The London Housing Foundation has agreed to extend its sponsorship of a part time post graduate certificate specifically designed for people working in the homelessness and housing sectors.
The course, which is run by London South Bank University covers leadership, governance, finance and organisational development as they apply to homelessness and housing services. The one year course is subsidised by LHF.
In the three years since its inception, 41 managers in homelessness and housing services have gone through or are currently half-way through the course. In Cohorts 1 and 2 of the PG Certificate, 27% of students achieved distinctions, 65% merits and 8% high passes. Cohort 3, now half way through the course, appears to be doing even better.
Bob Green MBE is the Chief Executive of Stonewall Housing and graduated from the course last year. He said: “I have lots of experience but no formal training, so I jumped at the chance of learning what I should be doing! I wish I’d done the course ten years ago. It was very useful, and I’m very proud to be part of it”.
Ally Ferguson works as a senior manager with SHP managing their floating support and mental health services. He said “This course was very relevant, it has given me greater skills and increased my confidence to consider more senior roles.”
Simon Dow is the Executive Chairman of LHF. He said: “This course has proved far more popular and successful than we ever imagined and all the students have done extremely well, so it was an easy decision to fund it for a further three years. We are very grateful to our colleagues at London South Bank University for helping us to develop and now deliver the course.”
For more details of the course, including how to apply, go to https://lhf.org.uk/leadership-and-management-programme/