Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance & Development

The OCR Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development provides candidates with a high quality, nationally recognised qualification. It is a vocationally-related, credit-based qualification. It provides valuable opportunities for individuals to develop their skills, gain underpinning knowledge and understanding, demonstrate competence in the workplace, or to support their continued professional development.

The Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development has been specifically designed for those working in professional roles, providing career guidance and development to clients. It is aimed at those who are required to apply career guidance theories and models to practice in order to support clients to make realistic and informed decisions and plans regarding new learning or training opportunities and career planning.

This qualification aims to provide accredited professional development opportunities for those currently working within the career guidance sector, or those preparing to enter such roles, and to encourage progression within the sector.

The qualification has a core of mandatory units and a range of optional units to allow specialisation as appropriate.

 

Qualification Structure

To achieve this qualification, candidates must achieve a total of 60 credits made up as follows:

  • 45 credits from the 7 mandatory units in Group A
  • A minimum of 15 credits from the optional units in Group B

The following tables contain the groups of mandatory and optional units

Group A

OCR Unit No

Unit title

Unit Accreditation Number (UAN)

Credit value

Level

GLH

1

Preparing to work in the career information, advice and guidance sector

A/502/8432

6

4

40

2

Reflect on and improve professional practice

T/502/8428

6

6

40

3

Career guidance theory

M/502/8444

9

6

70

4

Agree the purpose of client-centred career guidance interviews and maintain communication with clients

K/502/8443

6

6

40

5

Explore and agree the career guidance and development needs of clients

L/502/8421

6

6

40

6

Use career and Labour Market Information with clients

L/502/8435

6

6

40

7

Work with other agencies for the benefit of clients and the organisation

H/502/8439

6

6

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group B

OCR Unit No

Unit title

Unit Accreditation Number (UAN)

Credit value

Level

GLH

8

Use diagnostic and assessment tools with clients

A/502/8446

6

5

40

9

Advocate on behalf of clients

H/502/8442

4

6

40

10

Understand how to support specific client groups to overcome barriers to learning, training and work

D/502/8441

3

4

20

11

Engage with support networks to help clients to meet their career-related needs

L/502/8404

3

4

20

12

Assist clients to apply for learning, training and work

Y/502/8423

3

4

20

13

Provide ongoing support to clients

R/502/8436

2

4

15

14

Prepare to deliver services to clients in an outreach setting

M/502/8430

2

4

15

15

Source, evaluate and use Labour Market Intelligence with clients

T/502/8431

3

6

20

 

 

 

16

Obtain and organise career-related information to support clients

J/502/8420

3

4

20

17

Promote career-related learning to clients

F/502/8433

6

4

40

18

Plan, deliver and evaluate career-related learning in groups

D/502/8424

6

6

40

19

Evaluate service provision

H/502/8408

3

4

20

20

Undertake research on behalf of the service

J/502/8434

6

6

40

21

Lead and manage career development work in an organisation

Y/505/2625

9

6

60

22

Continuously improve career development work in an organisation

D/505/2626

6

6

40

23

Plan and design career related learning programmes

T/505/2969

5

6

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 be assigned an Adviser who will provide you with one to one support.

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

   

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