This qualification provides professional development opportunities for practitioners who have already completed the OCR ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE IN CAREER LEADERSHIP (Units 21, 22 and 23) and are already working with, or entering a role where, they give personal (career) guidance to young people or adults. The qualification covers mandatory units in guidance skills, including agreeing a contract, exploration of client needs and client development action plans. Other units cover managing career information and LMI, working with other agencies, and understanding career guidance theories. 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.
The full Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development is stated in the Department for Education Statutory Guidance (2018) as a recommended qualification for all career guidance practitioners working in schools and colleges. It is regarded by the profession as the level required for entry to the CDI Professional Register of Guidance Practitioners.
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 mandatory units (1 – 7) 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/