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Advice and Guidance Level 3


Title Qualification Level
Advice and Guidance Edexcel NVQ Certificate in Advice and Guidance 600/0684/5 Level 3


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Advice and Guidance Level 3
This qualification is designed for individuals who work directly with clients, disseminating information, advice and guidance (IAG). Candidates will be working with information that is often interpreted by others, usually working within some clear guidelines. Candidates usually work with clients on a one-to-one basis but may also deliver their services to groups/within group settings. It is suitable for candidates whose work includes clear guidelines on the practice of advice and guidance, who are based in designated advice and/or guidance organisations or advice and guidance functions within an organisation and whose role it is to provide information that is often interpreted by others.

Mandatory units include:
- Establishing communication with clients
- Supporting clients to make use of the service
- Reviewing your own contribution to the service
- Understanding the importance of legislation and procedures

Optional units include:
- Developing interactions with clients
- Action planning
- Liaising with other services
- Promoting careers education guidance

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

On completion of the Level 3 NVQ Certificate, many candidates will progress within their careers and for those who complete it while volunteering, they may secure paid employment.

There are numerous job roles employing qualified advice and guidance staff; these include working within roles in organisations such as Next Step, the soon to be launched National Careers Service, government-funded training providers, learning projects and centres (including those within health trusts), prison-based IAG, school, college or university-based advice and guidance and mentoring services, welfare rights and advice centres/services, children's services and voluntary and charitable organisations including Alcohol and Drug services.

Candidates can also progress onto the Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development or move into higher education in areas such as careers guidance (QCG or Post Graduate courses), social work, youth work and/or community studies.


What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

Candidates must be either employed in a relevant role within the sector or be operating as an experienced volunteer. We recommend that you are volunteering for a minimum of two days per week and that you have at least six months' experience before commencing the programme.

Your role needs to be in an advisory or guidance capacity in an IAG setting. Your employer/volunteering placement will need to agree to observations of your work with clients by a assessor.

Whilst experience is more relevant than formal qualifications, a good standard of English is required (level 2 equivalent in literacy) and all candidates must undertake the literacy assessment and numeracy to confirm this. IT competence is also required as some work must be submitted via email, so you must also have an email address and regular access to IT.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Advice and Guidance course?

You will be awarded a Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Advice and Guidance accredited by Pearson



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How much will the course cost me?

You call our office on 0161 972 4001/973 3410 for details of the fees or funding available for this course.