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The rules governing assured shorthold tenancies (AST) are different and it is vital that staff understand the nature of this type of tenancy, so as to comply not only with the law, but also with organisational policies and procedures.

An Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) is a tenancy that gives a tenant the legal right to live in a property for a period of time. Such tenancies are usually granted for a set period of six months and come in different types.

Assured Shorthold Tenants can be evicted more easily than most other housing association tenants. Rules governing these types of tenancies are different to longer term options.

This course will provide you with a better understanding of the types of assured tenancies including fixed term, periodic and demoted tenancies. In addition, we will look at how to bring an AST to an end. This course is designed for officers, team leaders and managers within housing management and supported housing teams. 

Course content

Modules you will cover in this Assured Shorthold Tenancies Online Training:
Module 1 - Assured shorthold tenancies in context - What an AST is and why they were introduced, key terms 'security of tenure' and 'breach of tenancy' explained, tenants' legal rights and key features of an AST.
Module 2 - Different uses of an AST - Types of Assured Shorthold Tenancies, AST special rules, fixed term v periodic assures, demoted tenancies, grounds for a demoted tenancy, the housing management function and what unlawful purpose means.
Module 3 - Ending an Assured Shorthold Tenancy - Notice procedures, ending a tenancy, different possibilities and accelerated possession proceedings.


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 1.5 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.