Advising and Supporting Older People

We have offered accredited and non-accredited training in age issues since 2008 including our award winning Advantage programme which inspired the development of Rights 4 Seniors and POP NI. Our training includes face-to-face and e-learning courses from entry to specialist levels.

I really enjoyed the whole course and I really learned a lot from it. The teaching methods and materials were excellent.

An Adviser on a recent course

Training in Age Issues

We offer training packages and single courses for those working with older people including:

  • Level 5 Award in Providing Specialist Advice to Older People on their Rights Under the Law
  • Older Person Adviser Course
  • Understanding Ageing and Working with Older People
  • Understanding Age Legislation and Social Policy in Ageing
  • Age Awareness and Working with Older People
  • An Introduction to Older People’s Benefits
  • Understanding State Retirement Pension
  • The State Retirement Pension for Beginners
  • Health Rights and Services for Older People
  • Community Care and Older People
  • Housing and Older People
The ‘Level 5 Award in Providing Specialist Advice to Older People on their Rights Under the Law’ can be studied as a stand-alone course (Award) or as part of the ‘Level 4 Certificate in Providing Specialist Legal Advice’. For further information about these qualifications visit our Vocational Training section or contact training@adviceni.net

This training was a master class in materials, delivery and content. I did not expect to enjoy it so much!

Advising and Supporting Older People

We have additional off the shelf courses in various aspects of advising and supporting older people which can be delivered on a bespoke basis:
 

Course Title Course Length
An Overview of Age Awareness ½ Day Course
Age Legislation in the Workplace ½ Day Course
Understanding Elder Abuse ½ Day Course
An Overview of Older People Benefits ½ Day Course
State Pension Reform ½ Day Course
Preparing for Retirement ½ Day Course
Mental Health and Older People 1 Day Course
An Overview of Mental Health and Older People ½ Day Course

Click here for further information about our bespoke training or contact training@adviceni.net
 

Training for Older People's Groups

We also offer training directly to older people’s groups through the following programmes:

Supporting Active Engagement
(Training on using an iPad and getting online) 
 
Manage Your Money
(Training on looking after finances in later life)

Upcoming Events

  • Adviser NI: The Complete Adviser Training Programme

    10 October 2017 - 09:30

    This exciting new qualification covers the skills, knowledge, processes and practice of providing multi-channel advice. It is taught via a face-to-face, on-line, placement, and distance learning approach allowing opportunities for application, including completion of benefit forms. The course...
  • Understanding Age Legislation and Social Policy in Ageing

    06 November 2017 - 09:30

    This detailed and comprehensive session will focus on the legal and social policy framework of aging and includes: Age Legislation in Northern Ireland including employment law and Age Ageing and Social Policy Becoming a more Age Friendly organisation Understanding demographic change and the...
  • Understanding Ageing & Working with Older People

    06 November 2017 - 09:30

    This thought provoking, practical and engaging half day session will equip individuals with essential front line skills to help anyone working directly with older people. Examine Ageing, population changes and issues affecting older people. Challenge perceptions/stereotypes. Consider how to better...
  • Understanding Age Legislation and Social Policy in Ageing

    06 November 2017 - 13:30

    This detailed and comprehensive session will focus on the legal and social policy framework of aging and includes: Age Legislation in Northern Ireland including employment law and Age Ageing and Social Policy Becoming a more Age Friendly organisation Understanding demographic change and the...
  • Adviser NI: The Complete Adviser Training Programme

    07 November 2017 - 09:30

    This exciting new qualification covers the skills, knowledge, processes and practice of providing multi-channel advice. It is taught via a face-to-face, on-line, placement, and distance learning approach allowing opportunities for application, including completion of benefit forms. The course...
  • Adviser NI: The Complete Adviser Training Programme

    05 December 2017 - 09:30

    This exciting new qualification covers the skills, knowledge, processes and practice of providing multi-channel advice. It is taught via a face-to-face, on-line, placement, and distance learning approach allowing opportunities for application, including completion of benefit forms. The course...
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Tuesday, 9 February 2016 - 12:12am