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.
Since the Localism Act 2011, providers can decide who is or isn’t eligible to go on the waiting list for social housing. Out of those who meet the criteria, legislation requires that certain groups be given ‘reasonable preference.’
Modules you will cover in this Introduction to social housing (Scotland) online training
- Social housing the basics - In this Introduction to social housing module you will look at what is a housing association, terms you might hear, affordable housing, social housing and jargon busters.
- Board, staff and tenants - In this Introduction to social housing module you will look at boards, paid staff, tenants and who they are and tenancies.
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?
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.
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.