Level 4 Diploma in Advice & Guidance


 Level 4 NVQ Diploma Courses in Advice and Guidance

In offering our Level 4 Diploma Advice and Guidance Courses we recognise that Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) services have a pivotal role to play in delivering Social and Community Strategies. Our  qualification focusses on the benefits you the learner will obtain from our distinctive approach seeking to meet your specific needs. We seek to help you  address and overcome potential barriers to learning and support you in making realistic and well informed career progression choices.

Online Learning

Online learning


Don’t stop learning just because of work commitments, travel restrictions or self-isolation. We can deliver our advice and guidance course remotely using video calls, our online resources such as videos and other resource material. This means you don’t have to travel anywhere.

Based in Wales and London we can deliver anywhere in the UK. Clients include Lewisham College, Kent County Council, Southwark Council, Middlesex University, London Met. University, Avon Valley School and the Adult Training Network to name but a few.

Who Are Our Advice and Guidance Courses for?

If you’re an individual looking to book a course for yourself click on ‘Individuals‘ if you’re an organisation looking to book your staff onto a course then click on ‘Organisations‘ below

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What’s It Going to Cost

If you’re an individual then prices start from £1,395 with flexible payment plans!  Click the buttonIndividuals above for more information.

If you’re an organisation prices can be discounted for group training. Click on the button ‘Organisations above for more information

How Do You Complete the Course & What Are the Delivery Options

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We pride ourselves on our service and creating fully bespoke programmes to meet your exact requirements. One to one tuition is the most favoured approach to produce the evidence requirements as we can tutor individuals around the unit requirements more and deliver across a time frame and location suitable to every individual and situation. This is what sets us apart from others!

One to one learning is carried out:

  • Via an E-learning platform and MS Teams over a time frame and time of day to suit you.
  • One to one assessments in the workplace or a venue of your choice.
  • Blended learning which is a mixture of learning through the platform, video call and one to one assessments

For more information click on the either the ‘organisations‘ or ‘individuals‘ button above, whichever is relevant to you.

What Professions Are These Courses Suitable For

Our information, advice and guidance training courses are designed to support all learners whether you are new to this area or a currently practicing. Our experienced staff have over 20 years experience in the Information, Advice and Guidance sector. This Advice and Guidance Diploma covers skills that are transferable across a broad range of sectors such as:

  • Support services
  • Advocacy
  • Housing
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Counselling
  • Debt advice
  • Citizens advice
  • Employment advisor
  • Career advisors

The course is suitable for individuals whose role may involve disseminating information, providing advice and guidance and offering advocacy. In addition you may have managerial or training responsibilities. Your role may involve face-to-face contact with clients and/or contact by phone.


Our Unique Approach

mba-smlOur advice and guidance courses utilise an experiential learning methodology. The “involve me and I will understand‘ principle is the one we follow. All our courses are designed to offer hands-on experience by doing and not just listening – less chalk and talk as with more traditional courses. We believe that this action based approach, through experiential learning programmes, is the most productive in terms of retention of learning and the beneficial transfer of that learning to your workplace.

Our courses are designed so as to have relevance to your workplace with key lessons being drawn out by skillful review, reflection and facilitation. From this review comes participant driven self-learning. The underlying objective is for this learning to be taken back to the workplace for a real return on your investment.

We aim to place the learning in the context and day to day reality of each learner’s role. We focus on your individual learning needs which then dictate the direction of each individual programme. Our expertise lies in the design, development and evaluation of Advice and Guidance diplomas.

Course Delivery Options

OCR Advice and Guidance

We believe that learning should be individual to every person so we can offer a fully bespoke learning programme to suit you. Options can include the group and one to one learning approaches.

Group Learning

Group learning sessions in a classroom environment tend to be every 3 weeks with half day learning and half day action planning to prepare for assignments and requirements for the Diploma. Group learning through MS Teams can be weekly, in the evening, day time or weekends for an hour with a monthly assignment set to meet the Diploma requirements.

One to One Learning

Via an E-learning platform and learning using Teams over a time frame and time of day to suit you. Monthly one to one assessments in the workplace for around 2 hours. Blended learning which is a mixture of learning through the Platform, MS Teams and one to one assessments in the workplace. As we provide a one to one service we can get you accredited within 6 months to a year depending on your requirements. We are hugely proud of the service we offer and we are sure we have the right option for you.

When you register, you will see that your qualification has a stated end date. You can complete your qualification sooner than the end date if you are able to submit work regularly and at a good pace. If you do not complete your registered qualification by the stated end date you may be able to apply for an extension which will incur additional fees.

Course Content?

This Level 4 NVQ Diploma qualification in Information, Advice and Guidance has a minimum credit value of 37.

The Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance Qualification Structure Information page will show how a learner has to achieve these credits through a combination of mandatory and optional credits. Our programme is designed to support your learning style whether you want one to one support, group learning activities or distance learning we can support you. The choice is yours?

As background the mandatory units cover the following topics:-

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


Advice and Guidance Course Dates

We differ from many other providers in that we can offer one to one tuition at a time and place to suit you! If you have more than one prospective learner then we can also offer closed courses for individual employers and organisations if required across the UK.

Chance to Progress to Level 6

If you’ve already completed Level 4 then we can also offer you the chance of progressing to a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance Development


Motivational Interviewing Techniques

If you’re looking to just do certain elements of the programme why not consider tour individual Motivational Interviewing training programme. Learn about the techniques which can motivate clients to change their behaviours

Click here to find out more on motivational interviewing

What Our Clients Say

Ruth is one of our learners taking the advice and guidance qualification. See what she has to say about her experiences with Call of the Wild

This is Mike Johnson another of our learners. See what Mike says about our individual approach and what Call of the Wild have done for Mike and his business.

How Do You Register

For more information and to register please contact our Business Manager who will help guide you through any questions you have.

Contact: Katherine

E-mail: info@cotw-training.co.uk
Tel : 0208 150 9514