Housing: Policy & Practice - HNC 

Course Overview

Course Content

Key components of this foundation programme are:

  • Housing practice
  • Housing law
  • Housing and welfare policy
  • Resourcing the business
  • Planning & development
  • Designing for diversity
  • Equality & diversity
  • Working with vulnerable adults
  • Professional skills
  • Study skills.

Career Potential

The HNC Housing: Policy & Practice is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and incorporates Stage 1 of the CIH Professional Diploma. It provides a foundation of skills, knowledge and understanding of the housing field and is recognised by housing sector employers as a key professional & educational qualification. The programme places emphasis on developing vocational skills and competencies of immediate relevance to the workplace. It is delivered on one day a week with a small number of blocks of learning and is designed to be combined with employment within the housing field, or with other commitments.

Students who successfully complete the HNC Housing: Policy & Practice will automatically be offered a place on the Diploma/BSc/BSc (Hons) Housing: Policy & Practice programme, which incorporates the full CIH Professional Qualification.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have one of the following (or equivalent):

  • One GCE A level pass, with five passes at GCSE grades A, B or C
  • A relevant EDEXCEL National (or Higher) Certificate or Diploma
  • 140 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include a relevant subject (C2 minimum grade considered)
  • Appropriate Chartered Institute of Housing certificated learning

The university may Accredit Prior Learning (APL) in appropriate cases where evidence of learning outcomes achieved by the applicant through other qualifications (for example, Housing NVQ’s) is clear.

We encourage applications from applicants who may not have the entry requirements but have relevant experience in the sector. Applications are considered on an individual basis.

Key Facts

Accredited by: Chartered Institute of Housing

Campus: Llandaff

School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences

Course Length: Sixteen months part time

Assessment is varied and interesting and includes traditional essays, exams, as well as reports and projects. All are designed to consolidate learning and help students explore ways in which knowledge and understanding can be applied to practice.

Selection Procedure:
An application form is available from the Programme Director. Applicants who meet the entry qualifications will be offered a place on the programme. Mature applicants (aged 21 years and over) without the required formal educational qualifications are encouraged to apply and will be invited for an informal interview.

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Cardiff Met Enquiry Team on 029 2041 6010 or email courses@cardiffmet.ac.uk

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme director, Jane Mudd:
Email: jmudd@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Tel: 029 2041 6823

See Also:
Cardiff School of Health Sciences Website