cdi-academy-logo-resizedNew CDI Certificate for Career Coaches

We are delighted to offer a new course and qualification for career coaches: the CDI Certificate for Career Coaches. Although designed as an accredited programme - 18 credits that could count towards the QCF level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development - we are also offering a non-accredited route, so you could choose to attend the course as part of your CPD.

About this course

This course is aimed at those practitioners who provide one to one coaching for clients and use activities that lead to increased clarity, personal change and forward action.  It is not a ’coaching’ course, but rather, provides the critical career context for those already engaged in coaching activities. The course will examine current thinking in career theory and how this might apply to your practice whilst also exploring the range of sources of career information and labour market intelligence that can be used to support clients. (Course information sheet )

Who will benefit?

Those practitioners who work with clients to develop their success in education and working life.  It is particularly suitable for:

  • Career Coaches who focus on the individual’s career concerns, with the coach eliciting and using feedback on the individual’s capabilities as part of a discussion of career options.
  • Performance coaches who offer coaching activities aimed at enhancing an individual’s performance in their current role at work.
  • Skills coacheswho are generally focused on achieving a number of skill development objectives that are linked to the needs of the organisation.
  • Personal or life coaches who help individuals to explore what they want in life and how they might achieve their aspirations and fulfil their needs.
  • Business coaches who support individuals or group in an organisational context.
  • Executive coaches who provide one to one performance coaching to improve individual and organisational performance.

How the course is delivered

This course is offered as a two day face to face training course and also as a virtual learning course.  Our trainers, Liane Hambly and Helen Janota,  have a well-deserved reputation for excellence in training delivery within the career development sector.  For more information, please see individual programmes for details.  

Accredited Route

For those wishing to follow the accredited route, additional materials/resources and two additional virtual sessions will be provided with a CDI assessor to support 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)

Important: This course does not qualify you to give careers guidance. For those wishing to qualify as a Career Development Professional, progression onto the full level 6 course to gain the remaining credits necessary to achieve the 60 credits required for the QCF Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development, is available through the CDI. This then allows access to the UK Register of Career Development Professionals.

Course content

Module 1 Application of career theory to coaching practice
  • Developments in Career Guidance theory over time
  • Understanding of 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

Cost

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

If you choose to follow the accredited route, we strongly advise you to become a member of the CDI. This will provide you with access to the Members' Area of the website, where we locate many resources which will help you in your studies and assignments. The price of membership is £105.00 per year (plus a once payable admin fee of £25). 

Start dates

1. Virtual course starts - October and November 2020

2. Module 1 - Thursday 22 October and Module 2 - Tuesday 10 November (London) 

 


 

CDI Courses - Response to Corona Virus outbreak

We have introduced new virtual learning  courses in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.  These provide the same high quality of training and support that is offered with our face to face training which we are continuing to offer.  

We realise that the corona virus outbreak is causing much concern and we are monitoring developments closely and following advice from Public Health England. We are proceeding with our face to face learning programmes advertised below, subject to getting the minimum number of candidates required for the courses to be viable to run.   Should there be further lockdowns locally or nationally we will offer those learners on face to face training the option of delaying parts of the training affected or changing to virtual delivery.  Our aim is to minimise any disruption to learning and ensure you have a positive and enjoyable experience of training with the CDI.  Our highly experienced trainers and assessors will support you every step of the way.

We will continue to provide updates as new information is available but if you have any questions regarding future courses in the meantime please contact marion.edwards@thecdi.net  

 


 

22/10/2020

CDI Certificate for Career Coaches - London

Thursday 22nd October 2020 & Tuesday 10th November 2020

This course is aimed at those practitioners who provide one to one coaching for clients and use activities that lead to increased clarity, personal change and forward action. It is not a ’coaching’ course, but rather, provides the Career context for those already engaged in coaching activities. The course will examine current thinking in career theory and how this might apply to your practice whilst also exploring the range of sources of career information and labour market intelligence that can be used to support clients.

30/10/2020

CDI Certificate for Career Coaches - Virtual Learning

Friday 30th October 2020 to Wednesday 17th November 2020

This course is aimed at those practitioners who provide one to one coaching for clients and use activities that lead to increased clarity, personal change and forward action. It is not a ’coaching’ course, but rather, provides the Career context for those already engaged in coaching activities. The course will examine current thinking in career theory and how this might apply to your practice whilst also exploring the range of sources of career information and labour market intelligence that can be used to support clients.