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 careers 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.
The RGG Associates Tutor/Assessor will work online individually with learners or in small groups using Teams. For individuals, coaching skills are used by our qualified tutor/assessors to develop the knowledge and understanding required to achieve the qualification. For groups of learners, an online programme of formal training sessions and tutorials through Teams are facilitated.
Ideally all learners would be observed in the workplace interviewing a client and both written and verbal feedback provided to the learner by the assessor. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions all learners’ career guidance interventions are being video or audio recorded and assessed as evidence of competence.
Please follow the link to OCR to see the units for this award: L4 Diploma in Careers Advice & Information https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/vocational-qualifications/vocational-qualifications-qcf-career-information-and-advice-level-4-diploma-04512/