Training courses in Scotland A-Z

  • Appeals to the Upper Tribunal

    This course is essential for anyone who wants to challenge decisions of the First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) effectively. The main aim of the course is to give you an understanding of what is an error of law and practice in finding errors of law in the First-tier Tribunal statement of reasons.

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  • Becoming an effective trainer

    This two-day interactive and practical course is designed to increase your skills and confidence if you are new to training, and to enable you to re-examine and update your style and methods if you are a more experienced trainer.   

    The course covers: 

    How adults learn 

    How to design and plan a course

    Methods and techniques that make training interesting, varied and enjoyable 

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  • Benefit basics 2019

    Level: Basic

    This popular two-day course is aimed at professionals and volunteers who work with people on low incomes. It aims to help you support your clients to maximise their income and know when to refer on for more advice. The course gives a broad overview of the social security system. It has the latest information about benefit changes if you want to stay up to date.

    The course covers:

    • Benefits available to different client groups

    • Structure of the benefit system

    • Basic benefit checks

    • How to claim and who to contact

    • Dealing with problems

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  • Benefits for disabled children and their families

    Level: Basic

    This half-day course offers practical advice on how to check that a family is getting all they should and how you can help them make claims effectively. It aims to give you an understanding of the benefits system, help you recognise important issues, identify points when a family’s entitlement may change and know when to refer for specialist advice.

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  • Benefits for disabled children from age 16

    Level: Basic
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    • Tuesday 10 March 2020, 13:00-16:00 Glasgow, £45 per delegate for organisations in Scotland,
      Training CPD hours: 
      3
      , Tutor: Ed Pybus

      This basic level course focuses on the transition to adult benefits from age 16 for young people with disabilities or health problems who still live at home.

      It looks at changes to disability benefits for the young person, and considers the circumstances in which a young person can claim adult benefits in their own right while still living at home.

      The course covers:

      • A brief introduction to personal independence payment, and an update on the devolution of disability benefits

      • The differences between being a child and an adult in the benefits system

      • How family benefits might change when a young person turns 16

      The course is aimed at anyone working with disabled young people aged 16-19. It assumes no previous knowledge of the benefits system.

      Book this course at the special price of £45 per person or book it as an in-house course for £250 in total for up to 20 people for organisations in Scotland.

      ‘CLEAR INFORMATION WHICH CAN BE PASSED ON TO PEOPLE I SUPPORT’

      ‘VERY USEFUL FOR OUR CLIENT BASE’

  • Benefits for disabled students

    Level: Standard

    This half-day course aims to provide participants with an understanding of the social security benefits and tax credits that can be claimed by students with a disability or long-term health condition. It will also cover the situation where someone falls ill during their course, which may require them to take time out.

    The course covers:

    • The different benefits that are available for people with a disability or long-term health condition

    • Universal credit rules for disabled students

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  • Benefits for EEA nationals

    Level: Standard

    This one-day standard level course looks at the benefit rules that particularly affect EEA nationals. Focusing on the operation of the right to reside, habitual residence and past presence tests in social security benefits, this course covers the ways that recent changes have impacted on EEA nationals and their family members.

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  • Benefits for people from abroad

    Level: Standard

    This two-day course aims to equip you to advise claimants from abroad, both European and non-European nationals. Using a step-by-step approach and practical examples, it helps you understand how the residence and presence and immigration status tests operate in social security benefits and how they can be satisfied.

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