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Please see course dates below and send booking form to info@advocacytraining.org.uk

All training courses will be in London

2017 Courses Date
   

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

24th May

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

7th November

Core Units 301-304: 2 Days

9th & 10th May

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

Specialist Units

Indivdual Units can be taken as stand-alone accredited courses. These cost £590.00 per person per unit, all costs included, NO VAT charged.

 

305 - Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy

This unit will support learners to develop the practical skills and knowledge required to provide Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) support within the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

306 - Independent Mental Health Advocacy

This unit will support learners to develop the skills and knowledge required to provide Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) as detailed within the Mental Health Act.

307 - Providing Independent Advocacy Management

This unit will support learners to develop practical skills in how to manage an Independent Advocacy service.

308 - Providing Independent Advocacy to Adults

This unit will support learners to develop the practical skills needed to provide Independent Advocacy to adults in a range of settings including: care homes, hospital wards, community settings, supported housing, prisons, day centres and police stations.

309 - Providing Independent Advocacy to Children and Young People

 This unit will support learners to develop the skills and knowledge required to provide Independent Advocacy to children and young people who are: in need, looked after by the local authority, involved in family group or child protection conferences, in the secure estate, disabled, in education, receiving mental health support.

310 - Providing Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

This unit will support learners to understand why Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) have been introduced to the Mental Capacity Act via the Mental Health Act 2007 amendments. The unit will help learners to distinguish between what is restriction of liberty and what is deprivation of liberty. There will also be the opportunity to examine real case studies heard at the Court of Protection to understand the dilemmas that are faced within this legislation.

313 -  Providing Independent Advocacy to Support The Care Act 2014  

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.

 

Please note: 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) in which you attend the training day but do not work towards the accreditation.