Post Graduate Diploma In Career Counselling

The Diploma in Career Counselling provides appropriately trained persons for the work force who are capable of assisting clients in the area of career development.  In order to effectively fulfil the role, participants in the programme will be exposed to a broad range of skills that will enable them to acquire both an in-depth knowledge of , and an appreciation of career counselling.

Entry Requirements
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.

Programme Duration
16 months (including summer). Three (3) terms of theory (face to face, Distance and Online) and one term on practicum (in the field)

Programme Modality
The programme is offered on a part time basis on the main campus of the VTDI, which is located at Gordon Town Road, Kingston 6

Programme Schedule

Days offered:    Full-time and Part-time:  Mondays – Fridays 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Total Number of Credits


Programme Structure – Full Time

  Year 1
Year 2
Semester 1  Development of the Career Professional
Programme and Research Evaluation in Career Development
Group Training and Facilitation Principles and Practices
Models and Theory of Career Development

Seminar: Effective Communication
Seminar: Instructional Technology
Seminar: Career Coaching
Seminar: Intervention for Change Management
Programme Implementation (Practicum)
Semester  2
Career Counselling Techniques
Consulting in Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Roles
Using Technological Resources in Career Development II
Assessment in Career Development II

Summer Semester
Programme Planning and Development
Career Development for Special Needs Group
Trends and Issues in the New Work Dynamic
Job Development



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