Housing: Supported Housing - HNC 

Course Overview

Course Content

Key components of this foundation programme are: Housing practice, Housing law, Housing and welfare policy, Resourcing the support business, Risk assessment, Designing for diversity, Equality & diversity, Working with vulnerable adults, Study skills, Professional skills, a practice module which builds on experience in the field. Work experience is arranged where students are not currently employed within the sector.

Career Potential

Students who complete the Professional Diploma will find they are professionally and academically equipped to move up the housing career ladder. The course is broad-based and will equip students to work in fields allied to housing.

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

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have one of the following (or the 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
  • A recognised Access course
  • 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.

Entry onto this course is also subject to a satisfactory criminal records check. More details about UWIC's criminal records procedures can be found at www.uwic.ac.uk/crb

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, reports, portfolios 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 UWIC Enquiry Team on 029 2041 6010 or email courses@uwic.ac.uk

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

See Also:
Cardiff School of Health Sciences Website