Level 4 Diploma in Careers Information and Advice - details

OCR Level 4 Careers Standards (Please note, these are the standards for the new 04663 scheme - for anyone who starts/started after 31/03/2022. Should you be undertaking the qualification under the old scheme, please contact your assessor for copies of the standards)

To achieve this qualification, candidates must achieve a total of 45 credits made up as follows:

  • 30 credits from the 5 mandatory units in Group A

  • A minimum of 15 credits from the optional units in Group B The following tables contain the groups of mandatory and optional units.

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Mandatory Units (Group A)

Unit 1 - Preparing to work in the career development sector (6 Credits)

Unit 2 - Reflecting on practice and continuous professional development (6 Credits)

Unit 3 - Interact with clients to determine their need for career guidance and development (6 Credits)

Unit 4 - Meeting the career-related information needs of clients (6 Credits)

Unit 5 - Career choice theories and concepts to support clients (6 Credits)

Optional Units (Group B)

Unit 6 - Plan and deliver career-related learning in groups (6 Credits)

Unit 7 - Assist clients to review the achievement of career-related actions (3 Credits)

Unit 8 - Explore and agree how to meet the career-related needs of clients (6 Credits)

Unit 9 - Source, evaluate and use Labour Market Information with clients (3 Credits)

Unit 10 - Understand how to support specific client groups to overcome barriers to learning, training and work (6 Credits)

Unit 11 - Engage with other relevant people to help clients to meet their career development needs (3 Credits)

Unit 12 - Assist clients to apply for learning, training and work (3 Credits)

Unit 13 - Provide on-going support to clients (3 Credits)

Unit 14 - Promote career-related learning to clients (6 Credits)

Unit 15 - Negotiate on behalf of clients (6 Credits)

Unit 16 - Obtain and organise career-related information to support clients (3 Credits)

Unit 17 - Refer clients to sources of support to meet their needs (3 Credits)

Unit 18 - Prepare to deliver services to clients in an outreach setting (3 Credits)

Unit 19 - Operate within networks to support the delivery of the service (3 Credits)

Unit 20 - Manage a personal caseload/work responsibilities in the career development sector (4 Credits)

Unit 21 - Enable clients to develop and evidence their employment-related skills (6 Credits)

Unit 22 - Use digital technology in the career development sector (6 Credits)

Unit 23 - Plan, deliver and evaluate presentations (6 Credits)

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