Local Government

The Social Housing Fundamentals course is designed for newly appointed (technical and non-technical) staff in Local Authorities (Grades 3-6) and Approved Housing Bodies who provide social housing services.  It will provide participants with an overview of key elements of housing policy, the social housing market and housing services.  It is available as a series of pre-recorded training videos and can also be delivered as bespoke course within an Irish Local Authority.

Social Housing Fundamentals

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

This course will be delivered over four weeks through a series of pre-recorded training videos covering the full-range of Local Authorities' social housing supports.  The course will be available to purchase from Monday, 28 February 2022.

To purchase the online course, please contact training@ipa.ie

Commences

28 February 2022

Duration

Online - Pre Recorded Videos

Accreditation

Housing Training Network

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The fee for accessing the pre-recorded training videos is €250 per person.  

To purchase the online course, please contact training@ipa.ie in the first instance.

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The Programme

The Social Housing Fundamentals course is designed for newly appointed (technical and non-technical) staff in Local Authorities (Grades 3-6) and Approved Housing Bodies who provide social housing services.  It will provide participants with an overview of key elements of housing policy, the social housing market and housing services.  It is available as a series of pre-recorded training videos and can also be delivered as bespoke course within an Irish Local Authority.

Course Content

Over a series of pre-recorded videos, Social Housing Fundamentals will cover the following areas:

  • Housing Needs Assessment
  • Housing Allocations Scheme
  • Differential Rents Scheme
  • Social Housing programmes including
    • Rent Supplement (RS)
    • Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS)
    • Housing Assistance Payments (HAP)
    • Choice-based Letting (CBL)
    • Long-term Leasing
  • Estate Management/Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Housing Adaptation Grants
  • Incremental Tenant Purchase
  • Homelessness
  • Traveller Accommodation
Other Information

This course can be delivered as a bespoke course to a local authority at a negotiated rate.  Each of the modules will be tailored to reflect your Local Authority's policy and programmes. Please contact the IPA via training@ipa.ie if this is of interest.

 

 

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