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 Welcome to seAp Advocacy Training

Advocacy Training is the preferred provider of advocacy and related training in the UK. We pride ourselves in delivering high quality, interactive and practical training that can be applied back in the workplace and has a direct impact on practice and services. Our extensive experience in delivering advocacy skills training has grown from over 20 years delivering high quality, independent advocacy services.

New Courses:

OCN accredited advocacy course for volunteers

Level 3 award . A blended learning programme. This is a new course developed in partnership with Voices & Choices. Dates & details to be added to website shortly.


RPR Relevant Persons Representative Training

The RPR role is an important safeguard in the Deprivation of Liberty (DOL) process. This one day training gives an overview of DOLS to enable those undertaking the RPR role to understand how RPR works. The course looks at the roles & responsibilities of the RPR providing the  knowledge , competency & skills necessary to carry out the role effectively. This training has been endorsed by commissioners of DOL services to train volunteers to meet the increasing demand for RPR’s. Cost £120 - we do not charge VAT. Date of next course tbc.


 For prices and how to book please see the calendar and course information on the drop down menu to the left of the screen

Course Date Location

Unit 201

Understanding the Purpose and Role of an Independent Advocate

 26th January 2016


 Central London

Unit 201 NEW DATE

Understanding the Purpose and Role of an Independent Advocate

 7th March 2016  Central London

Coming Soon

Date will soon be confirmed for the following courses in early 2016:

  • Core Units
  • 305 IMCA
  • 306 IMHA
  • 308 Providing Independent Advocacy for Adults
  • Unit 309 Providing Advocacy to Children & Young People in early 2016
  • 310 IMCA Dol

Please Note:

Units 301 to 310 & 313 are assessed by producing a portfolio of evidence to meet the learning outcomes. You therefore need to be working as an advocate to drawn from your practice for your portfolio of evidence. 

All the QIA course 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 Unit 201 course details as this is assessed by submission of written assignments and is open to all.

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 6 learners and a suitable venue.

We have trained over 1,000 people in the Qualification in Independent Advocacy from a range of organisations and settings such as Mind, Age UK and Alzheimers Society. We have also delivered professional development courses for organisations such as Sutton Housing Association, Devon People First and Northants County Council, Nyton House Care Homes and BH Speakout.

Course we offer

We offer the City & Guilds accredited Qualification in Independent Advocacy (QIA), as well as non accredited professional development courses. All of which is delivered in-house directly to you. Please see links to the left for course information.

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.

How to contact us

If you would like to discuss in-house training options with us, please call on 0330 440 9000 or email and we will be happy to help.


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:

Our Range of Courses include:

Introduction to the Care Act & the Care Act Advocate (professional development) 1 day

Positive Communication Skills for the Care Act Advocate (professional development) 1 day

QIA  NEW Specialist Unit 313: Providing Indpendent Advocacy Support under The Care Act 2014  (accredited) 2 day

For more details on these courses please see the drop down to the left of the screen The Care Act & Care Act Advocate Training.