Level 4 Advice & Guidance Qualifications in the Workplace (QCF NVQ)
This is a flexible, work-based qualification that is nationally recognised. Learners will be observed in the workplace actually carrying out their day-to-day activities. They will also build up a written portfolio of evidence with their assessor based on their activities.
Who is this suitable for?
People who work for a minimum of 16 hours a week (paid or voluntary) providing advice and guidance in a professional or voluntary role.
They will be providing providing specialist advice and guidance to clients, reporting to senior management and networking with associated services, and managing, negotiating, training, evaluating and developing the service provision.
They could be working as a Connexions Adviser, Business Link Adviser, Citizens Advice Bureau staff member, Advice provider within educational institutions, Counselling Provider or Training and Human Resources Personnel.
What qualification will I gain?
QCF Level 4 Diploma in Advice & Guidance awarded by City & Guilds. It has replaced the Level 4 NVQ in Advice & Guidance.
How long does it take?
You can learn at your own pace (within reason) but it usually lasts about 15 months. The guided learning hours for this qualification are 213–269 hours.about 15 months. The guided learning hours for this qualification are 213–269 hours.
How much does it cost?
The Government will pay all or part of the course fees for this qualification if the learner is:
- 19 years old or over and
- a British Citizen, from an EU member country or have lived in the UK for 3 years or more (and have been given the right to remain).
Fill out our eligibility form to find out what you’re entitled to.
Where does training take place?
Training and assessment takes place in your workplace. We cover Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and the rest of the East Midlands. You will also complete assignments in your own time.
What does the programme cover?
Learners must achieve a minimum of 37 credits. Mandatory units include:
- Develop interactions with advice and guidance clients
- Manage personal case load
- Evaluate and develop own contribution to the service
- Operate within networks
- Understand the importance of legislation and procedures
There is also a wide selection of optional units to choose from.
What further learning can I do?
This qualification and its units will enable progression within and between levels. It will allow candidates to continue professional development through the optional units.
How do I enrol?
If you would like to start training in your current job role click here to contact us. We will take you through the enrolment process – you can start with us any month of the year.
If you are unemployed and would like help to find a position click here to find out what programmes we offer job seekers.