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OCR Diploma in Advice & Guidance – 10185 (Level 4)

Flexible start dates and times. 

Entry Requirements:
Students must be over 18 years old.

Who is the course for?
This qualification recognises the skills and competences of candidates in the workplace and is for people who have managerial or training responsibilities.  The qualification is for experienced practitioners who work directly with clients, disseminating information, advice, guidance and formal advocacy. Practitioners might also have some managerial or training responsibilities; at this level they would be expected to have a more dynamic relationship with organisations.

Course Code: O4DCAD/HYA/1
Course Dates: Start: flexible
Duration: 2 years
Course Cost: £1,900 F 

Course Content
Level 4 Diploma in Advice & Guidance

  • Unit 1 – Develop interactives with advance and guidance clients
  • Unit 2 – Manage personal case load
  • Unit 3 – Evaluate and develop own contribution to the service
  • Unit 4 – Operate within networks
  • Unit 5 – Understand importance of legislation and procedures

Study Methods
Learners will need to complete 17 from the mandatory units and 20 from the wide range of optional units which are selected according to their job role. The advice and guidance given can be related to any work setting, for example: housing, job search, educational course selection.

How is the course assessed
Assessment for this qualification will be through a range of evidence produced by the learner after guidance by their appointed assessor. The assessment methods include: 1:1 observation of working with clients in the workplace, reflective accounts, personal statements, witness testimonies and questioning.  The Learner will have up to two years to complete the qualification, but is anticipated that it would be completed within one year; there is no fixed start date.

Where next - Job Opportunities
This qualification has been designed to encourage progression and allow for progression to and from OCR’s existing Advice and Guidance provision. Candidates may also progress into OCR’s Careers Guidance and LDSS provision.

More Information
For further information or to apply please call Maria Amores on 01895 853780 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to Apply
This course requires an informal interview.
To arrange an assessment and interview time please contact Maria Amores on 01895 853780.