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Advice and Guidance

Course Code: CYK

Level: 4
Subject area: Business, Management & HR
Awarding body: OCR
Qualification: Diploma, NVQ
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Various
When you'll study: Various days and times

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About the course

Are you an experienced advice or guidance practitioner who works directly with clients, giving information, advice, guidance or formal advocacy? This NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Advice and Guidance can be studied here at City College Plymouth. We will formalise your experience of management and training with a nationally recognised qualification.

What you'll learn

The Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance consists of 37 credits.17 units are mandatory and include:

  • developing interactions with advice and guidance clients
  • managing personal caseload
  • evaluating and developing your own contribution to the service
  • operating within networks
  • understanding the importance of legislation and procedures.

The remaining 20 credits can be chosen from a wider range of optional units including:

  • supporting clients to make use of advice and guidance services
  • preparing clients through advice and guidance for the implementation of a course of action.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however you will need a good level of English and be in an appropriate job role with the relevant responsibilities in your workplace as this is a competence-based qualification.


There are no formal examinations. Assessment will be through a portfolio of evidence which will be assessed through a range of methods, including professional discussion, observation, product evidence, witness testimonies and Q&A.

What's next?

On successful completion of the course, you may progress into the careers advice sector or continue on to higher education

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.


Course Code: CYK

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £1500

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 D
24+ D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.