Do you have an interest in how the housing sector works? Or do you want to learn more so you can help challenge and improve how we run our services?
In partnership with London Metropolitan University (LMU), we offer our residents the opportunity to take part in a FREE three day accredited Improving Housing Services course.
Funded by Lewisham Tenants Fund, the course is tailored especially for Lewisham Homes residents, to help give them a better understanding of housing issues and the work we do.
How it works
The programme is delivered through short teaching sessions, team exercises and supported independent learning. It also includes a workbook assessment based on accessing best practice information and reflecting on the activities students have engaged in during the course.
The course carries five credits towards a degree, and students who complete the course may be offered shadowing or work placement opportunities with Lewisham Homes or partner organisations.
Refreshments and lunch are provided and travel costs may be reimbursed subject to eligibility.
What our previous students say
Over 25 residents have now completed the course. Here’s just a few of the things some of them have gone on to do:
- Study for a Level 3 qualification in Housing
- Study for a degree with the Open University
- Secure full time employment with housing providers, one at Lewisham Homes
- Join our Resident Scrutiny Committee
- Join our Board, as a Resident Board Member
Angela Okoye, who now works in our Customer Services team, said:
“I learned a lot about Lewisham Homes, and the background of social housing, such as how it came about and what it’s there for. It’s about giving housing to people who genuinely need it. The tutors were really good too, they made you really engage with the content.”
Sharon Onumonu now works full time for a housing provider. She said:
“It was straight forward, taught at an easy pace, and the teaching was excellent. There was room for questions and answers and we learned all about housing law, anti-social behaviour and how the organisation tackles and responds to various issues. Being taught by a lecturer from the London Metropolitan University was a highlight too.”
The Summer 2017 course will run over 3 days (15 hours) on the following dates:
Wednesday 14 June – evening
Friday 16 June – all day
Saturday 17 June – all day
How to apply
Before applying, please read through the course outline to get a good understanding of what it involves. Once you’re ready to apply, please complete our online form below or fill out the attached application form.
The deadline for the next course is FRIDAY 26 MAY 2017.
We run the course twice a year, so if we get oversubscribed this time, we’ll start a waiting list for admissions to the next available course.
To chat to our Community Investment Team about the course in more detail, please call us on 0800 028 2 028 on or email email@example.com