Training courses in Scotland by date

  • Universal credit - full service
    Level: Standard
    Scotland

    The roll out of universal credit (UC) full service is due to be completed by the end of 2018. Many more people claim UC in the full service, including families, those with health conditions and those in work. People need to make and maintain their claims online.

    This course draws on experience from areas where UC full service is operating. You will learn who is affected, how best to support them, particularly those who are vulnerable or in difficult circumstances. You will have a chance to refresh your knowledge of UC entitlement and calculations.

    The course covers:

    Thursday 28 February 2019, 10:00-16:00 Glasgow, £138 voluntary/CABx organisations, £196 statutory/other organisations, CPD hours: 5, Tutor: Henri Krishna
  • Maximising benefits for rent
    Level: Standard
    Scotland

    Thousands of tenants each year are evicted by social landlords, usually for rent arrears. Yet large amounts of housing benefit (HB) go unclaimed. With high levels of arrears in universal credit (UC), evictions seem set to be a continuing problem. This practical course is aimed at housing workers and advisers who need to maximise the uptake of housing benefit or the housing costs element of universal credit, and thereby minimise arrears and reduce the threat of eviction.

     

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  • Benefits for disabled children from age 16
    Level: Basic
    Scotland

    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:

    Tuesday 12 March 2019, 13:00-16:00 Glasgow, £45 per delegate for organisations in Scotland, CPD hours: 3, Tutor: Ed Pybus
  • Income maximisation for families
    Level: Basic
    Scotland

    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.

    The course covers:

    Wednesday 20 March 2019, 13:00-16:00 Glasgow, £45 per delegate for organisations in Scotland, CPD hours: 3, Tutor: Mark Willis
  • Social security law update
    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.

     

    The course covers:

    Thursday 21 March 2019, 10:00-16:00 Glasgow, CPD hours: 5, Tutor: Simon Osborne