Vocational Qualifications

Vocational courses are nationally recognised competence based qualifications designed to develop and assess skills and knowledge directly related to a person’s ability to do a job. They are practice based, rather than examination based, which makes them suitable to take whilst in work.

About Vocational Qualifications

A key part of these courses will be the learner demonstrating that they are competent in the workplace by proving that they can do certain work-related tasks. Assessment is by way of portfolio, where candidates build up evidence of the work they have done, for example, work products, exercises and assignments and by observation, where an assessor watches them work and checks they can do the work-related task.
 
These qualifications are linked to the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) ensuring that they are regulated and recognised across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Having a Nationally Recognised Qualification on your CV is a great way to prove that you have the work-related skills you need for the job.

Advice NI is a leading provider of vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland offering the following nationally accredited qualifications:

Advice Provision

 Advice and Guidance  
 
 Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Advice & Guidance
 Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice & Guidance
 Legal Advice  Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Legal Advice Provision
 Level 3 Award in Providing Initial Legal Advice
 Level 3 Certificate in Providing Initial Legal Advice and Information
 Level 4 Certificate in Providing Specialist Legal Advice
 Level 4 Diploma in Providing Specialist Legal Advice and Casework  
 Level 5 Award in Providing Specialist Advice to Older People

Service Provision

 Customer Service  Level 1 Certificate in Customer Service 
 Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service
 Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service
 Business Administration    Level 2 Diploma in Business and Administration       
 Level 3 Diploma in Business and Administration

Independent Advocacy

 Independent Advocacy    Level 2 Award in Independent Advocacy
 Level 3 Certificate in Independent Advocacy Management
 Level 3 Certificate in Independent Advocacy with Children and Young People  
 Level 3 Certificate in Independent Advocacy with Adults
 Unit Accreditation – Managing Independent Advocacy Services

Training, Assessment & Quality Assurance (TAQA)

TAQA – Assessor Qualifications  Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
 Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
 Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
 Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
 TAQA – Internal Quality Assurance Qualifications    Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice  
   Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
   Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

Advice NI's Approach to Vocational Qualifications

Advice NI’s vocational qualifications are accredited through City and Guilds and/or ProQual awarding bodies. We provide flexible learning packages through our online learning programme offering on-line, blended and distance learning approaches.

Learners can enrol on most qualifications at any time as we operate a roll-on-roll-off programme. There are no entry requirements for these vocational qualifications, but learners MUST be working in a sector relevant to the qualification they wish to pursue, and be performing tasks relevant to the level of the qualification.

Advice NI vocational qualifications were the winner of the prestigious AONTAS Star award in 2009, have been both highly commended and commended in the UK E-Wellbeing Awards, and shortlisted for a 2014 Aontas Star Award.

If you would like to receive an application form for any of our vocational qualifications or would like further information please click on the relevant qualification below and complete the Expression of Interest Form.

For further information contact training@adviceni.net

Upcoming Vocational Training

  • Level 3 Certificate in Independent Advocacy - Providing Independent Advocacy to Adults (2017/18)

    21 September 2017 - 10:00

    The Certificate in Independent Advocacy allows Independent Advocates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment in their Independent Advocacy role. The course includes knowledge and skills based assessments and involves learners demonstrating competency in work related tasks...
  • Level 3 Certificate in Independent Advocacy Provision to Children and Young People (2017/18)

    21 September 2017 - 10:00

    The Certificate in Independent Advocacy allows Independent Advocates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment in their Independent Advocacy role. The course includes knowledge and skills based assessments and involves learners demonstrating competency in work related tasks...
  • Level 3 Certificate in Independent Advocacy - Mangaging Advocacy Services (2017/18)

    21 September 2017 - 10:00

    The Certificate in Independent Advocacy allows Independent Advocates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment in their Independent Advocacy role. The course includes knowledge and skills based assessments and involves learners demonstrating competency in work related tasks...
  • Level 2 Award in Independent Advocacy

    19 October 2017 - 10:00

    This Award is an introductory qualification for candidates who are interested in acquiring knowledge about the role of an Independent Advocate. It comprises the unit ‘Understanding the Purpose and Role of the Independent Advocate’. This is a knowledge based unit. What the Course covers: The...
  • NVQ Certificate or Diploma in Customer Service

    01 August 2018 - 09:00

    THIS COURSE CAN BE STARTED AT ANYTIME AND WILL BE COMPLETED AT YOUR OWN PACE WITHIN THE SPECIFIED AWARDING BODY TIMESCALES. Certificate or Diploma in Customer Service: Advice NI offers this qualification at Level 1 (Certificate), Level 2 (Diploma), and Level 3 (Diploma). Level 1 (Certificate)...
  • Diploma in Business and Administration

    01 August 2018 - 09:00

    THIS COURSE CAN BE STARTED AT ANYTIME AND WILL BE COMPLETED AT YOUR OWN PACE WITHIN THE SPECIFIED AWARDING BODY TIMESCALES. Diploma in Business and Administration: Advice NI offers this qualification at Level 2 (Diploma), and Level 3 (Diploma). Level 2 (Diploma) This level is for people who are...
  • NVQ Advice & Guidance

    30 August 2018 - 09:00

    THIS COURSE CAN BE STARTED AT ANYTIME AND WILL BE COMPLETED AT YOUR OWN PACE WITHIN THE SPECIFIED AWARDING BODY TIMESCALES. Advice NI offers this qualification at Level 3 (Certificate) and Level 4 (Diploma) Level 3 Certificate in Advice and Guidance: A total of 21 credits must be achieved...
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