Housing: Policy and Practice - Diploma / BSc (Hons)
This is a comprehensive programme of study incorporating all the essential core skills and experiences required for the competent housing professional. The teaching programme incorporates a number of guest lectures and field trips conducted by representatives of the housing profession in Wales. Students undertake a piece of individual research into a housing topic of their choice.
- Housing Finance
- Housing Management
- Housing Development and Design
- Performance Management
- Professional Development
- Partnership Working
- Social Inclusion and Exclusion
- Policy Process
- Strategic Management
- Project Management
- Research Skills
- Community Care
- Equal Opportunities
- Tenant and Community Involvement
- Individual Research Project (Dissertation).
The course combines the study of both practice and theory and will equip students with the skills, knowledge and understanding to climb rapidly up the career ladder in housing and related fields. The Diploma award incorporates Stage 2 of the Professional Qualification of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), and the degree awards incorporate the CIH professional practice test (APEX).
The course therefore offers the combination of an academic and a professional qualification, and is recognised across the housing sector for being comprehensive and highly relevant. It offers a flexible part-time programme of study that allows participants to exit with a diploma, an ordinary degree or an honours degree. The course 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.
Applicants should have an NC (National Certificate) in Housing: Policy & Practice, or an equivalent qualification.
Experienced practitioners with two years experience and graduate practitioners with one years experience can apply via the fast track route to be accredited with the HNC.
Entry onto this course is also subject to a satisfactory criminal records check.
Students without these formal qualifications but who have relevant experience are actively encouraged to apply.
Accredited by: Chartered Institute of Housing
School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences
This course is a top-up to the ‘HNC Housing: Policy & Practice’
Diploma/Degree - minimum top-up of two years
Honours Degree - minimum top-up of two and a half years
All students with an HNC Housing: Policy & Practice, or equivalent, will be offered a place. Experienced practitioners applying via the fast track route are asked to submit a portfolio and attend an informal interview.
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.