Introduction to Welfare Benefits, Part 1

Tuesday, 1 September '20   9:45am - 12:45pm

Part 1: 9.45am - 12.45pm
The structure of the system &
The importance of health & disability benefits

This module looks at the different types of benefits that make up the system, their main qualifying rules and the way the system fits together. This module goes on to teach how people claim benefits when they are affected by a health condition or a disability.

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand how the benefits system is structured and the differences between contributory, non-contributory and means tested benefits;
  • Know who can claim each of the benefits which make up the system;
  • Be able to help people claim a work related benefit when they cannot work due to a health condition or a disability;
  • Be able to help people of all ages claim a disability benefit when their every day lives are affected by a health condition or a disability.

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 slide handouts, a comprehensive training pack pdf and additional resources. There is a 20-30 minute break halfway through the course.

Intended audience
This course is for staff working with working age people who are affected by a health condition or a disability. No previous experience is required although a working knowledge of the wider benefits system is helpful.

Certificates & post course support
Participants will receive an e-certificate for completing Parts 1&2 (6 hours) of any BTC course. This also guarantees eligibility to access our free 12 months post-course advice service (including priority entry to free webinars).


You will receive 2 course links and a Dropbox link to the pack pdf. You will need to download (or print) the pack before each part of the course. We recommend participants log in 5-10 minutes beforehand. You will need a good wifi connection and a suitable computer/device to access the Zoom session and the pack throughout. You may also wish to have a pen and paper to make notes.


2-part discount ticket (price per day)
To book on both parts of this course, SELECT this ticket and then VIEW SELECTION and SELECT MORE.
£60.00 + VAT
Single part ticket
This ticket is for one part (half a day) only. To book on the whole course, choose the 2 part discount and VIEW SELECTION / SELECT MORE
£70.00 + VAT