CDI Certificate: Enhanced Career Guidance and Coaching Skills


Applied Career Guidance Theories and Sourcing, and Using LMI with Clients

Are you an experienced and qualified careers guidance practitioner looking to further develop or update your skills?  Or perhaps a qualified careers adviser returning to the labour market after bringing up a family or working in a different role? The CDI is pleased to offer this new, highly practical virtual course providing you with lots of knowledge, skills and strategies to support your clients in these difficult times.

Book a place on the Enhanced Career Guidance
and Coaching Skills programme

About this course

Designed as a two module, two-day course, we are currently offering this course virtually, spreading the taught sessions over four/five different dates.

The course will:

  • examine recent theories of Career Guidance and provides tools to apply these to support your clients
  • provide current LMI and how to support clients to use it as part of career management.  

There is the option to do this course either as a CPD non accredited programme or as an accredited programme that offers 18 credits towards the QCF level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development.

Who will benefit?

The course is suitable for those who are looking to re-enter the sector, come out of retirement or long standing professionals who just want to update their skills and knowledge.

How the course is delivered

The training is offered as a virtual learning course using the zoom platform.  Our trainers, Liane Hambly and Helen Janota,  have a well-deserved reputation for excellence in training delivery within the Career Development Sector.  See individual programmes for details.  

Accredited Route

For those wishing to follow the accredited route, support materials and two additional virtual sessions will be provided with a CDI assessor to aid you in meeting the evidence requirements. 

The units within this package are:

  • Unit 3 Career Guidance Theory (9 credits)
  • Unit 6 Use Career and Labour Market Information with clients (6 credits)
  • Unit 15 Source, evaluate and use Labour Market Intelligence with clients (3 credits)

Course Content

Module 1 Application of career theory to coaching practice

  • New theories of Career Guidance
  • Concepts and models to support clients in career planning and development
  • Tools to support career decision making, motivation and progression
  • The relationship between change management and career guidance

Module 2 Exploring research and LMI to support client progression

  • Research supporting the career guidance practitioner
  • The future of career
  • Labour market information as a change agent
  • Labour market intelligence, sources and uses


  • Non accredited route: CDI member £290
  • Non accredited route: non-member £380
  • Accredited route £915

For the accredited route you need to become members of the CDI at the cost of £130.00 (inclusive of a one-off admin charge of £25.00).  This would be for one year only.  If you go on to do the Full Level 6 Diploma you will be given one year membership for free.  

View the Enhanced Career Guidance and Coaching Skills programme