About this course
This introductory course equips learners with the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver accurate housing advice. Learners will develop their ability to signpost and refer clients appropriately, all while achieving a recognised housing qualification.
The course consists of 5 units:
- Housing Issues and housing options
- Security of Tenure
- Housing Repair & Disrepair
- Housing Arrears, Eviction & Repossession
Knowledge and application of things learned in these units will be measured by self-assessment and one written document.
People who have taken this course
Housing Support workers
Letting agency staff
Sheltered housing support
Housing administration and support staff
Student accommodation staff
Develop an understanding of causes and effects of housing issues
Develop an understanding of issues related to housing in order to offer advice and information
Develop a general, broad-based knowledge and understanding of key areas of housing issues including rights, benefits, grants, homelessness, arrears (both rent and mortgages), discrimination and the role of the local authority in relation to the application process.
Sucessful learners can download a personalised certificate of achievement and receive an SQA Professional Development Group award level 6.