Level 6 Certificate in Career Leadership (funded by The Careers and Enterprise Company)

The Careers Enterprise Company

Who is this qualification for...

The Careers Strategy (2017) and recent White Paper (2021) recommends that schools and colleges appoint a named Careers Leader. This course aims to provide a professional qualification to support this role.

This Certificate has been designed for practitioners working in schools, colleges, SEND or alternative educational provision that lead and develop careers provision in an education environment but do not interview or practice as a career guidance professional. The Careers and Enterprise Company offer a bursary to schools and colleges for this course. All registrations for this course must go through The Careers and Enterprise Company website  https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/schools-colleges/training-careers-leaders

The certificate requires completion of the Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance and Development units:

  • Unit 17 - Lead and manage career development work in an organisation
  • Unit 18 - Continuously improve career development work in an organisation
  • Unit 19 - Plan and design career-related learning programmes

This course can be delivered to schools and colleges who are not eligible for The Careers and Enterprise Company funding. Please contact Erica Rowell erica@rggassoc.co.uk or Claire Grimwood claire@rggassoc.co.uk to discuss your requirements.

How is it delivered...

Groups of 12 – 15 learners are started at set times throughout the academic year. Please see the Careers Leader training catalogue on The Careers and Enterprise Company website for more details.  https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploaded/1347_careersleadertraining_main_catalogue.pdf

Please note that all training for this course is now online and consists of 5 x 2-hour group discussions focussing on themes and specific units from the qualification. You are asked to prepare for these workshops by watching pre-recorded video ‘snippets’, reading resource materials which are emailed to you before the workshop and you may be asked to complete some preparatory activities, such as comment on case studies, which will be used for discussion. During the workshops your tutor will also explain what evidence, including written assignments, you will need to complete the unit.

You will have regular individual tutorials/coaching sessions using the Teams platform. During these sessions your tutor will discuss feedback from your assignments and record professional discussion relating to specific units.

Please follow the link to OCR to see units 17, 18 and 19 for this award: L6 Diploma in Careers Guidance & Development  https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/vocational-qualifications/vocational-qualifications-qcf-career-guidance-and-development-level-6-diploma-10215/

Centre Support...

An online programme of group sessions and tutorials are arranged before the start of the course.

This course is delivered by qualified career professionals who can also offer advice and consultancy in planning careers programmes.

All administration with OCR facilitated.

More information about the Level 6 Certificate in Careers Leadership can be found in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OShk48UKerY


This course can be used as a progression route to achieve the Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance & Development as it covers 3 optional units required to complete the qualification.


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