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Focus Awards Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance (RQF) - Focus Awards
  • Level: 4

Focus Awards Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance (RQF)

(QRN – 601/7667/2)



Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance (RQF) is aimed at experienced practitioners who work directly with clients. The qualification looks at developing the practical skills of learners working in all advice and guidance settings.

Learners will acquire and consolidate their knowledge and skills in communication and interactions to support clients in preparing and completing their chosen actions; the knowledge required to work with procedural and legislative frameworks; mediation, advocacy, representation and formal proceedings; working with other services through liaison, negotiation and referral; reviewing own development; understanding and promoting careers education guidance within organisations; and enabling clients learning through group work.

This qualification recognises the skills and competences of candidates in the workplace.



Qualification Structure

Learners must achieve a minimum of 17 credits from the following mandatory units and the remaining 20 credits must be taken from the optional units totalling 37 credits. A minimum of 19 credits must come from Level 4 units.


Learner Entry Requirements

Learners should be competent in literacy and numeracy to help with elements of communication. This is at the discretion of the centre as they may decide to use diagnostic testing methods to ascertain how they can support learners.



Progression Route

Learners attaining a Focus Awards Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance (RQF) may progress into specialist areas such as careers guidance, community development, counselling, financial advice, or teaching. They may choose to undertake the following qualifications:

  • Diploma in Careers Guidance



Age Ranges

Learners should be a minimum of 18 years old to undertake this qualification.



Geographical Coverage

This qualification is available in England and Northern Ireland.



Qualification Specification

To view the Qualification Specification please click here.

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