Introduction to Benefits and Tax Credits


This two day training course provides participants with an introduction to the benefits and tax credits system.

About the Course

Covering a range of benefits including: Tax Credits, Income Support, Income Based JSA, Employment Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, Pension Credit, Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Carers Allowance, and the Social Fund.

Learners are provided with a range of information including an overview of each benefit, eligibility criteria, amounts, and income and capital rules. 

Who Should Attend?

The course is aimed at advisers, community champions interested in advice work, and those working in the subject areas. 

Location / Time / Date

This two day course will run on 2 and 3 December 2013. It will be delivered at Advice NI offices in Belfast. The course runs from 9.30am to 4.00pm (approximately).


£100 Age NI members
£140 Voluntary & community organisations 
£220 Statutory & private organisations

Educational / Professional framework

This course can be used as evidence towards a range of units in the Advice NI Advice and Guidance NVQs at Level 3 Certificate and Level 4 Diploma 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 and IB20 - Welfare Rights and Legal Advice Care-Work.


For further information about the course please contact:

Ryan Fitzsimmons, Training and Development Practitioner
Advice NI, 1 Rushfield Avenue, Belfast, BT7 3FP
Tel: 028 9064 5919


opens link in new window Advice NI Training Booking Form (Doc 1MB)

Age NI office:
028 9024 5729

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