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Certificate in Advice and Guidance (RQF) Level 3 NVQ

Overview

If you are looking for advice and guidance training, the BIIAB Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Advice and Guidance (RQF) qualification (601/7407/9) is perfect for you. Helping you develop the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary in training, this course will open up a range of possibilities. This distance learning qualification will allow you to work in a variety of business, or public service roles providing advice and guidance. 
 
Advice support is being embraced more by all industries to improve the quality of the workplace and the communication of customers, colleagues and stakeholders. These specialist skills are sought after in a growing number of industries as well as being commonly required for college tutors and other Support Roles. If you wish to further your career prospects, holding a NVQ in Advice and Guidance will have distinct advantages for career progress.
 
This qualification is also suitable for on the job training for those looking to transfer volunteering skills into the workplace and for anyone who is already responsible for advice and guidance and is looking to make sure the service they deliver is working effectively.

How does the course work? 

Whilst studying this course, you will gain a vital understanding of skills necessary to thrive in an advisory capacity such as:
 
Factors contributing to effective communication
Providing information on suitable services 
How to help clients explore their issues 
Liaising with clients via a range of media 
Managing personal caseload
Negotiating on behalf of advice and guidance clients
Operating within networks. 
 
As this is a distance learning course, you will study from home with no strict schedule, allowing you to fit your studies around your life. However, the amount of time you dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the content will determine on how many hours of study you will have to do. After every lesson, there will be a question paper which will need to be completed and sent to your tutor, you should allow at least 1-2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete this course is 137.97 hours.

 

Modules

Unit One: Understand the importance of legislation and procedures (R/602/5210)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand legislation and codes of practice which impact on their role
  • Understand how to deal with urgent situations
  • Be able to record contacts, interactions, agreements, and provision of information
  • Understand the actual or potential effect of own values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviours when working.
  • Understand why the effectiveness of methods may vary depending upon the situation and clients involved

Unit Two: Establish communication with clients for advice and guidance (J/602/5138)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the factors that contribute to effective communication with clients
  • Be able to establish effective communication with clients
  • Understand how to minimise difficulties when communicating with clients
  • Be able to minimise difficulties in communication

Unit Three: Support clients to make use of the advice and guidance service (L/602/5139)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to enable clients to decide whether to use the service
  • Be able to identify and provide accurate information required by clients
  • Understand the services provided by other suitable services
  • Be able to provide information on other suitable services
  • Be able to agree with clients their use of the service

Unit Four: Develop interactions with advice and guidance clients  (F/602/5140)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to enable clients to explore their issues
  • Be able to sustain interactions with clients
  • Be able to bring interactions to a close

Unit Five: Interact with clients using a range of media( J/602/5141)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to establish interaction with clients using a range of media
  • Be able to deal with problems maintaining interactions
  • Be able to provide information and focus on the clients’ requirements
  • Understand how to communicate using a range of media
  • Be able to identify risks to the client

Unit Six: Assist advice and guidance clients to decide on a course of action (R/602/5143)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to assist clients to clarify their requirements
  • Be able to negotiate boundaries with clients
  • Be able to assist clients to review and prioritise their decisions
  • Be able to assist clients select a course of action
  • Understand the importance of autonomy for the client

Unit Seven: Review own contribution to the service (Y/602/5192)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to assist clients to clarify their requirements
  • Be able to develop to achieve work objectives

 

Requirements

There is no previous experience or qualifications required to enrol on this course. It is available to all students who are at least 16 years old.

A work placement is also required to successfully complete your course. The placement will need to occur in a work setting, allowing you to demonstrate your skills in advice and guidance.

 

Assessment

Assessment for this course is online through our in-house  Virtual Learning Environment. Learners are required to submit an assignment after each unit. Each end of unit assignment can be submitted online from the comfort of your own home. These assignments help learners build a portfolio of evidence that is automatically mapped to the aims of the course.

Qualifications

Upon successfully completing this distance learning course, you will receive the BIIAB Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Advice and Guidance (RQF) qualification which has also been assigned 22 credits. This is a recognised qualification that will give you advantages in roles which require you to provide advice and guidance directly to clients. This qualification may also help you work in supervisory and managerial roles as well as giving you the skills which will be highly valuable in a variety of areas and job roles.

You may wish to take up further learning which will help you develop your career path or give you more skills required to apply for a relevant job
 
Some examples of RQF qualifications for further learning after this course include:
 
Business Administration (RQF) Diploma Level 3
Management (RQF) Diploma Level 3
Sales and Marketing (RQF) Level 3
Customer Service Principles: NCFE Level 3 Certificate (RQF)
 
You can decide which of these courses is best suited depending on your intended career path and the sector you currently work in.

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