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Advice and Guidance (OCR Diploma Level 3/4) - Part-time

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Course outline

If you’re working in an advice and guidance role where you’re offering specialist advice, reporting to senior management, networking with associated services and managing, negotiating, training, evaluating and developing the service provision, this is the course for you.

Studying this course will enable you to improve the service you offer to your clients and partners and will also be a great platform on which to build your career in the sector. It’s a great opportunity to share ideas and examples of good practice with your fellow practitioners. 

The course is designed to complement and enhance your professional practice so that you’ll gain maximum benefit from your study.

The course consists of the following units: 

  • ethics and equality
  • interview techniques
  • introduction to theories
  • client relationships
  • referral decision-making
  • action planning
  • reviewing

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Location Date(s) Course code Fees / reductions


Pelham Avenue, Nottingham NG5 1AL


03 September 2018 - 28 June 2019

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Fees / reductions:

2018/19 fees are yet to be confirmed.


OCR* Diploma Level 3/4 Advice and Guidance


1 year part-time

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C), including English Language and Maths at grade 9-4 (A*-C) or Function Skills at Level 2. Alternatively you will need a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification plus English Language and Maths at GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C).

You will need to be employed as an experienced practitioner with a supervisory element to your role and be working in an advice/guidance role in an organisation, advising clients on options for education, training and work.

Teaching & assessment

You’ll be assessed through a portfolio of evidence including observation of practice, case studies and underpinning knowledge. 

Tutorial support is arranged at your own convenience to help with portfolio building.


You could progress to a career in customer service management, careers guidance management or counselling, or alternatively pursue further studies.

Additional information

* Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations


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