Qualifications in Independent Advocacy. Training at its Best
Qualifications in Independent Advocacy are designed to provide you with relevant and practice based training so you are confident that you have the skills and competency needed to effectively advocate with people.
They are an important way of raising standards and communicating to service users, employers and commissioners that you have reach a high standard of practice.
How we deliver the qualifications
Kate Mercer Training offers an innovative 3 step process to completing each module of the qualification.
Join the 100s of advocates who have successfully completed their qualification with us. Easy peasy.
Once you have booked onto your qualification, you will be sent personalised details to access an e-learning portal for each module you have chosen. This will include:
- Completing a detailed presentation on the given topic
- Reading fact sheets and other resources to help develop your knowledge
- Watching small video clips exploring the learning outcomes for the course
- Completing assessment material you can use within your portfolio
The e-learning module can be accessed at any time and completed at your pace. It can be completed in a matter of days or up to three years, but we recommend you complete this part over 4-6 weeks.
You may be required to attend taught sessions to complete your qualification.
For each competency based core unit you must attend 1 taught day per unit and for each competency based specialist unit you must attend 2 taught days per unit.
You choose training days to attend (with our help) so you are in total control of choosing a more personalised journey full of the most relevant training for you.
Please take a look at the rolling calendar so you can see what options are available (please note the cost of attending these events are included within the qualification fees)
You will meet with an experienced and qualified assessor, who will support you to produce a portfolio of evidence which reflects your knowledge and skill.
Our assessors visit you at your place of work (usually three times) to assess your work and observe you working as an Advocate.
We believe that the best way to support you to deliver outstanding advocacy, is to help you to reflect on your case work, during face to face meetings with a qualified assessor. This is why we do not believe that distance learning is a suitable assessment method. We believe the skill of advocacy lies in the doing – not in the writing of an essay – and we want to make sure you are supported and pushed to reflect on what you ‘do’.
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