Information, Advice or Guidance Certificate Level 2 QCF
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain an Information, Advice or Guidance Level 2 QCF Certificate . Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Information, Advice or Guidance is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 2 QCF Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
This Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance is suitable for learners working with, or intending to work in an information, advice or guidance role. This qualification aims to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of the key principles of information, advice or guidance and applying these within their own context. The objectives of this qualification are to prepare learners for further training and to support a role where learners may give initial information, advice or guidance to others.
The qualification is designed for those people who work in, or are looking to work in, an information, advice or guidance role such as:
- Careers advisor
- Customer Service Advisor
- Debt advisor
- Employment advisor
- Help-desk advisor
- Housing support worker
- Learning support worker
- Legal services support worker
- Peer mentor.
To be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance, learners are required to successfully gain 15 credits over 5 units.
Due to the nature of the qualification, the learner will need to be working in a related environment in order to complete certain aspects of this course. There is no requirement that this is full time or paid employment.
Your Information, Advice or Guidance Certificate Level 2 QCF Course:
This Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance is suitable for learners working with, or intending to work in an information, advice or guidance role.
- Study Time
- Key Topics
- Entry Requirements
- Home Study Support
- Home Study Resources
- Further Information
- What's Included
- Possible Career Path
Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the Information, Advice or Guidance Certificate Level 2 QCF course is: 120 Hours
The Information, Advice or Guidance Certificate Level 2 QCF course is divided into five comprehensive modules:
- 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 7 - Managing information
- Unit 14 - Operating within networks to support information, advice or guidance
Please note: Due to the structure of this qualification the units are not in consecutive numerical order.
The learner will complete a portfolio of evidence by successfully completing all of the activities at the end of each unit. This portfolio is assessed by your tutor who will mark and sign off each completed unit of study.
Upon successful completion of the 15 credits, students will receive a certificate of achievement from the awarding organisation, NCFE.
Entry RequirementsNo Entry Requirements
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Information, Advice or Guidance and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
You will however be required to be working in a related environment in order to complete this course due to the nature of the assessment questions.
Home Study Support
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
Home Study Resources
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study.Your course fee covers all textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.
This Level 2 QCF Information, Advice or Guidance Certificate Course pack includes the Student Handbook with all relevant information that you would need to successfully complete the course.
Level 2 QCF Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance
At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by NCFE. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited by NCFE.
Qualification Title: NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance
Qualification Number: 601/4321/6
Total Credits: 15
Possible Career Path
As a counsellor, you would give people time, attention and a safe, confidential environment to help them explore their feelings. People can seek counselling for many reasons, including relationship difficulties, bereavement, or wanting to improve the way they deal with everyday life. It would not be your job to advise your clients what to do, but instead you would encourage them to look at their options and find their own solutions for positive change. You would tend to use one particular theoretical approach to counselling, such as person-centred, humanistic or psychodynamic. You might work with clients with a wide range of issues, or specialise in an area such as eating disorders or addiction. Your work would involve: building a relationship of trust and respect with clients, agreeing on a 'counselling contract' to establish what will be covered in sessions, encouraging clients to talk about the feelings that have made them seek counselling, listening carefully, asking questions and clarifying your understanding of the client’s situation, empathising with the client’s issues, but challenging them when necessary, helping clients to see things more clearly or from different perspectives, referring clients to other sources of help if appropriate, attending regular sessions with your counselling supervisor and keeping confidential records. In most cases you would counsel clients face-to-face on a one-to-one basis, but you could also work with couples, families or groups, or counsel people over the phone or internet.
Find out more about the Job Role for Counsellor .
Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.
As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Information, Advice or Guidance home study course and earn your award:
- Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
- A full range of student services, including:
- Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
- Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
- NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
- One year educational support by e-mail.
You can also choose to pick from following while you are enrolling and avail the services at a highly discounted price for our students.
GOOGLE ANDROID TABLET:
Makes your assignment submission and study on the move an absolute breeze. Available at a reduced price of £69.99 (RRP £99) to all students who enrol on 2 or more courses and pay for their course in full at the time of enrolment. Download your study materials and turn commuting time into profitable study time.
12 MONTH COURSE INSURANCE :
Reordering a course pack, if you have damaged yours, can be costly. You can usually expect to pay a huge price for a copy. The 12 month insurance Cover will meet the cost for you if your pack was damaged. We will send out another Course Pack at no extra cost if you send us a proof of the damaged course.
LEARNING FOR LIFE:
We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:
1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.
2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company www.twindo.co.uk
3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)
For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.
Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.
Further InformationAward Level: Level 2 Certificate Awarding Body: NCFE (www.ncfe.org.uk) Format: Paper
If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.
NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.
For more information on NCFE, Please visit http://www.ncfe.org.uk .
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How is the course structured?
The Information, Advice or Guidance Certificate Level 2 QCF course is divided into five comprehensive modules:
Unit 1-Information, advice or guidance in practice
- Differences between information, advice and guidance
- Meeting the information, advice or guidance requirements of clients
- Boundaries of your job role when meeting the needs of clients
- Keeping client records
Unit 2-Developing interaction skills for information, advice or guidance
- Client interaction
- Keeping promises
- Communication skills
- Values, beliefs and attitudes
- Skills and development needs
Unit 3-Signposting and referral in information, advice or guidance
- What is signposting and referral?
- Differences between signposting and referral
- Benefits of signposting and referral
- When to signpost and refer
- How to signpost and refer
- Monitoring and evaluating client referrals
Unit 7-Managing information
- Resources available to clients
- Importance of storing and retrieving information
- Information systems and their main features
- Legal and organisational requirements
- Methods used to store and retrieve information
- Updating and maintaining information
Unit 14-Operating within networks to support information, advice or guidance
- What are networks?
- The importance of networks
- Our organisation as a network
- Networks operating within codes of practice and principles
- Roles within networks
- Maintaining and evaluating own role within a network
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Information, Advice or Guidance Certificate home study course is £375, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £300 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £75 and then 4 equal payments of £75 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
With paper based study we post out the course materials to you. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
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