This practical workshop is for anyone who wishes to develop themselves personally
and professionally. The time is spent reflecting on how far you have travelled in your
journey by sharing stories and experiences that may inspire and encourage hope
and opportunity. Participants will work through a step by step guide on mapping out
their goal(s) and leave with a plan that will help in reaching those goals.
(Duration of course: 3 hrs)
Back by popular demand - Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has teamed up with Ballroom Blitz NI to host its third Strictly Come Dancing event just for kids to raise vital funds.
Cancer Focus NI is looking for budding young stars aged 6-12 to put their dancing shoes on and show us how to dance the night away!.
This is a Level 4 OCN NI Accredited course. This fully interactive, case law specific three day accredited course in Social Security Tribunal Representation will cover in detail: Playing to win - Understanding the importance of the initial application and assessment process and form filling when a case reaches hearing. Understanding the crucial role of legislation, guidance, case law and decision making guides in Social Security decision making. Understanding and using PIP, ESA and Universal Credit case law. Preparing the best case, research skills, gathering effective evidence and writing submissions. Social Security Tribunal Procedure and best practice. Making the case in person - Effective Tribunal Advocacy skills.
The course will fully equip advisers with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully and professionally represent their clients at the First Tier Social Security Tribunal.
This one day introductory course familiarises you with the structure of the current benefits system in Northern Ireland, categories of benefits and the basic principles of disputing a benefit decision.
This exciting new national qualification was piloted last year, receiving high praise from both new and experienced advisers, wishing to refresh their advice knowledge and competence. The 10-day course covers all the skills, knowledge, processes and practice of providing multi-channel advice. It is taught via a face-to-face, on-line, placement, and distance learning approach allowing opportunities for application, including completion of forms for social security and tax credits.
These workshops are held by Advice NI’s Quality Assurance Co-ordinator and are an excellent method of support for Quality Assessors within member organisations, who have either achieved, or are working towards the Northern Ireland Advice Quality Standard (NIAQS). The workshops will provide a practical, hands on approach to completing Advice Audits within a supportive environment of Peer Assessors. With the guidance of the Quality Assurance Co-ordinator, participants will be taken through a step by step approach to auditing quality of advice, enabling them to achieve a standardised level of Auditing for their individual organisations.
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.
A new system for the regulation and licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation came into force on 1st April 2019. The DfC has made subordinate regulations, including a Code of Practice for landlords and HMO managers, which will give effect to the Houses in Multiple Occuation Act (NI) 2016
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,