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Public sessions

Our public vulnerability courses cover a range of subjects to help staff develop the skills to identify, communicate and support customers in vulnerable circumstances.

Health, disability, unemployment, bereavement, domestic violence and addiction can all contribute to making someone more vulnerable.

Your staff need to know how to identify and work with these customers in a way that is both consistent and fair. This can have a positive impact on your ability to recover debts, employee morale and your reputation as a responsible organisation.

Our ‘Supporting customers in vulnerable circumstances’ virtual classroom will provide your staff the skills to identify a vulnerable customer, have a conversation to understand their vulnerability, take action and signpost to further support.

Supporting customers in vulnerable circumstances

8 & 15 September 2021

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM (BST)

Delivered online


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“The sessions have allowed our adviser teams to sit back and evaluate their approaches to vulnerability and resulted in them feeling empowered to suggest changes to our current processes.”


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Course overview

Course aim: to provide learners with the skills required to identify, communicate, and support a vulnerable customer.


Course outcomes - By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Define what the term vulnerable consumer means
  • Identify a vulnerable consumer, based on the information available at the time
  • Identify and support a consumer with mental capacity limitations
  • Apply conversational techniques to begin a conversation with a vulnerable consumer
  • Apply conversational techniques to manage the disclosure of a vulnerable consumer and record the information compliantly with regulations
  • Explain what support options are available to a vulnerable consumer.

Who is this for? All staff involved in identifying and talking to vulnerable customers.

Meet the trainer: Colin Trend Lead Vulnerability Trainer

Colin Trend has a wealth of experience in the finance and debt sector; from private, public and voluntary sector roles. He has tutored with the Money Advice Trust since 2007 and works directly with many firms.

Colin is the lead tutor with the Money Advice Trust on our vulnerability programme, assisting both in the UK and overseas and has also written core vulnerability guidance, created industry-standard tools (including TEXAS), and co-hosts our Vulnerability Academy in partnership with UK Finance.

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Training options

We can also deliver our training courses virtually in-house and via e-learning to staff. This can be tailored to your organisation’s needs and requirements, get in touch to find out more.

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