QCF LEVEL 4 Diploma in Career Information and Advice

This qualification provides professional development opportunities for practitioners who are already working with, or entering a role where, they give career advice and information to young people or adults. The qualification covers mandatory units in interview skills, managing career information, and understanding theories and concepts to support clients. Practitioners will also be expected to reflect on their practice and professional development. New entrants will find the unit on preparing to work in the careers guidance sector useful.

There are also a wide range of optional units to choose from to suit the role of the practitioner including use of LMI, delivering career related group sessions and action planning with clients.
This is an excellent qualification for those who are new to the role of career advice and guidance or work in a supporting role to career guidance practitioners.

For those practitioners who already hold the Level 4 Diploma in Advice and Guidance or the Level 4 LDSS qualifications, recognition of prior learning can be used to partially achieve several units of this diploma.

How is it delivered...

Learners can be seen individually or in small groups at their workplace. For individuals, coaching skills are used by qualified assessors to develop knowledge and understanding required when working directly with clients. For groups of learners, formal training sessions can be facilitated.

All learners will be observed in the workplace interviewing a client and both written and verbal feedback is provided to the learner by the assessor.

Please follow the link to see the units for this award: L4 Diploma in Careers Advice & Info

Centre support…

  • Coaching Appointments/ Training booked to suit learners at their place of work
  • Funding opportunities explored with individuals and organisations
  • All administration with OCR facilitated


  • QCF Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance and Development


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