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    of adult learners agree teaching on their course is good

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Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
Flexible16 Weeks2Distance LearningDistance LearningSkills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

This qualification is suitable for anyone who wants to gain a more in-depth understanding of the roles of information, advice and guidance workers. It will support progression to further training such as broader competence based or industry specific information, advice or guidance qualifications required to work in the sector.

This course is designed for learners aged 19 or over, who wish to develop their knowledge of information, advice or guidance. It is ideal for those who are already employed in an information or advisory role, who wish to study the programme as part of their own continuous professional development or for those who wish to improve their understanding to increase their opportunities of finding work.

Anyone wishing to undertake the certificate should be aged 19 or over. You will need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in literacy as you will be expected to write answers for assessment purposes.

If this is your first full level 2 qualification you will be asked to complete a declaration form.

Call our team on 0191 511 6127 to enrol.

Study levelCost
19+FREE

The qualification aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the concepts and practices of information, advice and guidance. It is designed to provide you with the essential knowledge required to carry out every day and more complex tasks such as signposting and referrals, providing information, advice and guidance to schools, colleges and groups whilst understanding how to manage information effectively. You will explore specialist advice work over a range of practices; housing, debt and employment along with developing an understanding of refugee, immigrant and asylum information, advice and guidance. You will analyse your personal and communication skills and demonstrate how these can be developed

You will be allocated your own study pack and have a personal tutor who you can contact throughout their studies. You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate their knowledge. (This qualification is also available on-line)

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Why sixth form is different to school

A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.

Independence

College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

Specialist facilities

A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.

97.2% of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Hartlepool Sixth Form students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Hartlepool Sixth Form?

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects including Computer Science, Economics, History and Maths. 

*Summer 2019

99.1% overall A-Level pass rate

*Summer 2019

We have recently invested in a brand new state-of-the-art digital suite and health simulation ward.