Diploma in Career information and Advice Level 4

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Course Code



£ 2225

Study Hours

Part Time
6 hours per week

Start Date

01 Aug 2021


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Course Overview

You will be an experienced practitioner who works directly with clients disseminating information, advice, guidance and formal advocacy. You will:

  • have managerial or training responsibilities
  • be a creator of information, advice and guidance within the service/practice
  • be dynamic in your dealings with organisations.
    It 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.
What You’ll Learn
  • Develop interactions with advice and guidance clients: interact with clients appropriately and constructively, summarise and review interactions, recognise factors which could impact on interactions including environment and potential barriers to achievement.
  • Manage personal caseload: for a caseload of clients – keep records, prioritise actions and monitor progress.
  • Evaluate and develop own contribution to the service: evaluate performance, plan activities to improve or develop, maintain a personal development plan.
  • Operate within networks: understanding the importance of other services. Networking, exchanging information and maintaining personal contacts.
  • Understand the importance of legislation and procedures: demonstrate understanding and compliance with legislation, codes of practice and organisational requirements. Use organisational systems to record interactions

You will be undertaking the following mandatory units with a few optional units:

  • Preparing to work in the career information, advice and guidance sector
  • Reflecting on practice and continuous professional development
  • Interview clients to determine their need for career
  • information, advice and guidance

  • Meeting the career-related information needs of clients
  • Career choice theories and concepts to support clients
Entry Requirements

Must be 19 and over before August.
Not have exceeded the maximum amount of Advanced Learner Loans available
Meet the required residency criteria to be eligible as;

  • A UK ‘home’ Learner
  • An EU Learner (Inc EEA Migrant Worker etc)
  • A RoW Learner (Inc Indefinite Leave, Refugee etc)Learners must be resident in UK on the first day of the learning aim
  • UK nationals must be resident in UK for 3 years prior to the start of their learning aim
  • Learners who live in the rest of the UK can apply as long as they study at an approved Learning Provider in England
  • EU nationals must be resident in EEA for 3 years prior to the start of their learning aim
  • Rest of the World nationals must demonstrate ‘settled status’ with no limitation or restriction on the length of stay in UK
How you will be assessed?

Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed using the assessment methods. Where possible your assessor will integrate knowledge outcomes into practical observations through oral questioning.

Course and Career Progression

Your tutor will advise you on progression. You can progress to further study a higher-level course or another course at EBCF. Careers Information, advice and guidance is also available at EBCF.


If you’re aged 19 or over and are thinking about further education or training in England, you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £26,575 a year.

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