Certificate for Careers Assistants

cdi-academy-logo-resizedNew Level 4 courses for Careers Assistants

We have consulted with the sector and sought feedback from those attending our courses and are delighted to now offer two new courses.

Delivered by experienced career development professionals, these courses enable delegates to share experience and knowledge with others working in a similar role. Both courses are available as virtual learning or face to face training. Start dates will be advertised shortly. 

1. Career Assistant - Supporting Career Related Learning in Schools and Colleges

This course closely follows our previous course offered and is aimed at those supporting the career leader in the administration of the career related learning programme and liaison with partners.  

This course is suitable for you if you

  • Work in schools, colleges, pupil referral units or similar organisations that deliver career learning programmes.
  • Are new to the Careers Assistant role or wanting to develop your understanding of career work
  • Work with the Career Leader to plan, deliver and evaluate your Career Related Learning programme 
  • Liaise with partners who contribute to the Career Related Learning Programme 

The course will cover

  • The careers education and guidance sector
  • The Gatsby Benchmarks
  • The Quality in Careers Standard
  • The CDI Framework for careers, employability and enterprise education
  • How to network with employers and other to enrich your careers programme
  • How to comply with relevant legislation, Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges and the CDI Code of Ethics
  • Keeping skills and knowledge up to date

Optional accreditation 

For those wishing to accredit their learning and experience we offer an optional accreditation package for the achievement of the QCF Level 4 Diploma in Careers Information and Advice units. Please note that this is unit only accreditation, not the full Diploma.  Participants will receive a certificate from OCR showing the three units achieved along with a CDI Certificate for Career Assistants. The units offered are:

  • Unit 1 Preparing to work in the career guidance sector*
  • Unit 21 Promote career related learning to clients
  • Unit 22 Operate within networks to support the delivery of the service.

*Is also a unit of the Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development. Achievement of this unit would offer the first step towards gaining the full Diploma and being qualified to provide personal careers guidance.

How this course is delivered

  • 2 days face to face training or
  • virtual training over a 6 week period in 8 modules 

Supporting Career Related Learning in Schools and Colleges - Full Programme

 

2. Information and Advice Skills for Career Assistants

This course is aimed at those who provide one to one support to students in accessing and using career information*

*This does not qualify you to deliver personal guidance which requires the QCF level 6 in Career Guidance and Development  

This course is suitable for you if you

  • Work in schools, colleges, pupil referral units or similar organisations that deliver career learning programmes
  • Need to know about the support available to students
  • Support students in finding and using career information  
  • Need to understand the labour market beyond the school/college gates 
  • Provide advice and information on option choices at key transition points
  • Work closely with the Careers Adviser

The course will cover

  • The careers education and guidance sector
  • What is a guidance interview and how it differs from information and advice interviews
  • Sources of career information
  • Effective use of career information to support student needs 
  • How to structure an information and advice session
  • How to comply with relevant legislation, Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges and the CDI Code of Ethics
  • Keeping skills and knowledge up to date

Optional accreditation 

For those wishing to accredit their learning and experience we offer an optional accreditation package for the achievement of the QCF Level 4 Diploma in Careers Information and Advice units. Please note that this is unit only accreditation, not the full Diploma.  Participants will receive a certificate from OCR showing the three units achieved along with a CDI Certificate for Career Assistants. The units offered are:

  • Unit 3 Interview clients to determine their need for career information, advice and guidance
  • Unit 4 Meeting the career-related information needs of clients
  • Unit 11 Source, evaluate and use Labour Market Information (LMI) with clients

How this course is delivered

  • 2 days face to face training or
  • virtual training offered over a 6 week period in 8 modules 

Price and booking

2 day course

Accredited Package (training and assessment) £1050 +VAT

Non-Accredited Package (training only) £390 +VAT 

Virtual learning course

Accredited Package (training and assessment) £970+VAT

Non-Accredited Package (training only) £350 +VAT 

Payment should be made at the time of booking.  Participants can transfer from the non-accredited to the accredited pathway up until one week following day 2 training or the final virtual module  by notifying marion.edwards@thecdi.net 

Information and Advice Skills for Career Assistants - Full Programme

Questions

If you have any questions relating to the qualification content and delivery, please contact marion.edwards@thecdi.net

If you have any questions relating to booking a place, please contact jan.harvey@thecdi.net


 

CDI Courses - Response to Corona Virus outbreak

We have introduced new virtual learning  courses in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.  These provide the same high quality of training and support that is offered with our face to face training which we are continuing to offer.  

We realise that the corona virus outbreak is causing much concern and we are monitoring developments closely and following advice from Public Health England. We are proceeding with our face to face learning programmes advertised below, subject to getting the minimum number of candidates required for the courses to be viable to run.   Should there be further lockdowns locally or nationally we will offer those learners on face to face training the option of delaying parts of the training affected or changing to virtual delivery.  Our aim is to minimise any disruption to learning and ensure you have a positive and enjoyable experience of training with the CDI.  Our highly experienced trainers and assessors will support you every step of the way.

We will continue to provide updates as new information is available but if you have any questions regarding future courses in the meantime please contact marion.edwards@thecdi.net