Published: 18 March 2011 at 13:06
New online work-based course is a first for the sector
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) have given their stamp of approval to Anglia Ruskin University’s new Foundation Degree in Management of Social and Affordable Housing.
The decision means that Student Membership of CIH is available to anyone on the course, and this can be upgraded to Corporate Membership (MCIH) upon graduation.
The Foundation Degree is ideal for upskilling and providing staff with the knowledge necessary for meeting the challenges presented by the rapidly changing sector. The course is “blended work-based learning” with one optional workshop per module on Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus and tutor-supported online learning.
Roger Keller, Head of Education at the Chartered Institute of Housing, said:
Anglia Ruskin’s Skills Development Consultant, Tom Taylor, explained that the new Foundation Degree stands out from the crowd because it has been developed in consultation with the sector, in order to develop the key management skills required in a rapidly changing world.
Tom is also confident that the Foundation Degree’s combination of work-based learning and on-campus tutorials will strike the right balance for those within the sector.
The two-year course currently costs £2,500pa and Anglia Ruskin is offering start dates in May and September 2011. For more information visit www.anglia.ac.uk/socialhousing or contact Higher Skills@Work by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 0845 196 5992.