National Certificate in Career Guidance Development Counselling

Career Guidance Development Counselling

  • N
  • Full Time
  • One Year


The course in Career Guidance and Development is designed for learners who want to pursue a career as an advisor, coach, counselor or teacher. You will learn the art of communication, combined with various teaching and learning methods to help you become proficient in supporting students in primary, secondary or tertiary education, or individual clients. Strong emotional intelligence and people skills are important prerequisites. Learners will develop skills to assist students and individuals with career advice, trauma and help clients deal with difficult situations. Learners may also use their certificate to progress to the Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching at the College and explore a career as a professional teacher.

The certificate in Career Counseling and Development is an entry-level course to the PGCE and is designed for learners who don’t have a Diploma or Degree in Teaching/Education. The certificate will groom you with foundational skills in teaching and help you reach a career as a professional teacher. You will be qualified with a National Certificate in Career Guidance Development Counselling.

Admission Requirements
  • National Senior Certificate
  • A Bachelor Degree or recognised Diploma

Career Fields

Student Counselor
Hospital Reception
Teacher Assistant

The Certificate in Career Counseling and Development is issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).



This is a one-year full-time course, with 2-months Work Integrated Learning (WIL).


Study Materials

Electronic textbooks are free at Berea Technical College. Printed textbooks are available at a small fee. Simply enquire on registration for more details.

Saturday Classes

Our Saturday classes run by qualified lecturers will assist you with extra support throughout your course.


Full-time weekday classes

Centre for Student Relations (CSR)

The Centre for Student Relations consists of a team of online professional advisers who will provide additional academic support if you struggling, and will also help you adjust to college life; cope with the new environment and study pace and make your academic journey a successful and enjoyable experience.

Further Studies

On successful completion, you will receive a Certificate in Career Counseling and Development, and will be able to progress to the Post Graduate Certificate in teaching, offered at the College.

Work Integrated Learning, Internships and Employmen

Our Student Support Services Department offers a variety of services to assist you on your journey to employment.   It is committed to grooming our students for employment, with job readiness skills, CV writing, interview training and workshops – with the goal of providing ongoing support and assistance to our student population.  In addition, our vast industry networks and partnerships will help link students to companies that are seeking specific skills.

In 2017, Berea Technical College launched the 100% Graduate Employment Programme(GEP) as a CSI initiative to help address the high percentage of unemployed youth in the country.  The programme aims to assist our students to secure the necessary Work Integrated Learning (WIL) hours and internship in order to receive their qualification and enter the job market.

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