Certified Career Professional (CCP) Training Prospectus

The Institute

Careerlinked Education Council originated holistic career development and created an innovative methodology that leads to unparalleled results. The Council recognises that authentic and impartial guidance can radically transform the lives of individuals and their communities and provides transformative education as its prime focus. The Council offers specialised training & certification to Career Professionals and those involved in the career development of students and adults. The Council is set up with strategic aims:

  • To formulate and implement policies governing the provision of career education and guidance.
  • To develop innovative, appropriate and effective methods and materials for career development that enable informed educational, training and occupational choices.
  • To provide an interface and vital networking channel with greater collaboration, cooperation and cohesion for a diverse and fragmented community of career guidance professionals.
  • To devise and conduct relevant research and to provide a forum for disseminating effectively its findings and coordinating communication with other bodies engaged in similar activities.
  • To provide training and continuing education programs for Career Professionals who help people make career decisions with up to date knowledge of career pathways and resultant decision making.
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Margdarshak Methodology

When we talk about career planning, we are not preaching to someone. We create a personalised “career portfolio” of a student which is:

Self-engaging – means involving a student to design his/her career;

Impartial – not being judgmental or taking decision for others but helping students in their decision-making process;

Authentic – research-based scientific tools and updated information from original sources;

Measurable – various stages of career development should be measured, compared and analysed;

Transparent – all the stakeholders i.e. student, parent, teacher and advisor can share the student’s career portfolio;

What is Career Management?

Career Management is defined as the lifelong process of managing learning, work and transitions to move toward your preferred future.

Lifelong – career management is not summed up in a single decision. A simplistic view of career management would have a young person decide what to “be” and what education to pursue to achieve that – end of the story.

The real story, however, generally involves multiple chapters, with distinct goals, tasks, outcomes and transitions across the lifespan. In early childhood, career management is largely about exploration, developing a sense of self in the future and expanding horizons for what that future self could encompass. Later in adolescence, career management is about exposure, experience, reflection and the development of personal and employability skills. Throughout adulthood, those skills are refined, expanded and deployed to navigate an ever-changing labour market. The Blueprint for Life/Work Designs articulates the life/work competencies.

Managing – career development will happen whether it is managed or not. The question is the extent to which you want to influence your career direction versus leaving it to chance. Current levels of youth unemployment and underemployment, job dissatisfaction and mental health claims in the workplace would suggest that leaving it to chance, more often than not, does not pan out.

Learning, work and transitions – career management is the mechanism by which learning (formal and informal), work (paid and unpaid) and the transitions between are navigated.

Preferred future – career management is about intentionality. Done well, it ensures that the decisions we make about learning and work are grounded in knowledge of self (personal interests, attributes, values and skills), and knowledge of educational/labour market realities (conditions, finances, prospects, entry requirements, progression and pathways). Done well, it ensures you are prepared for the realities of your choices, have the skills and supports to manage and, importantly, are clear about why the choice is right for you, fuelling your motivation, focus and success. Career management also recognises that both we and our labour market change over time. What we want and what is possible are not static. Whether we are employed with one company long term, pursue entrepreneurial ventures or piece together our living through multiple contracts, project-based and portfolio work, we will need to adjust and adapt, re-conceive and re-create our careers. This demands vigilance and career management and employability skills.

Training Prospectus

The Certified Career Professional (CCP) Program is designed to meet the training, certification and standardisation needs of education advisors, career counsellors, human resource management professionals, employment consultants, rehabilitation practitioners and people working in related fields. The Career Professional training and certificate will help you develop the competencies, knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to work effectively with a diverse client population. You will learn techniques to work with individuals and groups and will develop skills in using assessment tools. labour market trends, career transitions, resource materials and the Indian standards and guidelines are all included in the program content.

Training as a Certified Career Professional (CCP)

Helping people to discover suitable occupations and to progress in their career is a most satisfying vocation. You may already have some experience of advising students and providing them with information about jobs and educational opportunities. The training programme provides theoretical conception, practical skills and certification necessary to work as a Career Counsellor.

Possible Vocational Outcomes

After completion of the training programme as a Career Professional, participants will be competent to perform duties appropriate to the career guidance sector and will be able to be placed in the following roles:

  • Education Advisor/Officer in educational and voluntary organisations.
  • Career Development Officer in the corporate sector.
  • Careers Adviser in Schools.
  • Career Counsellor in Colleges/Institutes.
  • Training and Placement Officer in universities and higher learning centres.
  • Career Coach and Mentor in private practice.
  • Career Guidance Professional in training and employment services.
  • Career Consultant in Human Resource Departments.

Recognition & Affiliation

The institute and the certification programme are affiliated and recognised by the Careerlinked Education Council, New Delhi, which is an apex organisation set up under section 8 of MCA, Government of India.

Study Mode

Training is offered both face-to-face and online, giving students across India and internationally, as well as those in remote areas, an opportunity to access professional development and skills upgrading. The self-paced online training programme is a convenient way of studying when distance, transport arrangements or work and family commitments make attending classes difficult.

Studying externally has more advantages than disadvantages. You can learn at your own pace, at a time convenient to you. Our experience (which is supported by research) is that external students are usually highly motivated, and achieve better results (on average) than students attending classroom lectures.


This is a self-paced training comprising of theory + activity + practical. It depends on an individual student how fast s/he finishes the training. But it should be completed before 4 months from the date of enrolment. Also, students must be prepared to produce the required assignment work throughout the programme. There is one month paid internship after training.


To get enrolled for the training programme as a Career Professional, you must have:

Entrance Test

This is an online entrance examination for admission to the CCP training programme. The duration of the test is 20 minutes and will be conducted online which comprises 25 multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Passing marks is 40%.

Enrolment Procedure

You have to submit the following documents either personally or through email (Self-attested scanned/photocopies are required).

The Course Coordinator will receive documents and inform the applicant accordingly.

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