Training for PA Employers

There is some training available to PA Employers from┬áCentres for Inclusive Living, Disabled Peoples’ Organisations (DPOs), and other local Independent Support Organisations. You can find your local organisation using the Find Help search tool.

Information and training for PA Employers can include:

  • Safe recruitment
  • Staff induction
  • Health & safety
  • Being a good employer
  • Employer administration responsibilities
  • Understanding basic employment rights
  • Payroll and related topics.

ACAS also offer free online e-learning on employment issues, although this is general training and not specifically for people employing Personal Assistants. Visit the ACAS website link at the bottom of this page.

Next steps

Search for a local organisation to provide PA Employer training, or visit the ACAS e-learning website below.

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Last Updated
31 January 2024
First Published
28 March 2022
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The information does not, and is not intended to, amount to legal advice. You are strongly advised to obtain specific, personal and professional advice from a lawyer about employment law matters, or an accountant/ tax specialist about taxation matters, and from HMRC and your insurers. You should not rely solely on the information in this Handbook. Support organisations listed in this Handbook can help you find appropriate sources of advice.