Diploma in Advice and Guidance - Level 3

Course Information

  • Course Code: BC965
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Price: £1500.00
  • Times: 09:00-17:00
  • Delivery Type: PT

Start Dates

  • Friday, 31 July 2020

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The aim of this qualification is to recognise the skills and competences of candidates in the workplace.  The qualification is primarily aimed at practitioners who work directly with clients, disseminating information, advice and some level of guidance. Candidates will be working with information that is often interpreted by others, usually working within some clear guidelines.

What will I study?

What is the structure of the qualification?

To achieve this qualification, candidates must achieve a total of 21 credits made up as follows:

  • Four mandatory units totalling 12 credits, of which 9 credits are at level 3.
  • Three optional units totalling 9 credits, of which 3 credits must be at Level 3.

Mandatory units

  • Establish communication with clients for advice and guidance
  • Support clients to make use of the advice and guidance service
  • Review own contribution to the service
  • Understand importance of legislation and procedures



Optional units:

  • Develop interactions with advice & guidance clients
  • Interact with clients using a range of media
  • Assist advice and guidance clients to decide on a course of action
  • Prepare clients through advice & guidance for the implementation of a course of action
  • Assist clients through advice & guidance to review their achievement of a course of action
  • Negotiate on behalf of advice & guidance clients
  • Liaise with other services
  • Enable advice & guidance clients to access referral opportunities
  • Manage personal case load
  • Evaluate and develop own contribution to the service
  • Operate within networks
  • Provide and maintain information materials for use in the service
  • Facilitate learning in groups
  • Identify and promote the contribution of Careers Education Guidance (CEG) within the organisation
  • Promote Careers Education Guidance (CEG)
  • Enable learning through demonstrations and instructions
  • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety




Entry Requirements

It is suitable for candidates:

  • Whose work includes clear guidelines in the practice of advice and guidance
  • Who are working in designated advice and/or guidance organisations
  • Whose role is to provide information that is often interpreted by others


How will I be assessed?


What can I do next?

Level 4 Diploma in Advice and Guidance - see website for details

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk

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