Community Law Service (Northampton and County) are leading the way in providing specialist welfare benefits training courses, debt and financial capability training courses in the county.
We are able to bring our training courses to you or you are welcome to come to our fully equiped training room at our main advice centre in Northampton.
Please contact us to discuss your organisation's individual training course needs.
Community Law Service Training Courses
Please click the training courses below for more information about our scheduled courses. Our new Autumn/ Winter Training Schedule will appear here soon.
We are very pleased to announce that our training courses are now AdviceUK accredited and attract SRA (Solicitor's Regulatory Authority)/ CPD points!
New courses: New courses are being added all the time or contact us to discuss your training requirements and how we can develop and deliver sessions tailored to your individual needs.
Remember: our course calender shows our current schedule running from our Northampton Training venue, but we can arrange to tailor and deliver any of our courses especially for your staff at our venue or another venue convenient for you.
Benefit Challenges Training Course
An intermediate level training course on challenging benefit decisions - including information on the Mandatory Reconsideration and appeals process
Benefits for sick & disabled claimants Training Course
A beginner level course covering benefits for sick & disabled claimants for less experienced advisors
Budgeting Training Course
A half day session giving practical advice in assisting service users to manage their finances
Effective Completion of Disability Benefits forms Training Course
A beginner level course offering a practical approach to completing disability forms
Housing - Homelessness and Housing Allocations training course
An overview of homelessness and housing allocation
Housing - Mortgages & Repossession
A basic level course focussing on mortgaged properties.
Housing - Posession & Eviction
This basic level course deals with posession procedings and eviction warrents.
Housing - Understanding Tenancies
A basic level course looking a different types of tenancies.
Introduction to Benefits for non-advisors Training Course
A beginner level course to introduce non-advice workers to the basics of welfare benefits
Introduction to Debt Issues Training Course
a full day intensive course to introduce various aspects of Debt.
Introduction to Employment & Support Allowance Training Course
A beginner level course covering all aspects of Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)
Introduction to Immigration Issues
A basic level course providing general information on Immigration issues for non-immigration specialist advisors.
Introduction to means-tested benefits training course
A basic level course covering the fundamentals of means-testing in the current Welfare Benefits system and under Universal Credit.
Overview of Debt Relief Orders Training Course
A half day course explaining the basics about Debt Relief Orders for non-money advisors.
Personal Independence Payments (PIP) Training Course
An introduction to the Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
Preparing for Appeals Training Course
A training course for experienced advisors who wish to develop their skills in assisting with reviews and appeals - focussing on disability benefits
Universal Credit Training Course
An introduction to the new Universal Credit.
Welfare Benefits & EU Nationals Training Course
An intermediate level training course covering the particular rules relating to entitlement to benefits for EU nationals
Welfare Benefits & Immigration Training Course
An intermediate level course covering the particular rules for non-UK nationals accessing the benefit system
Welfare Benefits for Pension-Age Claimants Training Course
A Beginner level training course covering welfare benefits for claimants over pension age
Welfare Benefits Update Training Course
Updated for Spring 2016! this training course covers the latest changes and developments in benefits.
Welfare Reform Training Course
A review of the provisions and implications of the Welfare Reform Act 2012. A full day training course, with lunch provided