Certificate for Career Assistants - Newcastle

Thursday 2nd April 2020 - Friday 15th May 2020

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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.


£390 plus VAT for the two day training course (non-accredited). includes refreshments and a light lunch; resources; PowerPoints and lots of opportunities to ask questions, share experiences and learn from experts.

PLUS £660 plus VAT for the optional accreditation for the three units (includes use of electronic portfolio, assessment, internal quality assurance/verification, registration and certification with OCR)

Those undertaking the optional accreditation will need to be CDI Members; you can join when you book the course.


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