Become a qualified Community Advocate
Published by Press Office for Safety Net Associates Limited in Communities and also in Central Government, Education, Environment, Health, Housing, Local Government
The BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award for Community Advocates was launched in 2011 and is delivered through the National Neighbourhood Watch Academy, a partnership between the Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network and the Safety Net Associates Group.
The qualification enables candidates to confidently recognise and understand how they, as community advocates, can influence decision-making processes within Community Partnerships, with Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) and within their communities.
An emphasis is placed on the legislation underpinning their role within Community Partnerships as well as Government and local policy in respect of how public bodies, such as the police and schools, are required to work alongside voluntary organisations to promote neighbourhood justice and community cohesion.
The qualification is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to act as advocates for community organisations.
This qualification can be delivered either locally to your watch or partnership or at the national open programme events published on our website. As part of Neighbourhood Watch Week 2012 we are pleased to announce two national events to enable individuals engage with the qualification these tutorials will be held on the 5th of December 2012 in London and on the 12th of December 2012 in Leeds.
If these dates or venues are not convenient to you or your watch please contact us on 0845 299 7144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be arranging regional tutorial days throughout the UK and will base the location of these on those who register their interest.
There will be additional cost savings for regions who are looking to host their own tutorial events please contact us for more details.
Reduced enrolment fees
To enable learners access this much needed qualification we have already subsidised the cost to enrol from £795 to just £495 per learner.
In addition to this if you will be funding yourself or are being funded by a charity, voluntary or third sector organisation such as the Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network we will discount the course fees further to include the VAT. This will mean the total payable including VAT will be just £495 (Ordinarily £594 after VAT has been added).
To take advantage of the VAT reduced offer please use discount code CAVAT12 when making your booking at www.cspacademy.ac.uk/Book-Online.htm
At the Launch of the Qualification in 2011 Minister for Crime Prevention and Antisocial Behaviour Reduction Baroness Browning said:
"Neighbourhood Watch is a great example of how communities can come together to help reduce crime and antisocial behaviour and make our streets safer.”
"But it's important we keep this movement alive by encouraging new and more diverse membership, as well as embracing new and different ways of communicating."
Jim Maddan, Chair of the National Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network said:
"This exciting new initiative will provide a valuable resource for neighbourhood watch members who are interested in developing their personal skills."
"The Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network is indebted to Safety Net Associates for their support in developing the programme and I look forward to further collaboration between our two organisations"
The Safety Net Associates Group said:
"We are proud to have been given the opportunity to develop and deliver the new BTEC qualification in partnership with the Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network."
"We are confident that this new qualification will not only benefit the existing membership but also provide an added incentive and enabling tool for people to get involved with Community Organisations such as Neighbourhood Watch. This in turn can only benefit the communities which we are all a part of."
For further details about this qualification please contact the National Neighbourhood Watch Academy on 0845 299 7144, via email to email@example.com or visit our website at www.cspacademy.ac.uk/National-Neighbourhood-Watch-Academy.htm