Advice NI - Advising & 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.



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



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 TitleCourse Length
An Overview of Age Awareness½ Day Course
Age Legislation in the Workplace½ Day Course
Understanding Elder Abuse½ Day Course
An Overview of Older People Benefits½ Day Course
State Pension Reform½ Day Course
Preparing for Retirement½ Day Course
Mental Health and Older People1 Day Course
An Overview of Mental Health and Older People½ Day Course

Click here for further information about our bespoke training or contact

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