Unit 313: Independent Care Act Advocacy - Advocacy Training

Unit 313: Supports learners to develop practical skills and knowledge required to provide Independent Advocacy as introduced within the Care Act 2014.

Val’s delivery of the course and her engaging personality throughout meant I continued to be motivated and inspired

C&G QIA Unit 313 Course, delivered by Val

I now have a much greater understanding of my roles and responsibilities. Excellent tutor. I felt able to ask questions without feeling I was being stupid!

C&G QIA Unit 313 Course, delivered by Val

The level of knowledge of the tutor was excellent and answers to questions were comprehensive

C&G QIA Unit 313 Course, delivered by Val

I found the case studies, videos and examples of practice particularly useful

C&G QIA Unit 313 Course, delivered by Val

I enjoyed the feedback and interaction from the other members of the group as well as the passion for the subject from the tutor

C&G QIA Unit 313 Course, delivered by Val

The tutor support was clear and supportive, adapting to individual ability

C&G QIA Unit 313 Course, delivered by Caroline

The course exceeded my expectations

C&G QIA Unit 313 Course, delivered by Val

The group tasks were fun and the tutor was very good and very knowledgeable

C&G QIA Unit 313 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

There are five learning outcomes for this unit:

  • Outcome 1: Understand the purpose, the main provision and the principles of the Care Act 2014
  • Outcome 2: Understand legislation which affects the provision of independent advocacy under the Care Act 2014
  • Outcome 3: Understand the role of the advocate as required by the Care Act 2014
  • Outcome 4: Be able to provide independent advocacy support under the Care Act 2014
  • Outcome 5: Be able to raise concerns and challenge decisions made by the local authority as required by 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 a Care Act advocate to draw from your current practice for your portfolio of evidence. The qualification is suitable for both new and experienced Care Act advocates.

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 training, course materials, City & Guilds registration, 12 months assessor support, internal verification and City & Guilds certification

You can also attend the training only these units for continuing professional development (CPD), where no assessed work is required.

Attendance for CPD costs £120.00 per person per day.

  • You do not need to be working in advocacy to attend this course for CPD (an understanding of advocacy and it’s practice is assumed for the Specialist Units).


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If you would like to discuss in-house training options with us for this accredited one day course (or as part of the full QIA package), for groups of 6-12 attendees per day, please email info@advocacytraining.org.uk or get in touch via the Contact Us form and we will be happy to help.