PgCert Leadership and Management: Homelessness and HousingSouthwark Campus
This programme develops key leadership and management skills for current managers and future leaders of organisations in the homelessness sector.
The course was developed by the University's School of Business School in collaboration with the London Housing Foundation (LHF), who are sponsoring the course. LHF may consider sponsoring applicants from relevant areas of the public sector as well as the third/voluntary sector.
The course is primarily designed for appropriately experience and qualified staff in the homelessness and allied sectors. The course also enables you to make a study visit to a similar sector in another country through the support of the London Housing Foundation.
“I may have underestimated the work involved in the course but I cannot undervalue the amount of learning I will take away from the Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership in Housing and Homelessness: from tutors, coursework and other students. As well as helping me personally it has given me a new perspective on a range of issues that will improve how I lead my organisation for the benefit of the communities we serve. I would wholeheartedly recommend the course to new and seasoned managers." Recent graduate
Leadership and Management (20 Credits)
This module examines the different concepts of leadership and management focussing on what might be considered the more appropriate styles in the homelessness and housing context. It includes value-based leadership and change management. There are opportunities to evaluate your own individual and organisational competences and for skill development using in-depth reflections.
100% coursework but with two elements as follows:
- Element 1 (40% weighting) – two examples of high level reflections of your leadership or managerial performance.
- Element 2 (60% weighting) – an individual written assignment applying relevant theoretical concepts to your organisation.
Finance for Non-Finance Managers (10 credits)
This module provides you with a knowledge of basic concepts and practices in accounting, an understanding of accounting requirements in third sector organisations and an appreciation of good practice in financial reporting. It introduces key elements of project accounting, including an understanding of basic costing approaches as well as understanding the theory and basis of management accounting, including budgeting and reporting.
100% coursework based on a case study.
Organisational Development (20 Credits)
This module provides an overview of theories, techniques and knowledge in the area of Organisational Behaviour and People Management. It adopts a critical and comparative perspective of the issues and implications which relate to managing people in homelessness and housing organisations. Underpined by Organisational Behaviour, Management and HRM research, the module aims to help students develop an understanding of people management issues in relation to working with both paid or unpaid staff. There will be ample scope to analyse your own organisation's practices in light of the theory.
100% Coursework but with two elements:
- Element 1: (80% weighting) assignment based in students’ own organisation.
- Element 2: (20% weighting) individual presentation on recommendations from element 1.
Governance, Risk and Ethics (10 Credits)
This module enables participants to reflect on and understand the role of governance in ensuring accountability within their organisations. This module introduces concepts and theories of governance together with practical tools to facilitate and enable appropriate accountability.
100% coursework: individual written assignment based on a Case Study.
The weighted pass mark across the modules 50%. Where there are multiple assessments, a 40% minimum pass on each element is a necessary condition of an overall pass. It's necessary to pass all the modules to be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate.
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Teaching and learning
- A degree or equivalent qualification together with appropriate senior work experience in a relevant setting, or
- A professional qualification together with appropriate senior work experience in a relevant setting, or
- Relevant senior sector experience , recognised as enabling the applicant to join a course at this level.
The relevance of an applicant’s experience would normally be discussed at interview.
How to apply
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Prepare to start
Attendance at an initial residential from Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 January 2017 at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park. (Paid for by London Housing Federation)
Fees and funding
The London Housing Foundation (LHF) pays a flat fee to LSBU for each cohort. Applicants should therefore approach the LHF to enquire about possible sponsorship.
LHF would expect each employing organisation to reimburse them for 50% of the cost of each participant. There are no traditional course fees for individual applicants to pay.