Diploma in Advice and Guidance - Level 4

Course Information

  • Course Code: BC966
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Price: £2762.50
  • Times: 09:00-17:00
  • Delivery Type: PT

Start Dates

  • Friday, 31 July 2020

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Overview

This qualification supports the recognised need for individuals and employers/tutors to be responsible for gaining the skills needed to meet ever-changing objectives. This will in turn lead to improvements in efficiency and effectiveness throughout the organisation and with clients.

What will I study?

What is the structure of the qualification?

Students must achieve a minimum of 37 credits: 17 from five mandatory units, and 20 from a choice of 22 optional units. A minimum of 19 credits must come from Level 4 units.

Course Description:

Units are achieved through one to one support from an advisor who visits the workplace approximately once a month. A total of 37 credits must be achieved.

5 mandatory units contributing 17 credits, of which 10 credits are at level 4

  • Develop interactions with advice and guidance clients
    • Manage personal case load
    • Evaluate and develop own contribution to the service
    • Operate within networks
    • Understand importance of legislation and procedures

    Optional units totalling 20 credits, of which 9 credits must be level 4
    • Support clients to make use of the advice and guidance service
    • 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 achievement of a course of action
    • Advocate on behalf of advice and guidance clients
    • Prepare to represent advice and guidance clients in formal proceedings
    • Present cases for advice and guidance clients in formal proceedings
    • Negotiate on behalf of advice and guidance clients
    • Liaise with other services
    • Enable advice and guidance clients to access referral opportunities
    • Evaluate and develop own contribution to the service
    • Undertake research for the service and its’ clients
    • Design information materials for use in the service
    • Provide and maintain information materials for use in the service
    • Identify and promote the contribution of Careers Education
    • Guidance (CEG) within the organisation
    • Integrate Careers Education Guidance (CEG) within the curriculum
    • Promote Careers Education Guidance (CEG)
    • Negotiate and maintain service agreements
    • Facilitate learning in groups
    • Prepare and set up mediation
    • Stage and manage the mediation process

 

This qualification is competence based, this means that it is linked to your ability to completely perform a range of tasks connected with your work. Assessments will be carried out on your daily activities using a range of planned assessment methods i.e. observation, discussion and questioning. All delivery is in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for experienced individuals who work directly with people – disseminating information, advice, guidance and formal advocacy – and have managerial or training responsibilities, are dynamic in their dealings with organisations and are creators of information, advice and guidance within the service or practice – either disseminating information themselves, or through their organisation in the form of publications.

How will I be assessed?

Portfolio

What can I do next?
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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