Certificate in Advocacy
7 weeks part-time
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The aim of this programme is to allow learners develop a skill set that will allow them to advocate for their own needs or to advocate for others. Advocacy constitutes a critical element in protecting and progressing the rights of those people who have, traditionally, been excluded from mainstream activities in Irish society.
This acknowledgment is supported by key reports, research and development of services such as the National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities and the establishment of the Advocacy Initiative. This programme provides an entry route for learners who wish to take an introductory programme in advocacy skills.
Advocacy is a set of hands-on technical skills and practices needed to effectively press for change. It is also the foundation of active citizenship, a process through which ordinary people learn to participate in decision making at all levels. The aim of this programme is to allow learners to develop a skill set that will allow them to advocate for their own needs or as an advocate for others.
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Applicants will be selected by the programme board in association with various centres across the region. All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.
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