Achieving the Award

QPMIt takes between 3 – 6 months for most organisations to achieve the QPM.  This is dependent on your organisation’s size and structure and how quickly you complete and return documents.


The first step in your QPM journey is to fill in your Pre-Assessment Questionnaire. We encourage advocacy providers to:

  • review the Assessment Workbook
  • be confident that their advocacy services are delivered in line with the definition of advocacy and the Advocacy Charter as a whole
  • undertake development activity needed to demonstrate compliance to QPM standards
  • be confident they can complete their desktop submission in 3-4 months from receipt. We will not accept desktop submissions after 6 months.

If you have any questions or queries about the QPM that aren’t included in our FAQs section, then please contact us at