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Steps to Work are offering FREE Employability and Maths courses from September and fully funded by Staffordshire County Council.

First Steps to Employability

This course will help you to:

  • Gain confidence and improve self esteem
  • Overcome barriers to work
  • Identify your strengths and skills
  • Create a CV and cover letter
  • Manage money more effectively
  • Improve interview skills

Maths Every Day

This course will help you to:

Small Talk SLT Ltd Children & Parenting Courses

Small Talk SLT Ltd are running two courses via adult learning (wider family learning):-

More Than Words

This is a 10 week course for parents of children with ASD, suspected ASD, 2 year olds not talking etc.

  • Uttoxeter Fire Station 7-9pm from 12 September
  • Wombourne Fire Station 1-3pm from 22 September (no creche sorry)
  • Tamworth Fire Station 7-9pm from 7 November

Lets Talk With Your Baby

SSCB Training - September, October & November 2016 Training

Spaces are currently available for September, October and November 2016 SSCB Training.

Multi Agency Level 2, Working Together to Safeguard Children Training, 09:30 – 16:30

This event is for NEW members of the workforce (not to update) who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.

Case Law for Use in PIP & ESA Appeals

Advice House training brought to you with the expertise of Staffordshire North & Stoke-on-Trent Citizens Advice Bureaux.

This is a course for very experienced advisers who are preparing cases for Mandatory Reconsideration and First-Tier Tribunal. This will be a practical course (building on the level 1 and level 2 PIP and ESA courses), in which trainees will learn how to access the Tribunal Service Database of Upper Tribunal decisions and use appropriate cases to support example appeals.

Challenging & Appealing Decisions—Mandatory Reconsiderations—Bite Size

Advice House training brought to you with the expertise of Staffordshire North & Stoke-on-Trent Citizens Advice Bureaux.

What can you do if you disagree with a benefit decision? This hour and a half course looks at the options for claimants and their advisers faced with a decision they wish to change or challenge at the Mandatory Reconsideration stage.

Look out for the hour and a half Challenging & appealing decisions - Tribunals - bite size course which looks at challenging decisions at the Tribunal stage.

Universal Credit Level 1

Advice House training brought to you with the expertise of Staffordshire North & Stoke-on-Trent Citizens Advice Bureaux.

This half-day course is suitable for advisers with some experience of giving benefits advice and will examine the Universal Credit Regulations, how entitlement to Universal Credit is calculated, the conditionality rules and work-related activities that claimants will be expected to undertake.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Level 2

Advice House training brought to you with the expertise of Staffordshire North & Stoke-on-Trent Citizens Advice Bureaux.

This is a session for more experienced advisers who are assisting service users to claim PIP and to appeal PIP decisions. This session will also look at recent Upper Tribunal decisions and how these can be used when completing Mandatory Reconsideration and Appeal paperwork.

“Very well delivered and easy to understand a hard topic”

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Level 1

Advice House training brought to you with the expertise of Staffordshire North & Stoke-on-Trent Citizens Advice Bureaux.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) was introduced in April 2103 to replace Disability Living Allowance for claimants aged 16-64.  This session will look at who is entitled to claim PIP and examine the assessment criteria used to determine entitlement.  The course is suitable for experienced advisers with little or no knowledge of PIP and support workers who do not normally give benefits advice.

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit—Bite Size

Advice House training brought to you with the expertise of Staffordshire North & Stoke-on-Trent Citizens Advice Bureaux.

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit is payable to people who have either had an accident in their work place or suffer from a prescribed industrial disease. This session will cover the qualifying conditions for IIDB and look at the advantages of claiming this benefit, for example people receiving IIDB will be exempt from the benefit cap. This session is suitable for anyone who wishes to know more about this benefit, no experience is necessary.