Level 4 in Independent Advocacy (standalone or Higher Apprenticeship)


Level 4 in Independent Advocacy (standalone or Higher Apprenticeship)

Course Overview: 

The new Level 4 Independent Advocacy qualification is designed for individuals undertaking Independent Advocacy roles in Wales.
Advocates qualified with the Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Independent Advocacy will not need to re-qualify. Your qualification remains valid.

Entry Requirements: 

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however learners must be at least 16 years of age and be engaged as an Independent Advocate for a minimum of 16 hours per week as practical skills will need to be demonstrated, together with knowledge.

Access to a computer is required.

Course Delivery: 

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

• Independent Mental Health Advocacy

• Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy

Progression Opportunities: 

City & Guilds Level 4 Preparing for Leadership & Management in Health & Social Care

City & Guilds Level 5 Leadership & Management of Health & Social Care Practice

Additional Information: 

Course can be taken as Apprenticeship – fully funded, or for eligible employed learners other funding may be accessed (subject to eligibility criteria) Contact: 01792 284400


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