Building strong agencies for future challenges

Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management: Homelessness and Housing

London South Bank University (LSBU) and the London Housing Foundation (LHF) have worked together to develop a part-time postgraduate certificate for up and coming senior managers working in the homelessness and housing sector.

Starting in January 2015, the course was originally designed with homelessness agencies in mind, but LHF’s Board decided to widen the intake to include local and central government. Since 2016, we have allocated up to four places for candidates from local authorities and one from central government, the remaining 13 places for candidates from voluntary agencies.
The course provides senior managers and aspiring leaders working to address homelessness with vital organisational and leadership skills and counts towards continuing professional development.

We are delighted that the first three cohorts completed the programme with outstanding results and extremely high pass rates including a number of distinctions and merits. These are a great set of grades and we congratulate all the participants. The course has evolved over the first three years and final feedback has been excellent.

Andrew Summers, the LSBU Course Director said “ I can’t recall an examination board ever before  awarding everyone  in a cohort of this size a merit or distinction.  This reflects the calibre of participant and the effort they put in.  The group were a pleasure to work with. They have clearly gained considerably from the programme and are all to be congratulated.”

The third programme has now finished and the results have matched the great success of the first cohort with 100% pass rate including four distinctions.

The fourth cohort is now nearing completion, with cohort five due to start in 2019. Applications for 2019 are now closed. We will be open for Expressions of Interests for cohort six in May 2019 for a start date in January 2020. If you would like us to send you information about the 2020 course please email providing your name, job title, organisation and contact details.

Pictured: Graduates from the 2017 programme at their graduation ceremony at Royal Festival Hall. From l to r: Michael Nastari Stonewall Housing, Kath Lee Connection at St Martin’s, Sarah Fulham Evolve Housing and Support, Louisa Snow 999 Club