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When everyone has a home

028 9024 5640: Housing & Debt Helpline for Northern Ireland

Training Courses
Housing Rights, The Skainos Centre, 239 Newtownards Rd, Belfast BT4 1AF
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 10:00 to Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 16:00

**This course is now fully booked - we have another session running in June https://www.housingrights.org.uk/event/housing-advice-training-programme-15

This course will run over 4 x 6 hour sessions, the dates are:  3rd, 10th, 16th, and 24th May (10:00 - 16:00). 

Our Housing Advice Training Programme is the ‘must have’ foundational course for those working in housing. The course has been amended to reflect online learning and is now held over a six week period, one morning per week.

This format concentrates on key housing themes which enhances skills and knowledge necessary to provide comprehensive housing advice. This course will enable participants to obtain an accreditation with OCN

This housing training course will cover:

  • Understanding housing options available for clients
  • Accessing various types of accommodation
  • The application of homelessness legislation to client situations
  • The Housing Selection scheme assessment process
  • Landlord and Tenant rights and responsibilities in Private rented & Social rented accommodation
  • Sustaining accommodation and affordability

Outcome of the training course:

  • Achieve level 3 OCN accreditation
  • Build knowledge and confidence to support client issues in various types of accommodation

Who should attend this housing training course?

  • Generalist advice workers
  • NIHE & housing association staff
  • Hostel workers
  • Constituency office staff
  • Other statutory agencies such as Environmental Health Departments & Social Services
  • Solicitors
  • Community/residents groups

This course is accredited through the Open College Network, course fee is inclusive of £75 OCN accreditation fee.


“The HATP is a core training programme that all Floating Support Workers in MACS complete, it gives staff an in-depth knowledge and understanding on all areas related to supporting young people in a housing related field.  It has given my team a sense of confidence to support young people in very difficult situations, we often work with very trauma experienced complex young people who do not always know their rights and their entitlements; having completed this course with Housing Rights the team have a comfortable basis of knowledge to help them make sure the young person receives what they are entitled too.  There are also bespoke follow-on courses that enhance the learning from the HATP.

“The trainers are extremely approachable, and their wisdom and knowledge of Housing is outstanding, they go above and beyond and are always easy to contact if you need a bit of extra help or advice or want bespoke training set up.

Housing Rights are always my first check for training and the impact of the training on the team is that that are able to support young people and empower changes.”

Ciara Scollay:  MACS 


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