This qualification aims to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of the key principles of information, advice or guidance and applying these within their own context.The objectives of this qualification are to prepare learners for further training and to support a role where learners may give initial information, advice or guidance to others.
What will I learn?
The objectives of this qualification are to prepare learners for further training and to support a role where learners may give initial information, advice or guidance to others.
It is made up of five mandatory units as follows:
• Information, advice or guidance in practice
• Developing interaction skills for information, advice or guidance.
• Signposting and referral in information, advice or guidance
• Managing information
• Information, advice or guidance work with groups
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
This course is delivered purely online with digital content. Upon enrolment Learners are sent login details for our e-assessor system where they will access all course materials including workbooks and questions. Learners will also submit all work via this system which will then be marked by an Assessor and feedback provided.
Due to the nature of these Distance Learning courses, the emphasis is very much on self-directed study.
Learners should be able to take all the information needed to complete the course from the Workbooks but will also receive high level support from their Assessor and the Distance Learning Team.
Each unit will have a set deadline so Learners can plan their study time to fit in with these dates.
Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at the start of the academic year (31st August).
Must have lived in the UK or EAA for the last three years.
Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of London, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the West Midlands Combined Authority, the Tees Valley Combined Authority, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, the Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland Combined Authority, the Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
If aged 19-23, must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject (e.g., QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2).
If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.
Additional Costs and Information
This course is free however, we do have a £130 withdrawal fee if learners do not commence/complete their course within the allotted time/request to withdraw.
Learners can only complete one Distance Learning course at a time and cannot be on another funded course such as an Apprenticeship.
The allotted time for completion of this course is four months.
What Could I Do Next?
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to: • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills • Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Principles of Customer Service • Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service • Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills • Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Advice and Guidance • Level 3 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance.