CDI Academy: What We Offer

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academy logo smallWhy choose a CDI Academy training programme?

As the professional body for the sector, the CDI is at the forefront of sector developments. The CDI works closely with government and stakeholders to develop the sector. You will therefore have access to the most up to date information as the sector evolves and to a wealth of resources


How is the training delivered?

Whether the course is face to face, blended or on line, you will receive a high level of support to maximise your learning experience.

Our training team has a wealth of experience in the career development sector. Each course comprises taught input days, tutor support, assessment, and access to recorded presentations.  You will also be provided with bespoke Work Books for each unit and access to a wealth of resources


What courses are on offer?

We offer the following qualifications throughout the year. Details of venues, dates and further information about each qualification can be found by clicking on the course title.  

  • Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development

    • Full Diploma
    • Seven Mandatory Units from the Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development aimed at those who have already completed the OCR units of the Career Leadership Certificate 
    • Three Level 6 units for those holding a pre-2011 NVQ 4 in Advice and Guidance or LDSS who wish to access the professional register 
  • CDI Certificate in Careers Leadership

    • For those who are responsible for the planning, delivery and evaluation of career related learning programmes in schools, colleges and other learning environments 


Delivery and Locations That Work for You

Our on-line delivery is popular with learners enjoying the interactive approach. We are able to offer the training at locations to suit you, subject to a minimum number of eight people wishing to train at the same time. For further information on this or the qualifications listed above, please contact


Membership Requirement

Please note, some Academy courses require an active CDI Membership to undertake the accredited routes. This can be a currently active membership, or a new one started at the time of the Academy course. This membership type must be Individual Membership - Affiliate and School Affiliate Memberships cannot be used to participate in accredited Academy course.