AGCAS Qualification: Career Education, Information and Guidance in HE (CEIGHE)
The Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and MA in Career Education, Information and Guidance in HE (CEIGHE) are all completed via a blend of residential courses and distance learning/e-learning. The qualifications are open to anyone currently working with HE clients in a careers contex - it is not necessary to be a member of AGCAS. However, costs to non-members are higher. If you wish to discuss your eligibility further, contact the course director at Warwick, Phil McCash.
Full details of entry criteria, course structure and the modules offered can be found on The University of Warwick's website.
The residential training element of a number of Certificate, Diploma and MA modules is designed to provide an intensive learning experience, aid networking and mutual support, and raise motivation and interest.
The process involves:
• Pre-course tasks (4-6 weeks prior to attendance) often involving
elements of self-assessment, pre-reading and/or research and possibly
analysis of a current work situation
• The actual residential course (3-4 days) involving theoretical input and a
wide range of exercises to encourage understanding and application, the
sharing of experience and practice, and structured reflection. At the end of
the residential, individual support is given to participants to help them
transfer their learning back to the work place
• An assessed assignment, generally work-based, which needs to be
completed in the six months following the residential course
To start a residential module you must:
• apply to AGCAS for a place on the course using a standard National
Course Application Form (available below);
• apply to Warwick from 1 August 2010 for all applications, changes, forms
and module enrolments.
Residential courses are usually held at Scarman House at The University of Warwick.
Training teams are made up of careers work professionals. Trainers are selected on the basis of their expertise in the course content and their ability and experience as trainers. All qualification course trainers have successfully completed a Training the Trainers course accredited by AGCAS and recognised by The University of Warwick. Training teams work closely with the course leader at Warwick in planning and delivering the residential course. The post- course assignment is marked by the course leader at Warwick.
These modules are undertaken individually. During 2008 we moved away from workbook-based learning packs to an e-learning format. This is housed on The University of Warwick's e-learning site. These modules comprise readings, activities, exercises and reports. The new medium will allow for 'group discussions' with others studying the module concurrently and for interaction with the tutor. The additional support of a mentor is available on request from AGCAS.
To get started on a distance learning or e-learning module, please send a completed Module Registration Form (available below) to the programme coordinator at The University of Warwick.
Qualification costs downloads
Module Registration Form - AGCAS/The University of Warwick course downloads
- Module Registration Form (1.3 MB)
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