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 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 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.

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Online Learning – Remote Sessions With Our Trainer

During the current Coronavirus crisis you can still continue to learn and gain qualifications. We are still signing up learners on this course as sessions can be delivered by video conference and phone call. So use your time productively planning for the time when things get back to normal!

Based in Wales and London we can deliver anywhere in the UK. Clients include Lewisham College, Kent County Council, Southwark Council, Middlesex University, London Met. University, Avon Valley School and the Adult Training Network to name but a few.

What is Advice and Guidance?

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

Level 4 NVQ Diploma Courses in Advice and Guidance

Course Key Facts

Price: £1,395 per person

Time Length: 10 months to a year (depending on client requirements and availability)

Qualification: City and Guilds NVQ Level 4

Delivery Options: The majority of learning is carried out on a one to one basis via an e-learning platform and video calls, plus one to one assessments in the workplace or a venue of choice.

Typical Student: Our information, advice and guidance courses are designed to support all learners, but as work place evidence must be submitted you must be currently practicing. Observations or witness statements must be part of this evidence.

“I must start by thanking my assessor Anne for all her support and guidance over the course of the programme. You have been instrumental in getting me through the diploma. I have really valued all the weekly or fortnightly check-ins with you and how you have explained the assignments and the learning outcomes required…I have really enjoyed my learning experience completing my diploma with COTW and with Anne as my assessor. It’s an excellent course, a great delivery platform and I will highly recommend it to all.” Natalie, 2020

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

Organisations Individuals

What’s It Going to Cost?

If you’re an individual then prices start from £1,395.  Click the button ‘Individuals‘ above for more information.

If you’re an organisation we can offer discounted rates for groups of learners. Click on the button ‘Organisations’ above for more information

How Do You Complete the Course & What Are the Delivery Options?

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Karen being presented With Certificate of Achievement

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  and deliver across a time frame (subject to minimum requirements of qualification) 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 MS Teams over a time frame and time of day to suit you.
  • One to one assessments in the workplace or a venue of your choice where convenient.
  • Blended learning which is a mixture of learning through the platform, Teams and one to one assessments

For more information click on the either the ‘organisations‘ or ‘individuals‘ button above, whichever is relevant to you.

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 but you must be currently practicing as work place evidence must be submitted. Observations or Witness Statements must be part of this evidence.

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
  • Advocacy
  • Housing
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Counselling
  • Career delivery
  • Citizens advice
  • Employment advisor
  • Career advisors
  • Negotitiation
  • Mediation

The course is suitable for individuals whose role may involve disseminating information, providing advice and guidance. In addition you may have managerial or training responsibilities. Your role may involve face-to-face contact with clients and/or contact by phone.

Why Choose Call of the Wild

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Kieran receiving his OCR Level 4 Certificate

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 skillful 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

Group learning sessions in a classroom environment are held, at a frequency agreed with the client, which include learning and action planning to prepare for assignments and requirements for the Diploma. Group learning through Skype (max. of 3 people at one time),  can be weekly, in the evening, day time or weekends for an hour (excluding Sundays and late evening) with a monthly assignment set to meet the Diploma requirements.

One to One Learning

Advice & Guidance QualificationVia an E-learning platform and learning using video calls over a time frame and time of day agreed with you and the trainer. Monthly one to one assessments in the workplace are also recommended. This is a ‘Blended Learning’ approach which includes a mixture of learning through the Platform, MS Teams and one to one assessments in the workplace. As we provide a one to one service we can get you accredited within 8 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.

When you register, you will see that your qualification has a stated end date. You can complete your qualification sooner than the end date if you are able to submit work regularly and at a good pace. If you do not complete your registered qualification by the stated end date you may be able to apply for an extension which will incur additional fees.

Course Content

The Level 4 NVQ Diploma qualification in 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

 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

Motivational Interviewing Techniques

If you’re looking to just do certain elements of the programme why not consider tour individual Motivational Interviewing training programme. learn about the techniques which can motivate clients to change their behaviours

Click here to find out more on motivational interviewing

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.

I have recently completed a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance through Call of the Wild. I have been working with assessor Anne Tanner over these past months and I wanted to contact you to say what a superb job she does. Anne has been supportive, encouraging, flexible, reliable and a pleasure to work with through my studies. As a leaner, I could not have asked for anything more!

She is a great asset. Thanks to you all and best wishes

Carey Phillips, Careers Co-ordinator, Mangotsfield Secondary School, July 2019

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.

Contact Qualification Advisor: Kathryn

Tel : 0208 150 9514