Warwickshire College

Advice and Guidance - NVQ Level 3 Certificate (work-based) Work-based

Warwickshire College
In Leamington Spa

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Location Leamington spa
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Warwickshire College Group will help you develop an entrepreneurial mindset by instilling enterprising and innovative skills and behaviours, which will help you to become successful in an ever-competitive world.

We offer all of the above in a supportive, friendly, high-quality and technologically-driven environment. Our student success rates and A-level results are at an all-time high, with our students progressing onto a wide range of careers with globally recognised brands, and many students have also set up their own businesses and enterprise projects.

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Leamington Spa
Warwick New Road, CV325JE, Warwickshire, England
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Warwick New Road, CV325JE, Warwickshire, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Quality Training

Course programme

Advice and Guidance NVQ Level 3 Certificate (work-based) Location Start Date Day Time Fees Duration In the workplace Flexi Various Flexi £1600.00 FeesFull: £1600.00
Concessionary: £1400.00 12Month(s) What will I study?

This qualification has been designed to reflect the work of practitioners who undertake activities working directly with clients, disseminating information, advice and some levels of guidance.

This qualification will provide you with a clearer understanding of responsibilities within the workplace and the opportunity to develop new and recognise existing skills. Your employer will in turn be provided with improved staff performance and motivation, improvements in the quality of service provided and the opportunity to ensure levels of care are to national standards. Assesment is carried out in the workplace.

What modules are covered?

The full qualification requires the candidate to achieve a minimum of 21 credits and the units on offer are a mixture of mandatory and optional sections. This allows the qualification to be uniquely tailored to the job role of the candidate.

4 mandatory units (which total 12 credits) must be completed - Establish communication with clients for advice and guidance; Support clients to make use of the advice and guidance service; Review own contribution to the service; Understand importance of legislation and procedures.

3 optional units are required from the following which will meet the minimum total of required credits (at least one must be at level 3, and the others can be from any level):

Level 2 - Interact with clients using a range of media.

Level 3 - Develop interactions with advice and guidance clients; Liaise with other services; Enable advice and guidance clients to access referral opportunities.

Level 4 - Assist advice and guidance clients to decide on a course of action; Prepare clients through advice and guidance for the implementation of a course of action; Assist clients through advice and guidance to review their achievement of a course of action; Manage personal case load; Evaluate and develop own contribution to the service; Operate within networks; Provide and maintain information materials for use in the service; Facilitate learning in groups.

Level 5 - Negotiate on behalf of advice and guidance clients.

What qualifications will I get?

Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Advice and Guidance

How will I be assessed?

All of the qualification will be assessed in the work place by your individual assessor from the College. Your assessor will visit you a minimum of once a month and will assist you in compiling a portfolio of evidence, including competency observations and professional discussions. You may also be advised to carry out some independant research.

What is the entry process?

On reciept of your enquiry you may be contacted by the course co-ordinator who will discuss the course content in relation to your job role, to ensure that this is the most suitable course and level. You will be asked to complete a course nomination form, which may be required prior to the fees being confirmed. You will then be contact by the initial visit assessor who will visit you in the work place to sign you up for your course. In some cases we may also need to speak with your Employer prior to enrolment.

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum qualifications: no qualfications

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however it is advised that the candidate holds an NVQ level 2 in a relevant subject or relevant business and guidance experience.

What else do I need to know?

The course is designed to reflect the activities and responsibilities of candidates who work directly with clients offering information, advice and guidance on a regular basis (either employed or as a volunteer). It is best suited to those whose work includes clear guidelines in the practice of advice and guidance, who are working in designated advice and guidance and/or guidance organisations, and whose role is to provide information that is often interpreted by others.

Your assessor will plan your qualification based on your job role, however with the support of your employer you may also be able to develop skills in new areas by taking on additional responsibilities which will assist you in achieving your qualification.

What can I do after this course?

Obtaining this qualification will prove your work based competency within an advice and guidance role, supporting your skills and future job applications within this area.

Progression to the Level 4 NVQ in Advice and Guidance can be considered, dependant on job role, or study in Customer Service or Business qualifications. Candidates may also progress into the Careers Guidance and LDSS (Learning, Development and Support Services) provision.

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We make every effort to ensure that these course details are accurate. Warwickshire College reserves the right to make alterations. Fees may be indicative at the time of publishing.

We are one of only five colleges in the UK to be granted Foundation Degree Awarding Powers by the Privy Council – meaning our higher education quality and standards are equal to any university.As one of the largest further and higher education colleges in the UK, with six unique colleges across two counties, we aim to deliver learning experiences which lead to the development of wider skill bases and improved destinations for all of our students. Our recent Ofsted inspection highlights our success and strong focus both on students and on meeting industry needs. We are also one of only five colleges in the UK to be granted Foundation Degree Awarding Powers by the Privy Council – meaning our higher education quality and standards are equal to any university.

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