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QCF Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development

This work-based qualification is designed for practitioners whose role involves providing personal career guidance & development to clients. Successful completion meets the qualification requirement for the UK Register of Career Development Professionals. The Level 6 qualification equates to ordinary degree level so you need to be able to study and produce assignments at this level. You also need to be in a role in which you work to the CDI Code of Ethics.

Booking Deadline: Friday 11th October 2024
  • Date

    22 Nov 2024
  • Time

    10:00 AM
  • Duration

    308 day(s) 12 hour(s)
  • Venue

This course is a blend of online and face to face delivery, with the face-to-face training taking place in London or Stourbridge.  The live online sessions will be conducted on Teams or Zoom and will be recorded so that you can refer to these in future.
  • Each Unit is supported by a Workbook to support your learning and help you meet the assessment criteria. The Workbook and other supporting resources are sent out in advance and also available on the CDI Google Drive.
  • units 4 and 5 which require the practice of career guidance and development skills will take place face-to-face after unit 3 Career Guidance Theory. Group work and presentation skills (Units 23 and 26) will also be taught and assessed in this way.
  • Units 4, 5, 6, 7, 23 and 26 all require observation of you working directly with clients. This can be conducted by the assessor observing in your workplace or remotely by skype/Zoom or similar, or by video recorded interaction. 
  • Face to face training is from 9.30 – 4pm. Timings for virtual online sessions are included in this overview of the programme.

If you have already gained certification through the Career Leadership Programme for units 17, 18 and 19, you are only required to do the mandatory units (1,2,3,4,5,6,7) to achieve the full level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development.  If you have completed the Certificate in career Leadership using the ‘old’ standards (OCR 10215) then please discuss this with the CDI Professional Training Manager.

If you already have an NVQ level 4 in Advice and Guidance achieved prior to 2011, you can upgrade to level 6 through doing units 2,3 and 6.  This would then provide access to the professional register.

Payment in full must be made before the course begins and is non-refundable. Costs cover the taught input days, tutor support, assessment, internal and external quality assurance, OCR registration and certification. Lunch and refreshments on the training days are also provided. You will also be provided with bespoke Work Books for each unit and access to resources.

Please note we can offer bespoke packages for those wishing to access individual units.  We also offer a Payment by Instalment option for those wishing to access the Full Level 6 and the Seven unit programmes.  Please email for further details

Option Blended Training
Full Level 6 Diploma (60 Credits)
Non Member
£3110 + VAT + £55 12 months CDI student membership*
Full Level 6 Diploma (60 Credits)
CDI Member
£3110 + VAT
Seven Mandatory Units (45 Credits)
Non Member
(for those who completed  the Accredited Career Leadership Certificate)
£2710 + VAT + £55 12 months CDI student membership*
Seven Mandatory Units (45 Credits)
CDI Member
(for those who completed  the Accredited Career Leadership Certificate)
£2710 + VAT
Three Career Guidance Units
Non Member
(for those who have an NVQ in Advice and Guidance before 2011)
£1445 + VAT + £55 12 months CDI student membership*
Three Career Guidance Units
CDI Member
(for those who have an NVQ in Advice and Guidance before 2011)
£1445 + VAT
*CDI membership is required for all accredited training.

If you require an invoice please contact to request a booking form.

Programme Details
Unit Delivery
Introduction Live by Zoom
Friday 22nd November 2024
Unit 1 Live by Zoom
Friday 29th November 2024
Unit 3 Live by Zoom
Friday 10th January 2025 &
Friday 17th January 2025
Unit 6 Live by Zoom
Friday 28th February 2025
Units 4&5 Face to Face
Thursday 10th & Friday 11th April 2024
Unit 7 Live by Zoom
Friday 16th May 2025
Unit 2 Live by Zoom
Friday 27th June 2025
Units 23&26 Face to Face
Friday 26th September 2025
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