University of Huddersfield QCG

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University of Huddersfield QCG

Qualification in Career Guidance/Development – QCG/D

This leading professional vocational qualification is for those who want to make a real difference to improving the quality of people’s lives through the design and delivery of effective career guidance

The Qualification in Career Guidance (QCG), or Qualification in Career Guidance and Development (QCGD) in Scotland, is a high-quality, nationally recognised professional qualification for career guidance practitioners. From January 2017 these were replaced by the Qualification in Career Development.

Awarded by the CDI, the QCG/D is incorporated into postgraduate career guidance programmes, available at designated universities across the UK. From January 2017 the Qualification in Career Development replaced the QCG/D.

All programmes are at QCF level 7 (equivalent SCQF Level 11 in Scotland), and most can be topped up to a full Master’s degree within a year. Study may be full-time or by a range of part-time and distance/blended learning options.


The CDI welcomes Student Members. The cost of qualification is:

  • QCG/QCD Registration – £310.00
  • CDI Student Membership – £50.00

Student Membership

Ideal for individuals training to enter the profession or anyone considering a career in career development when they leave full time education.

As a Student Member you will automatically receive the CDI’s Fortnightly News by Email, full of news stories, reports on CDI and sector activity; research and resources that you can tap into, and the Portico email vacancies bulletin, containing the latest jobs from the sector.

You will also receive copies of our quarterly professional magazine Career Matters a free electronic copy of the NICEC journal, and be able to attend CDI events at the special Student rate. You can also access our free webinars.

Student Conference

Each year we organise a National Student Conference, in both England and Scotland. The Scottish Conference was held in Edinburgh on 23rd November 2016  and in England it was held on 12th April 2017 at Coventry University. Book now through our Training & Events Calendar.