INTRODUCTION TO DEBT ADVICE

All our courses are updated to include the latest changes / proposed changes announced in the Coalition's Emergency Budget and Spending Review. Courses can be run at a basic or more experienced level and usually last one day.

This one day course provides support workers with an overview of the debt and money advice process, it is primarily aimed at workers with little or no experience of giving debt advice, it is also a useful refresher for more experienced people.

We will look at priority and non-priority creditors, various enforcement methods available to them; we will consider what options the client may have and how to negotiate. Bankruptcy, debt relief orders and administration orders will be covered; we will look at how to draft a financial statement both for use in budgeting and as a negotiation tool.

This course will include—

  • why people get into debt
  • the causes and effect of unmanageable debt
  • advising a client on whether a debt is a priority or non-priority
  • dealing with a court summons
  • varying a county court judgment
  • drafting a realistic and sustainable financial statement
  • deciding on whether a debt can be disputed
  • financial statements

"for non debt specialists,  those needing an updater and inexperienced advisers"

duration— normally 1 day

Course accreditation- the Solicitors Regulation Authority has authorised us to award 5.25 hours Continuing Professional Development(CPD) points for solicitors attending this course.  Our allocated CPD reference is EJV/SWTL.

Booking

Booking - In-House

Booking - In-House Courses

Please e mail us to explain your needs and get a quotation.

 

We provide:

· Planning, course development and delivery

· Comprehensive course guides, Benefits rate posters

· Evaluation on course completion, course certificates

· free post course learning resources- newsletters

 

You provide:

· The venue (arrangement & payment)

· Equipment (Digital projector and flipchart)

Maximum number of 16 participants.  

 

In-house Course Cancellation-   If we cancel the course, then a full refund will be paid(excluding other costs, such as travel).  No refund will be payable if you cancel the course within one month of the commencement date.  We will try to set a mutually convenient new date for the training and additional costs for travel/  accomodation,  if pre booked,  may be chargeable.