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Level: 4

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 5.91

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 2225.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This qualification has been designed to provide a statement of competence which testifies to candidates' ability to work with practitioners and clients to achieve clients' objectives.  It recognises that employment in the advice and guidance sectors involves a diverse range of functions, tasks and activities that are constantly developing in the light of changing client needs.

Entry requirements

You will need to be involved in providing specialised advice and guidance services to clients. This could include offering careers education guidance, advocacy or mediation services.  The range of services involved may include government agencies, schools, colleges, universities, prison services or trade unions.

In addition to having good ICT skills, you must be willing to use and maintain an eportfolio of evidence.

Course Content

There are five mandatory units:

  • Understand the importance of legislation and procedures
  • Develop interactions with advice and guidance clients
  • Manage personal caseload
  • Evaluate and develop own contribution to the service
  • Operate within networks

There is also a range of optional units you will complete. These could include liaising with other services, facilitating learning in groups, providing support for other practitioners, and undertaking research for the service and its clients.  These will be decided by matching your job role to the list of optional units and selecting those for which you are able to generate evidence of your performance in the workplace.

How will I be assessed?

You will assessed on the job, using a range of methods including the production of evidence such as case histories, products of work, questions, witness testimonies, professional discussions and observations.

These will be uploaded into an electronic portfolio.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

There is a range of opportunities available to those who have completed this course, including Administration, Management or Learning and Development qualifications.

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

Jess Monk

Jess Monk

Employer shows trust in teenage business admin apprentice Jess

Derby College business administration apprentice Jess Monk is the envy of many of her friends.
At just 17, she has an interesting, well-paid job, working with friendly and supportive people who show trust in her abilities.
Jess is on the college’s Business Administration level 2 course and in September started an apprenticeship with engineering design consultants Jackson Purdue Lever on Pride Park.
Originally at Derby College to study Health and Social Care, she switched courses when she realised she’d prefer to work in a business environment.
Jess says she has already picked up lots of business knowledge on her course and is thinking about furthering this by progressing to level 3.
As an apprentice, Jess also likes that there are other young Derby College learners at Jackson Purdue Lever.Over the past five years the firm has established strong links with the college through its careers academy, providing work experience to several students.

I’d been working part-time as an admin assistant at Jackson Purdue Lever for about a year before being taken on as an apprentice, so I already knew everyone. I’m given quite a lot of responsibility at work, which makes me feel that my employer trusts me.


I’m responsible for ordering all the stationery, for instance. It’s important to get it right.


I also spend a lot of time writing up reports for the structural survey team and recording information on Excel spreadsheets as well as welcoming visitors to the firm.

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