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Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance

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Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance (RQF)
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Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance (RQF) is a UK OFQUAL accredited 100% online qualification for career development professionals. This Advice and Guidance qualification has been designed for experienced practitioners who work directly with clients, disseminating information, advice and guidance. Learners might also have some managerial or training responsibilities. They could also be creators of information, advice and guidance, either disseminating information themselves as practitioners or through their organisation in the form of publications. Learners at this level are expected to have a more dynamic relationship with other organisations. It supports learners to gain practical skills needed for professional development.

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Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance (RQF)

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Duration and Delivery

This Level 4 Advice and Guidance is an online, self-paced qualification. This qualification can take as little as 8 weeks or up to 12 months for you to become a qualified Advice and Guidance professional. The OFQUAL Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance (RQF) qualification is delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment. Our online tutor support is there to facilitate you to achieve your success rate accordingly.

Practical Requirement

This course is assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments in addition to practical work, which is assessed in the workplace. A work placement is required to complete the practical tasks successfully, which can be spread over the course duration. The placement will need to occur in a work setting, allowing you to demonstrate your skills and progression to gather evidence in the provision of advice and guidance, which must be supervised by a qualified supervisor/ advisor/ counsellor willing to attest to a range of activities undertaken by you and to oversee your practical evidence gathering.

Assessment and Verification

All units within this OFQUAL Regulated Level 4 qualification are internally assessed by our qualified assessors and externally verified by the awarding organisation. The assessment takes the form of written assignments, detailed guidance for which will be provided by the tutor, and witness testimony signed by your supervisor (expert witness) at your workplace. These assignments help learners build a portfolio of evidence that is automatically mapped to the aims of the course. You will receive tutor support once you are enrolled on our online portal to assist you in reaching your goals.


Learners, on successful completion of NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance (RQF), may progress into specialist areas such as careers guidance, community development, counselling, financial advice or teaching, or may undertake the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (RQF)

Unit Structure

Unit 1: Develop interactions with advice 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 the importance of legislation and procedures

Unit 6: Support clients to make use of the advice and guidance service

Unit 7: Assist advice and guidance clients to decide on a course of action

Unit 8: Prepare clients through advice and guidance for the implementation of a course of action

Unit 9: Assist clients through advice and guidance to review their achievement of a course of action

Unit 10: Undertake research for the service and its clients

Unit 11: Facilitate learning in groups

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for those who are working as an Advice and Guidance professional and wish to develop their existing expertise. In addition, you may have managerial or training responsibilities. Your role may involve face-to-face contact with clients and/or contact by phone.


Entry Requirements

  • Learners should have a role in a work environment where they can offer advice and guidance in order to meet practical requirements.
  • Learners should be proficient in literacy and numeracy skills to help with the elements of communication.
  • The learners should be 18 years or above to get themselves enrolled in this course.

Career path

This job will help you advance your career in an existing or new job role. Roles include:

  1. Business link adviser (Average salary=£36,183)
  2. Counselling provider/career adviser (Average salary= £26,446)
  3. Training and human resources personnel (Average salary= £33,077)
  4. Student Administrator (Average salary= £24,066)
  5. Employment Advisor (Average salary= £26,479)

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Yvette asked:

Are observations to be completed by an Assessor. Will I need Witness Testimony from the Apprentice.


Hi Yvette, Yes, you will need a witness testimony for the practical requirements of this course. Regards, Team BSA

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Tobias asked:

Can I use this qualification to register with the ACCPH?


Hi Tobias, You can check it from ACCPH platform to confirm as we may not be able to confirm you on it. Regards, Team BSA

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
J asked:

Can the practical element be part of non-paid work experience? Across how many days/weeks is the practical part? Could it be within a condensed time?


Hi J, Yes, the practical task can be completed through a non-paid work. You can accumulate the practical tasks and complete them. Regards, BSA Team

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.


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