What is the course about?
This qualification aims to develop the learners knowledge and understanding of the key principles of information, advice or guidance and applying these within their own context.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
In order to undertake this course you must have English at Level 1. You will need to know how to use an electrical device such as a computer, laptop or tablet due to the delivery of the course being all on line.
What topics does the course cover?
To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance, learners must achieve a minimum of 15 credits as follows - a total of 6 credits from the mandatory units, a minimum of 9 credits from the optional units.
Mandatory units - Information, advice or guidance in practice, Developing interaction skills for information, advice or guidance. Optional Units - Signposting and referral in information. Skills for advice providers, Benefits advice, Managing information, Specialist advice work in practice - housing. Specialist advice work in practice, debt. Specialist advice work in practice, employment. Specialist advice work in practice refugee, immigrant or asylum seeker. Information, advice or guidance in schools and colleges. Information, advice or guidance work with groups. Operating within networks to support information, advice or guidance
How will I be taught and assessed?
You will be provided with online learning materials which covers all aspects of your course. You will be required to complete assessments for each of the units within the course and submit these by the deadline dates provided at induction. You will be allocated an assessor at the start of your course and they will support you to ensure you have a successful outcome. IT skills will be developed throughout your course and basic English skills will be assessed and discussed on an ongoing basis.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
The course is free if you meet the eligibility criteria. You must be a UK resident or have lived in the UK for 3 years or more and be aged 19 before 1st August 2020. You will need internet access so that you can respond to email and a digital device that will enable you to type your answers into a web-based platform.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
On successful completion of this course you will gain a Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
If you are interested in progressing to further study at the next level of vocational learning, the following qualifications are available - Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory