Can I do certification courses in career counseling?

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RE: Can I do certification courses in career counseling?

Halima Sadiya
Halima Sadiya
Verified Career Expert
FreeLancer Academic and Career Guidance Counsellor
  • Kalyan

Hello experienced,

It's seems so nice to see you level of interest even after retirement. There are very few people who retire physically but not mentally, quite good. Your wholesome experience will definitely help students who will approach you for career guidance. A certification course in career counseling will refresh your subject knowledge as well as provide you skills and current practices required to go ahead in this profession. At first , I would suggest youtolook for a diplomaor post graduate diplomacourse offered by Indian Institute OfCounselling. The training modules and workshops provided here are of exceptional quality. It offers full time courses as well as through distance mode. You can enroll for any of the ones that suits you.

Alternatively, you can go for International Diploma In Guidance and Counselling provided by NCERT in all the regional colleges of India,in Collaboration with Common Wealth of Learning (COL), Canada. Ncert conducts entrance examinations for it and only selected candidates are allowed to pursue the one year program. the program is partly online and partly residential.

You can also go for purely online courses provided by many institutes in India but it would only provide you the knowledge but not necessarily the hands on experience and practical skills required by this profession. Well , you can compensate this by doing an internship for a minimum period of six months under any experienced career counselor.

Hope my suggestions would help you.Still have queries? Feel free to ask..

Good Luck..

RE: Can I do certification courses in career counseling?

Indumathi  Selvaraj
Indumathi Selvaraj
Verified Career Expert
Applied Psychologist And Career Counselor
  • Bangalore


Thanks for approaching Mera career

There is no retirement for education. I really appreciate your further thirst for education. Counselor Halima Sadiya have suggested you some already. We have many colleges that gives you distance learning. Iam not sure you belong to which place. Annalamai university offers you Post graduate diploma in guidance and counseling which you can do distance and it does invlove some practical PCP classes. Also You can get a certification course which is one year course from Banjara academy from Bangalore, classes aretwo days in a week and it offers on weekends too. Parivarthan from Bangalore also offers you courses regarding the guidance and counseling. Counseling has a wide scope now adays and probably after you complete your certification or the counseling course you can also join Mer careeer guide in future:)

You can try out the suggestions and see which is best for you. You can reach us if you require further assistance

All the best

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