Level 3 Certificate In Independent Advocacy - Unit 308 - (21st & 28th March 2016)

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 9:30am to Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 4:30pm

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. Assessment is through a portfolio of evidence which includes assignments, work products and observations. This qualification requires learners to complete 5 units listed below, as well as Induction and distance learning. Face to face days will be taught on the following dates; Induction Day: Induction to Qualification - 21st September 2017 Unit 301: Purpose and Principles of Independent Advocacy - 12th October 2017 Unit 302: Providing Independent Advocacy Support - 16th November 2017 Unit 303: Maintaining the Independent Advocacy Relationship - 7th December 2017 Unit 304: Understand the Social Context of Independent Advocacy - 18th January 2018 Unit 308: Providing Independent Advocacy to Adults - 22nd February & 1st March 2018 Portfolio Day 1: 15th February 2018 Portfolio Day 2: 3rd May 2018 Advice NI was funded by DHSSPS to develop this course which was shortlisted for an AONTAS Star Award in 2014. If you would like to achieve unit accreditation only for any of these units, please contact training@adviceni.net
Who Should Attend: 
This course is aimed at those who work as Independent Advocates in either an employed or voluntary capacity. There are no academic requirements to participate, but the individual must be working in an advocacy role and performing tasks relevant to the qualification.
Fees: 
The fees are as follows: Adult and Young People qualification (32 Credits) £1,495 Advocacy Management qualifications (35 Credits) £1,595 Advocacy Management Unit (12 Credits) £595
Education/Professional Framework: 
The educational framework of this award including its status on the QCF is explained in the section ‘Accreditation’. The course links to a range of National Occupational Standards including: • HSC367 – Support Individuals to Access independent Representation & Advocacy • IB4/IB5 - First Line Discrimination Legal Advice/Casework • IB21/IB22 – First Line Health and Community Care Legal Advice/Casework. • IB7/IB8 – First Line Mental Health Legal Advice/Casework. • LA1 – Establish Communication with Clients
Accreditation: 
The Level 3 Certificate is accredited by City & Guilds. Successful completion of this course and the required assessments are worth 32 credits at Level 3 on the Qulaifications and Credit framework. It enables candidates to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Independent Advocacy.
This course gave me a lot more confidence in my practice and introduced me to a network of people I can turn to in a practice dilemma
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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 - 8:34pm