This short course provides an introduction to benefits delivered by Social Security Scotland. It is aimed at advisers and other workers who have little or no knowledge of benefits.
The course covers:
• What benefits are being delivered by Social Security Scotland and who is entitled
• Who will be entitled to the forthcoming Scottish child payment
• What is next on the Scottish benefit agenda
More experienced advisers may be interested in ‘Scottish social security – an update’ on 11-12 November 2020.
This course is a standalone course, but also forms part of a series of introductory level courses ideal for those who are new to welfare benefits.
Benefits overview, 4 February 2021
Personal independence payment – an introduction, 16 February 2021
Universal credit - an introduction, 12 March 2021
The course will be delivered online as follows;
10.00 - 11.15 training session delivered via Zoom
11.15 - 11.45 break
11.45 - 1.00 training session delivered via Zoom
This is a practical course, delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, exercises and group discussion. Participants will need a Wi-Fi connection and a suitable device to access the internet. It is not recommended to join via a mobile phone. Participants will receive an email link, a few days before the start of the course, to allow access to the event.