Monthly Archives: May 2016

New Credit Rated Scottish Advocacy Practitioner Qualification

 The Advocacy Project are proud to announce the launch of a new practice qualification for independent advocates. Following collaboration with Edinburgh Napier University Credit Rating Team and the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework, the new qualification ‘The Professional Practice Award’ (PPA) is now being undertaken by 16 advocates at The Advocacy Project. Over the next 9 months another 20 advocates will be joining the program. The PPA has been developed by us and is about advocacy and individual rights in Scotland and is open firstly to advocates at The Advocacy Project and later this year to the SIAA advocacy sector in Scotland. The PPA has been credit rated by Edinburgh Napier and is a great opportunity for advocates to get a formal Scottish qualification in advocacy. To find out more of have a chat about the PPA contact Gerry McGuire at the Advocacy Project.             

Deaf Awareness Week 2016

This week is Deaf Awareness Week. As an organisation we strive to be deaf aware and utilise communication tools where we can identify a role, whether its for our clients or individuals from other agencies we worth with. We also have two advocacy workers qualified in Level 3 British Sign Language (BSL)! You can read more about Deaf Awareness Week on the Action on Hearing Loss website Thanks for reading!