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Advice & Guidance NVQ Level 4 Diploma

This qualification provides the necessary skills for those working or wishing to work in the Advice and Guidance sector.

The Level 4 Diploma supports those in a role which involves providing specialist advice and guidance to clients, reporting to senior management, networking with associated services as well as negotiating, training, evaluating and developing the service provision.

The qualification provides the knowledge required to work with legislative and procedural frameworks, understanding and promoting careers education guidance within organisations and working with other services through negotiation, liaison and referral.

Designed for those working in advice and guidance settings, full or part-time workers, paid and voluntary, permanent or temporary, as well as day and night workers.


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Course Information

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements for learners undertaking this qualification, however learners must have the potential and opportunity to gain evidence for the qualification in the workplace. The qualification is not approved for those under 18 years of age.

Course content

The Level 4 Diploma consists of 5 mandatory and 3-7 optional units. The mandatory units are:

  • Develop interactions with advice and guidance clients
  • Manage personal case load
  • Evaluate and develop own contribution to the service
  • Operate within networks
  • Understand importance of legislation and procedures

You will gain:

City and Guilds Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance.

Assessment methods

The majority of assessment for this competence based qualification will take place in the workplace under real work conditions, using observations by a qualified assessor and/or testimony from an Expert Witness. This will be evidenced in a portfolio or e-portfolio.

Further study and career options

Learners achieving Level 4 in Advice and Guidance may progress into teaching or specialist areas such as counselling, mediation, careers guidance, community development and financial advice.

Available Courses
Work Based
Type: Part Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Flex
Fees: £2,225.00 Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

You could be eligible to take out a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. Click on the link below to find out more about the financial support available for our Higher Education courses.

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If you decide to pay for your course yourself, we also offer an affordable Direct Debit instalments option to help spread the cost of tuition fees (terms apply).

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.