What our students say (May 2013)...
“It was quite daunting to return to this level of study after a long absence, but I have found the Post-Graduate Adult Guidance Certificate/Diploma at Strathclyde to be great example of an alternative way to study within Higher Education. The structure of the course has enabled me to choose topics most relevant to the work I do and it has been a valuable CPD exercise, whilst also giving a formal qualification at Post Graduate level. This is a flexible and supportive model of blended learning and is great for those who cannot physically attend a university on a regular basis. I’ve found the tutors to be knowledgeable and approachable at all times and have never felt isolated, despite living and working over 500 miles away.”
(Richard Vivian, Adult Guidance Manager, Careers Guernsey)
“The Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Adult Guidance provided me with the opportunity to study the theory around adult guidance, however, in addition I was able to undertake units which were work based projects, and as a result of this research improvements to our service delivery were implemented. The workshops were excellent and the units studied were very well structured and relevant and I benefited by gaining a greater understanding of all the issues around adult guidance, and in particular adults with additional support needs.
Support from the course leader and tutors was readily available and the opportunity to study at this level while still working full-time was a major bonus. In my view this course provides relevant professional development and I have highly recommended it to other members of staff in my workplace.
I am currently a continuing student and my next course of study will be a Masters in Education.”
(Margaret Barrie, Guidance and Student Support Manager, Adam Smith College, Fife)