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Program overview
1-3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Carmarthen
September 2021

Carmarthen
September 2022

Carmarthen
September 2023

Program description

Advocacy (BA)

Advocacy courses have been developed at UWTSD to ensure that the capacity of individuals to act independently and make their own free choices, empowerment and the voice of the individual and/or community is promoted in all aspects of society.

The debate around social policy and service provision has highlighted the need for professionals who are able to appreciate how social policies are continuously reconstructed and changed and the contribution to these processes from those who come from different value positions and different social, cultural and economic backgrounds.

With the introduction of the Social Services and Well-being Act (Wales) 2014, there is a statutory requirement to hear the voice of services uses through the use of advocates, both instructed and non-instructed.

This programme has been designed as sound preparation for students who wish to enter professions working in diverse fields, for example:

  • Community education
  • Educational settings
  • Health and/or social care
  • Police services
  • Probation service
  • Social enterprise
  • Teaching
  • Union representation
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Youth support

Admission requirements

  • All applicants will be required to provide a satisfactory enhanced disclosure document from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
  • 80 UCAS points.
  • Non-traditional students will be considered on their experience and individual merit.
  • Applicants with FE/Access qualifications welcomed.

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Program content

Social Studies (CertHE):

  • Academic Study Skills
  • Advocacy Services in the 21st Century
  • Agency and Empowerment: Giving Individuals a Voice
  • Understanding Society: An Introduction to Sociological Theory
  • Policy in Practice and Multi-Agency Working
  • Who are We? Culture and Identity

Advocacy (DipHE):

  • Advocacy: The Impact and Access to Advocacy
  • Placement: Methods, Theory and Policy into Practice
  • Work, Poverty and Welfare in the Modern World
  • Disability, Health and Social Care
  • Employability

Advocacy (BA):

  • Professional Practice in Advocacy
  • Advocacy: Maintaining Independency in Advocacy Provision
  • Relationships, Communication and Families in Contemporary Society
  • Entrepreneurialism
  • Dissertation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for 2021/2022: £13,500

Continuing studies

Graduates may also choose to continue studying and complete postgraduate and postgraduate research qualifications through progression on to, either, the MA Equity and Diversity in Society, or a PhD in Social Justice and Inclusion, that allow students to utilise postgraduate funding.

Career opportunities

Graduates go on to careers in a variety of fields including:

  • Advocate Support Worker – Children with learning difficulties
  • Advocate Support Worker – Residential Care for Adults
  • Business Support Officer
  • Children’s School Advocate
  • Community Engagement Advocate
  • Emerging roles within sport and film industry (responding to current events)
  • Family Liaison Officer
  • Healthcare Advocate NHS
  • Independent Advocate
  • Independent Domestic Violence Advocate
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocate
  • Independent Mental Health Advocate
  • Independent Professional Advocate
  • Lecturer BA Advocacy (with further study)
  • Local Authority Childcare Advocate
  • Manager Third Sector Voluntary Organisations
  • Pupil Advocate/Support (Additional Learning Needs)
  • Pupil Support Advocate
  • Supervised Contact Worker – Social Services
  • Volunteer Manager: Third Sector

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About this institute

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

UWTSD is the oldest University in Wales and was founded in 1822. It has campuses in rural and city locations in the UK. The University’s main campuses are situated in various locations in and around Swansea’s city centre as well...


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Contact info

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

College Road Carmarthen
SA31 3EP Carmarthen Carmarthenshire
United Kingdom

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www.uwtsd.ac.uk

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