Course Type / Attendance
Short Course, Distance Learning
Business and Management
Starts throughout the year
Who is this course for?
This qualification is suitable for anyone who wants to gain a more in-depth understanding of the roles of information, advice and guidance workers. It will support progression to further training such as broader competence based or industry specific information, advice or guidance qualifications required to work in the sector. This course is designed for learners aged 19 or over, who wish to develop their knowledge of information, advice or guidance. It is ideal for those who are already employed in an information or advisory role, who wish to study the programme as part of their own continuous professional development or for those who wish to improve their understanding to increase their opportunities of finding work.
What do you need to apply for the course?
Anyone wishing to undertake the certificate should be aged 19 or over. You will need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in literacy as you will be expected to write answers for assessment purposes.
If this is your first full level 2 qualification you will be asked to complete a declaration form.
Call our team on 0191 511 6127 to enrol.
What are the key things you'll learn?
The qualification aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the concepts and practices of information, advice and guidance. It is designed to provide you with the essential knowledge required to carry out every day and more complex tasks such as signposting and referrals, providing information, advice and guidance to schools, colleges and groups whilst understanding how to manage information effectively. You will explore specialist advice work over a range of practices; housing, debt and employment along with developing an understanding of refugee, immigrant and asylum information, advice and guidance. You will analyse your personal and communication skills and demonstrate how these can be developed.
How you will learn
You will be allocated your own study pack and have a personal tutor who you can contact throughout their studies. You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate their knowledge. (This qualification is also available on-line)
Where could this course take you?
After successfully completing the course you will be able to progress on to further study in the field or other Distance Learning programmes. This may add to your own continuous professional development which may improve your career prospects.