City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Independent Advocacy Unit - 201
Manager : Ash Botes
Manager : Andy Perrey
Manager : Paul Ritchie
Manager : Ruth Stanforth

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The Level 2 Award in Independent Advocacy is a recognised qualification awarded by City and Guilds.


This unit aims to provide learners with an understanding of what independent advocacy is and the principles which underpin good practice. Additionally it covers the different models of independent advocacy, the role of an independent advocate and what an independent advocate needs, including communication skills. There is also a focus on equality and how to support inclusion.


There are four learning outcomes to this unit. The learner will be able to:

1.      Understand the principles of Independent Advocacy

2.      Understand the role of the Independent Advocate

3.      Understand the relevant communication methods used in Independent Advocacy

4.      Understand issues surrounding equality and inclusion


Quality Standard in Carer Support - Online Accreditation
Manager : Paul Ritchie
Manager : Naomi Sykes
Manager : Rachel Walker

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Both young and adult carers can be affected by the impact of juggling their caring role with employment and/or education.  The practical and emotional implications of a caring role can be both stressful and demanding, making work and study challenging, particularly in times of crisis. 

The reality for many carers is that they disengage from education or leave employment to focus on their caring responsibilities. 

The Carers Federation Quality Standard in Carer Support has been developed by carers to provide accreditation and training for employers and F.E providers to improve the experiences of carers across

If you are an education provider (university or college) you can now complete the standard online with the support from our experienced team. If you want any further information;

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