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Benefits made simple

Welfare benefits law is complex. Our high quality, learner-centred courses will simplify the benefits system allowing you to guide your service users through the information maze.

We deliver open and in-house welfare benefits training courses and consultancy to staff working in public, private and community organisations. We offer training on all areas of the benefits and tax credit system, including welfare reform. And all our courses include 12 months ongoing access to our expert advice.

The Benefits Training Company is an independent organisation led by benefits trainer and consultant, David Stickland.


David ​and the team have delivered over 2000 courses to the advice sector over the last 12 years and all our trainers are recognised as experts in their field. Together they design and deliver welfare benefits courses as well as offering consultancy for national programs including those of Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), Shelter, Citizens Advice and Advice UK as well as for many local authorities, housing associations, law firms, charities and others.

  • We ​offer 12 months inclusive post-course benefits advice and support to every named attendee


  • Our courses are interactive and engaging

  • Our trainers are specialists in both benefits and training


  • ​We offer comprehensive, regularly updated training packs


  • All our courses can be tailored and booked to take place at your venue

  • Our courses can be priced to suit your organisation's budget

We run open and in-house courses, with 12 months access to specialist support,  on:


  • Introduction to Welfare Benefits

  • Universal Credit Overview

  • Universal Credit & the Benefits System

  • Universal Credit & Help to Claim

  • Universal Credit: The Housing Element

  • Universal Credit in Practice

  • Disability & Carers' Benefits

  • Limited Capability for Work (ESA/UC)

  • Personal Independence Payments (PIP)

  • Challenging PIP Decisions

  • Preparing for an Appeal Tribunal

  • Benefits for EEA Nationals

  • Introduction to Debt Advice

  • Housing Benefit & DHPs

  • NEW Benefits: The Problem Areas

  • Benefits for Older People

  • Benefits for Students

  • Bespoke courses on request

Coming up

We may have left the European Union, but there are still many thousands of eligible EEA nationals living in the UK, in need of support. Find out who is entitled to benefits and how best to help them by attending Benefits for EEA Nationals on Wednesday 25th  March in London N7.

Disability & Carers' Benefits; London N7; Wed 26th February. An excellent overview of benefits for people with a disability or long term health condition. Led by David Stickland.

Universal Credit in Practice London N7, Wed 4th March. The technical nitty gritty affecting all those working with people on Universal Credit. Led by Will Hadwen & David Stickland

Welfare Benefits Overview London N7; Wed 18th March. All round introduction to the benefits system with more than a nod to health and disability benefits. Led by David Stickland

Maximising Income for Tenants London N7; Thurs 19th March. A course to help housing teams and associations understand and support their  tenants who claim benefits. Led by Michael Chambers.

What they say


A real eye opener to the benefits minefield! Amazing knowledge and totally engaging presentation, thank you.


Good trainer, great manner, lots of knowedge and experience.

Paula, Age UK


Grant, Elmbridge Council



Enjoyable, informative, lively and the time flew! Lots to take away and read for reference.


Tracy, Migrant Help


Janet, Irwin Mitchell LLP


I learnt a great deal to help me help my clients get what they are entitled to.

FOR 12 MONTHS' FREE EXPERT BENEFITS SUPPORT,  book onto one of our open courses (or book an in-house course for your organisation). Any Benefits Training Co. course attendees wanting further advice with specific cases should contact the email address on their e-certificate.

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