Disability Living Allowance, Part 1 course outline: 

3 hours on Day 1, including registration, course presentation & practice, break and time for questions

  • DLA main eligibility rules
  • BREAK
  • The mobility component

Aims
This part of the course teaches the main eligibility rules within Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and goes on to introduce the disability criteria for the DLA mobility component.

Objectives
By the end of part 1, participants will:

  • Understand the basic eligibility rules for DLA including the age rules, the residence and presence rules and the required period rules.
  • Have become familiar with the different routes to claiming the mobility component of DLA.
  • Be able to help people complete the DLA application form in respect of the mobility component questions.

Disability Living Allowance, Part 2 course outline: 

3 hours on Day 2, including registration, course presentation, break and time for questions

  • DLA care component
  • BREAK
  • Care component form filling

Aims
This part of the course teaches the disability criteria for the care component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

Objectives
By the end of part 2, participants will:

  • Understand the disability criteria within the care component of DLA.
  • Be able to complete the care component sections of the DLA application form.
  • Be able to check decisions are correct.

Methods of delivery
This course is delivered online live with a BTC trainer. It is a practical course delivered using a This course is delivered online live with a BTC trainer. It is a practical course delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, exercises and case studies, group discussion and games. Participants will be provided with e-learning supporting material including PowerPoint slide handouts, a comprehensive training pack pdf and additional resources. There is a 20-30 minute break halfway through each part of the course.

Intended audience
This course is for participants working with children under the age of 16 who are affected by a health condition or a disability. No previous experience is required although a working knowledge of the wider benefits system is helpful. This course is suitable for participants working in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is not suitable for those working in Scotland.

Certificates & post course support
Participants will receive an e-certificate for completing both Parts 1&2 (6 hours) of any complete BTC course. This also guarantees eligibility to access our free 12 months post-course advice service (including priority entry to free webinars).

Course instructions
This online course is run over Zoom. In the week before the course, you will receive an email with Zoom link(s) and access the supporting materials. You will need to download (or print) the pack (and slides, if you wish) before each part of the course, unless you have selected a printed pack when booking.

Participants will need a good wifi connection and a suitable computer/laptop to access both the Zoom session and the pack throughout. You may wish to use a separate device for the pack (or split your screen) if you cannot or do not wish to print. We recommend participants log in a few minutes beforehand. You may also wish to have a pen and paper handy to make notes.