Focus Awards Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance (RQF)
(QRN – 601/7667/2)
Qualification OverviewThe Focus Awards Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance (RQF) is aimed at experienced practitioners who work directly with clients. The qualification looks at developing the practical skills of learners working in all advice and guidance settings. Learners will acquire and consolidate their knowledge and skills in communication and interactions to support clients in preparing and completing their chosen actions; the knowledge required to work with procedural and legislative frameworks; mediation, advocacy, representation and formal proceedings; working with other services through liaison, negotiation and referral; reviewing own development; understanding and promoting careers education guidance within organisations; and enabling clients learning through group work. This qualification recognises the skills and competences of candidates in the workplace.
Qualification StructureLearners must achieve a minimum of 17 credits from the following mandatory units and the remaining 20 credits must be taken from the optional units totalling 37 credits. A minimum of 19 credits must come from Level 4 units.
Learner Entry RequirementsLearners should be competent in literacy and numeracy to help with elements of communication. This is at the discretion of the centre as they may decide to use diagnostic testing methods to ascertain how they can support learners.
Progression RouteLearners attaining a Focus Awards Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance (RQF) may progress into specialist areas such as careers guidance, community development, counselling, financial advice, or teaching. They may choose to undertake the following qualifications:
- Focus Awards Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance (RQF)
- Focus Awards Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Advice and Guidance (RQF)
Age RangesLearners should be a minimum of 18 years old to undertake this qualification.
Geographical CoverageThis qualification has been accredited for use in England and Northern Ireland.
Qualification SpecificationTo view the Qualification Specification please click here.
|Unit Title||Unit Ref||Level||GLH||Credits|
|Develop interactions with advice and guidance clients||F/602/5140||3||25||4|
|Manage personal case load||Y/602/5189||4||20||4|
|Evaluate and develop own contribution to the service||H/602/5194||4||20||3|
|Operate within networks||F/602/5199||4||20||3|
|Understand the importance of legislation and procedures||R/602/5210||3||24||3|
|Support clients to make use of the advice and guidance service||L/602/5139||2||20||3|
|Assist advice and guidance clients to decide on a course of action||R/602/5143||4||20||3|
|Prepare clients through advice and guidance for the implementation of a course of action||A/602/5153||4||20||3|
|Assist clients through advice and guidance to review their achievement of a course of action||J/602/5172||4||20||3|
|Advocate on behalf of advice and guidance clients||R/602/5174||5||35||6|
|Prepare to represent advice and guidance clients in formal proceedings||H/602/5177||5||35||6|
|Present cases for advice and guidance clients in formal proceedings||M/602/5179||5||35||6|
|Negotiate on behalf of advice and guidance clients||M/602/5182||5||35||5|
|Liaise with other services||T/602/5183||3||20||3|
|Enable advice and guidance clients to access referral opportunities||F/602/5185||3||20||3|
|Undertake research for the service and its clients||K/602/5200||4||40||5|
|Design information materials for use in the service||M/602/5201||4||25||4|
|Provide and maintain information materials for use in the service||T/602/5202||4||15||3|
|Identify and promote the contribution of Careers Education Guidance (CEG) within the organisation||A/602/5203||5||30||4|
|Integrate Careers Education Guidance (CEG) within the curriculum||F/602/5204||4||30||4|
|Promote Careers Education Guidance (CEG)||J/602/5205||3||20||3|
|Negotiate and maintain service agreements||L/602/5206||4||20||3|
|Facilitate learning in groups||R/602/5207||4||20||3|
|Prepare and set up mediation||Y/602/5208||4||20||4|
|Stage and manage the mediation process||D/602/5209||5||30||8|
|Enable learning through demonstrations and instructions||M/600/9726||3||13||3|
|Provide support for other practitioners||A/602/5198||4||25||5|
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