Housing: Policy & Practice - HNC
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.
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.
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.
Accredited by: Chartered Institute of Housing
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.
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.