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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
1.3 Health and Social Care
Credits:
9
Qualification No:
600/9205/1
GLH:
63 hours
Total qualification time:
90 hours
Price:
£40.00 per learner
Age Range:
19+

Qualification purpose

Updating and continuing professional development (CPD)

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    This qualification aims to provide learners with the skills and underpinning knowledge required by employers in a broad range of contexts where information, advice or guidance (IAG)is provided. The qualification is appropriate for learners who have responsibility for information, advice or guidance as part of their core work and for those who may be involved in general signposting within the sector. The qualification will also support work based learning within the sector.

    The qualification will also support work based learning within the sector. The qualification is appropriate to those working in Further Education supporting young people with careers and personal choices such as teachers, lecturers, support staff and learning mentors. It is also appropriate to those giving advice in the Voluntary Sector, health workers and anyone who would benefit from a programme of study reinforcing good practice, underpinning knowledge and formally recognising learning and skills developed through experience.

    The qualification is particularly suitable for those who:

  • Have completed another qualification at Level 2 in a relevant occupational sector
  • Deliver information, advice or guidance and who want recognition for the work that they do
  • Are Personal Advisors in the Welfare to Work sector who may need to develop their skills in providing personalised support.

  • 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 3 Award in Information, Advice or Guidance (QCF) the learner must successfully complete all 9 credits in the mandatory group.


    Units

    Information, Advice or Guidance

    All 9 credits must be achieved from this group.

    Applying Interaction Skills for Information, Advice or Guidance

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    J/502/7994
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    Information, Advice or Guidance - Principles and Practice

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    21
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/502/8950
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Award in Information, Advice or Guidance aims to provide learners with the skills and underpinning knowledge required by employers in a broad range of contexts where information, advice or guidance is provided.

    The qualification is appropriate for learners who have responsibility for information, advice or guidance as part of their core work and for those who may be involved in general signposting within the sector. The qualification will also support work based learning within the sector. The qualification is appropriate to those working in Further Education supporting young people with careers and personal choices such as teachers, lecturers, support staff and learning mentors. It is also appropriate to those giving advice in the Voluntary Sector, health workers and anyone who would benefit from a programme of study reinforcing good practice, underpinning knowledge and formally recognising learning and skills developed through experience.

    The


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    The demands and nature of the qualification and the assessment requirements are such that learners will need to have literacy skills which are a least at Level 2 of the National Standards in Adult Literacy. To meet this requirement, learners may achieve Functional Skills at Level 2 in English which aligns with the Level 2 Adult Literacy Standards. This level is required in all three skill areas of literacy. 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 Learners completing the Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Award in Information, Advice or Guidance will be able to progress to: • other appropriate Level 3 provision, for example teaching adults, facilitating group learning or mentoring.

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