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Careers Advisor, Professional Apprenticeship

Up to 24 months
Career Development
Professional Apprenticeship
Full Level 6 Apprenticeship qualification
OCR NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development
Assisting individuals or organisations before or during career transitions to
develop long and short term career strategies.
Fully funded for levy paying employers or a 5% contribution for SME’s (£450). Value without funding of £9,000.
Level 6
Typical job titles include career adviser, career coach, career guidance counsellor, careers leader, career
consultant, career development practitioner, employability adviser & workforce development officer.
An apprenticeship is work based learning. It allows you to study and gain a nationally recognised qualification
whilst working in your chosen field. It will enable you to learn and use theories and best practices from the
Level 6 Diploma in your everyday job role. It will help ensure career and workforce development is planned,
structured and innovative to meet the demands of stakeholders.

Why do an apprenticeship

Career development professionals can take the next steps in their own career with a career development professional level 6 higher apprenticeship. Apprenticeships have been designed to provide flexible and portable qualifications. Career development professionals are integral to enable people to achieve their life and career goals. In today’s fast-moving competitive environment, it is more important than ever for those in the role to at the top of their game. The career development professional level 6 higher apprenticeship provides a pathway for future career progression.

Undertaking an apprenticeship will allow you to advance in your own career alongside your job, shaping your work and study around your life. Call of the Wild offers a flexible approach to your apprenticeship – you can start whenever suits you, our training and assessments are all online and we adapt our delivery to your learning style.

You should have sector-specific
experience and be in a suitable job
role to undertake this apprenticeship.
Your role and experience should
consist of broadly assisting individuals
and/or organisations before or during
career transitions to develop long and
short term career strategies. CDPs
are typically found in educational
settings, training organisations, careers
& employment services and human
resource/learning & development
departments in both the public and
the private sector.
Applicants are also required to have a level 2 (GCSE A to C / 9 to 4 in English, Maths or be working
towards this level.
You need to demonstrate your motivation and commitment to achieving this qualification. If you are working with young
people or vulnerable adults you will be required to hold DBS clearance.

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What Schools Say About Us

Being part of the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub has been pivotal to the development of careers provision in our school. The Hub have shared good practice across their members resulting in a stronger focus on good quality provision. The annual event enabled the hub to share their vision of School Improvement Through The Lens of Careers and looking beyond the Benchmarks. It was a fantastic opportunity to share different models of school improvement and strategies to further develop careers provision to enhance the future opportunities of our young people.

Mrs A Spencer, John Taylor High School

What Businesses Say About Us

It it superb to be able to speak with local schools, colleges, and businesses in Stoke and Staffs and show how important the partnerships are to bring the skills of the future. Educating those who educate the ones shaping the aspirations of young people is essential for the industry to grow and be more sustainable.”

Alison Tucker, St Modwen