Housing: Supported Housing - Diploma / BSc (Hons)
This is a comprehensive programme of study incorporating all of the essential core skills and experiences required for the competent supported housing professional. This incorporates elements of social care, and housing management. The teaching programme incorporates a number of guest lectures conducted by representatives of the supported housing profession in Wales.
- Housing Management
- Performance Management
- Partnership Working
- Social Inclusion and Exclusion
- Working in the Community
- Practice Module (Managing the Supported Housing Project)
- Policy Process
- Planning and Managing Change
- Project Management
- Research Skills
- Community Care
- Equal Opportunities
- Tenant and Community Involvement
- Individual Research Project (Dissertation).
This programme combines the study of both practice and theory and will equip participants with the skills, knowledge and understanding to climb rapidly up the career ladder in supported housing.
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 programme 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 programme 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 can choose to enter in September or January.
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: Supported Housing’
Diploma/Degree - minimum top-up of two years
Honours Degree - minimum top-up of two and a half years
Assessment is interesting and varied. There is a practice-based assessment, and the remainder includes traditional essays and examinations as well as reports, research and projects, which sharpen the skills required for the competent supported housing professional.