Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 10:00am to Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 4:00pm
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 - 25th October 2018
Unit 301: Purpose and Principles of Independent Advocacy - 1st November 2018
Unit 302: Providing Independent Advocacy Support - 29th November 2018
Unit 303: Maintaining the Independent Advocacy Relationship - 10th January 2019
Unit 304: Understand the Social Context of Independent Advocacy - 7th February 2019
Unit 307: Managing Independent Advocacy Services - 4th & 11th April 2019
Portfolio Day 1: 7th March 2019
Portfolio Day 2: 20th June 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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
The Level 3 Certificate is accredited by City & Guilds. Successful completion of this course and the required assessments are worth 35 credits at Level 3 on the Qualifications and Credit framework. It enables candidates to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Independent Advocacy.
This course gave me great skills to bring back to my job and there was great sharing of experience and information.