ABOUT:

Learn how to prepare for and attend a PIP assessment – know what to expect, how to answer questions, and what to do if you disagree with the assessor's report.

This module explains what to expect from a telephone or face-to-face assessment. You will learn your rights about accessibility, being accompanied, recording and more. You'll also learn strategies for making sure you are properly assessed, and your right to challenge decisions based on a bad assessment report.

THIS MODULE WILL HELP YOU:

  • Understand the purpose and structure of the PIP assessment

  • Help you prepare effectively for the assessment

  • Understand your rights regarding asking for an assessment that suits your needs

  • Avoid common pitfalls around PIP assessments

  • Know what to do if your assessment is inaccurate or incorrect

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MODULE OUTLINE:

Our online modules are split into parts, and track your progress, so you can pause and resume your learning at times that suit you.
  • 1

    INTRODUCTION

    • Welcome

    • Learning outcomes

    • True or False?

  • 2

    PART 1: ABOUT THE ASSESSMENT

    • Where the assessment fits in the PIP process

    • What is an assessment?

    • Assessments during Covid-19

    • Paper assessments

    • Quick quiz

  • 3

    PART 2: PREPARING FOR THE ASSESSMENT

    • Arranging the assessment

    • Documents to have ready

    • Having someone with you

    • Asking for an adjustment

    • Recording the assessment

    • Getting ready for an assessment

    • True or false

  • 4

    PART 3: ATTENDING THE ASSESSMENT

    • Questions you might be asked

    • Questions you might not be asked

    • Discussion task: a case study

    • Telephone assessments

    • General tips on answering questions

  • 5

    PART 4: AFTER THE ASSESSMENT

    • Getting your decision

    • Challenging a decision

    • Making a complaint

  • 6

    SUMMARY & RESOURCES

    • Summary

    • Further resources

WHAT OUR LEARNERS SAY:

5 star rating

Brilliant!

Annie Painter

I found this course very useful. It covered all the main points really well and the use of case study was helpful and interactive. It gave precise tips on ho...

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I found this course very useful. It covered all the main points really well and the use of case study was helpful and interactive. It gave precise tips on how assessment is carried out, by whom and what happens afterwards for decision purposes. Well rounded, informative and clear. Brilliant!

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Enjoyable and Supportive

Lyn Hurst

An excellent learning tool towards getting PIP…and very supportive for learning… The module is user friendly and accessible.

An excellent learning tool towards getting PIP…and very supportive for learning… The module is user friendly and accessible.

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Easy to understand

Lynsey Cartwright

Another easy to understand training course. I know face to face assessments can cause a lot of anxiety and this will really help people to plan and prepare, ...

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Another easy to understand training course. I know face to face assessments can cause a lot of anxiety and this will really help people to plan and prepare, to give them peace of mind.

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