Unit 308: Providing Independent Advocacy to Adults - Advocacy Training

Supports 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.

Distance learning and classroom learning pathways.

The group exercises/opportunities for discussion were very good. The tutor was excellent and very supportive

C&G QIA Unit 308 Course, delivered by Caroline

It has been an interesting learning journey and I certainly feel my new-found knowledge adds depth and context to my Advocacy practice.

Feedback from learner after completing QIA portfolio

I enjoyed the group work and discussions throughout the day, sharing information and experiences. The teaching and tutor support throughout has been very informative and enjoyable

C&G QIA Unit 308 course, delivered by Caroline

Very effective yet informal style by Caroline. I have learnt a great deal

C&G QIA Unit 308 Course, delivered by Caroline

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

Excellent teaching and very open environment in which to discuss very relevant issues

C&G QIA Unit 308 Course, delivered by Rebecca

Complete this unit if you are currently working with adults in these settings or would like to learn more about this area.

There are seven learning outcomes for this unit:

  • Outcome 1: Be able to provide Independent Advocacy to adults
  • Outcome 2: Provide Independent Advocacy in a range of settings
  • Outcome 3: Be able to treat the adult receiving Independent Advocacy support as an individual
  • Outcome 4: Be able to support adults in meetings
  • Outcome 5: Know how to provide information on an individual’s rights
  • Outcome 6: Be able to support an individual to make a complaint
  • Outcome 7: Be able to respond to risk and abuse
Please note: The City & Guilds accredited Unit 308 is ‘competency-based’ i.e. assessed by producing a portfolio of evidence to meet the learning outcomes. You must be working as an independent advocate to draw from your current practice for your portfolio of evidence to achieve the City & Guilds standalone or full qualification in this area. 

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 to attend for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) (an understanding of advocacy and its practice is assumed for the Specialist Units).

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