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FdA Housing

For 2019 start

Cornwall College Worcester LEVEL: 5 Social Care & Health

This foundation degree has been designed by the Centre for Housing and Support (CHS) in Worcester for those who work for housing organisations or, in exceptional circumstances, those who are seeking to work in the sector.

It aims to provide learning about key aspects of housing, including: housing policy, law, finance, the operation of housing markets, and housing management. It also includes more generic management modules, such as the study of how organisations behave and how to develop strategies. There will also be the opportunity to carry out a piece of small scale work-related research and to acquire the skills necessary to do it successfully. Uniquely, there is also the opportunity to study housing in an international context.

Given the work-based nature of the programme, you will be able to acquire the skills needed to develop your personal and professional skills and also to reflect on your role as a professional.

Study is by part-time blended learning, with a mixture of study blocks and independent learning covering all of modules at CHS in Worcester: five in Years 1 and 2 and three in Year 3. You will also study independently using CHS’s online resources. At all times you will be supported by experienced tutors.

This degree is strongly linked to housing’s professional body, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and the CIH’s Level 4 Certificate is embedded in the first year. CHS has also applied for the whole degree to be accredited by the CIH for full CIH membership.


Possible Progression (subject to availability)

– BA (Hons) Social Policy Housing & Communities at University of Birmingham

– BSc (Hons) Public Sector Management at University of Plymouth

Possible Careers

Management roles in:

– Policy

– Strategy

– Housing Management

– Housing Needs

– Homelessness


Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: Apply direct to the College
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Awarded by: University of Plymouth
Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points (32 from A2 Level). Plus 4 GCSEs at grade C or above. Applicants with good work experience at a management level will also be considered.


Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver Award


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Course Documents

FdA Housing Handbook (2017-18)


Indicative Module Year 1

  • Housing Policy
  • Housing Law
  • Finance for Housing
  • Housing Need, Demand & Supply
  • Housing Management Services
  • Professional Practice Skills for Housing
  • Reflective Practice

Indicative Module Year 2

  • Technology for Housing
  • Housing & the Customer
  • Housing & Equality
  • Housing as a Business
  • Research Skills for Housing

Indicative Module Year 3

  • Work-based Research Project
  • Developing Strategies & Services
  • Organisational Behaviour & Performance Management
  • International Perspectives on Housing

*Modules are subject to change and availability



FdA Housing

Start Date





3 years part-time

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

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