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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.