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Free Course: Housing and Communities – Level 2 Award

Chartered Institute of Housing

Course aims and objectives

  • To provide you with a basic understanding of housing and community action
  • To recognise some of the skills and knowledge necessary to participate in housing and community activities
  • To prepare for further study and/or employment

Course dates

Tuesdays 10am to 3pm
18 April 2017 to 31 July 2017

Further directed learning will be required throughout the course. This includes teacher directed learning and use of the computer suite for completion of assessments.

Training venue

High Trees Community Development Trust,
220 Upper Tulse Hill, SW2 2NS
Tel: 020 8671 3132

What the course will cover

  • The range of services provided by housing organisations and other groups and agencies for the community.
  • Understanding and engaging with different groups that makes up neighbourhoods.
  • Recognising opportunities for and participating in community activities. Developing the skills and knowledge required to do so.

How I will learn and be assessed

  • When you first start the course there will be an initial assessment.
  • The programme takes a blended learning approach with exclusive access to dedicated e-learning materials, comprehensive course materials and face to face support sessions.
  • Portfolio based – you will need to complete the criteria for all the units in order to complete the course successfully.
  • Access to CIH resources and materials will be available to you to support your learning.

Will I gain a qualification?

The qualification has a value of 8 credits

What could this course lead to?

This course will enable you to progress onto to CIH certificate level 3, employment in the social housing sector, increased understanding of the management your homes and Tenants and Resident Associations and your local community.

How much does it cost?

Nil – for Lambeth Council housing residents.

Additional information

Please bring a notebook, pen and pencil.


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