Diploma in Career Guidance and Development L6

Higher Education · Flexible Learning · Advice & Guidance · Diploma

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Level 6

Course overview

The OCR Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCF) provides candidates with a high quality, nationally recognised qualification. The Career Development Institute recommends that schools and colleges use only Careers Advisers who are professionally qualified in careers guidance, to a minimum of Level 6, and who are on the UK Register of Career Development Professionals.

This qualification is also suitable for those working in the new Next Step Service, external agency and voluntary service guidance roles, and roles where staff who work in other organisations provide career advice and guidance, information, employability support and signposting as part of their own broader work role. The qualification will provide accredited professional development opportunities for those working in these areas and encourage progression in the sector.

Course requirements

There are no formal requirements for entry to this qualification. It is available to anyone who is capable of reaching the required standards and meeting the assessment criteria for the units through the particular setting in which they practice.

Materials needed

Basic stationery.

What can I do when I finish?

Higher Level qualifications are available as continuous professional development opportunities for those working in this discipline.

What next?

If you would like to apply, please click the "Apply Now" section below and follow the steps. Thank you!

What will I do?

To achieve this qualification, candidates must achieve a total of 60 credits - 45 credits from the seven mandatory units in Group A and a minimum of 15 credits from the optional units in Group B.

Mandatory and optional units include:

You will be taught through a combination of group work, lectures, workshops, work-based projects, research and tutorials.

You will be assessed by a combination of direct observation in the workplace, individual work, witness testimony and a portfolio of evidence.

What will it give me?

This qualification is suitable for people working in a range of settings although it is particularly is recommended for school and college staff involved with planning and delivery of Careers Education and Guidance.

This course is customised with flexible delivery. Start dates are throughout the year and candidates can work at their own pace.

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