Information, Advice and Guidance Certificate Level 2

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    12 Weeks

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    Distance Learning

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This Level 2 Information, Advice and Guidance Certificate is beneficial for anyone with an interest in improving their knowledge of the role of information, advice and guidance to a more in-depth level. It supports employment roles where you may give initial information, advice or guidance to others. The skills learnt can then be applied in your own context.

It will aid you in understanding, and being able to apply key themes such as:

  • IAG practice
  • Interaction skills
  • Signposting and referrals
  • Management of information
  • IAG with groups

This qualification can be used to update and continue your professional development (CPD) and to develop knowledge/skills relevant to the occupational specialisation. It is suitable for anyone who works or is hoping to gain employment in this field. It can also lead to further qualifications in this area.

What will I do?

During the Level 2 Information, Advice and Guidance Certificate you will study:

  • Unit 1 – Information, advice and guidance practice
  • Unit 2 – Developing interaction skills required for information, advice or guidance
  • Unit 3 – Signposting and referral in information, advice or guidance
  • Unit 4 – Information, advice and guidance - context
  • Unit 5 – Skills for advice providers

As this is an adult learning course, you will need to be aged 19 or over. You will also need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in English/Literacy or equivalent, as the course requires you write your answers for assessment purposes. We can provide the opportunity to complete your Level 1 English course by following the link below:

English and Maths

We can also assess your English/Literacy level before you enrol for the Distance Learning course to see if you are currently working to this level. Please contact to request further information.

To assist in completion of this qualification, it may help to be working in, or have access to, the chosen sector. If you already have a higher-level qualification in this specialism, it may impact on your eligibility.

They are designed for independent study, and you do not have to attend any sessions, however your assigned tutor will provide you with support and guidance throughout your course. To ensure that you keep on track and meet the deadlines it is suggested that you undertake 5-10 hours study per week.

Distance Learning course are studied from home, work, or any location you wish via our fully online learning platform.

This course is currently being subsidised by Boston College and is therefore FREE* of charge.

We do accept that sometimes there are exceptional circumstances that prohibit you from completing these courses. If you find yourself struggling with the qualification, our support staff will always try to help you find a workable resolution. However, if you are studying a free course and choose to withdraw, you may have to pay a non-completion fee of Β£85 to cover the administration costs, materials and registration fees.

*subject to eligibility.

You will be allocated your own study pack, (paper-based), and will be supported by a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will work through a series of tasks and activities to assist in gaining the qualification. There will be written assessments related to the content.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a better understanding of the subject, which may improve your career prospects. You could also progress onto other qualifications in this field, or further Distance Learning courses to continue your CPD.

Other Distance Learning courses that may be of interest are:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles for Digital Skills in Employment
  • Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills

Other options for further study are:

  • Higher Education Qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Adult Learning Courses

How to Apply.

Applying for a course is easy, just click β€˜Apply for this course’ below.

Alternatively for more information on this course, please call our Information Line on 01205 313218

You can download our course guide