Self Advocacy


Self-Advocacy will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to speak on his or her own…


Self-Advocacy will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to speak on his or her own behalf to ensure a dignified existence.

Aims & Objectives

  • Explain the meaning of self-advocacy
  • Describe the main values and beliefs of self-advocacy
  • Outline the rights that people from minority groups have currently and additional rights that should be included in further legislation
  • List the main support organisations for minority groups

Course Content

  • Demonstrate an awareness of self by exploring strengths, interests, ability to share problems, ability to make choices, knowing what you want, emotions, areas for improvement, goals
  • Communicate effectively by recognising factors which contribute to and impede communication including context, timing, clarity of message, status, body language
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the self-advocacy methodologies required to find solutions to real or fictional personal issues by using a range of advocacy skills on identified issues, identifying relevant support person/organisation, being clear about what you want, planning appropriate methodology, implementing plans
  • Evaluate, with guidance, own performance of the skills of advocacy by reflecting on areas where performance was satisfactory and where it could be improved.

Please Note:

This course is offered free of charge to social welfare recipients subject to a minimum number of participants.

Alice Quinlan (Manager Mobile IT)

PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) Graduate Diploma Advanced Materials BSc Applied Physics Alice has over 10 years’ experience as a trainer and has been the manager of Mobile IT for the past two years. During that time, she has been responsible for organising courses, curriculum design and recruiting and pre-screening for courses, running courses and ensuring sufficient support post course.

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