Business and Management

Information, Advice and Guidance Level 2

In Brief

Start Date /

This course has various start times throughout the year and is mainly studied distance learning

Entry requirements

  • You will need to be aged 16 or over
  • There are no particular entry requirements for this course, but an interest or experience in the subject would be an advantage

You will achieve

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Information Advice and Guidance.

Course overview

The course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles of information, advice or guidance. It is suitable for individuals working in, or looking to work in, a role where the provision of information, advice or guidance is a requirement. The objectives of this qualification are to prepare you to secure a job role where you provide initial information, advice or guidance to others.

Course content

This qualification aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the key principles of information, advice or guidance and applying these within their own context by testing your skills and knowledge. It includes two mandatory units:

  • Information, advice and guidance in practice
  • Developing interaction skills for information, advice or guidance

Course specification is available via the link below

As the qualification tests both knowledge and skills, you will be required to collect a range of evidence to demonstrate your understanding.

All equipment will be provided.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

On successful completion of the programme, you may wish to progress onto the Level 3 in Advice and Guidance. Alternatively, you can seek employment in an information, advice and guidance role.

How much does the course cost?

The course costs £825. You may eligible for funding to cover the cost of this qualification.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Information, Advice and Guidance Level 2

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