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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

The Care Act & Care Act Advocate Training Courses

Understanding The Care Act

seAp are an advocacy service commissioned to deliver Statutory Care Act Advocacy which puts us in a good position to understand the duties, roles & responsibilities which impact on those involved.

seAp Advocacy Training have a range of training options to support you, whether you are a commissioner of services, a social care professional working within the Care Act or a Care Act Advocate.

 

Unit 313 Providing Independent Advocacy Support under the Care Act 2014

Statutory guidance states that Care Act Advocates, once appointed, should be expected to work towards the National Qualification in Independent Advocacy (Level 3) within a year of being appointed, and to achieve it in a reasonable amount of time.

Advocacy Training is a well established accredited assessment center with a proven track record in delivering & assessing students through the Certificate & Diploma in Independent Advocacy. We provide the full suite of available advocacy courses including the anticipated new unit 313 Providing Independent Advocacy Support under the Care Act 2014

Aims & Learning Outcomes for Unit 313:

The aim of this unit is to support learners to develop practical skills and knowledge required to provide Independent Advocacy as introduced within the Care Act 2014.

  1. Understand the purpose, the main provision and the principles of the Care Act 2014
  2. Understand legislation which affects the provision of independent advocacy under the Care Act 2014
  3. Understand the role of the advocate as required by the Care Act 2014
  4. Be able to provide independent advocacy support under the Care Act 2014
  5. Be able to raise concerns and challenge decisions made by the local authority as required by the Care Act 2014

Advocacy Training offer a package to obtain the Qualification In Advocacy: Certificate in Independent Advocacy as required under the Act. The package consists of :

  •  2 day taught course covering core units 301, 302 , 303 & 304

  • 2 day taught course for specialist unit 313.

This course costs £1500, including training, assessor support, C&G registration  & certification. Please note we do not charge VAT.

 

Alternatively, if you already have the QIA: Certificate in Independent Advocacy you may want to undertake Unit 313 as a standalone course for a certificate of unit credit. As a stand-alone unit this costs £590.00 per person.

 

Positive Communication Skills for the Care Act Advocate

One day Professional Development Course cost £125.00 per person, run in-house

The Care Act requires that local authorities involve people in decisions made about them and their care and support. There is a duty to refer to an Independent Care Act Advocate if an individual has substantial difficulty in being involved. There are four areas as defined under the Act which would meet this requirement :

  • understanding relevant information

  • retaining information

  • using or weighing up the information

  • communicating their views, wishes and feelings

To be an effective Care Act Advocate communication skills are key. This course explores the client groups where communication can be difficult & provides strategies & guidance to equip the advocate to support a person’s involvement where ‘substantial difficulty’ has been assessed.

Please telephone us on 0330 440 9000, email info@advocacytraining.org.uk to book with your name and contact details or register your enuiry together with your name, email and a contact telephone number.

 

Introduction to the Care Act & the Care Act Advocate

One day Professional Development Course cost £100.00 per person

Areas of Learning:

  • The basic framework of the Act and its key components
  • The core principles behind the Act and what it is intended to deliver
  • Some implications of the Act and key changes
  • Care Act Advocacy

This one day open access course provides an overview of the Act and focuses on the roles, responsibilities & duties of the Care Act Advocate.

Please telephone us on 0330 440 9000, email info@advocacytraining.org.uk to book with your name and contact details or register your enuiry together with your name, email and a contact telephone number.