Level 4 Diploma in Careers Information and Advice - details

OCR Level 4 Careers 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

Unit 1 - Preparing to work in the career information, advice and guidance sector (6 Credits)

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

Unit 3 - Interview clients to determine their need for career information, advice and guidance (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


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

Unit 7 - Assist clients to review the achievement of career-related actions (2 Credits)

Unit 8 - Provide ongoing support to clients (2 Credits)

Unit 9 - Use diagnostic and assessment tools with clients (6 Credits)

Unit 10 - Explore and agree how to meet the career-related needs of clients (6 Credits)

Unit 11 - Source, evaluate and use Labour Market Information with clients (3 Credits)

Unit 12 - Engage with support networks to help clients to meet their career-related needs (3 Credits)

Unit 13 - Assist clients to apply for learning, training and work (3 Credits)

Unit 14 - Negotiate on behalf of clients (4 Credits)

Unit 15 - Understand how to support specific client groups to overcome barriers to learning, training and work (3 Credits)

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

Unit 17 - Refer clients to sources of specialist support to meet their needs (2 Credits)

Unit 18 - Undertake research on behalf of the service (6 Credits)

Unit 19 - Advocate on behalf of clients (4 Credits)

Unit 20 - Prepare to deliver services to clients in an outreach setting (2 Credits)

Unit 21 - Promote career-related learning to clients (6 Credits)

Unit 22 - Operate within networks to support the delivery of the service (2 Credits)

Unit 23 - Evaluate service provision (3 Credits)


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