Advocacy Practice Award,
SCQF level 7 .
REACH Advocacy Practice Award is a SCQF level 7 qualification which provides candidates with an education and training in Human Rights Based Advocacy.
The award consists of candidates participating in a 3 to 5 day induction and a 12-14 week online programme where candidates learn to build and develop a portfolio of human rights based case studies. These case studies will derive from candidates' personal work experiences and they will learn to apply the tools of a human rights based approach (FAIR model and PANEL principles) to these cases. In doing this, candidates learn to reflect on their own work experience and how to improve their advocacy skills through applying a human rights based approach in their work.
Why study with REACH? .
REACH is the only SQA accredited course in human rights based advocacy. As the course focuses on human rights, it is relevant for everyone and covers all protected characteristic groups.
What participants will learn.
Gaining access to information about support services
Being able to express their needs/ client needs and exert choice
Improved communication and advocacy skills
Empowerment through knowledge
Having their expertise formally recognised through the accreditation
participants benefits will include :
Participants will learn about the rights-based tools covering the
relationship between duty bearers and rights holders through
increased understanding and application of Rights,
Representation, and Responsibilities. These include:
The PANEL principles of Advocacy (Participation,
Accountability, Non-discrimination and equality,
Empowerment and Legality)
The role of the Advocate
Communication of the Advocate
Understanding equality, diversity and inclusion
Understanding the importance of confidentiality and
Understanding advocacy standards
Participants will learn about and be able to apply the following in their professional and personal lives:
Human Rights Act
Different types of advocacy
FAIR Model (Facts, Analyse rights at stake, Identification
of shared responsibilities, Review actions)
Wider community benefits :
Supports the development of services that aim to achieve social justice, therefore reducing social exclusion.
Provides opportunities for individuals, families and communities to participate in collective human rights based advocacy.
Promotes the skills of people in the community to support and sustain a more equal and tolerant society.