Our next intake which will begin in April 2024. For further information and to add yourself to the waiting lists for either course, please scroll down to the bottom of the page and select the course you are interested in.
We've delivered Housing Law Advice (previously HomePoint) to housing practitioners since 2005, improving advice quality standards across the sector. These extremely popular courses deliver the most up-to-date knowledge of key housing law. When it comes to housing law, knowledge is power. Through our accredited programme, we empower people to make faster decisions, give clearer advice, and resolve more cases for individual people and families in need throughout Scotland. This’ll give you and your colleagues the confidence you need to tackle housing problems head on.
Learners will meet the Scottish National Standards for Information and Advice Providers (SNSIAP) housing-specific adviser competencies - essential for anybody working in housing advice. What's more, they'll receive an SQA Professional Development Award in Housing Law Advice.
We offer two different courses as part of our Housing Law Advice training programme - Introduction and Casework. These courses can be studied at levels 6 and 7 of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).
For each course, you will complete each of the five units covering a range of housing topics and legislation. Working at your own pace with key milestones to help you stay on track, each unit is taught through a series of online lessons with knowledge assessed by self-assessments and written assessments. The number of assessments you’ve got to do, and how detailed the answers have to be, depends on the course you’re taking.
We’ve tried to cover everything we can, but if you’ve got any questions, please get in touch with us at: email@example.com or call: 0344 515 2477. We’re always here to help.
"We've supported a number of employees to take Shelter Scotland's Professional Development Award in housing law, information and advice. The online programme builds knowledge and understanding of housing-related issues, and means our staff can deliver effective information and advice. For employees in frontline housing services, this qualification provides recognition and reward for their professionalism. We'll continue to offer this award as a learning and development pathway."
Isabel Brownlie, Operational Learning and Development Lead, North Lanarkshire Council
For this course, you’ll learn how housing problems relate to individual people and families throughout Scotland. You will develop your ability to signpost and refer clients appropriately, all while achieving a recognised housing qualification.
This course will give you the knowledge and confidence to support people with housing problems and help them realise their rights . You’ll learn to identify the legal and policy issues affecting people whose rights are being denied or are at risk, all while achieving a recognised housing qualification.