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Course Venue Start Date

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

London 24/5/17

Core Units 301, 302, 303 & 304 - 2 Day

London 9-10/5/17

Unit 306: Mental Health Advocacy - 1 Day 

London 5/7/17
Unit 313: Care Act Advocacy - 2 Day London 11-12/4/17
Unit 308: Generic Adult Advocacy - 1 Day London


Unit 309: Young Person Advocacy - 1 Day London


Unit 307: Advocacy Management - 2 Day London


Unit 305: IMCA Advocacy - 1 Day London


Unit 310: DoL Advocacy - 1 Day London


Unit 201 Introduction to the Purpose and Role of an Independent Advocate

This City & Guilds Level 2 Unit award is a knowledge-based unit, which gives a general introduction and overview of independent advocacy and the role of the independent advocate. The requirements are attendance at a one day course followed by an assessment a submission of two pieces of written work

Course Aim:

This unit aims to provide learners with an understanding of what Independent Advocacy is and the principles which underpin good practice.

The four learning outcomes are:

1 - understand the principles of Independent Advocacy

2 - understand the role of the Independent Advocate

3 - understand communication methods used in Independent Advocacy

4 - understand equality, diversity and inclusion

This unit will be of interest to volunteer advocates, trustees of independent advocacy organisations with no previous independent advocacy experience, administration staff, people who work alongside advocacy, people who want to have a general understanding of independent advocacy or who wish to become an advocate.

This course can also be taken as a professional development course without accreditation so that the training day is attended but no written work submitted or assessed.

If you would like to discuss in-house training options with us for this accredited one day course, please call on 0330 440 9000, email or contact us via our Contact Form and we will be happy to help.

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