NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Advice and Guidance
Course Description: Units are achieved through one to one support from an advisor who visits the workplace approximately once a month. A total of 37 credits must be achieved. 5 mandatory units contributing 17 credits, of which 10 credits are at level 4 Develop interactions with advice and guidance clients Manage personal case load Evaluate and develop own contribution to the service Operate within networks Understand importance of legislation and procedures Optional units totalling 20 credits, of which 9 credits must be level 4 Support clients to make use of the advice and guidance service Assist advice and guidance clients to decide on a course of action Prepare clients through advice and guidance for the implementation of a course of action Assist clients through advice and guidance to review their achievement of a course of action Advocate on behalf of advice and guidance clients Prepare to represent advice and guidance clients in formal proceedings Present cases for advice and guidance clients in formal proceedings Negotiate on behalf of advice and guidance clients Liaise with other services Enable advice and guidance clients to access referral opportunities Evaluate and develop own contribution to the service Undertake research for the service and its clients Design information materials for use in the service Provide and maintain information materials for use in the service Identify and promote the contribution of Careers Education Guidance (CEG) within the organisation Integrate Careers Education Guidance (CEG) within the curriculum Promote Careers Education Guidance (CEG) Negotiate and maintain service agreements Facilitate learning in groups Prepare and set up mediation Stage and manage the mediation process Assessment: A variety of methods including observations in the workplace, witness testimonies, product evidence and professional discussions. Duration: There is no set timescale to achieve this qualification on average it is achieved within 12 months.