Level 2 Information, Advice or Guidance

The Level 2 Information, Advice or Guidance qualification has been developed for learners working in this field to share good practice and build confidence in their ability to effectively fulfil their role as providers of advice and guidance.

Course Duration Course Duration: 20 weeks
Course Level Course Level: Level 2
Course Fees Course Fees: Free
Important Information

This course is currently being subsidised by the college and is, therefore, free of charge at present UNLESS you fail to complete it; in which case you will be liable to pay £85 to cover the cost of materials.

Courses are fully funded subject to learner eligibility and changes in government funding. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss the eligibility criteria otherwise we will confirm eligibility upon receiving your application.

What You Will Learn

The Information, Advice or Guidance qualification will help learners to develop an understanding of the requirements of the Information, Advice or Guidance practice and aid them in guiding those that they are supporting to make informed choices.

  • Unit 1: Developing interaction skills for information, advice or guidance
  • Unit 2: Information, advice or guidance in practice
  • Unit 3: Information, advice or guidance work with groups
  • Unit 4: Managing information
  • Unit 5: Signposting and referral — information, advice or guidance
Entry Requirements

This course is only available to learners over the age of 19, as recommended by the course specification.

Due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 2 or equivalent.

If you are between 19-23 years of age you must also have already achieved a full level 2 qualification (or higher) or 5 GCSE Grades A*-C/Grade 9-4.

We will require evidence of this in order to receive funding for you.

As part of achieving this qualification you will need to complete at least one detailed session plan as well as delivering the plan so it is strongly recommended that you only consider undertaking this course if you are, or have previously been, in a role that requires you to provide information and guidance or information and advice and can deliver a group session plan

If you are unsure of your level of literacy please read the instructions to undertake a literacy assessment on line. This will take no longer than 20 minutes to complete. Instructions are available here, and more information can be found at www.learnmyway.com.

How is it Assessed

Each candidate is required to give written responses to questions in a work booklet, either handwritten answers or completion of the assessment booklet using an electronic template which can be provided.

You will be required to submit 5 units each taking 4 weeks to complete.

Course Documents

Awarding Body Information

For further information about the course specification please visit the awarding body’s web site www.ncfe.org.uk and search using the code 601/4321/6 or use the following link.

Need More Info?

Our frequently asked questions (FAQs) page will point you in the right direction.


Fees & Funding

Our Level 2 Distance Learning courses are now completely free of charge.

Our Fees & Funding

Contact Us

Need to ask a question or have a query our team of dedicated staff will help you.

Contact Our Team