Advice and Guidance Level 3

Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Advice and Guidance (IAG)

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.

Vocational Learning encourages candidates to submit naturally occurring evidence from their work environment to demonstrate competency against the practical requirements of the course. You are usually expected to complete this course within 8 to 20 weeks. The course has a 132 guided learning hours requirement. The total qualification time is 210 hours.

Course Delivery and Support

The Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Advice and Guidance course is delivered by either distance, blended learning or as classroom based. You are expected to meet course requirements regardless of the method of delivery.

Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Advice and Guidance Course

You will need to fully participate in online activities and provide multimedia evidence whenever possible.You will be expected to complete the course between 8 to 20 weeks. Candidates who are committed and work hard can study the course fast track and complete within a few weeks.

The full cost of the course is £495. You can also pay using a payment plan by making a deposit of £114 and four monthly instalments. Each instalment will be £114.

On enrolment every candidate will be allocated an assessor who will also be their tutor and the first port of call for all assessments and learning needs. You will have access to resources, coursework, tutorials, events, forums, web conferences, and face-to-face sessions. We regularly host support sessions during the day, night and weekends.

You will be expected to participate in an induction session to fully understand how to use our learning management system (Access), locate resources and your coursework. This induction can either be face-to-face or online. You will need to have a discussion with your assessor to negotiate and agree your learning and assessment plan. You are expected here to discuss about any needs, targets, practical requirements (if applicable) and declare any prior learning you wish to be considered. Your assessor will draft your “Holistic Assessment Plan” which will reflect your needs. The plan will also contain information about assessments, ground rules and expected course end date.

Course Structure of the Advice and Guidance Course

In order to achieve the Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Advice and Guidance qualification candidates must achieve a minimum of 21 credits. 12 credits will be achieved from the mandatory first four units below.The remaining 9 credits should be achieved by completing optional units. At least 15 credits must be at level 3 or above

Unit 1: Establish communication with clients for advice and guidance
Unit 2: Support clients to make use of the advice and guidance service
Unit 3: Review own contribution to the service
Unit 4: Understand the importance of legislation and procedures
Unit 5: Interact with clients using a range of media
Unit 6: Assist advice and guidance clients to decide on a course of action
Unit 7: Liaise with other services

You are free to choose your own optional units instead of units 5 to 7 listed above.

Assessment of this Level 3 NVQ Course

The Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Advice and Guidance (RQF) is assessed by a portfolio of evidence which you have to compile and submit at the end of the course. You will be expected to complete some course work and participate in a number of assessment activities such as recorded discussions. Majority of your assessments will take in your workplace where a holistic approach will be taken to record your natural work activities and practice which will then be linked to the assessment criteria.

Entry Requirements of this Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Advice and Guidance Course

This course is open to anyone working in a setting that requires advice and guidance. You will need to be at least 16 years old. You will be expected to have basic numeracy, literacy and IT skills in line with national occupational skills for care workers.

You are also expected to have access to the internet, multimedia computer, printer and a word processor that can open and produce Microsoft Word Documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’. Candidates without Microsoft office are advised to consider free software such as Open Office. You, however, need to ensure your documents are saved and submitted for assessment as word documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’?

What can l do after completion?

The qualification can be used in its entirety. You can go on to complete the Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance or other higher qualifications.

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