The IAQ is made up of a combination of core and specialist units:
3610-02 Level 2 Award in Independent Advocacy
- Understand the Purpose and Role of the Independent Advocate (4 credits, 25 guided learning hours)
3610-03/3610-04 Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Independent Advocacy
- 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
- 308 Providing Independent Advocacy to Adults
- 309 Providing Independent Advocacy to Children and Young People
- 1-2 x specialist unit from above, plus (and/or)
- 310 Providing Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- 311 Mental Capacity Legislation for the Independent Advocacy Role
- 312 Mental Health Legislation for the Independent Advocacy Role
To achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Independent Advocacy, candidates must complete the 4 core units plus 1 specialist unit.
The Certificate will then be awarded in the chosen specialist unit. The certificate has between 32 and 35 credits depending on pathway taken.
To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Independent Advocacy, candidates must complete the 4 core units (301-4) plus 2 specialist units.
The Diploma will then be awarded in the specialist units taken. There are some barred combinations. The diploma has 37 credits.
A Certificate of Unit Credit is awarded upon completion of any one or more of the units. Certificates are awarded by City and Guilds.
Article published:2011-08-01back to Independent Advocacy Qualification articles