City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 in Advice & Guidance – 3569-04: 21 credits (60016176)
City & Guilds Level 4 in Advice & Guidance – 3569-04: 37 credits (60016322)
These qualifications are for those working with clients in organisations providing advice and guidance services, on a professional or voluntary basis.
They are for anyone aged over 16 (Level 3) or 18 (Level 4) providing advice and guidance in a professional or voluntary role. You could be working in careers guidance, for a trade union, in a school, in housing, human resources or in health and social care. They covers communication and interactions to support clients in preparing and completing their chosen actions; the knowledge required to work with legislative and procedural frameworks; advocacy, mediation, representation and formal proceedings; working with other services through negotiation, liaison and referral; reviewing own development; understanding and promoting careers education guidance within organisations and enabling clients learning through group work, demonstration and instruction. They were developed in association with The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS).
You can choose the qualification that demonstrates the specialist knowledge and skills you have developed, such as:
- Understanding legislation and procedures
- Negotiating on behalf of clients
- Providing and maintaining information materials.