Keep in touch


The effects of the coronavirus mean that both benefits and training are changing at an extraordinary pace.


Keep up to date with the latest changes to benefits by booking onto our new online training modules, with 12 months free access to our expert advice service after 4 modules. Alternatively, subscribe to our advice service without attending a course for £150 + VAT pa. Or just subscribe to our free monthly benefits news roundup here.

Go to our NEWS page for latest COVID-19 benefits news updates



UC & the coronavirus: webinar link

If you were't able to attend our UC & the coronavirus webinar on 1st April, here is a link to the recording. We have also produced 

Follow Up Notes so that you can spend more time looking into the relevant case law etc, should you wish to.


Please also see our CURRENT ONLINE COURSES  page for new modular course dates. And keep checking! There are new course dates and modules being added all the time.

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


  • NEW Advice & Interviewing Skills

  • NEW Benefits: The Problem Areas

  • Introduction to Welfare Benefits

  • Welfare Benefits Overview (tailored)

  • 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

  • Benefits for Older People

  • Benefits for Students

  • Bespoke courses on request

  • We ​offer 12 months inclusive post-course access to expert benefits advice and support after 4 x 1 hour online modules of training or 1 day face-to-face

  • All our courses are interactive and engaging

  • Our trainers are specialists in both benefits and training

  • ​We offer comprehensive, regularly updated training packs or pdf alternatives

  • Our in-house courses can be tailored and booked to take place online from home or at your venue

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

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.

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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