About training and conferences

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AGCAS offers a wide range of peer designed and delivered training for higher education careers and employability staff. These are all currently delivered remotely via Zoom Meeting.

Running several times throughout the academic year, are the AGCAS training portfolio stalwarts:

  • Introduction to Advice
  • Introduction to Guidance Interviewing
  • Guidance Refresher
  • Employability Advice

2020/21 saw the induction of a raft of training from the AGCAS Employer Engagement Task Group:

  • Introduction to Employer Engagement
  • Developing Employer Engagement in the Curriculum
  • Effective Stakeholder Engagement for Data-Driven Employer Relations and Creating
  • Implementing Online, Careers-Related Employer Engagement Activities

Due in 2021/22 is the new Bridging the Gap: Demystifying, exploring and challenging trends in talent acquisition, recruitment ethics and practices. Also watch this space for Writing for Impact training.

And, of course, we have modules of the AGCAS/Warwick Career Education, Information and Guidance in HE qualification, or CEIGHE for short. All are welcome to book themselves on to this training – you do not have to be a CEIGHE registrant. The courses include:

  • Challenges of Careers Work in HE
  • Employability and Career Development Learning
  • Technology-Based Career and Learning Provision (formerly Technology Enhanced Careers and Employability Learning: Technology, E-learning and the Web)
  • Work-Related Learning in HE
  • Group Work
  • Career Coaching (Information, Advice and Guidance)
  • Guidance skills (Advanced)
  • Management of HE Careers and Employability Services

AGCAS can also provide in-house training of selected existing AGCAS courses. Please contact our Learning Team for more information.


AGCAS offers a variety of conferences tailored to current needs, issues and agendas within the HE Careers and Employability sector. Annual and frequently run conferences include:

AGCAS Annual Conference for HE Careers and Employability Professionals

A two or three-day conference, running in June. Speakers and participants share information about current and future HE and employability agendas, delivering on behalf of institutional management, employers, academics and careers and employability professionals. 

AGCAS Heads of Service Conference

A two-day conference for Heads, Deputy Heads and senior management of HE careers and employability services, running every January. 

Community led conferences

We regularly offer conferences designed and delivered by a wide variety of our expert task groups.

Please check the Training and Conferences calendar for regular updates.