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Advocacy (CertHE)

Advocacy empowers individuals to act independently, to champion rights, to become the voice of the community and to promote an inclusive society as part of their professional occupation or as an engaged, proactive citizen.

Employers and the service sector all recognise the importance employing professionals who understand the complexity of modern social processes and policies, and who appreciate the breadth and variety of different value positions and different social, cultural and economic backgrounds. Moreover, with the introduction of the Social Services and Well-being Act (Wales) 2014, there is a statutory requirement to hear the voice of service-users through the use of advocates.

The Certificate in Higher Education in Advocacy has been designed as a springboard for students wishing to enter professions working in diverse fields, for example, Community education, Education, Health and/or social care, the Police services, the Probation Service, Social enterprise, Teaching,  Trades Union representation, Voluntary organisations and Youth support

PATHWAY OPTIONS & HOW TO APPLY

How to apply


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Tuition Fees 2020/21:
£9,000 (Home/EU)
£11,850 (Overseas)

Why choose this course?

  1. All content is co-constructed with professional advocates in Wales from a wide practitioner base, which aligns with Welsh Government directives.
  2. Students are taught by Research-active staff, who also engage in theory and practice in the sector, alongside visiting speakers from a wide set of organisations.
  3. Guest lecturers embedded in practice.
  4. Has a clear focus towards the future employability of students.
  5. Opportunities to explore theory and policy in practice.

What you will learn

Course Overview

The course will be delivered through a mix of online delivery, face to face theory and practical sessions. This will be delivered over 3 days per week in a blended learning format. Theory and practical sessions will be at UWTSD’s new Carmarthen campus.

The programme team will work with students and professional partners to provide opportunities for students to gain work experience within a real industrial environment or within the university.

Module Topics

Students on all pathways will study the following modules:

  • Academic Study Skills
  • Advocacy Services in the 21st Century
  • Agency and Empowerment: Giving Individuals a Voice
  • Understanding Society: An Introduction to Sociological Theory
  • Policy in Practice and Multi-Agency Working
  • Who are We? Culture and Identity
Assessment

No exams in this programme.

Assessment is by written assignments, seminar presentations, reports, reflective diaries, leaflets and video documentaries; these assessment methods link with the development of employability skills.

Key Information

Entry Criteria

We are interested in people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals with varying levels of prior experience or qualifications.

Additional Costs

There are expected to be no additional costs for this course.

Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.

Accommodation

Please visit our Accommodation pages for more information