Advocacy Training Courses


Our comprehensive training in the statutory roles of IMHA , IMCAIMCA DoLS and care Act Advocacy. covers all the elements required to enable advocates to practice in these statutory roles. These two day courses can be delivered to groups in your offices or a training venue near, or at our training centre on the Wirral (between Chester & Liverpool).

Please contact us and we can discuss your requirements. Our training is delivered to the high standard you would expect. Many of the courses are delivered by experienced advocates with a live case load. This enables trainers to:-  share relevant, up-to-date experiences and real life learning experiences with all the course participants.

Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy 2 day practitioner training course

This form outlines more detail about the course, aims & objectives and aims to find out a bit more about you and your expectations whilst you are completing IMCA training with us.

What is the course about?

The course will equip candidates with the confidence, knowledge and understanding to practice as an IMCA. Course Dates and Booking.

Independent Mental Health Advocacy Training 2 day practitioner course

This form outlines more detail about the course, aims & objectives and aims to find out a bit more about you and your expectations whilst you are completing IMHA training with us.

What is the course about?

The course will equip candidates with the confidence, knowledge and understanding to practice as an IMHA. Course Dates and Booking.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) 2 day practitioner training

This form outlines more detail about the course, aims & objectives and aims to find out a bit more about you and your expectations whilst you are completing DoLS IMCA training course with us.

What is the course about?

The course will equip candidates with the confidence, knowledge and understanding to practice as a DoLS IMCA. Course Dates and Booking.

Care Act Advocacy 2 Day Practitioner Training Course

This form outlines more detail about the course, aims & objectives and aims to find out a bit more about you and your expectations whilst you are completing Care Act training with us.

What is the course about?

The course will equip candidates with the confidence, knowledge and understanding to practice the new Care Act 2014.  Below is an outline of the training topics covered:

Care Act principles in the individual (adult and carer) journey: from first contact to review including,

  • Support planning
  • Well being
  • Prevent, delay and reduce
  • Integration co-operation and partnership
  • How to make an eligibility determination for adults and for carers
  • Next steps after and within assessment
  • Ensuring assessment is appropriate and proportionate
  • Preparing for assessment
  • Supported Self-Assessment


Advocacy Qualifications

(City & Guilds)

These qualifications are work-based – candidates evidence learning outcomes by building a portfolio of work which demonstrates their ability, skills, and experience and how they have applied it in practical settings. The IAQ was introduced in response to a need felt by the advocacy sector and the government to improve standards and consistency of practice in advocacy across the UK. The qualifications set out the standards which advocates should work towards. For the statutory advocacy services – IMHA, IMCA, and DoLS - the Qualifications are compulsory.

We deliver the qualification very much on a one-to-one basis ensuring that each advocate understands how to create their portfolio of evidence, how to match their experience to the learning outcomes. A named assessor who is also an experienced advocate guides them through the process and answer their questions as they occur. We use experienced and practicing advocates from our parent organisation, Wired, as assessors. This gives candidates access to a wealth of knowledge on the theory behind independent advocacy as well as the reassurance that their assessor has a detailed understanding of the issues advocates experience in their roles.

Advocacy Qualification Options

  • Single Unit qualification only - £590. Plus vat

  • Single Unit and training (To include unit qualification and 2 day specialism training ) - £690. Plus vat

  • 4 core units – 301 – 304 (includes optional training sessions for 301 and 304) - £750 plus vat

  • Certificate  qualification only (four core units plus 1 specialism)  - £1340 plus vat

  • Certificate and training  (Includes qualification plus 1 x 2 day specialism training and 1 day each optional training for units 301 and 304) - £1495 plus vat

  • Care Act Certificate and additional training,4 core units plus specialism Unit  and following training, 2 day care act training, 2 day IMCA training, 2 day DoLs training, 1 day optional training for each of the units 301 and 304 - £1,795 plus vat

  • Diploma qualification only  - 4 core units and 2 specialism Units (includes optional training for units 301 and 304) - £1,930 plus vat

  • Diploma and training – 4 core units and 2 specialism (includes 2 x 2 day specialism training plus 1 day optional training for each of the 301 and 304 core units) - £2,100 plus vat

  • Diploma plus 1 specialism unit and training – 4 core units plus 3 specialism units (suggest IMCA, DoLs, Care Act), includes 2 day training sessions for IMCA, DoLs and Care Act plus optional 1 day each for core units 301 and 304 - £2,950. Plus vat

  • Diploma plus 2 specialism units and training – 4 core units plus 4 specialism units (this might include IMHA, IMCA, Dols, Care Act,  Adult Advocacy, Management or legislation units) Includes 2 day training for each of the 4 specialism units plus 1 day each optional training for each of the core units 301 and 304 - £3,680 plus vat


For more information on any of the above qualifications please contact Inclusive Access

Call: 0151 653-7111

Email: accessIA@inclusiveaccess.co.uk