Please note that you must reserve your place in advance by emailing [email protected] or calling 028 9027 0663. Would you like to learn more about the people, places and communities that make Belfast? Are you interested in visiting different places of worship, understanding why different communities celebrate the events they do? If so, come along to our Diverse City events to learn more about the culture and traditions of some of the communities living in Belfast. This is a year long programme with free events happening each month.
This course aims to help us understand the basic principles and the process of
advocacy whether it is for advocating for yourself or acting as an advocate. The
course will look at the effect of disempowering experiences on an individual’s life
and the positive impact the advocacy process can have for individual’s and for staff.
You will learn the communication and assertiveness skills required to be a good
advocate and what types of support individuals need to express themselves. A
good relationship in the advocacy process is key so you will learn how to develop
an advocacy partnership, know how it differs from other relationships and how to
recognise and manage conflict situations.
(Duration of course: 3 days plus a taster session)
Completion of this course is equivalent to a GCSE grade B,
This comprehensive half day course will train advisers in the key skills required to support clients in preparing for, making and maintaining a Universal Credit account. It covers all aspects of digital support, from online safety to coaching clients digitally. It will also cover the processes and procedures to follow if a vulnerability is identified and an offline claim needs to be made.
Mindfulness introduces people to meditation techniques and teaches lifelong skills
that can be helpful for everyone in coping with the large and small stressors and
struggles of everyday life. It is also useful for physical and mental health conditions.
This course will consist of 8 sessions, one day each week and will give students and give an in-depth look at mindfulness, what it involves and how it may help you.
This in depth, practical course focuses on all aspects of Universal Credit. Key content includes: what is Universal Credit (e.g. benefit rules, processes, applications, sanctions); changes to and transitions from other benefits and supports (e.g. Housing Benefit); what Universal Credit means for the claimant (e.g. responsibilities and employability); claimant support (e.g. vulnerability, digital support, and financial capability)
This is a free, interactive and activity based one-day training programme which aims to improve health literacy understanding and skills for community leaders with a focus on increasing self-care for minor ailments.
This OCN NI Level 3 Certificate in Generalist Advice qualification has been designed to develop learners’ skills to equip them to effectively provide advice to the public.
The certificate equips learners to provide advice on a range of issues, such as: social security benefits; immigration and nationality; money advice; employment law; consumer law; and interview skills.
The course is delivered one day a week, over 10 weeks and counts as 50 hours of CPD.
For more information, or to see the full range of Law Centre NI training events, please go to the Law Centre NI website - www.lawcentreni.org/training-events.
If you are currently suffering from stress, know someone who is or just want to be better equipped, then this is the course for you!
Pre-registration is not essential but if you would like to express your interest or have any questions, use the email below.
This special annual conference will explore if the Belfast / Good Friday Agreement has fostered growth and improved relations within and between the islands. Looking to the future, the event will consider the path required to ensure that these islands and their citizens can step forward with confidence and integrity in challenging times.