Website update

We continue to make improvements to the website to address issues members are experiencing. Please see the Digital FAQs page for an update on progress regarding:

  • Password resets.
  • Accessing sections of the Members Area.
  • Accessing and updating CPD Diaries.
  • Membership renewals.
  • New memberships.
  • The Register.

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Learn all about the new CDI website

New CDI website - video tour and FAQs

Learn about the website's new features and how to find everything you need. Watch the video tour and check out the latest frequently asked questions and updates.

Also catch up on the latest updates about changes on the website.

CDI Academy

CDI Academy

The CDI Academy offers a range of courses to suit individuals and organisations. These include the full Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development, Level 6 Careers Leadership and a bespoke course in SEND. 

The UK Register of Career Development Professionals

The UK Register of Career Development Professionals

If you are a young person or an adult looking for career guidance/coaching, or an employer looking to contract with a career development professional to provide these services in your school/college, a community or company setting, please use the search criteria to find a Registered Career Development Professional. 

Professional Qualifications

Professional Qualifications

There are a number of routes to become qualified in career development, for those looking to enter the profession and those already working in career development.

The full qualifications are shown here, along with progression routes from other qualifications in the sector or from allied areas.

CPD Training and Events

CPD Training and Events

Keeping your knowledge and skills up to date and constantly learning new ways of working is the hallmark of a professional.

If you are going to maximise your potential for lifetime employability, it is essential that you maintain high levels of professional competence by continually upgrading your skills and knowledge.

Careers Resources

Careers Resources

CDI resources help practitioners, researchers and policy-makers advance the work of the profession. We also curate quality resources from across the UK and internationally, so they can be easily accessed and used to inform and inspire.

Many of our resources are openly available here, with a significant additional library only available to CDI members in the members area.

Policy, Campaigns, and Media

Policy, Campaigns, and Media

The CDI champions the career development profession and the benefit it brings to individuals, the economy and society. We do this through our policy, campaign and media work, on our own and in partnership with other organisations. 

Careers Jobs

Careers Jobs

The Careers in Careers Jobs Board is the UK's only recruitment site focussed entirely on the careers sector, operated by the Career Development Institute. 

Latest Careers News

Latest Careers News
CDI News Desk
CDI News Desk
06 February 2024

What we can learn about talent pipelines from other sectors

It seems it is not just the Careers sector which is strugglig to attract and retain new talent. A tax free incentive for new early years workers is being piloted across 20 local authorities.

Explore the CDI and what we do

The CDI offers a range of benefits to support members and champions the career development profession. Find out about all the work we do as the professional body for career development, to ensure the profession is best placed to support individuals, the economy and society.

Explore the role of the CDI.

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Book your seat for these upcoming events

Webinars

EDI Lunchtime Sessions- Foundations of Allyship in EDI

Introduction to the principles of allyship and EDI, highlighting personal roles in fostering inclusivity through interactive workshops and storytelling.


Webinars

Career Development Policy Group: Election webinar

The fortunes of the career development sector have been closely tied to government policies. As we are now in the throes of a new election it is a good time to reflect on what the different parties are offering for the sector at this election and, more importantly, what they should be offering. 


Conference and exhibition

UK Career Development Awards 2024

Join us for this in-person event, which is being held on Tuesday 18th June 2024, at Museum of Making Derby.
The UK Career Development Awards are a high point in the CDI event calendar, when we recognise and celebrate excellence across the career development sector, in the UK and internationally.


What Our Members Say

Read what a few of our members say about themselves and the benefits of joining the Career Development Instiute.

CDI membership provides me with access to a powerful community of careers professionals and a valuable collective body of knowledge to draw from, as well as reassurance and support when I've worked in more isolated roles.


For clients, my membership demonstrates my ongoing commitment to delivering professional and high-quality services that meet and align with the CDI Code of Ethics.


Of all my qualifications, these badges (CDI member and registered professional badges) represent the ones hardest earned. [Completing the] qualifications was so worth it to learn more, to share best practice with other professionals and to simply confirm I knew my 'stuff'!


Having any trouble?

Having any trouble?

Do not hesitate to reach out to us anytime.