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Housing Apprenticeship (Level 2 Intermediate & Level 3 Advanced) at Blackburn College

Course description

The Housing Apprenticeship offers a combination of qualifications that will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to work in the industry. Housing professionals directly affect the living conditions of one in four households and therefore play a large role in shaping the quality of life for communities. Housing covers a wide range of activities, from managing properties, community development, supported housing and hostel accommodation to planning new homes. The private and public rented housing sector includes local authorities, housing organisations, small private landlords, voluntary sector landlords, Registered Social Landlords [RSLs], homelessness agencies, tenant managed and campaigning organisations.

Course content

  • Promote safe and ethical, sustainable practice in housing.
  • Plan own professional development within housing.
  • Develop positive relationships with customers and colleagues in providing a housing service.
  • Employment rights and responsibilities in the facilities management, housing and property sectors.
  • Delivery of Affordable Housing Services
  • Equality and Diversity for Housing.
  • Professional Practice skills for Housing

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to study an Apprenticeship at Blackburn College. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.

Blackburn College will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible. However we always advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to be actively seeking employment for themselves too.


You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Practical demonstration/assignment
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination
  • Written/oral questions
  • Online testing

Future opportunities

Following completion of the Level 2 you may consider one of the following:

  • An Advanced Apprenticeship in Housing Level 3
  • QCF Level 3 Certificate in Housing
  • The Chartered Institute of Housing Level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice.

Following completion of the Level 3 you may consider

  • Higher level Apprenticeship in Business Administration, Management or Customer Service
  • Foundation Degree in Housing

You will be able to show your employer that along with being qualified, you also have commitment, dedication and professionalism. This could lead to promotion, higher rates of pay or managerial opportunities.

Once you have completed your Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, you will be able to apply to a range of Universities. Many students progress to University Centre at Blackburn College where 9 out of 10 graduates are in work or further study just six months after graduation. 

After you have successfully completed any of these foundation degrees you are able to progress on to an BA (Hons) (Top Up) degree which means you will achieve a full BA (Hons) qualification. Studying a Foundation Degree and a Top Up year takes 3 years in total to achieve your degree.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blackburn College directly.

Last updated date: 12 February 2016
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