Level 6 Certificate in Leading, Planning and Implementing a Careers Programme

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 independent/private schools training provider organisations, local authorities and other organisations that are not eligible for funding by The Careers and Enterprise Company, but who lead and develop careers provision in an education/training environment but do not interview or practice as a career guidance professional..

This qualification can be used to support the development of planning, delivering and evaluating Careers provision and career related learning programmes against the Gatsby Benchmarks and Department for Education Statutory Guidance 2018.

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
  • Written assignments are required for this qualification alongside product evidence of the school/college career development and management programme.

How is it delivered...

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.

Please follow the link to OCR to see units 17, 18 and 19 for this award: L6 Diploma in Careers Guidance & Development

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


  • 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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