An Introduction to Social Housing

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Course Overview

This online course provides learners with background information into the history of social housing, and looks at the functions and responsibilities of housing organisations and their tenants. The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) as a component of the Level II Certificate in Housing. 

On completion of this Virtual College course learners will be able to:

  • Describe what rented housing is.
  • Give examples of the range of housing organisation operating in the UK.
  • Explain what services housing organisations offer.
  • Describe the relationship between tenant and landlord.

This module is reviewed on a regular basis and updated as necessary.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Describe Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Introduction to Social Housing
  • Tenancy
  • Social Housing Providers
  • How Do People Get Social Housing?
  • Introduction to Resident Involvement in England


The content of this Virtual College course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines


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


Approximately 1 1/2 hours. With approximately 40 interactive screens, it is estimated that this course will take approximately 1 and half hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.

Target Audience

This course is targeted primarily at individuals new to, or returning to, the social housing sector and those looking for a general overview.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.