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028 9024 5640: Housing & Debt Helpline for Northern Ireland

Training Courses
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 10:00 to Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 13:00
Our Housing Advice Training Programme is the must-have foundational course for those working in housing. The course will be delivered online every Thursday 10-1, over a six week period, starting on 14 January.
The six 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.


Day 1 – Oversight into organisations involved in housing in NI & types of housing available

Day 2 – Housing Selection Scheme – maximising points when presenting as homeless

Day 3 – Accessing accommodation in the Social Rented Sector

Day 4 – Accessing accommodation in the Private Rented Sector

Day 5 – Other available accommodation in NI

Day 6 – Financing Accommodation

Who is this course for? 

  • 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

OCN Accreditation

Participants will attend training one day per week for three hours, 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.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 

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Benefits, Social Tenancies, Private Tenancies, Practical tips, Policy, Affordability, Adviser

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

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