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Online Benefits Training Courses

16 July 2020

Don’t know your UC from your PIP? Confused by the range of health and disability benefits?

DR UK is offering four essential online courses, each run in two parts and facilitated by an experienced benefits trainer.

Introduction to Welfare Benefits

Universal Credit Overview

Preparing for an Appeal Tribunal

 
The courses are aimed at staff who work in advice or advocacy who need to know more about - or need a refresher on - changes to welfare benefits and social security. They are ideal for advice workers, social workers, support workers and anyone else supporting clients with social security benefits.
 
Courses are delivered by our trusted partners the Benefits Training Company, which we help underpin by block booking dedicated places for Disability Rights UK members. We know from previous work together how knowledgeable and experienced their trainers are. 

Everything is designed to be very practical, delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, exercises and case studies, group discussion and games. Participants will be provided with e-learning supporting material including PowerPoint slides and a comprehensive training pack.

Courses sell out fast so early booking is encouraged.

Each course costs £112.50 + VAT per person for DR UK organisational members. After booking you will receive a Zoom link and supporting materials by email.

 

Universal Credit Overview will be held on 15 and 16 June. No previous experience is required although a working knowledge of the wider benefits system is helpful.

Part 1: Eligibility and rollout / The UC calculation - Tuesday 15 June 9.45am - 12.45pm

Part 2: The claims process / Work requirements and sanctions - Wednesday 16 June 9.45am - 12.45pm

Click here for more information and to book your place.

 

Introduction to Welfare Benefits will be held on 17 and 18 June. The course is aimed at professionals who work in advice or advocacy who need to know more about - or need a refresher on - changes to welfare benefits and social security.

Part 1: The structure of the system and the importance of health & disability benefits - Thursday 17 June 9.45am - 12.45pm

Part 2: Universal Credit, the wider benefits system and maximising income - Friday 18 May 9.45am - 12.45pm

Please click here for more information and to book your place.


Preparing for an Appeal Tribunal will be held on 6 and 7 July. This course is aimed at professionals who work in advice or advocacy who need to know about how to prepare an Appeal Tribunal. A working knowledge of Personal Independence Payment and the Work Capability Assessment is assumed. 

Part 1: Assessing the case, reviewing the DWP decision - Tuesday 6 July 9.45am - 12.45pm

Part 2: Composing effective written submissions, preparing claimants for appeal hearings - Wednesday 7 July 9.45am - 12.45pm

Please click here for more information and to book your place.

 

Feedback on our courses and workshops

"Independent Lives would like to say a huge thank you for being part of such a great day on Wednesday. We have had some great feedback from attendees so far, and the workshops were pitched just right. We also look forward to working with Disability Rights UK again in the future."  Charlie Willis, Independent Lives

"Tutor was very good and gave us ample time to ask questions as we went along." Shelley Leckey, Team Leader, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

"Very good course - a good grounding and foundation. I feel more confident to support clients with completing forms and answering queries."  Kathie Butcher, Gateopener, Mildenhall

"Your course on ESA was among one of the best I've been on, both in terms of information given and value for money." - Caroline Milne, Barons Court Project

“I think the course I attended was excellent and would definitely attend again.” - Gail Anderson, East Hampshire Advocacy Scheme

Further Information

To request further information, please contact training@disabilityrightsuk.org