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The Certificate in Housing Studies provides housing practitioners, students of public policy and anyone with an interest in housing with a comprehensive introduction to housing services and policy in Ireland. A part-time, accredited programme, it responds to a palpable need among staff working in local authorities and in voluntary and co-operative housing organisations for a greater understanding of the major issues in public/social housing.   

Certificate in Housing Studies

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

The programme is delivered through a blended learning model. Students attend a combination of in-person seminars at the IPA and online webinars. Students are supported in their studies by bespoke course material and online resources. There are seven seminars, delivered by  a team of both IPA and  external housing specialists.

Entry Requirements

Applicants require a Leaving Certificate with a minimum of grade C in two higher level papers and grade D in four other subjects. However, applicants that are over 21 on the calendar year of entry may also enter the programme without that requirement. 

Duration

One academic year

Accreditation

NUI

Place on NFQ

Level 6 (Minor award) what is this?

Commences

October 2022

Application Deadline

September 2022

Fees

The programme fee is €1,100. This includes all matricualtion and examination fees. 

Note: Fees may increase slightly from year to year. Where this occurs, students will be charged the increased fee.

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The Programme

The Certificate in Housing Studies provides housing practitioners, students of public policy and anyone with an interest in housing with a comprehensive introduction to housing services and policy in Ireland. A part-time, accredited programme, it responds to a palpable need among staff working in local authorities and in voluntary and co-operative housing organisations for a greater understanding of the major issues in public/social housing.   

Is This Programme for you?

The Certificate in Housing Studies is of huge benefit to housing practitioners, in both generalist and technical positions, in local authorities and approved housing bodies. It provides a system-wide induction to public/social housing—an area of huge national importance—in a practical and applied manner. The programme will also appeal to anyone working in related areas who would like to understand the evolution of housing policy in Ireland and the work of those bodies responsible for the delivery of housing services.  

Subjects

The Certificate in Housing Studies includes seven modules:

  1. Housing Studies: Statutory Framwwork
  2. Access to Supported Housing
  3. Affordable Housing and Social Housing Investment
  4. Housing Management
  5. Sustainable Communities
  6. Regulation of Housing Sector: AHBs and Private Rental
  7. Housing Policy: Future Directions
Assessment

Assessment is based on course work and a final examination. 

Other Information

Seminar Dates
Timetable
Event Delivery Date
Seminar 1 In-person seminar

Thursday 15 September 2022

Seminar 1 Online webinar

Thursday 20 October 2022

Semainr 3 Online webinar

Thursday 17 November 2022

Semianar 4 In-person seminar

Thursday 1 December 2022

Seminar 5 Online webinar

Thursday 12 January 2023

Seminar 6 Online webinar

Thursday 9 February 2023

Seminar 7 In-person seminar

Thursday 2 March 2023

Examination

April 2023 (date to be confirmed)

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IPA programmes are part time and generally delivered through a blended learning model.  Students attend classroom-based seminars and online webinars and are supported in their studies by a wide range of course material. Full details on how a particular programme is delivered, including timetables, are provided on registration.

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