Senior Housing/Property Management Higher Apprenticeship
Certificate in Higher Education (Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship)
School - School of Health and Society
Subject area - Social Policy and Social Work
Fees/Funding: The cost of the apprenticeship will be covered by your employer and/or the Government. You will need to cover the cost of any study materials plus travel to and from campus if required. Please note, due to the nature of apprenticeships and how they are funded (by the government and the employer), apprentices will not be eligible for student finance - this includes tuition fee loans and maintenance loans.
Start Dates(s): September
The typical duration for this apprenticeship is 12 months full-time, 18 months part-time.
- Provides the knowledge and skills required to become a confident employee and will complement your role in the workplace.
- This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in a variety of housing areas including housing management, supported housing, housing advice, lettings (social and private sector), empty property management, private sector enforcement, tenant/ resident involvement, housing development and strategy, homelessness, repairs and maintenance and performance/ business management.
- This programme has been designed in conjunction with Flagship Housing Group with input from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Housing Consortium).
- Part-time study option
This is a higher apprenticeship programme - you will need to be employed full-time in a relevant role and your employer must be willing to support you through this programme.
You will study a curriculum that focuses on organisational performance, personal effectiveness, with project management and transferable skills.
Work-based learning is an important part of this programme and enables students to apply their knowledge in a professional context.
Collaborative arrangements with housing providers are required to deliver the work based projects and students will have a named mentor/supervisor within the organisation to support work based projects.
"Waveney District Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council were keen to participate in this degree apprentice scheme. It provided a great opportunity to employ and train young people in our community whilst giving them an opportunity to gain a Housing qualification with no financial debt at the end of it. The profession would also benefit from qualified and knowledgeable people and we would hope that we retain our apprentices to bring those skills to either Council. I have been delighted by the scheme so far with our two apprentices delivering quality work to us and proving to be an asset in research and projects to the Housing Team." Dave Howson, Housing Strategy Manager, Waveney District Council
Please note, due to the nature of apprenticeships and how they are funded (by the government and the employer), apprentices will not be eligible for student finance - this includes tuition fee loans and maintenance loans.
“I was a bit nervous about the long distance learning because of the worry that I would be left on my own for the whole course. However, this was not the case; the lecturers have been so quick to reply to any queries that I have via email and there is a weekly discussion just to catch up and make sure that there are no problems. Everyone has been so helpful and friendly and when we went to visit for the week it was easy to settle into the university. The online learning website Blackboard is easy to use and there is a clear structure and outline for your work. It is an exciting and interesting course with amazing opportunities.”Matthew Levesley, Level 4 Apprentice, Flagship Group
If you study this course full-time, it will take 3 trimesters to complete. If you study part-time, it will usually take 4 trimesters to complete.
Each trimester has 14 weeks of teaching/study.
The modules carry 20 credits each and the Work Based Project carries 40. These credits are awarded on the successful completion of a module.
Each student has to achieve 120 credits to complete the award of Cert HE Housing Policy & Practice.
|Year||Trimester||September (full-time)||September (part-time)|
|ONE||1||Introduction to Housing Management||Introduction to Housing Management|
|Study Skills for Housing||Study Skills for Housing|
|Shaping, Making and Doing Social Policy|
|2||Principles of Human Resource Management||Principles of Human Resource Management|
|Work Based Project|
|3||Work Based Project|
|TWO||1||Shaping, Making and Doing Social Policy|
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.