Empowerment and Advocacy QQI Level 6 (6N14538)

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his course offers opportunities for upskilling staff who provide support to marginalised, vulnerable, elderly and or people with disabilities. With the increasing pressure to provide a high quality service to our service users or client group and the added pressure of imminent HIQA inspections, the upskilling of Social care staff in residential setting can provide an additional failsafe mechanism towards ensuring the dignity and respect with which people are treated in such settings. In particular for those providers seeking to empower and support people with disabilities, service users, or clients of their services, the combination of a course that offers the understanding of Advocacy alongside the skills to support empowerment is doubly relevant. This course therefore may be suitable for :

  • A person currently working in a care setting or a carer.
  • A person with previous experience and education in social care or personal support
  • A person with volunteer experience that is specific to vulnerable people.
  • A person that can be supported by their organisation to commit to the training and have a recognition of their achievement.

€200 Fee Concessions Available

Revised Training Dates / Times

  • Friday 13 November 10:30 am- 4:30 pm
  • Friday 27 November 10:30 am - 4:30 pm


Westside Resource Centre, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway. www.westsideresourcecentre.ie

All applicants are subject to eligibility criteria and must demonstrate suitability to pursue a QQI Level 6 Award. Register your interest or contact Cathy McGrath on 086 384 7440 / events@disability-federation.ie.

Course Details

€200 Fee Concessions Available

Learners on this course will be facilitated to:

  • Discuss the overall concept of empowerment.
  • Explain how empowerment is a vital part of how people with disabilities are supported to achieve self defined visions of a desirable future.
  • Outline the history of empowerment for people with disabilities including the development of a legislative basis for advocacy.
  • Cite and elaborate on a number of models / methods / strategies as a means of empowering people with a disability on a daily basis, including the models of advocacy and coaching
  • Facilitate a service user in assertiveness, choice rights and responsibilities and effective communication.
  • Evaluate empowerment in the working environment and explore some theories that will assist in measuring empowerment and reviewing a learner’s own role in terms of its empowering nature.
  • Review learner’s role regarding job satisfaction and how this can impact on their role as an empowering support worker with some strategies to influence your work environment.

Course Delivery

This course, which is a component of a BA in Applied Social Care 7M15632 offered through the Open Training College (OTC) will be delivered through a 'blended learning’ approach. Resource material will be offered in advance of the course, and the workshop format provides for intense input over a condensed 2 & 1/2 day delivery. Participants will also have opportunity to complete assignments over a period of time ensure that learning will be ‘on the job’, classroom based & and personally reflective thereby providing a true learning experience.


All applicants are subject to eligibility criteria and must demonstrate suitability to pursue a QQI Level 6 Award. Click here to register online today or contact Cathy McGrath on 086 384 7440 / events@disability-federation.ie.

CPTN has been developed with the support of the Wheel Training Links Programme 2014-2016

Published 08 September 2015

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