Learning to Advise Training (10 days)

“Trainer very knowledgeable – excellent training skills.”

Yumei Clark, Oxfordshire Chinese Community and Advice Centre

“Excellent course – found it most useful.”

Alison Lawson – Severnside Housing


Next full Programme (Summer) 9 May to 11 July 2017

In 2017 we will run the entire programme three times, starting dates 24 January, 9 May and 26 September 2017.

Entire 10-day course: Members £565, Voluntary sector £700 + VAT, All others £825 + VAT

Who is this course for?

This course is for front-line advisers, including those going into advice work for the first time and those already working in the field. You’ll gain an understanding of the whole sector and feel confident in giving better quality advice and making appropriate referrals. The single module option is particularly suited to advisers looking for an introduction to a particular area of social welfare law.

What does the course cover?

The course consists of five modules: advice skills, welfare benefits, debt and money advice, employment law, housing and homelessness. Each module maps against the knowledge requirements of the National Occupational Standards for Legal Advice; the relevant units are shown on the modules page. The course provides you with the underpinning knowledge requirements for the Advice & Guidance vocational qualification and the Legal Advice vocational qualification at Level 3.  AdviceUK CPD hours – 5 per day (50 in total if you attend the full 10 week course)

Dates for current course:

  • Tues 24 Jan Advice Skills Day 1
  • Tues  31 Jan Advice Skills Day 2
  • Tues 7 February Welfare Benefits Day 1
  • Tues  14 February Welfare Benefits Day 2
  • Tues  21 February Money Advice Day 1
  • Tues  28 February Money Advice Day 2
  • Tues  7 March Employment Law
  • Housing and homelessness* ask us for details of dates
  • Housing and homelessness* ask us for details of dates
  • Tues  28 March Advice Skills Day 3

(*these modules are kindly provided by the NHAS: a partnership of Shelter and CAB)

To make a booking, please complete the booking form attached below and forward to us at AdviceUK, WB1, PO Box 70716, London EC1P 1GQ or send it by email to training@adviceuk.org.uk.

Attached documents

Word icon Training booking form (42 Kb)

Word icon Single modules booking form (43 K)pdf_icon