The CDI Academy is pleased to offer a taught training programme for the QCF Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development at venues in Birmingham and London.

In response to demands from the sector and the growing awareness amongst politicians and stakeholders of the value of Career work, this work-based qualification is designed for practitioners whose role involves providing personal career guidance and development to clients. Successful completion meets the qualification requirement for the UK Register of Career Development Professionals.

The learning programme will build your skills and knowledge, enabling you to motivate and empower individuals of all ages to make effective transitions in learning and work. On successful completion, candidates will receive accreditation from OCR as well as a CDI Certificate.

For our Level 6 brochure please see: 2019 Level 6 Brochure 

If you would like to book a place on the Full Level 6, seven units or three units please contact Marion Edwards at for more information.  There are still a small number of places available for those interested in the three unit programme in London.  Training dates are; 

  • Career Theory 15th and 16th January
  • LMI 31st March
  • Reflective Practice 16th July

Qualification Structure

This is a 60 credit qualification achieved through a combination of mandatory (45 credits) and optional units (15 credits). For those on the full level 6 Diploma, the units undertaken will be all the mandatory units plus a choice from the optional units to cover the minimum 15 credits required.

 Options to select your programme duration are available through the booking form once you have selected your course date. 

Entry Requirements

The Level 6 qualification equates to ordinary degree level so you need to be able to study and produce assignments at this graduate level. You also need to be in a role in which you can produce the evidence for the above units.


We operate an online booking and payments system for events. All events booked on line MUST be paid for at the time of booking by either PayPal or by credit/debit card. In special circumstances, payment can be made by invoice and we will require a purchase order number. Please call 01384 445622.