This qualification provides a professional development opportunity for tutors, teachers, pastoral and library staff who are working with young people giving basic career advice and information as part of the process of triage which usually takes place before referral to a qualified Level 6 Careers Adviser. It is also suitable for teachers and support staff who may be considering training as a qualified Careers Practitioner.
This qualification covers three mandatory units (4, 5 & 6) in guidance skills, including agreeing a contract, exploration of client needs, client development action planning and using Labour Market information with clients.
It is also a progression route to achieve the Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance & Development as it is covers 3 of the 7 mandatory units required to complete the qualification.
Learners work in small groups attending two training days to develop their interviewing and information handling skills and understanding of the guidance process and will complete 2 pieces of written work. All learners will be observed in their school or college interviewing a client and both written and verbal feedback is provided to the learner by a qualified assessor.