Training courses in Scotland A-Z

  • DLA for children

    Level: Standard

    Disability living allowance (DLA) is the main way of meeting the additional needs of many children yet it is under claimed and can be hard to understand. This course looks at the DLA rules as they apply to children. It considers how to fill in the form to get the best outcome for the child.

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  • Income maximisation for carers

    Becoming a carer of a disabled person often means a drop in household income. Carers may be thinking of leaving work or trying to combine work with care.

    This one-day course gives an introduction to the main benefits available for carers and explains how to maximise income through benefit checks. It will help you support clients in making decisions about what to claim in or out of work.

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  • Income maximisation for carers

    Becoming a carer of a disabled person often means a drop in household income. Carers may be thinking of leaving work or trying to combine work with care.

    This one-day course gives an introduction to the main benefits available for carers and explains how to maximise income through benefit checks. It will help you support clients decide what to claim in or out of work.

    The course covers:

    • Meeting the conditions for carer’s allowance

    • New carer’s allowance supplement in Scotland

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  • Income maximisation for families

    Level: Basic

    This half-day course looks at changes to benefits for people starting a family and families with young children, both in and out of work.

    Maximising income in the early years is vital for children’s health, education and development. This course aims to give frontline workers a basic awareness to help you to identify problems and refer on where appropriate.

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  • Income maximisation for older people

    Older people commonly do not claim all they are entitled to. This course gives you an introduction to pension credit and aims to help you with effective benefit checks to maximise income.

     

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  • Introduction to benefits for student advisers

    This one-day course equips advisers and frontline workers who are new to benefits with a basic knowledge of social security benefits and tax credits and explains which ones further and higher education students can claim.

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  • Introduction to child poverty and financial help for families

    Level: Basic

    Many more children in Scotland will be living in poverty by 2020. This half-day course looks at why this is and which families are likely to be most affected. Participants will be encouraged to consider the steps they can take in their own roles to prepare for the predicted increase in child poverty and make a practical difference to families.

     

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  • Introduction to welfare rights

    This is essential training if you are starting off as a welfare rights adviser or need a good understanding of the benefits system. It introduces you to the key resources and skills you need and takes you through the main benefits in detail. Learning is through a mix of elearning and face-to-face training.

    When you complete the course you will be awarded a certificate and get a complimentary copy of CPAG’s Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook.

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