This module is the first of four and looks at the main Universal Credit (UC) eligibility rules and rollout issues that staff and volunteers need to be aware of. It enables participants to understand who can claim UC and when it is appropriate to do so.
By the end of the course participants will:
• Understand how Universal Credit affects the wider benefits system and how UC interacts with other benefits;
• Know who can claim Universal Credit including an awareness of restrictions in respect of mixed age couples, the SDP Gateway, people from abroad, young people, students and people with capital;
• Have explored the effect of different changes of circumstances on legacy benefits;
• Be able to recognise when it is appropriate to make a claim to UC and when it is not (including getting better off calculations done).
Methods of delivery
This course is delivered online live with a BTC trainer. It is a practical course delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, exercises and case studies, group discussion and games. Participants will be provided with e-learning supporting material including PowerPoint slides and a comprehensive training pack.
This course is for those working with people of working age on a low income. No previous experience is required although a working knowledge of the wider benefits system is helpful.
Certificate and post course support
You will receive an e-certificate for each full course (Parts 1-4) you complete. To be eligible for access to our free 12 months post-course advice service (including monthly webinars) you will need to complete four BTC online course modules. Although we advise completing Parts 1-4 of this course, you can combine any 4 parts of any BTC course for access to support.
What you will need
Post booking, you will receive a Zoom link and the pack attachments by email. Please download the attachments before logging in. We recommend you use the link to login 15 minutes before the event. You will need a Wi-Fi connection and a suitable device to access the internet. You may also wish to have a pen and paper to make notes.
Terms & conditions
Booking onto the course implies acceptance of our Terms. Please ensure you have read the attached Terms & Conditions document before booking.
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4-part discount (price per module)
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