Information, advice or guidance: level 2 certificate

Course Dates: 01/03/19 - 21/06/19
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Are you interested in developing your knowledge and understanding in the key principles of information, advice and guidance? This course is suitable for those working in and those looking to work in a range of roles or careers such as housing support, employment advice, counselling and peer mentoring.

This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

Or

b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.

Or

c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

The course will give you knowledge, skills and practical experience that you need to develop your professional practice in information, advice and guidance.

You will attend college one day a week to develop your knowledge and skills. You will also undertake an appropriate work placement to develop your practical competence. We encourage learners to find their placement before the start of classes. This is also suitable for someone already working in this area paid or voluntarily.

What will we cover?

The course will cover topics including:
Information, advice or guidance in practice
Developing Interaction skills in information, advice or guidance
Managing information
Skills for advice practitioners
Information, advice or guidance work with groups.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Deliver information, advice or guidance confidently in an appropriate work setting.
Describe the needs of your organisation in delivering information, advice or guidance
Describe the differences between information, advice or guidance
Give examples of a range of agencies for referral or signposting
Describe the purpose of accurate record keeping to fulfil good practice guidelines.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a level 2 course. You will work towards the Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance. You should be able to read and summarise information from different sources and write two or three paragraphs confidently. You should be able to follow verbal or written instructions and communicate clearly in writing. You will be expected to take part in group discussions, make significant contributions and help move discussions forward. You should be able to plan, draft and organise your own work.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The classroom sessions are computer led and combine group work, discussion, case studies, self directed study, presentations, role-play, quizzes, DVD resources and research activities. You will be required to work on assignments in your own time.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You should bring a folder for your work and a pen. You may need to complete a DBS check (Criminal record check) which you will need to pay for.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

If you successfully complete the Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance you will be able to progress to:
Level 3 Award in Information, Advice or Guidance
Level 3 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance
NVQ Level 3 in Advice and Guidance
There are a variety of IAG jobs available, from working in education and enrolment to employment and careers advice, housing advice or immigration. With further education and experience you could earn up to £20,000 as an employment advisor.
Other appropriate Level 2 or Level 3 provision, for example teaching adults, facilitating group learning or mentoring.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details

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This course has now started

Course Code: KMA07

Full Fri, day, 01 Mar - 21 Jun '19

Duration: 15 sessions (over 17 weeks)

Full fee: £779.00
Senior fee: £779.00
Concession: £0.00

Call us to check your level, see if you can still join the course or to discuss other suitable courses

020 7492 2521

community.outreach@citylit.ac.uk

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.