YVC Training


At YVC Training, we offer both accredited and non-accredited training.


All our training has been designed and is delivered by practising specialists. Our advocacy training is run by highly experienced practising advocates with a mix of specialisms. Our learning disabilities training courses are co-produced and co-delivered by our Experts by Experience.

All courses are aimed at professionals with a connection to advocacy or people with learning disabilities. We deliver  to mixed public groups or on a bespoke basis to meet the needs of individual organisations. 

Our accredited training offer is:

  • City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Independent Advocacy

  • Independent Advocacy specialist units:

    • 305 - Providing Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy

    • 306 - Providing Independent Mental Health Advocacy

    • 310 - Providing Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

    • 313 - Providing Independent Advocacy Support under the Care Act 2014

Our non-accredited training options are:

DOLS awareness and safeguards

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Capacity Awareness

End of life under the Mental Capacity Act

Best Interest assessments and decisions

Understanding the role of a qualified advocate

Introduction to advocacy

Working with people with learning disabilities

For more information or to book a place on our next course please contact Andrew Crosbie or call us on 0191 478 64 72.

Testimonials for our training:

"This was time well spent, the two days absolutely flew past because we were so engaged"

"This was an excellent informative course and I really enjoyed the workshops"

"I was over-awed by the amount of knowledge and experience the tutors were able to share, that is what set this course apart from others"

"The tutors were excellent, very knowledgeable and the balance of theory and discussion made the learning so much more meaningful"



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Company limited by guarantee No. 6654142

Tel: 0191 4786472