This qualification aims to develop the knowledge, understanding, behaviours and skills that underpin independent advocacy roles.
The Level 4 Independent Advocacy qualification will enable learners to develop and demonstrate their knowledge, understanding, behaviours, skills and practice within the context of their chosen pathway. In particular, learners will be able to demonstrate that they:
- develop and apply knowledge, understanding and skills within the chosen pathway;
- develop and apply knowledge and understanding of legislation, conventions and human rights instruments applicable to the chosen pathway;
- develop and apply knowledge and understanding to ensure that the views, wishes and preferences of children and young people/individuals and/or carers are represented
- develop as effective and independent learners, and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds in the context of the chosen pathway;
- use an enquiring, critical approach to ensure that practice is underpinned by the principles of advocacy
- develop self-awareness in order to improve practice in the chosen pathway;
- develop and apply knowledge and understanding of rights across a range of settings/contexts
- use literacy, numeracy and digital competency skills as appropriate within their role.
To achieve the Level 4 Independent Advocacy qualification, learners must achieve a minimum of 52 credits in total.
The minimum guided learning hour requirement for this qualification is 219.
To achieve the Level 4 Independent Advocacy qualification, learners must achieve:
- A minimum of 41 credits from the Mandatory group.
- A minimum of 11 credits from the Optional group.
Candidates must successfully complete:
- a portfolio of evidence
- an account related to legislation
- direct observations of practice
- a reflective account of practice
- a professional discussion
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners must be at least 16 years of age and in employment for at least 16 hours per week, volunteering or on a practical placement as they will be required to show competence in both knowledge and skills. They must have a clean Enhanced DBS check.
- Access to computer
- Desirable Text Books
- Lever Arch File
Apprenticeship – no fee if this course is taken as an apprenticeship
Workbased course fee – £1,250
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.