An Accredited Guide to Welfare Reforms (Run 6 - Belfast - March 2017)

Thursday, 23 March 2017 - 10:00am to Thursday, 6 April 2017 - 4:00pm

This interactive course covers all aspects of current welfare reforms including PIP, ESA changes, Discretionary Support, and changes to housing related benefits. It explores sanctions, mitigations, and challenging decisions (e.g. mandatory reconsiderations). The course will fully equip advisers with the knowledge and skills needed for welfare reform as well as practical experience such as completing the new benefit forms. It is accredited with OCNNI at Level 3 and worth 18 CPD hours. The course will run over 3 days from 10am to 4pm each day.
Who Should Attend: 
This course is recommended for Advisers (including volunteers) and other colleagues wanting to develop and/or accredit their knowledge of Welfare Reforms.
The cost of the course is £450 per person which includes OCNNI registration and certification fees. The Department for Communities will fund the cost of the course for frontline council-funded advice providers.
CPD Hours: 
This course is worth 18 CPD hours.
Education/Professional Framework: 
The course covers all DfC Welfare Reform training requirements for council-funded advisers. This course can be used as evidence towards a range of units in our Advice and Guidance NVQ’s and Legal Advice qualifications including ‘Understanding the Importance of Legislation and Procedures’ (Unit 30). It is also linked to the National Occupational Standards for Legal Advisers including ‘IB19 – First Line Welfare Rights and Legal Advice’.
The course is Northern Ireland’s first accredited Welfare Reform qualification. It is accredited with OCNNI at Level 3.
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 1:35pm