Free training to improve access to employment advice for disabled people

Free training from PERS suitable for volunteers or paid workers, who would like to improve their knowledge of employment rights and responsibilities to better support and advise disabled people.

disabled people

Fantastic organisation, great trainers, very high quality course. Would highly recommend." Course participant | April 2014

‘Absolutely brilliant – so informative. Workbooks a great way to learn and record information." Course participant | June 2014                                                     

Excellent, professional and knowledgeable, engaging – best training I have had in a long time.’ Course participant | June 2014 

Pay and Employment Rights Service's (PERS) Employment Rights facilitators training provides a comprehensive guide to workers’ rights focusing on disability but also including employee status, statutory and contractual rights, flexible working and protection from discrimination.

This course is based on years of experience of advising and representing employees and preparing Employment Rights leaflets. The course will give facilitators confidence to advise disabled people on employment matters. 


Participants will be able to identify unlawful or poor working practices and advise accordingly. 


Participants will be able to advise and support employers and employees on a range of issues including:

  • Being aware of different ways to resolve problems
  • Listing aspects of employment covered by law
  • Knowing main employment legislation
  • Knowing where to get more help

Course follow up 

Facilitators who have completed the course will be able to access ongoing support when providing information and advice to others from PERS' specialist Employment Rights Team. This will include access to resources, updates and opportunities for discussion as part of their Disability Employment Network. 


This is a full day course because of the range of information covered, usually run for participants from one organisation or group. It can be run as an open course with a minimum of six participants. They can also discuss other options if a full day course is not practical for your trainees.

For more information

If you would like to know more call PERS on 01924 428030 For more information about their free services for disabled people visit