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Advice and Guidance Courses

Advice and Guidance Courses

Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) services are popular with a number of educational providers and businesses. The role of advice and guidance is not to just discuss about careers but about general welfare issues. Practioners assist with all sorts of issues such as counselling, mental health and financial advice. They will signpost or refer to other specialist services depending on your needs. At the heart of advice and guidance is the need to understand the needs of your clients and create a conducive empowering supportive environment. You will also be expected to maintain confidentiality, patience, respect, interpersonal skills, quality assurance, reflective practice and professional development.


Vocational Learning delivers both the Level 3 and 4 in advice and guidance.

The information and resources you provide must be of a quality standard and usually evidence based or from reputable sources. It will not be appropriate to give wrong or  misleading information  which can have a number of effects such as raising false hopes or generating lack of trust for your profession, self and organisation. Practiomners should be committed to their personal and professional development. You should have a wealth of knowledge to be able to inspire, motivate and give hope. You should be professional and aware of your boundaries with clients and other professionals.

1] Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Advice and Guidance (RQF)

The Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Advice and Guidance is for candidates who provide advice and guidance to individuals who are making decisions about their options for future training, education or employment. The qualification is suitable for career advisors and those supporting the personal development of employees.

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2] Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance (RQF)

The Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance provides candidates with the skills, knowledge and understanding to work in advice and guidance. The mandatory units cover interacting with clients, legislation and procedures, operating within networks, managing their personal case load and evaluate and developing their own contribution to the service.

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