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UCAS CODE: 6X7S

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Carmarthen Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

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.

Why choose this course?

  • This is the first Advocacy (BA) qualification in Wales and the UK.
  • All content is co-constructed with professional advocates in Wales from a wide practitioner base, which aligns with Welsh Government directives.
  • Research-active staff, who also engage in theory and practice in the sector, alongside visiting speakers from a wide set of organisations.
  • Guest lecturers embedded in practice.
  • Opportunities to explore theory and policy in practice via placement and volunteering opportunities.

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

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.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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UCAS Points : 80

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University information

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

  • University League Table

    103rd

  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    75th out of 79 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    60th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    64th

    48

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