New CDI Certificate for Careers Assistants

We are delighted to offer this new two-day course for Careers Assistants who support Careers Leaders in the administration and delivery of the careers programme and the achievement of the Gatsby Benchmarks and Quality in Careers Standard.

Delivered by experienced career development professionals, the two days will cover the following and enable delegates to share experience and knowledge with others working in a similar role. 

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 
  • Support students in finding and using career information  
  • 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
  • Sources of career information
  • Effective use of career information to support student needs 
  • 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 - QCF Level 4 Diploma

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:

  • Preparing to work in the career guidance sector*
  • Meeting the career-related information needs of clients
  • 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.

Costs

£390 + VAT for the two-day course - non-accredited, plus £660 + VAT for an optional accreditation of the three L4 units.

Accredited route: £1,050 + VAT; includes all refreshments; PowerPoints; use of our electronic portfolio; assessment; internal QA/verification; registration and certification with OCR. (Those following the optional accredited route, will need to be members of the CDI; you can join when you book your place on the course.) Payment should be made at the time of booking.  However, participants can transfer from the non accredited to the acccredited  pathway up until one week following day 2 training by notifying marion.edwards@thecdi.net 

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

 

To secure a place on any of our accredited of non-accredited courses your institution needs to pay in advance. Please email jan.harvey@thecdi.net with the full remittance. We will accept a PO number sent by email to Tracie.


 

CDI Courses - Response to Corona Virus outbreak

At present we are proceeding with our learning programmes that are advertised below, subject to getting the minimum number of candidates required for the courses to be viable to run.  We realise that the corona virus outbreak is causing much confusion and concern and we are monitoring developments closely and following advice from Public Health England.  

We are aware that most people choose our courses because they value the face to face nature of our training and we want to continue with this.  However, we may need to delay some training days and/or take a more blended approach which will involve changing the order of the programme so that some modules or parts of modules can be taught via a webinar approach.  

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  

 


 

06/05/2020

Certificate for Career Assistants - London

Wednesday 6th May 2020 - Thursday 25th June 2020

The CDI is delighted to offer this new two-day course for Careers Assistants who support Careers Leaders in the administration and delivery of the careers programme and the achievement of the Gatsby Benchmarks and Quality in Careers Standard.

13/05/2020

Certificate for Career Assistants - Manchester

Wednesday 13th May 2020 to Friday 16th October 2020

The CDI is delighted to offer this new two-day course for Careers Assistants who support Careers Leaders in the administration and delivery of the careers programme and the achievement of the Gatsby Benchmarks and Quality in Careers Standard.

02/06/2020

Certificate for Career Assistants - Birmingham

Tuesday 2nd June 2020 - Wednesday 23rd September 2020

The CDI is delighted to offer this new two-day course for Careers Assistants who support Careers Leaders in the administration and delivery of the careers programme and the achievement of the Gatsby Benchmarks and Quality in Careers Standard.

17/09/2020

Certificate for Career Assistants - London

Thursday 17th September 2020 to Tuesday 10th November 2020

The CDI is delighted to offer this new two-day course for Careers Assistants who support Careers Leaders in the administration and delivery of the careers programme and the achievement of the Gatsby Benchmarks and Quality in Careers Standard.

26/11/2020

Certificate for Career Assistants - Birmingham

Thursday 26th November 2020 - Tuesday 19th January 2021

The CDI is delighted to offer this new two-day course for Careers Assistants who support Careers Leaders in the administration and delivery of the careers programme and the achievement of the Gatsby Benchmarks and Quality in Careers Standard.