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All training courses are delivered in London.

2017 Courses Date

Unit 201: Understanding the Purpose and role of an Independent Avocate: 1 Day

7th November

Core Units 301-304: 2 Days

3rd & 4th October

Unit 305: Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA): 1 Day

21st June

Unit 306: Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA): 1 Day

5th July

Unit 307: Advocacy Management: 2 Days 10th & 11th October
Unit 308: Providing Independent Advocacy to Adults: 1 Day 1st November
Unit 309: Young Person Advocacy: 1 Day 9th November
Unit 310: IMCA DoLS Advocacy: 1 Day 22nd June
Unit 313: Care Act Advocacy: 2 Days 13th & 14th June
New! QIA Assessment Study Day: 1 Day 6th September
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 Welcome to seAp Advocacy Training

Advocacy Training at seAp is an experienced provider of advocacy and advocacy-related training in the UK. We pride ourselves in delivering high quality, interactive and practical training, developing skillsets that can be taken back to the workplace and have a direct impact on practice and services. Our extensive experience in delivering advocacy skills training has grown from over 20 years in delivering high quality, independent advocacy services.


Accredited Training Centre

We offer the City & Guilds accredited Qualification in Independent Advocacy (QIA), as well as non-accredited professional development courses. All of these are courses are available yearly or can be delivered in-house directly to you.


In-house Training

We deliver in-house training throughout the UK, working in a range of sectors. Our courses are designed to be participative, interactive and engaging - highlighting current thinking and best practice, all you need to do is provide a minimum of 5 learners and a suitable venue.

We have trained over a thousand people in the Qualification in Independent Advocacy from a range of organisations and settings including Mind, Age UK and the Alzheimers Society. We have also delivered professional development courses for organisations including Devon People First, Northants County Council, Nyton House Care Homes and BH Speakout.

Our courses include basic introductory courses designed to support volunteers, professional development courses aimed at staff working with advocacy, and formal City & Guild accredited qualifications which are required standards throughout Independent Advocacy.


Advocacy Training - delivered by experts

All our courses are delivered by professional trainers who are also practicing advocates and/or advocacy service managers. They each bring a wealth of skills, experience and real life examples to our training courses.


Your Training Needs

For more information on what courses would best suit your training needs, please take a look at our Pathway To Advocacy guide.

NOTE: Competency Based vs. Knowledge Based Training

Our City & Guilds Units 301 through to 310 & 313 are 'competency-based' i.e. assessed by producing a portfolio of evidence to meet the learning outcomes. You therefore must be working as an advocate to draw from your current practice for your portfolio of evidence. 

All QIA courses are open to all who would like to attend in a professional development capacity (PD). You attend the training and take the days learning away with you but do not work towards the accreditation.

If you are not working as an advocate but are interested in advocacy training please see the Pathway To Advocacy guide for more information on courses which are knowledge-based and suitable for your needs. 

How to contact us

If you would like to discuss booking or in-house training options with us, please call on 0330 440 9000 or email and we will be happy to help. Alternatively you can use our Contact Page to submit an enquiry.


Funding Support - Skills for Care Workforce Development Fund

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is a retrospective funding stream from the Department of Health disseminated by Skills for Care via a network of organisations and employer led partnerships.

What is its aim?

WDF supports the achievement of qualification units and continuing professional development of staff across the adult social care sector in England.

The list of acceptable units for 2015-2016 includes Advocacy units 301 -310. The fund pays £15 per credit to the employer :

Full details for terms & conditions can be found at: