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Housing Practice (Level 5 Foundation Degree - Open University)

Open University
Care & Health

Course Overview

This new and innovative Foundation Degree in Housing Practice has been co-designed with Housing employers from across Northern Ireland to ensure that the programme delivered is economically relevant, demand led and responsive to local industry needs. Graduates of the Foundation Degree will be equipped with the appropriate knowledge and professional skills required in Housing. The programme will help enable Housing graduates to progress into professional roles (including leadership positions) to make a meaningful contribution to the local and regional economy. Students will complete 240 hours placement to gain industry experience. Students must successfully complete Year 1 to enter into Year 2 of the programme to complete the WBL component.
  • Start Date
    16 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
    Part-Time
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: Open University Level 5 Foundation Degree in Housing Practice
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 16/09/2024
    Fees:
    Part time per annum fee to be confirmed

You may be eligible for funding on this course *

If you are an employer or employee of a NI based company

* Terms and Conditions apply

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
Two young female students walking and laughing together

Course Modules

  • CIH Level 4 Certificate in Housing
  • The Effective Learner and Reflective Practitioner
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Effective Communication
  • Sustainable Cities and Society
  • Partnership Working for Housing Developments & Rental Markets
  • Health and Housing
  • Housing Management
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

UCAS tariff score of 48 or above plus GCSE Mathematics and English Language at Grade C or above or equivalent. Entry can also be made from National Certificate/Diploma, HE Access, NVQs or by the College’s policy relating to APL/APEL.

ROI Requirements

UCAS tariff score of 48 or above plus OLC (Grade 04 or above) in Maths and English. Entry can also be made from National Certificate/Diploma, HE Access, NVQs or by the College’s policy relating to APL/APEL.

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Interview Required
Access NI Check

Work Placement

Students will be required to undertake a substantial work placement in Year 2 of the programme (minimum 240 hours)

What's Next?

Further Study

It is anticipated that a Degree in Housing Practice will be developed later and delivered in Northern Ireland (a 1-year top-up potential via Foundation Degree), that will provide further opportunities for those working in the Housing sector. However, please note that this is subject to approval.

Career Prospects

The programme will help enable Housing graduates to progress into professional roles (including leadership positions) within the Housing sector.

Enquiry

  • Image of Leo Nicholl (Business)
    My Foundation Degree course gave me the tools and knowledge I needed to progress to a Degree in Business and Enterprise. I recently started my own textile business in the city called ‘Custom Designs’.
    Leo Nicholl (Business)
  • Image of Tipsudar Cochrane
    I progressed from NWRC directly into final year of a degree programme at Glasgow School of Art, along with my twin sister.
    Tipsudar Cochrane
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