Social and Health Education Project Certificate: ‘Introduction to Advocacy’

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Social and Health Education Project Certificate:
‘Introduction to Advocacy’

Closing Date: Friday 26th November

Are you interested in learning about what advocacy involves? Are you thinking about how you might be able to better support others to access their rights and entitlements? Do you have a strong commitment to social justice and promoting equality with people who are marginalised? This part-time SHEP course, may be of interest to you.

About the ‘Introduction to Advocacy’ Course

This course is now open for applications. Please see link to application form and further information below. This is a SHEP certified course.

This SHEP course will be of interest to a wide variety of people including those already involved in advocacy as well as those interested in supporting others people through advocacy.

What will make this programme unique is that it will take place in the context of the SHEP Advocacy Project that provides advocacy support to adults with disabilities. This means that the programme will have the benefit of being informed by the day to day reality of advocacy practice in the area of disability. The training will be facilitated by experienced advocacy practitioners and trainers. The course will be delivered online and ‘in person’ following public health regulations. Starting in January 2022, The course will run over a four-month period on Tuesday evenings. The course involves 11 2.5 hour sessions (one evening per week) and three Saturdays.

Course Aim

The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to advocacy to those who already use advocacy skills in their life or work or to those with a clear interest in supporting self and others through advocacy. Learners who successfully complete this course will acquire knowledge, skills and understanding which will help them to practice principled advocacy, in a voluntary or paid capacity, in diverse or changing contexts. Completion of this course is a prerequisite for those who may wish to apply to volunteer and/or undertake contracted work with the SHEP Advocacy Project.


This course is under-pinned by SHEP’s philosophy that self-awareness and self-knowledge when combined with a commitment to community action is the basis for personal and social transformation. It is also informed by SHEP’s commitment to equality, social justice and social transformation.

For further information

Please go to this link on the Social and Health Education Project website:

For more information please contact Deirdre Lillis, course co-ordinator at

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
12th Nov, 2021
Online / Cork
Expiry Date
26th Nov, 2021