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Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
1.3 Health and Social Care
Credits:
6
Qualification No:
600/9204/X
GLH:
36 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
Price:
£29.50 per learner
Age Range:
19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for employment

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    This qualification aims to create a career pathway for learners in information, advice or guidance (IAG)and to fill the acknowledged gap in provision for those giving information, advice or guidance.

    The qualifications will be beneficial in three key areas:

      • To the learner, who will become better skilled and confident in information, advice or guidance delivery
      • To the organisation, to which the learner is attached as the learner’s practice becomes more informed and confident
      • To the client, who will receive a higher quality service.The qualification has been developed for learners working in this field to share good practice and build confidence in their ability to fulfil their role as providers of advice at this level in a range of contexts. The qualification gives support to those working as advice or guidance providers to be able to guide those they are supporting to make informed choices.

    The qualifications are particularly suitable for those who:

    • Deliver information, advice or guidance and who want recognition for the work that they do
    • First line staff – receptionists, secretaries, learner support workers, mentors
    • People working in voluntary organisations in a paid or unpaid capacity
    • People working with further, adult or community groups – full time or part time tutors, outreach workers
    • Members of staff working formally or informally with young people in Integrated Youth Support Services including Young People’s
    • Services, Connexions, Children’s Workforce Development Council and Adults Advancement and Careers Service.

     


    This qualification is available to study through our partnership with Curriculum and Quality Solutions (CQS). For more information and prices please visit the CQS website.

     

    Study this qualification with CQS


    Rules of Combination

    In order to achieve the Level 2 Award in Information, Advice or Guidance (QCF) the learner must successfully complete all 6 credits in the mandatory group.


    Units

    Information, Advice or Guidance

    All 6 credits in this group must be achieved.

    Developing Interaction Skills for Information, Advice or Guidance

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/502/7983
    Click here to view full unit details

    Information, Advice or Guidance in Practice

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/502/7984
    Click here to view full unit details

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Award in Information, Advice or Guidance aims to create a career pathway for learners in information, advice or guidance and to fill the acknowledged gap in provision for those giving information, advice or guidance at this level.

    The qualifications will be beneficial in three key areas:

    - to the learner, who will become better skilled and confident in information, advice or guidance delivery
    - to the organisation, to which the learner is attached as the learner’s practice becomes more informed and confident
    - to the client, who will receive a higher quality service.

    The qualification has been developed for learners working in this field to share good practice and build confidence in their ability to fulfil their role as providers of advice at this level in a range of contexts. The qualification gives support to those working as advice or guidance providers to be able to guide those they are supporting to make informed choices.


    Progression & entry requirements

    The demands and nature of the qualifications and the assessment requirements are such that learners will need to have literacy skills which are at least Level 2 of the National Standards for Adult Literacy or be working towards this standard. To meet this requirement learners may have achieved or be working towards Functional Skills at Level 2 in English, which aligns with the Level 2 adult literacy standards. The learner will need to be able to: • Read and interpret given tasks • Provide answers that are clear, logical and understandable • Organise relevant information clearly and coherently. Learners will also need to have a minimum level of experience in the delivery of information, advice or guidance. The minimum age for access to the qualifications is 19 years old because the complex nature of advice giving within the range of sectors where it is offered demands that learners have a minimum level of experience, self awareness and self confidence.

    Funding information

    Learning Aims Search

    The Hub provides a Learning Aims Search which you can use to check the funding status of any qualification or unit.

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Hub website

    From 1st July 2021, the Hub will be replaced by a new Find a learning aim (FALA) service. This service is currently in BETA so if you experience any issues with finding funding details, please double check on the Hub above, or contact your account manager.

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Find a learning aim website

    How to find a learning aim

    If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

    How to Use: Find a learning Aim


    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

    The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

    Internal Quality Assurance

    Special Considerations and Reasonable Adjustment Forms