Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance and Development

Careers Diploma qualifications are suitable for people working in a support or advisory situation, providing careers related information, advice and guidance. This can cover a wide range of organisations including volunteer groups, housing associations, support networks, employment services, career guidance, student services etc. Delivery of this qualification can be by attendance at a series of workshops and/or coaching sessions and self-study, covering underpinning knowledge for the qualification. This is then followed by assessments in the workplace against the standards of the qualification. Each candidate has their own individualised plan, to meet their aims, their timescales and their work/life commitments. The process is undertaken at a pace that suits the candidate.

The Official OCR Description:

The OCR Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development provides candidates with a high quality, nationally recognised qualification. It is a vocationally-related, credit-based qualification it relates to national occupational standards (NOS). and provides valuable opportunities for individuals to develop skills, gain underpinning knowledge and understanding and demonstrate competence in the workplace or provide continued professional development. The aim of this qualification is to give candidates the opportunity to:

  • develop a high level understanding of Career Guidance and Development

  • develop their skills and competences in Career Guidance and Development

  • achieve a nationally recognised qualification

  • progress to employment

  • prepare for employment in a specific occupational sector

  • continue professional development.

This qualification is suitable for candidates:

  • studying in preparation for employment in the career guidance sector in a range of contexts

  • employed in the career guidance sector who are wishing to undertake professional development

  • wishing to gain a Level 6 qualification to support further study in Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) in the career guidance sector

The more realistic criteria:

As is often the case, the reality may be a little different. The key requirements for this qualification are that

1) Candidates work on a 1:1 basis with clients offering careers guidance.

2) Candidates must have enough range and responsibility within their role(s) to be able to evidence a sufficient number of optional units to achieve the full qualification. There are 16 optional units available and a ‘typical’ candidate will need to achieve either 4 or 5 optional units to achieve the required ‘credit value' (this could, however be as few as 3 or as many as 6, depending on your role and choice of optional units). Your Assessor will support you in selecting the most appropriate optional units

Candidates need to be employed, or working in a voluntary capacity, in a role that will support their achievement of the qualification. Please contact us (no obligation) if you wish to discuss this further, or have any queries about undertaking the award.

Detailed information is given on this website about the qualification, and our organisation - alternatively, please call us between 8:00am and 8:00pm Mon-Fri (01803) 392101 for an informal chat, and to discuss what you would like to do

To view the qualification structure in detail, click here

**IMPORTANT NOTICE** With all of our courses, we deliver the training/coaching, and undertake assessments, on a face-to-face basis (visiting you in your workplace) or remotely, dependent on circumstances. We will not ask for any payment, or even a commitment from you, until we have discussed your options - and both you and we are agreed that it is the right option for you!

Bay Training Services - Tel: 01803 392101 info@baytraining.org.uk