Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice & Guidance

The OCR Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance has been designed to reflect the work of experienced practitioners who work directly with clients, disseminating information, advice, guidance and formal advocacy at Level 4. Candidates might also have some managerial or training responsibilities. They could also be creators of information, advice and guidance, either disseminating information themselves as practitioners or through their organisation in the form of publications. Candidates at this level are expected to have a more dynamic relationship with other organisations. It supports the recognised need that individuals and employers must be responsible for gaining the skills needed to meet ever changing objectives which will in turn lead to improvements in efficiency and effectiveness throughout the organisation and with clients.

Qualification Structure

To achieve this qualification, candidates must achieve a total of 37 credits made up as follows:

  • Five mandatory units totalling 17 credits, of which 10 credits are at level 4
  • Optional units totalling 20 credits, of which 9 credits must be at Level 4

The following tables contain the groups of mandatory and optional units:

 

Mandatory Units

OCR Unit No

Unit title

Unit Accreditation No (UAN)

Credit value

Level

GLH

AG3

Develop interactions with advice and guidance clients

F/602/5140

4

3

25

AG14

Manage personal case load

Y/602/5189

4

4

20

AG16

Evaluate and develop own contribution to the service

H/602/5194

3

4

20

AG18

Operate within networks

F/602/5199

3

4

20

AG30

Understand importance of legislation and procedures

R/602/5210

3

3

24

 

Optional Units

OCR Unit No

Unit title

Unit Accreditation No (UAN)

Credit value

Level

GLH

AG2

Support clients to make use of the advice and guidance service

L/602/5139

3

2

20

AG5

Assist advice and guidance clients to decide on a course of action

R/602/5143

3

4

20

AG6

Prepare clients through advice and guidance for the implementation of a course of action

A/602/5153

3

4

20

AG7

Assist clients through advice and guidance to review their achievement of a course of action

J/602/5172

3

4

20

AG8

Advocate on behalf of advice and guidance clients

R/602/5174

6

5

35

AG9

Prepare to represent advice and guidance clients in formal proceedings

H/602/5177

6

5

35

AG10

Present cases for advice and guidance clients in formal proceedings

M/602/5179

6

5

35

AG11

Negotiate on behalf of advice and guidance clients

M/602/5182

5

5

35

AG12

Liaise with other services

T/602/5183

3

3

20

AG13

Enable advice and guidance clients to access referral opportunities

F/602/5185

3

3

20

AG17

Provide support for other practitioners

A/602/5198

5

4

25

AG19

Undertake research for the service and its’ clients

K/602/5200

5

4

40

AG20

Design information materials for use in the service

M/602/5201

4

4

25

AG21

Provide and maintain information materials for use in the service

T/602/5202

3

4

15

AG22

Identify and promote the contribution of Careers Education Guidance (CEG) within the organisation

A/602/5203

4

5

30

AG24

Integrate Careers Education Guidance (CEG) within the curriculum

F/602/5204

4

4

30

AG25

Promote Careers Education Guidance (CEG)

J/602/5205

3

3

20

 

Course delivery methods

You will demonstrate your competence in the relevant units through the building of a portfolio of evidence. Evidence will include your demonstration of knowledge (through written work and/or professional discussion) and skills competency assessed by observation of practice. You will have an Adviser assigned who will support you with this by face to face contact.

Additionally the Centre offers workshops to support development of underpinning knowledge.

Contact Us

If you are interested in this qualification and would like more information

please contact CXK on:

M: 01233 224244

E:  services@cxk.org

W: www.cxk.org