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Advice & Guidance NVQ Level 4 Diploma

This course has been designed to reflect the work of experienced practitioners who work directly with clients, disseminating information, advice, guidance and formal advocacy at Level 4. You might also have some managerial or training responsibilities, or be a creator of information, advice and guidance, either disseminating information yourself as a practitioner or through your organisation in the form of publications.

You will be expected to have a more dynamic relationship with other organisations. The course supports the recognised need that individuals and employers must be responsible for gaining the skills needed to meet ever changing objectives which will in turn lead to improvements in efficiency and effectiveness throughout the organisation and with clients.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable if you:

  • Have managerial or training responsibilities
  • Are a creator of information, advice and guidance within your service/practice
  • Are dynamic in your dealings with organisations.

Course content

To achieve this qualification, you must achieve a total of 37 credits made up as follows:

  • Five mandatory units totalling 17 credits, of which 10 credits are at level 4
  • Optional units totalling 20 credits, of which 9 credits must be at Level 4.

Mandatory units:

  • Develop interactions with advice and guidance clients–4 credits, Level 3
  • Manage personal case load-4 credits, Level 4
  • Evaluate and develop own contribution to the service-3 credits, Level 4
  • Operate within networks-3 credits, Level 4
  • Understand importance of legislation and procedures-3 credits, Level 3

Optional units:

  • 20 credits, 9 of which at Level 4 choosing from 22 optional units

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: observation, work product evidence, professional discussion, Q&A and witness testimonies.

Further study and career options

These qualifications have been designed to encourage progression and allow for progression to and from OCR’s existing Advice and Guidance provision. You may also progress into OCR’s Careers Guidance and LDSS provision.

Course Information & How to Apply

To book onto this course please contact our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email

LengthStart DateDay(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
Up to 9 months Flexible Various Ring our Sales team on 01234 291747Ring our Sales team on 01234 291747 Work-based Learning W410

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