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Higher Apprenticeship - Information Advice and Guidance Level 4

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Work-Based Learning
  • Study Mode:
  • Course Length:

    This is a work-based course which usually takes 18 months.

    You will need to attend college two days per week during term time.

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Higher Apprenticeship - Information Advice and Guidance Level 4


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Course Description

In Wales, there is an increasing number of organisations providing information, advice and/or guidance in specialist areas from careers advice and employability skills to money management and support services.

This Level 4 course is ideal for individuals whose job role involves working with clients providing information and support, assisting individuals to address barriers and make informed choices.

Relevant sectors include, but are not limited to:

  • Support services
  • Careers advice
  • Advocacy
  • Jobcentres
  • Voluntary sector
  • Employment-related services
  • Housing
  • Mentoring
  • Citizens Advice
  • Debt services

In addition, many people work in roles where they may not even be aware they are offering an advice and guidance service, or where this only forms a small part of their role - for example, those working within an HR department, in the police and the education sector, fitness coaches and training advisers.

This framework aims to help the sector meet this growing demand by formally recognising the professionalism of the sector, improve productivity, performance and customer satisfaction.

  • Pathway 1: Diploma in Advice and Guidance Level 4
  • Pathway 2: Diploma in Employment Related Services Level 4

Entry Criteria

  • No formal qualifications required, although a similar qualification at Level 3 may be beneficial
  • All apprentices must have an employer who can cover the NVQ criteria

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


The majority of training is provided in the workplace. However, the college may require apprentices to attend college-based sessions to complete theory tasks and tests.


  • Completion of a portfolio of evidence
  • Work-based observations
  • Theory-based tasks and tests


You could choose one of the many different courses available at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai.

Other details

Course type: Apprenticeships

Level: 4

Programme Area:

  • Business and Management


English and Welsh.

Business and Management

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Business and Management

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