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Housing Training Courses


Learn anytime, anywhere with our online Housing courses. Designed to build the skills knowledge, and confidence your team needs to support your tenants and remain compliant.

Ensure your people are compliant and your tenants are supported.

Working within a housing setting can be challenging at the best of times, but in these particularly trying times it is more important than ever that we keep our people up-to-date and compliant and help to provide them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to perform their roles effectively.

Whether you are a social or private housing provider looking for training for your staff or for your tenants, we have designed a suite of quality and cost-effective online training solutions to help you. Covering all key housing training topics our courses suite will help to keep your workforce compliant and up-to date with current legislation and regulatory standards, enabling them to contribute to your organisation's success.

✔ 10 high quality, CPD certified online courses
✔ Designed by subject matter experts
✔ Detailed learner tracking and reporting
✔ Easy learner management
✔ Customer and learner support
✔ Personalise training to your organisation

CPD-Approved Online Housing Courses

With over 25 years' experience of designing and developing online housing training, we’ve built up a vast and diverse catalogue of ready-to-go training that meets the core requirements of most businesses.

Covering everything from regulatory framework and anti-social behaviour enforcement and management, to income management, right to buy and governance training, our learning ensures your employees gain a deeper understanding of relevant housing matters.

Whether public or private sector, or small or large organisations, our course catalogue has been developed for all industries. So, whatever your training requirements, we have the course perfect for your needs.

Supporting Your Tenants

Looking to educate first-time tenants we have developed a specific online training course to help and support housing tenants.

Exploring essential topics from how to find accommodation, manage finances, debt and budgeting through to understanding tenancy agreements and setting up basic utilities, our training is delivered entirely online meaning your tenants can complete the training at a time a place that works for them.


Further Support For Your Tenants

Within our wide catalogue of online training courses, we can help you support the development of successful and sustainable communities, improving the employment prospects and quality of life of your tenants.

We can help with courses around the following key areas subjects:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Mental health
  • Life skills
  • Health and safety
  • Money management
  • Improving employment prospects, such as food hygiene or Microsoft Office skills

Or, if you have a particular need not covered by our wide catalogue, please talk to us about developing online training unique to you.

Easy to use Learning Management System

Our Housing training is delivered through our own easy-to-use learning management system (LMS), Enable.

Work with us to personalise your learning pathways, share content and track and report on learner progress, all from one simple, easy-to-access location.

With Enable, your people can learn anytime, anywhere. Already have a learning management system? Not a problem, we can support by seamlessly sharing our content into your existing platform.

✔ Easy setup and onboarding
✔ Report & measure performance
✔ No in-house tech requirement
✔ Keep track of results
✔ Make training accessible to all
✔ Support employees globally


CPD Approved Training

Each of our individual Housing courses are CPD certified.

Courses which are CPD certified have been recognised as meeting the high standards and benchmarking requirements set out by the CPD Certification Service. At Virtual College, our CPD certified courses help professionals to work towards a recognised CPD certification. Almost every business and organisation will acknowledge the merit behind a CPD certification.

Learner Certification

Whether you’re looking to complete our full Housing training suite or an individual bitesize Housing course, all our online training courses come with downloadable and printable certificates of achievement, ideal for showcasing your newfound skills, knowledge and experience.


Build your own training package today


Our dedicated team can work with you to build your own training package unique to your business.

✔ Choose up to 30 titles for your learners from a catalogue of over 200 quality-assured courses.

✔ Purchase as many licenses as you need.

✔ Access, track, and manage training through our LMS.

✔ Upload your own content and let your learners access everything they need in one place.

Contact us today to get started!


Dedicated Support

We believe in looking after our customers and learners.

In addition to a whole host of easily accessible support content, our dedicated customer and learner support team are always on hand to help and guide you in the right direction.


Whilst we think our training is great, don't just take our word for it


Housing FAQs

  • What is a tenant?

    A tenant is someone who rents or occupies a property, or a piece of land, from the owner. Tenants often pay the landlord monthly or weekly to live in the property or use the land.

  • What is the Right to Buy?

    The Right to Buy scheme was introduced in 1980 and gives qualifying social housing tenants the right to buy their home. The scheme is open to to secure tenants of local authority and non-charitable housing associations.

    Assured tenants of housing associations whose homes were transferred from local authority as part of a stock transfer may also be eligible.

    The scheme entitles tenants to buy their home with a minimum discount. The discount increases depending on the term of the tenancy up to a maximum level.

  • What is the Right to Acquire?

    The Right to Acquire was introduced by the Housing Act 1996, it allows most housing association tenants to buy their home at a discount. 

    Since the 1988 Housing Act, most new housing association tenants are granted an assured tenancy and these tenants do not have the Right to Buy. 

    As a result of this the Right to Acquire scheme was created, this scheme allows most housing association tenants to buy their homes at a discount.

  • What is a Housing Association?

    Housing associations are independent landlords. They work closely with councils to help people in housing need and sometimes they will have their own waiting list.

    If the housing association does have their own waiting list they will make their own assessment of your housing need and decide if you can join their waiting list.

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