The CIH Level 2 Certificate in Housing Practice or an equivalent Level 2 qualification or higher
1 academic year
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The level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice is an 18 month work based learning programme which will provide you with a broader knowledge and understanding of key areas in delivering housing services.
The sessions are delivered as Blended Learning with 4 hour weekly workshop sessions, arranged to meet the organisations requirements (these dates and sessions are agreed with each organisation prior to the course commencing). These are usually delivered within the workplace but may be delivered in the College; arranged to meet the requirements and needs of each organisation. The College will also carry out 11 workplace visits to include observation and learner review sessions.
It is suitable for anyone working in a Generic Housing Environment, Hostel and Foyer staff, Sheltered Housing staff who wish to increase their knowledge and awareness of the housing environment in which they work. Individual private sector landlords and/or letting agencies who wish to gain knowledge and an awareness of the housing environment.
What will I study?
Through the course students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to participate in housing practice, providing students with a detailed understanding of the many facets which underpin good professional practice.
The course focuses on the following mandatory subject areas;
- Delivery of affordable housing services
- Equality and diversity for housing
- Occupancy, tenure and lettings
- Prevention and management of rent arrears
- Professional practice skills for housing
In addition, students can choose one of five specialist options:
- Housing and communities
- Housing and support
- Housing options and advice
- Housing maintenance
- Managing properties
There are no academic entry requirements but candidates should be working in either a paid or voluntary capacity in housing and must also have completed either:
- The CIH Level 2 Certificate in Housing Practice
- An equivalent Level 2 qualification or higher
You will be asked to provide evidence of your qualification and/or experience of working in the sector as part of the application process.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed by the tutors/assessors on the work that you submit.
What can I do next?
Level 4 Senior Apprenticeship Housing/Property Management.
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