Level 3 Certificate in Advice & Guidance

Awarding Body


QCF Credit Points


Target Group

These generic advice & guidance qualifications are aimed at a broad range of advice, guidance and support practitioners working in a wide range of settings including training & apprenticeship providers, charities and voluntary groups, housing organisations, adult and further education providers, local authorities and some careers service providers. Practitioners are likely to be frontline advisory staff working with individuals and groups in an advisory and/or support capacity, helping clients to access learning, training, employment or other forms of specialist support.

Length of Study

9 months recommended

Mandatory Units

AG1 Establish communication with clients for advice and guidance
AG2 Support clients to make use of the advice and guidance service
AG15 Review own contribution to the service
AG30 Understand the importance of legislation and procedures

Optional Units

Optional units totalling 9 credits – from a list of 17 units

Portfolio Method

Choice of hard copy portfolio (lever arch folder) or e-portfolio via OneFile.

Delivery Methods

Self directed study through resource material/links provided; written assignments; case studies; recorded professional discussions; Q&A; Workbooks; CD/DVD evidence; work products; witness statements; & observations of practice.

Learner Support

Induction; face to face tutorials; group delivery if numbers permit; email & telephone support. Skype also available.



Enrolment or Enquiry Method

Via info@iagsolutions.co.uk in first instance. Enrolment form and invoice follows. Continuous enrolments available.

Other Information

This course is equivalent to BTEC National Certificate level. Students need a reasonable level of writing skill and ability to research information resources. It is possible to progress to the Level 4 Diploma in Advice & Guidance from this course.

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