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Originating as a tangible expression of the charitable instincts of powerful and wealthy individuals, the sector was transformed into a key pillar of the welfare state. Finding expression through a huge range of delivery models, social housing provides homes to millions of people and underpins thousands of communities and neighbourhoods.

From Lloyd George's promises of 'homes fit for hero's' to Margret Thatcher's dream of a 'property owning democracy', housing has been at the centre of British politics for more than a century.

More recently Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) have played a larger role in providing and managing housing. Consequently council and RSL housing is collectively known as 'social housing'.

This course is for all staff, board members and resident representatives new to social housing and those who wish to have a better understanding of the sector and its history.

Course content

Modules you will cover in this History of Social Housing in Scotland Online Training:

  1. Module 1 - How history shapes the future part 1 - In this module you will look at where it all started, into the twentieth century, the suburban dream, the second world war, post second world war, the building boom, and the 1960s.
  2. Module 2 - How history shapes the future part 2 - In this module you will look at the 1970s 1980s, 1990s and the 21st century; devolution, legislation including Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003, and the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014. The Scottish Social Housing Charter, SQHS and an overview of the more recent changes and challenges including addressing the housing shortage, Brexit and welfare reform.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All of our courses are certified. This is done by the CPD certification Service. They have been inspected by an independent assessor and meet national standards.

Is this course right for me?

Everyone can benefit from having a better understanding of learning disabilities, not just in the workplace but in wider society.  By completing this course many preconceived ideas about learning disabilities may be challenged and you will have a increased understanding of the challenges people face, but also the capabilities of people with learning disabilities.

On completion of this course you will be able to print your CPD certified certificate. This can be used as evidence for compliance, audit or CPD hours.  

Remember, if you need to purchase multiple courses you may be eligible for a discount. Contact us to see how we can help you.


  • Fully online course with assessment at the end of each module

  • CPD certified by the CPD certification Service

  • CPD certificate available to download upon completion

  • Audio option (read aloud)

  • Optional learner file resource

  • Approximate 2 hour duration

Optional Formal Accreditation

Most of our courses have the option for formal accreditation through Open College Network West Midlands.

What does this mean?

Whilst all of our courses are CPD certified as standard, formal accreditation is done through a National Awarding Body.

What level are the courses?

The majority of our courses are all at a level 2.

How many credits does this course quality for?

This course is a single credit value.

Do I need to do any extra work?

You will be required to compete a learner file which is available once logged in. This is an enabled PDF so you can type your answer in. You will upload this in your learning area along with your learner registration form. We will then mark your learner file and provide feedback. 

Once this is complete we will put a request in to Open College Network West Midlands for your formal certificate.

How do I get my formal certificate?

This will be posted out to you once we receive it from the awarding body. It is sent recorded delivery.