Level 3 Certificate in Independent Advocacy
Who is the qualification for?
This qualification is for people who are working as Independent Advocates, either in paid employment or as volunteers.
What does the learner have to do?
To achieve the full qualification they must complete four mandatory units, and at least one optional unit, which they will choose depending on their area of work. They will build a portfolio of evidence for assessment, which will include a record of an observation in their workplace. Their assessor is also likely to want to see examples of their work, which may include case notes they have written.
Full details of the content of each unit and rules of combination can be found on the City & Guilds website
301 Purpose and principles of independent advocacy
302 Providing Independent Advocacy support
303 Maintaining the independent advocacy relationship
304 Understanding the social context of independent advocacy
305 Providing Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy
306 Providing Independent Mental Health Advocacy
307 Managing Independent Advocacy services (Level 5)
308 Providing Independent Advocacy to adults
309 Providing Independent Advocacy to Children and Young People
310 Providing Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy – Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
311 Mental Capacity for the Independent Advocacy Role (barred with Units 305, 310, 312)
312 Mental Health Legislation for the Independent Advocacy Role (barred with units 306, 310, 311)
313 Providing Independent Advocacy under the Care Act 2014