Level 4 Diploma in Advice and Guidance



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Level 4 Diploma in Advice and Guidance (QCF)
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The Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance is a recognised qualification that is intended for those who are experienced practitioners working directly with clients, disseminating information, advice and guidance alongside formal advocacy.


Level 4 Diploma in Advice and Guidance (QCF)
Regulated by Ofqual


The qualification will be assessed through a combination of written essays, a portfolio of evidence and observation of occupational competence. All units, assignments and learning materials for the course can be accessed through our online learning platform. Students have 12 months access to the online learning platform where they may study entirely at their own pace. Learners on the course will cover the following units:

  • Understand the importance of legislation and procedures
  • Develop interactions with advice and guidance
  • Manage personal case load
  • Evaluate and develop own contribution to the service
  • Operate within networks
  • Assist advice and guidance clients to decide on a course of action
  • Prepare clients through advice and guidance for the implementation of a course of action
  • Identify and promote the contribution of careers education guidance (CEG) within the organisation
  • Advocate on behalf of advice and guidance clients
  • Prepare to represent advice and guidance clients in formal proceedings

Whilst on the course learners will receive the following all-inclusive features:

  • Unlimited tutor support – You will receive live personal tutor support throughout the duration of your course. Your highly-qualified tutor will be available from Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm via email and telephone.
  • Rapid marking response – Submissions of work are marked within 3 working days to ensure that you progress through your course as efficiently as possible.
  • No deadlines – We do not impose any deadlines on our courses; you can complete the qualification entirely at your own pace throughout the duration of the course.
  • Accredited certification – You will receive your accredited certificate and unit transcript free of charge from our approved awarding body at no extra cost!
  • Observations – You will also have access to one of our observers who can come out to your location at no extra cost. This means that the practical aspects of your course can be completed, and you don’t have to worry about additional payments!

Upon completion of the course learners will receive their accredited certification. We are an approved Training Qualifications UK Centre, meaning that we can offer approved qualifications through this OFQUAL-regulated, fully-accredited awarding body. With over 400 Centres worldwide, TQUK provide qualifications that meet the needs of learners, working with us to attain the very best results.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for those who currently work within the advice and guidance sector, providing factual, current and impartial information to clients and presenting ideas in an accessible form for them to consider, thus defining and providing routes which could assist clients in reaching their requirements. Prospective learners may also some have managerial or training responsibilities and could hold experience in creating information, advice and guidance publications. It is important that learners are able to demonstrate their ability to build dynamic relationships with other organisations.


  • Must be aged 16 or above
  • Must be in-service or delivering sessions voluntarily – you will be observed in your workplace setting
  • Must be able to demonstrate skills in Maths and English at Level 2

Career path

This qualification enables those currently practicing within the advice and guidance sector to develop skills and enable them to become more competent within their role. This qualification is a great CPD builder for learners interested in personal development as it enables progression onto higher level qualifications such as the Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

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Mr Augusto Vasconcelos asked:

I am job seekers allowances and I would like to enjoy this course is that ou do you accept anyone who is on this situation?


Hello, This course requires you to be either in service or in a voluntary position providing advice and guidance. If you are in a voluntary position and are also able to fund the course this should be fine.

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