diploma in counselling

Fast-Track Professional Development Opportunities To Achieve Level 6 Standards

Level 6 top up to update your level 4 in advice & guidance or learning, development & support services to a careers advisor standard

Level 6 CIAG Top Up Programme

Aimed at those with NVQ 4 in Advice & Guidance, or the NVQ 4 in LDSS (Supporting Young People Pathway)

Reasons to undertake a continually improve your careers skills

Career guidanceThe Career Development Institute (www.thecdi.net) has set up the Register for Career Guidance & Development professionals which employers use to authenticate their Careers Advisors. In order to become a member of CDI and be part of the Registers a practitioner who currently holds either the NVQ 4 in Advice & Guidance, or the NVQ 4 in LDSS (Supporting Young People Pathway) and hold the units below, would be able to join the register subject to the achievement of three specified units of the Level 6 Diploma – the recommended benchmark qualification for professional career guidance.

As a fully accredited OCR Level 6 Approved Centre we are able to offer you the opportunity to achieve these units.

Top Up Units of the Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development

Unit 2: Reflect on and improve professional practice

Unit 3: Career Guidance Theory

Unit 6: Use Career and Labour Market Information with clients

The QCF/NVQ must have been undertaken in a career guidance context and include the interviewing units:

  • Develop interactions with advice and guidance clients;
  • 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.
    (Extract from the CDI website)

How Do I Achieve These Units?

Counselling DiplomaYou can either attend workshops for group learning alternatively we can support you via skype or face to face sessions, covering induction and expectations of a CIAG professional, on line E portfolio, learning materials and resources, to the teaching of the theories and essential skills required to succeed as a competent Careers Advisor. You will also be required to complete unit assignments or around 2500 per assignment and undertake 2 observations of your careers practice in the workplace.

Programme Delivery

Session 1: Induction to CIAG and Reflective Practice (Unit 2)

  • Introduction to the assessment process and E Learning system
  • Introduction to reflective practice and defining the requirements of level 6 to critically analyse and critically evaluate both self practice as well as current practices and theories within the sector

Session 2: Career Guidance Theory (Unit 3)

This Unit covers the history and current theories used in Careers Guidance:-

  • What theories match specific users
  • Motivational factors and techniques
  • Change factors and techniques

Session 3: Using Career and Labour Market Information with Clients (Unit 6)

This Unit covers the use of LMI within CIAG:-

  • How to balance supply and demand
  • Strategies for Long term Careers planning for those who want a follow a career
  • Strategies for Short term Careers planning for those clients who have a lower skill set or no fix term career goals
  • Analysis and evaluation of the effects or European migration and Education statistics on Careers practice and Employment in the UK.

Cost

The price for the top up package is £735

If you decide to progress to a full level 6 we would discount all our level 6 prices

Using your Top Ups Units Towards the Full Qualification

To achieve the full level 6 CIAG qualification you would need to undertake the remaining 4 mandatory units and 15 Credits from the optional Units to complete the 60 credits requirement for the full Level 6 in Career Guidance & Development.

If you decide to progress to a full level 6 we would discount all our level 6 prices. Please contact us for more details.