Advanced Apprenticeship in Housing Level 3

You will study a mixture of units designed to give you an insight into the many different areas of Housing. 

This qualification is ideal if you work as a Housing Officer, Housing Support Officer or Community Support Officer.  It will develop a broad range of skills that could include organising repairs, allocating accommodation, collecting rent, working in a homeless or probation hostel, supporting personal and physical wellbeing the list in not exhaustive.  

You will improve your customer-handling skills, technical and practical skills.

You will study a range of modules as part of the course, including these core units for the Certificate in Housing 29 credits:

  • Promote safe, ethical and sustainable practice in housing
  • Plan own professional development within housing
  • Develop positive relationships with customers and colleagues in providing a housing service
  • Employment rights and responsibilities in the facilities management, housing and property services. 

You will also be able to choose a number of optional units which will allow you to study particular areas in more depth. These include:

  • Work with customers and groups to develop the community
  • Support social and personal development needs of customers within a housing environment
  • Help customers to move and settle into new living environments
  • Enable housing customers to establish and maintain contacts and interests in isolating situations
  • Plan and allocate and monitor work of a team
  • Support learning and development within own area of responsibility

You will also study a range of modules as part of the technical qualification, including these core units for the Certificate in Housing Practice 27 credits:

  • Delivery of affordable housing services
  • Equality and diversity for housing
  • Professional practice skills for housing 

You will also be able to choose a number of optional units which will allow you to study particular areas in more depth. These include:

  • Occupancy, tenure and lettings
  • Prevention and management of rent arrears
  • Community action for neighbourhoods
  • Dealing with anti-social behaviour (ASB) in housing
  • Housing and young people
  • Planning and managing customer service

You will also achieve:

  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • 10 credits for English, Mathematics or hold exemptions at level 2
  • Student membership of the Chartered Institute of Housing

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need:

  • Ideally, you will have an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Housing or equivalent qualification particularly in the related areas of Administration, Customer Service or Public Services.
  • You must be working in a Housing Association or similar job role.
  • Ideally, you will have previous experience, voluntary or work experience in the Housing sector.
  • 14-19 Diploma in Public Services would be an advantage but not essential

Entry to all courses are subject to a successful interview, a satisfactory reference from your school or employer and evidence that you will be a committed student.


What can I do if I complete this course?

  • Level 4 CIH Certificate/Diploma in Housing Practice
  • Professional status through the Chartered Institute of Housing
  • Foundation degree and HND in Housing
  • Further employment opportunities within your current job role / alternative job roles in Management within the Housing sector

Duration

15 months.

Code

6207 / 501/1549/2

Cost

Please contact the Business Development Team for further details:

  • Tel: 0151 353 4444
  • Email: enquiries-bdc@hughbaird.ac.uk

Some courses are fully or partially funded, depending upon individual circumstances.


Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.


Last modified on Wednesday, 04 November 2015 09:59