Advice and Guidance Courses
Fully Funded Level 4 NVQ Diploma Courses in Advice and Guidance
In offering our Level 4 Diploma Advice and Guidance Courses we recognise that Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) services have a pivotal role to play in delivering the Social and Community Strategies. They promote the benefits of learning, advocacy and problem solving. Helping individuals to address and overcome the barriers to learning and support them in making realistic and well informed choices. It is vital to future prosperity that everyone should have access to information which is up-to-date, easy to understand and which addresses the wide range of questions and concerns people may have.
You may also be eligible for full funding to cover the cost of the course! Read on for more information
Advice and Guidance Definition
Advice and guidance is defined as:-
- Provide factual, current and impartial information to clients
- Presenting ideas in an accessible form for clients to consider
- Defining and providing routes which could assist clients to reach their requirements
Who Are Our Advice and Guidance Courses For?
If you’re an individual looking to book a course for yourself click on ‘Individuals‘ if you’re an organisation looking to book your staff onto a course then click on ‘Organisations‘ below
What’s It Going to Cost?
If you’re an individual then prices start from £1,395 with flexible payment plans! You may also be eligible for full funding to cover the total cost of the course! Click the button ‘Individuals‘ above for more information.
If you’re an organisation prices start from £680 per person. Click on the button ‘Organisations’ above for more information
How Do You Complete the Course & What Are the Delivery Options?
We pride ourselves on our service and creating fully bespoke programmes to meet your exact requirements. One to one tuition is the most favoured approach to produce the evidence requirements as we can tutor individuals around the unit requirements more and deliver across a time frame and location suitable to every individual and situation. This is what sets us apart from others!
One to one learning is carried out:
- Via an E-learning platform and learning over Skype over a time frame and time of day to suit you.
- One to one assessments in the workplace or a venue of your choice.
- Blended learning which is a mixture of learning through the platform, Skype and one to one assessments
Type of Professions Qualification is Relevant To
Our information, advice and guidance training courses are relevant to a large number of professions some examples of which are listed below. Our programmes are designed to support all learners whether you are new to this area or are currently practicing. Our experienced staff have over 20 years experience in the Information, Advice and Guidance sector. This Advice and Guidance Diploma covers skills that are transferable across a broad range of sectors such as:
- Support services
- Youth Services
- Debt advice
- Citizens advice
- Employment advisor
- Career advisors
The course is suitable for individuals whose role may involve disseminating information, providing advice and guidance and offering advocacy. In addition you may have managerial or training responsibilities. Your role may involve face-to-face contact with clients and/or contact by phone .
Our Unique Approach with Full Funding
Our advice and guidance courses utilise an experiential learning methodology. The “involve me and I will understand‘ principle is the one we follow. All our courses are designed to offer hands-on experience by doing and not just listening – less chalk and talk as with more traditional courses. We believe that this is the most productive in terms of retention of learning and the beneficial transfer of that learning to your workplace.
Our courses are designed so as to have relevance to your workplace with key lessons being drawn out by skilful review, reflection and facilitation. From this review comes participant driven self-learning. The underlying objective is for this learning to be taken back to the workplace for a real return on your investment.
We aim to place the learning in the context and day to day reality of each learner’s role. We focus on your individual learning needs which then dictate the direction of each individual programme. Our expertise lies in the design, development and evaluation of Advice and Guidance diplomas.
Flexible Course Delivery Options
We believe that learning should be individual to every person so we can offer a fully bespoke learning programme to suit you. Options can include group and one to one learning approaches.
Group learning sessions in a classroom environment which tend to be every 3 weeks with half day learning and half day action planning to prepare for assignments and requirements for the Diploma. Group learning through Skype, can be weekly, in the evening, day time or weekends for an hour with a monthly assignment set to meet the Diploma requirements.
One to One Learning
Via an E-learning platform and learning using Skype over a time frame and time of day to suit you. Monthly one to one assessments in the workplace for around 2 hours. This is a ‘Blended Learning’ approach which includes a mixture of learning through the Platform, Skype and one to one assessments in the workplace. As we provide a one to one service we can get you accredited within 6 months to a year depending on your requirements. We are hugely proud of the service we offer and we are sure we have the right option for you.
The Level 4 NVQ Diploma qualification in Information, Advice and Guidance has a minimum credit value of 37.
The Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance Qualification Structure Information page will show how a learner has to achieve these credits through a combination of mandatory and optional credits. Our programme is designed to support your learning style. Whether you want one to one support, group learning activities or distance learning we can support you. The choice is yours!
As background the mandatory units cover the following topics:-
- Develop interactions with advice and guidance clients
- Manage personal caseload
- Evaluate and develop own contribution to the service
- Operate within networks
- Understand the importance of legislation and procedures
Fully Funded Course Qualification Fees
If you do not want to pay for your programme we are authorised providers of the 24+ Advanced learning loans. This allows you to undertake accredited learning to support your aspirational career goals without having to pay in advance. Repayments don’t start until the April following your completion of the qualification. Also you won’t have to pay anything back until you earn more than £21,000 a year. The loan doesn’t depend on your income and there are no credit checks. To find out more about 24+ Advanced learning loans click here
The course can be paid in the following ways:
1) In full if you are over 24 or 7 Direct Payments of £182.00 a month.
2) Via the 24+ Advanced Loans scheme where you only start paying for your programme when you earn over £21,777. Monthly Repayments do not start until 2016 or until salary exceeds above amount.
3) Your employer can pay a percentage with you paying the rest yourself or through the 24+ Advanced Loan Scheme.
4) If you are aged between 19 and 23 you can receive 50% funding from the Skills funding Agency which we can claim on your behalf. The remaining 50% can be paid in six direct debit payments of £93 a month.
Advice and Guidance Course Dates
These are set dates for open courses. However we can also offer closed courses for individual employers and organisations if required across the UK. In addition we can also offer one-to-one courses. Contact us for more details as course dates are programmed to suit your availability
Chance to Progress to Level 6
If you’ve already completed Level 4 then we can also offer you the chance of progressing to Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance Development
What Our Clients Say
Ruth is one of our learners taking the advice and guidance qualification. See what she has to say about her experiences with Call of the Wild
Mike Johnson is one of our advice and guidance learners. See what Mike thinks of the course, what it’s done for him and his organisation.
How Do You Register
For more information and to register please contact our Business Manager who will help guide you through any questions you have or support with applying for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loans.
Contact Qualification Advisor: Simon Forzani
Tel : 0208 150 9514