Career Information, Advice and Guidance qualifications we offer
These work based qualifications were introduced by Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK) after extensive consultation with the career guidance sector. They are part of a new qualification strategy for the adult career information, advice and guidance sector in England. They are designed for those working in the National Careers Service, external agency and voluntary service guidance roles and roles where staff who work in other organisations provide career advice and guidance, information, employability and signposting as part of their wider work role. The CDI (formerly ICG) Certificate pathway enables practitioners to update their qualifications and gain admittance to the CDI's Register of Career Development Professionals.
Level 4 Diploma in Career Information and Advice
The Level 4 Diploma is aimed at people undertaking para-professional roles within the careers guidance sector. Practitioners are likely to be involved in the following:
- Giving information and advice
- Making referrals
- Diagnosing and assessing the needs of clients
Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development
The Level 6 Diploma is aimed at people working in professional roles providing career guidance and development to clients. It is aimed at those who are required to apply career guidance theories to practice in order to support clients to make realistic and informed decisions and plans regarding new learning or training opportunities and career planning.