Students and benefits – eligibility

Level: Standard

Many advisers work with students in both further and higher education. This one-day course explains the different benefits that further and higher education students can claim.

The course covers:

  • Definitions of full-time study and part-time study for benefits
  • Eligibility for universal credit
  • Which students can get other means-tested benefits and tax credits
  • Overview of how student funding affects benefits

This one-day course is for advisers who already have a basic knowledge of benefits and tax credits and want to know how the rules apply to students. It also provides more detail and a useful update for those who have previously attended Introduction to benefits for student advisers.