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028 9024 5640: Housing & Debt Helpline for Northern Ireland

Training Courses
Skainos Centre
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 10:00 to Monday, June 24, 2019 - 16:00
20.0hrs CPD

Our Housing Advice Training Programme is the ‘must-have’ foundational course for those working in housing. The course will be held 1 day per week, over a four week period.

The four day format will concentrate on key themes that will enable participants to obtain a qualification which enhances the skills and knowledge necessary to provide comprehensive housing advice.

The course will cover:

  • Understanding housing options available for clients
  • Accessing various types of accommodation
  • Using homelessness legislation
  • Selection scheme
  • Private rented accommodation
  • Sustaining accommodation and affordability

Who should attend the 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 has been updated to ensure participants gain a strong grounding on all housing sectors.  It will also cover Welfare Reform and how this is impacting on the housing arena.

Format of the course

Participants will attend training one day per week and also be required to complete some additional study hours and work based learning tasks such as case studies and research activities to build their portfolio of evidence. To assist in achieving this, participants will have the support of the lead tutor. Accredited through the Open College Network, 

OCN Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Open College Network at level 3. Participants who wish those to register for the accreditation will have an additional fee of £75.00

Register for this event

The correct price for your organisation will be charged at checkout.

Voluntary / Community from£240.00
Public / Statutory from£444.00