City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Independent Advocacy


If you are just starting out as an advocate or have an interest in advocacy then this on line training course will be an ideal starting point for you.

It is also popular with those who may use advocacy as part of their wider role such as support workers, social workers, health & social care professionals and other related professions and is a good way in to gaining employment or volunteering work with an advocacy or supporting organisation.

The assignment usually takes between 15 and 20 hours to complete depending on your experience.  You do not need to be working as an advocate to take this Award as it is an introduction to Independent Advocacy.  On completion of the Award you will receive a City & Guilds Certificate for the Level 2 Award in Independent Advocacy.

To obtain the Level 2 Award in Independent Advocacy candidates need to complete one Core Unit.

Core Unit 201: Understand the purpose and role of the Independent Advocate

Examples of the topics covered in this Unit:

  • Identifying the principles of Independent Advocacy
  • Understanding the role of an Advocate
  • Access to services
  • Advocacy models
  • Communication
  • Equality and diversity

Includes: Secure access to our Virtual Learning Environment and its resources, registration with City & Guilds, on line assessor support, assessment, verification and certification. Please allow 2-3 working days for account set up.