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Foundation Degree Housing Studies Course Overview This Foundation Degree recognises that the Social Housing sector is undergoing major changes and that a higher education qualification will give you a key advantage when looking to work or progress in this dynamic and diverse employment sector. It starts from the experience you and your fellow students have in the work place and will develop your understanding, good practice and skills in relation to a number of essential core units such as Housing Policy and Practice, Housing Law, Planning and Development. This is a targeted programme designed to appeal to those participating in the public, private and voluntary housing sector. You will be introduced to a variety of analytical approaches and current issues in this diverse area and given the opportunity for personal and professional development through the completion of a Portfolio. The programme will be delivered by supportive, highly qualified and experienced staff including practitioners employed in the housing sector to ensure you will have a rewarding academic experience on the course. What will I study? The academic year is split into two halves - what we call 'semesters'. Semester A runs from September to February and then Semester B runs from February to June, during each semester you will study four units. The units are largely prescribed in line with sector needs, but opportunity for specialisation in the first year is offered explicitly in the Research Methods unit and through the embedding of Work Based Learning throughout all units. In the second year, the separate Work Based Learning taught unit enables students to synthesise and evaluate theories and concepts to assess the compatibility and limitations of their application at the work place. As well as your taught units, you will also have a timetabled tutorial slot - where you have access to your personal tutor should you need to discuss any issues that you feel are affecting your studies. Modules can include Year 1: Legal Principles Housing Policy Housing Practice Housing Law Research Methods Personal Development Planning Year 2: Managing Resources Housing Economics Research Project Work Based Learning Housing Finance 2 Option Modules to be chosen from the following 3 modules: Property Management and Planning Managing Diversity Social Welfare During the programme of your studies there will be various short study skills sessions delivered to facilitate your learning skills as well as individual and pastoral tutorials. Course Requirements A Level Three qualification in a relevant discipline would normally be required, however, mature students who have substantial experience, or who wish to move into this field of employment, and can demonstrate their commitment to the programme, can access the programme following an interview to discuss the programme in more detail and to ensure that the demands the programme brings are fully understood The following list indicates entry requirements: Relevant experience and or relevant Level 3 qualification 120 hours work based placement per year support of employer identification of mentor successful completion of application process Don't have the grades to get on the course? Don't worry Blackburn College provide full and part time top-up courses. Progression The successful completion of the Foundation Degree can not only allow you to progress on to the final year of the BA(Hons) in Housing Studies but is also a recognised qualification within the Public and Private Housing sector which can lead to excellent career prospects or progression for those already working within the Housing environment. Validated by The University of Lancaster Duration 2 years UCAS Code K450 FdaHS

Foundation Degree Housing Studies Course Overview This Foundation Degree recognises that the Social Housing sector is undergoing major changes and that a higher education qualification will give you a key advantage when looking to work or progress in this dynamic and diverse employment sector. It starts from the experience you and your fellow students have in the work place and will develop your...

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