An Introduction to Governance for Social Housing Providers

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Course Overview

This course is primarily aimed at Social Housing Providers who are regulated for governance by the Social Housing Regulator. Those who are not such as local authorities or Arm’s Length Management Organisations (ALMOs) and Tenant Managed Organisations (TMOs) who do not own their stock, may also find it useful in terms of general good practice.

On completion of this Virtual College course learners will have a greater understanding of:

  • Being a board member- why bother?
  • What the Social Housing Regulator expects from boards
  • What should a board member expect from a good governance structure
  • Codes of governance
  • How boards can achieve greatness
  • Boards and public duty - what standards should they follow?
  • Such a lot of responsibility! - is it all really worth it?

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Being a Board Member – Why Bother?
  • The Regulatory Framework
  • The Governance and Financial Viability Standard and How it is Monitored
  • What Should A Board Member Expect from A Good Governance Structure?
  • Choosing a Code of Conduct
  • How Can Boards Be Great?
  • Summary


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.


Approximately 30 minutes. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.

Target Audience

This module is aimed primarily at anyone working in the social housing sector. However, the module is also suitable for anyone wanting to learn more about social housing regulation.

Entry Requirements

On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.