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 and require an introduction to careers interviewing.
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.
Learners work in small groups attending two online training sessions through Teams to develop their interviewing and information handling skills and understanding of the guidance process. Evidence includes 2 written assignments. Ideally all learners would be observed in school or college interviewing a student 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 units 4, 5 and 6 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/
This course can be used as a progression route to achieve the Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance & Development as it covers 3 of the 7 mandatory units required to complete the qualification.