Apprenticeship offers opportunity to develop housing officers

The Apprenticeship is being introduced by Asset Skills – the Government’s Sector Skills Council for housing. The Level 3 Apprenticeship qualifications are designed to be on a par with A-levels and learners can also use the qualification to progress to a foundation degree in housing and a range of CIH Level 4 qualifications.

CIH Head of Education, Errol Lawrence, said: "This is an important sector-led qualification that should be attractive to both housing organisations and young people. The guaranteed full funding from Government towards the training costs for 16 to 19 year olds should be particularly attractive. It also creates another opportunity to promote housing as a career to a much younger group of people – many of whom are struggling to find career opportunities as a result of the downturn in the economy."

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