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Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance (Free* if you’re aged 19 or over)

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management
Adult and Community
Location: Distance Learning
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 16
Hours: 1.00
Start: Flexible
Distance Learning

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/level-2-certification-in-information-advice-or-guidance
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Course Information for Students

Many job roles involve interaction with customers, clients or colleagues to inform, advise or guide them, and there are many techniques of which you should be aware in order to carry this out effectively.

This course aims to equip you with the practical skills needed to convey information, advice or guidance successfully in a wide range of situations and sectors.

It covers a variety of key topics crucial to providing an excellent and efficient service, including questioning, listening and communicating techniques, the importance of confidentiality and how to overcome barriers.

The course is suitable for anyone working in, or looking to work in, a role which involves the giving of information, advice or guidance. The knowledge gained by undertaking this qualification is transferable across a wide range of sectors, allowing you to apply it to your own employment context. The minimum age requirement is 16 years old.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course but a good understanding of both written and spoken English, as well as knowledge of using IT equipment, will be useful.

This course is split into five manageable units:

Unit 1: Information, advice or guidance in practice

Unit 2: Developing interaction skills for information, advice or guidance

Unit 3: Signposting and referral in information, advice or guidance

Unit 4: Information, advice or guidance in context

Unit 5: Skills for advice providers

This course will be delivered online.

There are no additional costs but access to IT equipment and the Internet is required.

You will complete workbooks using our online platform with 1:1 coach / tutor support.

You will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence which is put together during the course and demonstrates that you have met the required assessment criteria. On completion, the portfolio of evidence is submitted in an online format.

You could progress to another free qualification such as the:

  • Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness
  • Level 2 Certificate in Living in a Fair and Diverse Society 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with and Supporting Individuals with Learning Difficulties
  • Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Retail Operations 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties 
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Warehousing 
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection
  • Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
  • Level 2 Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Prevention
  • Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Problems
  • Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Special Education Needs and Disability 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of End of Life Care 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Event Planning
  • Level 2 Certificate in Lean Management Techniques
  • Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health First Aid for Leaders
  • Level 2 Certificate in Digital Marketing

 

 

For more information, contact liz.young@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

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Course Information Last Updated On: March 20, 2024 1:15 pm