Housing Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) & Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
The level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in housing can last between 12 and 18 months and the level 3 advanced apprenticeship can last up to two years.
These housing apprenticeships are designed to provide work-based training, development and new learning opportunities, to develop your knowledge and skills within the work place, including local authorities, housing associations and supported housing. It is also suitable if you work with private sector landlords. This qualification is suitable for housing assistants, caretakers, concierges, personal carers in supported housing, hostel workers, call and control centre operators, tenants and residents, as well as those working in lettings and allocations, housing management, homelessness and advice, supported housing, repairs and maintenance, tenant participation and management.
BENEFIT TO EMPLOYER
Apprenticeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future. The mixture of on the job and classroom based learning ensures they learn the skills that work best for your business, giving you increased productivity, improved competitiveness and a committed and competent workforce. Training apprentices is more cost effective than hiring skilled staff, leading to lower overall training and recruitment costs*. *(Survey conducted by Populus on behalf of the Learning and Skills Council) February 2009
Apprentices tend to be eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to the company that invested in them. Remember, an apprentice is with you because they want to be, they have made an active choice to learn on the job and a commitment to a specific career.
BENEFIT TO EMPLOYEE
Apprenticeship programmes provide a structured paid national training route within the workplace, which is supported with on-going professional development. You will have the opportunity to undertake a ‘portfolio’ of skills and qualifications that will allow you to progress within your work environment and or progress to both further and higher education, if necessary.
Both apprenticeships consist of a NVQ, a technical certificate, functional skills and completion of a Employers Rights and Responsibility workbook (ERR).
Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship you will need to complete 7 units, four of which are mandatory units from the NVQ in Housing:
- Maintain open and honest relationships with customers
- Provide information to customers
- Maintain effective working relationships
- Monitor and maintain health, safety and security
Plus an additional 4 compulsory units from the Chartered Institute of Housing Certificate
- Housing provision & housing organisations
- Customer care & communication skills for housing
- Careers & opportunities in housing
- Developing skills in working in housing
Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship you will need to complete 13 mandatory credits and 14 optional credits
- Promote safe, ethical & sustainable practice in housing
- Plan own professional development in housing
- Develop positive relationships with customers and housing colleagues in providing a housing service
Plus an additional 9 taught units from the Certificate in Housing, that include 3 compulsory units of:
- Social Factors affecting Housing in the UK
- The delivery of housing services in the UK
- Professional practice skills for housing
Plus completion of an Employer Rights & Responsibility Workbook
Learners attend Functional English and Maths lessons and are required to sit one or more tests in Maths and English.
We use a range of teaching methods on the programme, during the group sessions e.g. paired activities, small group work, verbal & written questions, quizzes, group discussion, self-assessments and case study scenarios. In additional one to one teaching may be carried out depending on employer requirements.
Suitable candidates are expected to attend all group sessions and take part in some work based assessments. Candidates will also demonstrate proof of competence through their own work whilst on the programme. Methods of assessment used by the tutors and assessor are assignments, case studies, observations, witness testimonies, reflective accounts and some work products.
The candidate will be expected to produce a portfolio of evidence. In addition there will be testing involved in functional skills.
Assessment and verification will be undertaken by the college. This will be carried out by competently qualified lecturers, assessors and internal verifier.
Level 2 NVQ in Housing plus a level 2 Chartered Institute of Housing Award in Housing and Functional Maths and English, together they will generate an Apprenticeship in Housing.
Level 3 Certificate in Housing (NVQ) plus Chartered Institute in Housing Certificate in Housing and Functional Maths & English, together they will generate an Advanced Apprenticeship in Housing.
Opportunities for Progression
From a level 2 intermediate apprentice you could progress onto a level 3 advanced apprenticeship.
From a level 3 advanced apprentice you would be able to progress to one of the following options;
NVQ Level 4 in Housing
Chartered Institute level 4 qualification
For Intermediate Apprenticeships
There are no formal entry requirements, but candidates should be working over 30 hours per week. All candidates will need to attend an information session before starting the programme. All candidates will need to undertake a literacy & numeracy assessment prior to starting the apprenticeship training.
For Advanced Apprenticeships
There are no formal entry requirements, but ideally the candidate should be educated to level 2 and must be working within the field and ideally working over 30 hours per week. All candidates will need to attend an information session before starting the programme. All candidates will need to undertake a literacy & numeracy assessment prior to starting the apprenticeship training.
The cost of this qualification may be fully funded.
24+ ADVANCED LEARNING LOANS
From April 2013, anyone aged 24+ and starting a course on or after 1 August 2013 may apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. The loans are designed to help you pay your tuition fees and are available to all UK nationals* studying at Level 3 or Level 4 or an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 a year. If your loan is for an Access to Higher Education programme and you progress to complete a Higher Education programme, you will not have to pay back your 24+ loan!
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*Resident in the UK for three years prior to the start of the course. Enquire for further eligibility
For Further Information
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