Unit 307: Providing Independent Advocacy Management - Advocacy Training

The unit develops practical skills in how to manage an Independent Advocacy service.

Distance and classroom learning pathways.

[The course] really enabled me to think about my current practice and identify areas to improve

C&G QIA Unit 307 Course, delivered by Kath

I enjoyed sharing experiences and information with other participants and reflective opportunities

C&G QIA Unit 307 Course, delivered by Kath

I was very impressed by your attention to the process of learning and the detailed guidance and support that you give

Feedback Post Visit by City & Guilds External Quality Assurer (EQA), May 2018

Kath was brilliant. Top quality. Her calm approach demonstrated her first class experience of advocacy management

C&G QIA Unit 307 Course, delivered by Kath

This Level 5 City & Guilds course supports learners to develop practical skills in how to manage an Independent Advocacy service.

There are seven learning outcomes for this unit.

  • Outcome 1: Be able to manage Independent Advocacy services
  • Outcome 2: Be able to recruit and induct Independent Advocates
  • Outcome 3: Be able to manage Independent Advocates
  • Outcome 4: Be able to manage Independent Advocacy provision
  • Outcome 5: Be able to establish working relationships with other professionals
  • Outcome 6: Be able to measure Independent Advocacy outcomes
  • Outcome 7: Be able to apply the principles of professional development in the management role
Please note: The City & Guilds Unit 307 is ‘competency-based’ i.e. assessed by producing a portfolio of evidence to meet the learning outcomes. You therefore must be working as an advocacy services manager to draw from your current practice for your portfolio of evidence. This qualification is suitable for new and experienced advocacy service managers.

See our Award Information Pack for further information.


*10% discount on all City & Guilds Level 3 courses when booking 2+ learners on the accredited route*

Individual Units can be taken as stand-alone accredited courses. These cost £590.00 per person per unit, all costs included.

The full QIA package, completing the four Core Units plus one of the Specialist Units is £1,500.00 per person.

*Prices of accredited pathways include distance or classroom learning, course materials, City & Guilds registration, 12 months assessor support, internal verification and City & Guilds certification

You can also attend the classroom training for continuing professional development, where no assessed work is required. This costs £120.00 per person per day.

  • You do not need to be working in independent advocacy management to attend for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) (an understanding of advocacy and its practice is assumed for the Specialist Units).

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For distance learning, request a booking form via our Contact page.

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If you would like to discuss in-house training options with us for an accredited one day course (or as part of the full QIA package), for groups of up to 20 attendees per day, please email info@advocacytraining.org.uk or get in touch via the Contact form and we will be happy to help.


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