Search CPAG in Scotland's training courses and events

  • Social security law update

    Area: Scotland

    Social security law and tax credit law can change from day to day and advisers need to keep abreast of developments to advise their clients correctly. Arranged under topic headings and concentrating on caselaw, this essential one-day course looks at the most important changes in benefit and tax credits law from the previous six months.

     

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  • Students and benefits - an update

    Area: Scotland

    Make sure you know what benefit changes are in the pipeline and likely to affect students, in particular with the introduction of universal credit. The course is for advisers with a good working knowledge of the benefits and tax credits systems as they apply to students, and updates advisers on changes, rather than on existing rules.

    This essential half-day course focuses on recent developments and forthcoming changes in benefits and tax credits aimed specifically at students, and the impact more general changes might have on students.

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  • Students and benefits – an update

    Area: Scotland

    Make sure you know what benefit changes are in the pipeline and likely to affect students. Welfare reform is changing the face of our benefits system with many changes made and others still to come.

    This essential half-day course focuses on recent developments and forthcoming changes in benefits and tax credits aimed specifically at students, and the impact more general changes might have on students.

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  • Students and benefits – eligibility

    Level: Standard
    Area: Scotland

    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.

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  • Students and benefits – the basics

    Level: Basic
    Area: Scotland

    This half-day course provides a basic overview of social security benefits and tax credits, and which further and higher education students might be able to claim them. The course is for student advisers and other frontline workers who are new to benefits.

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  • Training for trainers

    Area: Scotland

    This two-day course aims to increase the skills and confidence of those new to training and to allow more experienced trainers to re-examine their style and methods.

     

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    • How adults learn
    • How to design and plan a course
    • Methods and techniques that make training interesting, varied and enjoyable
    • Dealing with difficult situations
    • How to run a training session

     

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  • Two-child limit in UC and tax credits

    Area: Scotland

    The two-child limit is perhaps the most controversial welfare reform measure yet, affecting large numbers of low-income families both in and out of work. This half-day course looks in detail at how it is being implemented, who is affected and when exceptions apply. It also provides participants with an opportunity to explore implications in the context of human rights and share updates on legal challenges.

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  • UC for people with ill health and disabilities

    Area: Scotland

    With universal credit (UC) full service expected to operate across the country by the end of 2018, many more people with disabilities and health conditions will be claiming UC for the first time. This course looks at the UC rules that particularly affect ill or disabled people. It will equip you to advise clients about the transfer to UC, including through changes of circumstances such as failing a work capability assessment. You will also explore how conditionality and awards change as people move into work, or become unable to work.

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