Training and development for the IAG sector
The Career Works Group is a joint venture brought to you by Aspire-igen and C&K Careers, two leading careers companies. Together, we offer extensive experience and expertise in the field of information, advice, guidance and professional development to deliver bespoke services support the IAG sector.
We deliver a range of high quality training and development opportunities to meet the needs and professional requirements of the information, advice and guidance sector.
Between us, Aspire-igen and C&K Training (part of C&K Careers) have worked with an extensive range of clients across the UK such as local authorities, the NHS, HM Prisons, the National Careers Service, benefits and debt agencies, community and voluntary groups, schools, colleges, universities, and self-employed advisers and individuals.
An expert and dedicated team
Career Works draws on the expertise and commitment of a fully qualified, highly experienced and dedicated training and assessment team. Our team supports each individual to progress through their chosen qualification and achieve certification.
We offer a range of nationally recognised, accredited qualifications through our awarding body OCR:
- Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Advice & Guidance - commencing 18th October 2017
- Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice & Guidance - commencing 13th September 2017
- Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Career Information and Advice - commencing 27th September 2017
- Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development - commencing 20th September 2017
- Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (units 2, 3 and 6) - commencing 20th September 2017
- Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (units 21, 22, 23)
- Level 3 Assessor Awards and Certificates
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
- Level 4 Assessor Awards and Certificates
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
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Tailored and flexible delivery
We customise our training and delivery to meet the needs of both organisations and individual learners. Our flexible and personalised approach ensures that we can support you, as we offer a combination of face to face delivery, with remote support via our e-portfolio system, email, telephone, Skype, video and audio recording. There is an emphasis on self-directed study and learners can instantly access their portfolio and support materials at times that suit them.
As part of our quality assurance processes we gather feedback from learners, employers and the awarding body, OCR. Feedback has been excellent with many of our learners returning to progress on to higher level qualifications:
'My assessor was extremely supportive and helpful throughout. She explained thoroughly the expectations of each unit and provided excellent feedback always providing suggestions to further meet the evidence criteria.’
Hull College, Level 4 Advice and Guidance.
'I have recently completed a NOCN level 2 course in Developing Information, Advice and Guidance and wanted to tell you how impressed I have been with all of your team, especially with Alison my tutor. Our purchasing process requires three quotes and your team gave me all the information I needed to make [an] easy choice. Surprisingly, this was not the case with all providers offering this course, very ironic given the subject! The booking process was swift and easy and your team even offered to walk me to the venue when I turned up at the wrong building on my first day (an object lesson for me in reading the instructions fully!!) I thoroughly enjoyed every week of the course, the way in which it was logically structured and how it followed a systematic route through the subject. I particularly liked how the theory was linked to my own experiences and the reflective diary about my own organisation has been extremely helpful in progressing IAG as a benefit we offer. Alison’s tutoring was excellent - patient, thorough and supportive at all times and consistently engaging. Her feedback was constructive and objective and much appreciated. Please pass on my sincere thanks to everyone in your team.
Peter Amphlett, Royal College of Midwives.
‘I attended several training sessions that I found not only valuable to the course but very useful for my wider practice’
'I felt able to contact my assessor at any time with any questions.’
‘I found the whole experience positive. When I needed that extra clarification my assessor was at hand to explain. A big thank you.’
‘I have gained so much from this, professionally and personally.’
‘The workshops provided throughout the qualification were very useful and informative not only for the purpose of completing the units but also for improving my knowledge to help me with my work as an adviser.’
‘My assessor was very supportive and helpful throughout. She was always clear and precise with regards to the evidence needed for each unit and the feedback given was constructive and clear.’
Staff from Durham County Council, Level 6 Career Guidance and Development
'My experience of it [IAG training] is very good. I would opt for there - flexible and good value. I can only speak positively about the whole experience as both a manager of a learner and as a learner'.
Christina Simpkin, Training Manager, Paddock Community Trust. Level 4 Advice and Guidance. Her staff have done the Level 3 Advice and Guidance.
‘Thanks for all the help and support from [all the training staff] in general and in particular my assessor, whose been an absolute star in helping [me] to get through.’
‘Thank you. I would like to say that my assessor has been brilliant support throughout. The course couldn’t [have] been better’.
Staff from Leeds City Council, Level 3 Certificate Advice and Guidance.
'Can I take this opportunity to thank you personally for being understanding and supportive with our situation. Its not often I have had the pleasure of working with people who have gone to such lengths to offer genuine support and encouragement - it is very much appreciated and I really couldn't have completed this course without that and your help, persistence and patience!!! I think that gaining this diploma has given me a confidence boost this week and will hopefully enable me to secure future employment.'