Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance and Development - details

OCR Level 6 Careers Standards

​To achieve this qualification, candidates must achieve a total of 60 credits made up as follows:

  • 45 credits from the 7 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 (4 Credits)

Unit 2 - Reflect on and improve professional practice (6 Credits)

Unit 3 - Career guidance theory (6 Credits)

Unit 4 - Agree the purpose of client-centred career guidance interviews and maintain communication with clients (6 Credits)

Unit 5 - Explore and agree the career guidance and development needs of clients (6 Credits)

Unit 6 - Use career and Labour Market Information with clients (6 Credits)

Unit 7 - Work with other agencies for the benefit of clients and the organisation (6 Credits)


Optional Units

Unit 8 - Use diagnostic and assessment tools with clients (6 Credits)

Unit 9 - Advocate on behalf of clients (4 Credits)

Unit 10 - Understand how to support specific client groups to overcome barriers to learning, training and work (3 Credits)

Unit 11 - Engage with support networks to help clients to meet their career-related needs (3 Credits)

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

Unit 13 - Provide ongoing support to clients (2 Credits)

Unit 14 - Prepare to deliver services to clients in an outreach setting (2 Credits)

Unit 15 - Source, evaluate and use Labour Market Intelligence with clients (3 Credits)

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

Unit 17 - Promote career-related learning to clients (6 Credits)

Unit 18 - Plan, deliver and evaluate career-related learning in groups (6 Credits)

Unit 19 - Evaluate service provision (3 Credits)

Unit 20 - Undertake research on behalf of the service (6 Credits)

Unit 21 - Lead and manage career development work in an organisation (9 Credits)

Unit 22 - Continuously improve career development work in an organisation (6 Credits)

Unit 23 - Plan and design Career Related Learning Programmes (5 Credits)

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