Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development

The Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development is a recognised qualification that will provide accredited professional development opportunities and encourage progression in the sector. Learners who successfully complete this qualification will be able to prepare and conduct client-centred career guidance interviews, using their knowledge and skills to support the clients to the highest possible standard.


Assessment and delivery

The qualification will be assessed through a combination of written essays, a portfolio of evidence and observation of occupational competence. All units, assignments and learning materials for the course can be accessed through our online learning platform. Students have 24 months access to the online learning platform where they may study entirely at their own pace.

Who should do this course?

This qualification is suitable for those working in professional roles providing career guidance and development support to clients, and who are required to apply career guidance theories and models to support clients in making realistic and informed decisions and plans regarding new learning or training opportunities and career planning. The course is related directly to your job role and helps you to reflect on your performance at work and review your working practices.

Learning outcomes

  • Preparing to work in the career information, advice and guidance sector
  • Agree the purpose of client-centred career guidance interviews and maintain communication with client
  • Career guidance theory
  • Explore and agree the career guidance and development needs of clients
  • Reflect on and improve professional practice
  • Use career and labour market information with clients
  • Work with other agencies for the benefit of clients and the organisation
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate career-related learning in groups
  • Using diagnostic and assessment tools with clients
  • Obtain and organise career-related information to support clients

Entry requirements

  • Students must be able to demonstrate skills in maths and English at Level 2
  • You must be in-service or delivering sessions voluntarily – you will be observed in your workplace setting
  • Good reading and writing skills in English

Awarding body

This qualification is offered through Pearson Edexcel, an OFQUAL-regulated, fully-accredited awarding body. Pearson’s products and services are used by millions of teachers and learners around the world every day. Their mission is to help people to progress through learning, creating fulfilling careers and bettering their lives.

5 Star Courses all-inclusive features

  • Unlimited tutor support – You will receive live personal tutor support throughout the duration of your course. Your highly-qualified tutor will be available from Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm via email and telephone.
  • Rapid marking response – Submissions of work are marked within 3 working days to ensure that you progress through your course as efficiently as possible.
  • No deadlines – We do not impose any deadlines on our courses; you can complete the qualification entirely at your own pace throughout the duration of the course.
  • Accredited certification – You will receive your accredited certificate and unit transcript free of charge from our approved awarding body at no extra cost!
  • Observations – You will also have access to one of our observers who can come out to your location at no extra cost. This means that the practical aspects of your course can be completed, and you don’t have to worry about additional payments!


£1200.00 all-inclusive


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Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (RQF)