Advice NI - Benefits & Welfare Reform

Social Security benefits and welfare reform is a core area of training at Advice NI. We offer training in both the current benefits system and the system post-Welfare Reform. Our training in this area is dynamic and regularly updated to reflect the ever-changing subject area.

Training packages

We offer training packages and single courses to future proof your knowledge of the Social Security system and prepare you for welfare reform. This includes:

  • The Welfare Reform Training Programme
  • An Overview of Welfare Reform and the Mitigations Package
  • An Introduction to Universal Credit
  • An Introduction to Personal Independence Payments
  • The State Retirement Pension for Beginners
  • What You Need to Know About Child Maintenance

We have additional off the shelf courses in the following areas of Social Security Benefits and Welfare Reform which can be delivered on a bespoke basis:

Course Title

Course Length

An Introduction to Older People’s Benefits

2 Day Course

An Introduction to Younger People’s Benefits

1 Day Course

An Overview of Younger People’s Benefits

½ Day Course

An Overview of Older People Benefits

½ Day Course

Understanding State Retirement Pension

2 Day Course

State Pension Reform

½ Day Course

An Overview of Welfare Benefits (Existing System)

½ Day Course

An Introduction to Benefits and Tax Credits (Existing System)

1 Day Course

Overview of Welfare Reform and PIP

1 Day Course

Impact of Welfare Reform on People with Disabilities

½ Day Course

Overview of the Impact of Welfare Reform

½ Day Course

Financial Inclusion and Welfare Reform

½ Day Course

Further information about our bespoke training can be found here.

Vocational training in welfare rights

The Legal Advice qualifications offered by Advice NI include units on ‘Providing Initial Legal Advice in Welfare Rights’ and ‘Providing Legal Advice and Casework in the Area of Welfare Rights’ which can be studied within the full qualifications or as stand-alone units. See our Vocational Qualifications section.

For further information contact training@adviceni.net

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