Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Career Coaching

Birkbeck, University of London

12 months
5900 GBP/year
3860 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Career Coaching at Birkbeck, University of London offers a unique combination of in-depth study of career management, counselling and coaching theory with practical training in career coaching skills.

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Career Coaching at Birkbeck, University of London   aims to equip coaches, consultants and HR professionals with the skills and knowledge to work with groups and individuals in organisations and in private practice in the role of career coach or consultant.

This is one of the few programmes in the UK to focus on adult career management and coaching. It attracts individuals working in a wide range of settings and organisational contexts, and provides excellent opportunities for peer learning and networking. It also offers a progression route onto our MSc Career Coaching.


Career coaching is an expanding profession, given the changing world of work. The certificate offers the core skills to work in career management, career services and outplacement agencies. For experienced career practitioners the programme provides a strong academic base to complement practical experience in organisations as career and talent managers and in private practice.

Alumni use the skills and knowledge gained on the course to progress in their current management roles and to transition into the field: possible professions include human resources and career support services.

We offer a comprehensive Careers Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Career Coaching Skills 
  • Career Counselling and Coaching
  • Life Career Development
  • The Coaching Context

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


15 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

  • Career and management development professionals and consultants without a second-class honours degree but with suitable professional qualifications and at least five years' significant work experience in a range of organisations may be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    3860 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3860 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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