Level 3 housing studies

“We are excited about YMCA George Williams College’s new housing qualifications. There is such a need for a qualification that covers housing policy, practice and good relational skills in support work”.

What’s on offer?

At the YMCA George Williams College we are delighted to introduce our new Housing Practice qualifications validated by the Chartered Institute for Housing (CIH) at levels 2 and 3. This course enables front line staff to gain regulatory and legal knowledge of the housing sector while also exploring the importance of relationship building with those they support.
The qualifications are rooted in the student’s everyday work enabling them to reflect on and improve their practice.

Who is this for?

The courses are designed for front line staff working in supported housing.

What will students get at the end?

Commonly our students tell the National YMCA College how much they enjoy the blended learning approach.
They learn to reflect on themselves as people as well as their relational practice. Specifically students gain:

  • A career boost by achieving a CIH validated qualification
  • CIH membership and can use the CIH designator after their name
  • Deeper knowledge of housing including up to date policy and practice
  • Greater confidence in working with vulnerable people in residential settings

Potential to study housing qualifications at a higher level.

How much will it cost?

Blended learning courses

These are a combination of 3 hour study sessions with a tutor and access to specially written distance learning materials.

The Level 2 Certificate (12 credits, 4 units) is £675 per student

The Level 3 Diploma course fee (40 credits) is £1,650 per student.

The Level 3 Certificate course fee (28 credits) is £950 per student

Distance learning courses

This is an online course being offered at Level 2. Students will be supported via email and phone and access to specially written distance learning materials.

The Level 2 Certificate (12 credits, 4 units) is £300 per student

We also provide free taster sessions and are happy to discuss how we can work flexibly to best meet the needs of your organisation.

This course is just one of many from our YMCA partners. You might be interested in other CPD courses that build skills and confidence around working with volunteers, dealing with mental health problems, working with young people, families and communities, community sports and outdoor learning, and Christian work with young people and communities.

To find out more you can visit our website: www.ymca.ac.uk or if you would like to discuss any of the above or have a course tailored to your needs, please contact our Higher Education Coordinator fecoordinator@ymca.ac.uk