Courses

Welfare Benefits Updater Course

20th November 2017

10am to 4pm

This course aims to look at recent and imminent changes in regulations, caselaw and policy and practice. It covers -

Tutor: Daphne Hall

Level: Adviser

Booking: Online or contact us

Welfare Benefits for Young People: AN INTRODUCTION

To be confirmed

In house training available

10am – 4pm

This course gives an overview of the benefits system with a particular focus on young peoples entitlement. By the end of the course participants should be able to advise clients of the right benefits for them and help clients get the maximum amount of benefit available.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

Tutor: Clare Knapman and Janet Sheridan

Level: Introductory

Booking: Online or contact us



Supporting clients with financial capability Skills

In house training available

10am-4pm

This all day course helps frontline workers understand key financial capability issues, such as budgeting, saving, opening a bank account, dealing with debt issues and dealing with financial emergencies.Participants will understand how to support their clients better, with tips for helping clients maximise their income and budgeting as well as how to support clients with debt.

Trainer: Clare Knapman

Level: Introductory

Booking: Online or contact us


Introduction to benefits for European nationals

Date to be confirmed

10am- 4pm

Advising European nationals on their entitlements to social security benefits can be complex. How long does someone need to be here? What are their rights to benefits if they stop working? When is a family member in the UK relevant? This introductory level course will explain how the right to reside and habitual residence tests operate in the different benefits and will set out the main groups of EEA nationals and their family members who can satisfy these tests and be entitled to benefit.
The course is suitable for those with a working knowledge of benefits, but who are less familiar with advising EEA nationals.

Trainer: Rebecca Walker

Level: Adviser

Booking: Online or contact us


WELFARE BENEFITS: AN OVERVIEW:

Tuesday 7th November

(In house training available)

10am - 4pm

An excellent introductory course explaining the welfare benefits system. This one day course will give you the tools and information you need to assist clients. Topics include a general overview of the different types of benefits; analysing an ESA and Personal Independence Payment application; and recent changes to the benefit system including how to complete Universal Credit calculations. The focus will be on identifying those benefits to which clients are entitled and maximising clients income.

Level: Introductory

Booking: Online or contact us

UNIVERSAL CREDIT

New dates to follow

(In house courses available)

9.30am – 4pm

With full roll out now nationwide this courses prepares you for Universal Credit in your area. It examines the structure of universal credit, how it will be calculated and administered, and explores which groups will gain, compared to the present system, and which will be relatively worse off. It is aimed at advice worker level.

Tutor: Daphne Hall

Level: Introductory

Booking: Online or contact us


ESA:The basics

in house

10am - 2pm

This short course provides a clear overview of Employment and Support Allowance.

Participants will understand the basic qualifying conditions for ESA; what will happen to claimants during the assessment and main phases of ESA; how to fill in the ESA50 questionnaire effectively, in detail and with confidence; have an overview of the appeals process.

Booking: Online or contact us



BAILIFF LAW: ENFORCEMENT ACT

10am – 4pm

The introduction of the Tribunals, Courts & Enforcement Act 2007 will completely reshape bailiff law. This means a new set of rules and a new fee scale applicable to all bailiffs. This course addresses dealing with county court bailiffs, council tax, fines or parking with an opportunity to consider the likely problems and possibilities of the new law.

This course covers:

Tutor: John Kruse

Level: Adviser

Booking: Online or contact us

PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENT - The basics

Thursday 7th December 2017

10am – 2pm

In house Course available

PIP has replaced DLA for working age clients and with a different structure to DLA and completely new assessment criteria this course is essential for anyone advising sick or disabled clients. The practical course is designed for those workers helping clients with PIP applications and uses practical examples to enable advisers to complete the claim and explains how clients will be assessed.

Tutor: Janet Sheridan

Level: Introductory

Booking: Online or contact us


Welfare Benefits for Older People

Tuesday 13th February 2018

In house course available

10am - 4pm

For those above working age the benefits system is very different and this course will explain these major differences. We will cover Pension Credit (including calculating); State Retirement Pension and changes in 2016; Carers Allowance; Attendance Allowance- how to qualify and claim and Council Tax Benefit. We will also include issues such as Winter Fuel Payments, etc This course is aimed at those working with older people and who would like a clear overview of the benefits system for this client group.

Level: Introductory

Booking: Online or Contact us


WELFARE BENEFITS FOR CLIENTS WITH DISABILITIES – An
Introduction

In house course available

Tuesday 23rd January

This course focuses on those benefits for clients with disabilities. By the end of the course participants will have an awareness of benefits available to those with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions; understand the requirements of the limited
capability for work assessments (ESA); understand requirements for Personal Independence Payment (PIP); Understand how Disability Living Allowance fits in.

Level: Introductory

Booking: Online or Contact us