustainable ongoing community of practice.  

The course is led by Dr Anne Chant and delivered by a team of experienced and fully qualified careers practitioners. 

For those wishing to achieve 20 credits at Level 6, a written assignment will be submitted at the end of the course. This work will be developed and supported throughout the course and additional workshops and tutorials will be available. 

Fees

2019/20 tuition fees for this course

 UK/EUOverseas
Full-time

 N/A

N/A
Part-time

£1,200 (non credit bearing)
£2,200 (credit bearing)

N/A

If you are in receipt of Careers Enterprise Company funding the fees will be paid directly by them. If not please contact Anne Chant for details of alternative sources of funding or self-funding options. 

Email: anne.chant@canterbury.ac.uk 

Students may self-fund their course or a sponsor may fund or part-fund. Bursaries, scholarships and fee discounts may also be available.

Further information

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet.

Costs applicable to all students

CategoryDescription
Text books Own purchase text books
Travel to other sites Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student
Library Fees and Fines Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any library fees and fines applicable
Printing & Photocopying The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

General principle policy

The University’s general principles policy for additional course fees are set out here

CategoryIs the cost Included in the tuition fee?Is the cost an additional cost to students?
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) The costs of Field trips are not included in the Tuition fee unless the trip is a compulsory element of the module. Yes, unless the Field trip is a compulsory element of the module.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information about additional costs of travel and accommodation for placements.

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information about additional costs of travel and accommodation for placements.

Purchase of own text books

No – students are expected to purchase their own text books. Yes – students are expected to purchase their own text books.

Data & Barring Service (DBS) Checks

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information. This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information.

Occupational Health Checks

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information. This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information.
Professional Body registration No - students are expected to pay for their own Professional Body registration, if applicable. Yes - students are expected to pay for their own Professional Body registration, if applicable.
Travel to other sites No – students are expected to pay for the cost of any travel to other University sites, however a mini bus service is provided free of charge between Old Sessions House and Polo Farm / Hall Place in Canterbury. Visit the shuttlebus webpage for more information. Yes - students are expected to pay for the cost of any travel to other University sites, however a mini bus service is provided free of charge between Old Sessions House and Polo Farm / Hall Place in Canterbury. Visit the shuttlebus webpage for more information.
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons the cost is included in the tuition fee (a maximum of one set of clothing provided per student). Further information can be found on course webpages. Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons the cost is included in the tuition fee (a maximum of one set of clothing provided per student). Further information can be found on course webpages.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course are included in the Tuition Fee. Specific course related information can be found on course webpages. Students must pay for additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course, or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student. Specific course related information can be found on course webpages.
Library fees and fines Yes – all Library fees and fines are an additional cost payable by the student. Yes – all Library fees and fines are an additional cost payable by the student.
Printing and photocopying A £15 print / photocopying credit is provided to all students each academic year on their University Smartcard. Any additional print / photocopying costs must be paid for by the student. A £15 print / photocopying credit is provided to all students each academic year on their University Smartcard. Any additional print / photocopying costs must be paid for by the student.
Social events The tuition fee does not include the cost of any social events, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, the costs of social events are an additional cost payable by the student unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
Graduation ceremonies IThe cost of the Graduation ceremony itself is included in the tuition fee for the student to attend the ceremony. However, guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student or their guests. The cost of the Graduation ceremony itself is included in the tuition fee for the student to attend the ceremony. However, guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student or their guests.

Applications for this course can be completed online.

For further information, please read our guidance on how to apply online.

Further information:
For more information, you can also contact the Programme Director, Anne Chant.
Email: anne.chant@canterbury.ac.uk

Fact file

UCAS institution code

  • C10

Length

  • 7 months

Starts

  • January 2019

Entry requirements

  • Level 5 credits or relevant experience

Location

School

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