Unit 313: Independent Care Act Advocacy - Advocacy Training

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.

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Unit 313 Training, delivered by Caroline

The training was extremely useful and has definitely improved my knowledge and confidence with Care Act Advocacy .

Unit 313 Training, delivered by Caroline

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

Really enjoyed hearing others' experiences/cases & how things were done.

Unit 313 Course, delivered by Caroline

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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

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C&G QIA Unit 313 Course, delivered by Val

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All elements of the course were useful. Case studies & group work were excellent.

Unit 313 Course, delivered by Caroline

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: The City & Guilds Unit 313 is’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.

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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.

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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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