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A key function of social housing is to provide housing that is lower in rent for those who are most in need or struggling with their housing costs. Unlike the private rented sector where tenancies are offered by the landlord to whoever they choose, social housing is distributed according to an allocation scheme.   

Social housing is a vital part of the fabric of our society, providing affordable and specialist accommodation for millions of people through a diverse range of providers. To achieve excellence in service delivery you need an organisation that is properly structured, well managed and has effective governance. This course is for all staff, board members and resident representatives new to the housing sector or wishing to update their knowledge in the rapidly changing housing world. 

Course content

Modules you will cover in this An Introduction to Social Housing (Scotland) Online Training:
Module 1 - Social housing the basics: What is social housing, terms you might hear, affordable housing, responsibilities under Scottish housing law, Scottish Quality Standard (SHQS) and Jargon buster.
Module 2 - Board, staff and tenants: In this Introduction to social housing module you will look at the responsibilities of the board, departments and roles within a housing association, different types of tenancies, leaseholders, shared ownership.


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?

• You want content delivered online.

• You want a course that you can complete at your own pace.

• You want access to course material and additional resources for 1 year.

• You want access for 24 hours a day.

• You want to print your own CPD certificate upon completion. 

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 1 hour duration

Optional Formal Accreditation

Most of our courses have the option for formal accreditation through AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group.

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 AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group 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.