The next run of the award-winning Advantage course is coming soon so advisers wishing to hone their professional skills for advising older people should read below.
Training is available in these subject areas:
- Age Awareness
- State Pension
- Community Care
Staff from a great range of voluntary, statutory and private organisations have benefited from the course. Past participants include professionals from the Patient and Client Council, Citizen Advice Bureau, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Land and Property Services, City/District Councils and the Northern Ireland Assembly to name but a few.
Feedback for the training and reference materials has been very positive, including:
Thank you for an excellent course. It was probably the best training course I have ever taken, I found it very informative but enjoyable as well. I still refer back to my file all the time for advice. (Participant from Armagh City Council)
The course is accredited with OCNNI at level 3, although accreditation is optional. You need not do the whole course either as each module is standalone, allowing you to specialize in specific areas.
Please feel free to share this amongst colleagues and remember that interest is always brisk, so book early to avoid disappointment.