Certificate in Housing Level 3

Course Information

  • Course Code: TTG026
  • Duration: 1 week
  • Price: £540.00

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Chartered Institute of Housing – Certificate in Housing Practice (QCF)& includes 3 Core Modules that must be completed (see below for details). 3 Mandatory Units depending on the selected pathway, and a further 2 Optional Units are also to be completed (selected from a choice). 8 units in total for the Award and Certificate = 27 Credits.

These sessions are delivered as Blended Learning – with regular, 3 hourly workshop sessions, arranged to meet the requirements of each organisation (these dates and sessions are agreed with each organisation prior to the course starting).

These are usually delivered in the workplace; but may be delivered in the College: arranged to meet the needs and requirements of each organisation.

These sessions cover the underpinning knowledge needed to complete the Certificate.

It is suitable for:

    Anyone working in a Generic Housing Environment, Hostel and Foyer staff, Sheltered Housing Staff
  • Housing Staff who wish to increase their knowledge and awareness of the housing environment, especially if they are aiming to work in this area
  • Individual Private Sector Landlords – who wish to gain knowledge and awareness of the housing environment

Who can tell me more?

Programme Manager, Carol Taylor Tel 01254 292485. Course Tutors, Liz Walker Tel 01254 292469, Karen Lowde Tel 01254 292469.

What will I study?

Course Aims

    Develop skills and knowledge necessary to participate in housing practice
  • Provide learners with a detailed understanding of a specialist area of housing practice
  • Prepare for study at Level 4

Unit 3M1 – Delivery of Affordable Housing Services

This unit aims to introduce learners to affordable housing organisations and the services they deliver. This includes the key themes of partnership working, resident participation and regulation

Unit 3M2 – Equality and Diversity in Housing

This unit introduces learners to equality and diversity legislation in a housing context. It also looks at the diversity of communities and how organisations respond to diversity in order to provide effective services

Unit 3M4 – Professional Practice Skills for Housing

This unit enables candidates to develop and reflect on professional practice skills for housing. It explores in breadth, communication skills, organisational skills, team working and basic supervision, customer service skills; and introduces candidates to professional development planning

Mandatory Pathway Units

Depending in which pathway taken, will determine the 3 Mandatory Units to be completed, these are discussed and agreed prior to enrolment

Optional Units

A Further 2 optional units need to be selected by candidates, in order to complete the Certificate

These are usually discussed and agreed with the candidates as a group. Once agreed, they are delivered to the whole group (not different units for each candidate).

UNIT 302 Dealing with Anti Social Behaviour in Housing

    UNIT 308 The Framework for Housing Advice
  • UNIT 310 Homelessness Services and Prevention
  • UNIT 314 Involving Service Users
  • UNIT 320 Occupancy Tenure and Lettings
  • UNIT 321 Personalisation and Delivering Support for Independent Living
  • UNIT 323 Planning Support for Independent Living
  • UNIT 326 The Role of the Support Worker in Independent Living
  • UNIT 332 The Legal Framework for Housing
  • UNIT 336 Housing and Older People
  • UNIT 335 Housing and Young People
  • UNIT 341 Customer Care in a Housing Context
Entry Requirements

No academic entry requirement but candidates should be working in a housing environment. Applicants not currently working in a housing environment or in a related field should provide evidence of a placement, or the availability of voluntary work within a housing related organisation for the duration of the course.

Admission is by interview and individual guidance will be given in relation to ensuring it is the right level and award

How will I be assessed?

In order to successfully complete the course, candidates are required to complete one written assignment from each of the 8 modules; the final assignment is set by the Chartered Institute of Housing; all assignments need to be completed successfully to achieve the full award.

What can I do next?
For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk

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