January 2017 training programme for professionals

January 2017 training programme for professionals

We’ve just announced our January 2017 training programme for professionals working with single parents. Courses are booking now and are free.

There are three half-day courses available:

  • Universal Credit
  • Child Maintenance Service
  • Conditionality and Sanctions

 

Universal Credit

Updated for 2016/17, this course is aimed at professionals working with single parent families who want to understand how universal credit will affect their clients.

This half day course covers:

  • The application process
  • Timetable for introduction
  • The individual elements that make up universal credit
  • How the calculation works
  • Sanctions and hardship payments

Basic benefit knowledge is an advantage but not necessary.

Edinburgh dates:

 

Child Maintenance Service

Now that Child Support Agency cases are being closed, parents will have to make a decision whether to opt for a family-based arrangement or use the new statutory Child Maintenance Service for which there is a charge. This course will help professionals understand how the new system works and prepare parents for the choices they will have to make.

This half day course covers:

  • The mandatory gateway
  • Charging for parents with care and non-resident parents
  • How child maintenance is calculated
  • Updating of maintenance assessments
  • Shared care arrangements
  • Child Support Agency case closure

Edinburgh dates:

 

Conditionality and Sanctions

Currently single parents are required to be actively seeking employment once their youngest child turns 5 years. This will be lowering to 3 years post April 2017. The move from income support to jobseeker’s allowance can be a difficult transition. If you are supporting single parents into employment then you will want to know how to get the best from the claimant commitment and the actions that must be taken to avoid a sanction being imposed.

This half day course covers:

  • The process of claiming jobseeker’s allowance
  • The importance of the claimant commitment
  • Conditionality groups
  • Sanctions
  • Hardship payments

Basic benefit knowledge is an advantage but not necessary.

Edinburgh dates:

 

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