15 Oct 2020
The report published today, reviews the landscape for housing education in Scotland and draws a series of conclusions about:
In response to the conclusions the report also makes a series of recommendations including:
Amanda Britain | Chair of the report's advisory group
There is a vibrant landscape of housing education in Scotland. However, it is vital that we build on these strengths and consider how to create a more collaborative and cohesive housing education sector in Scotland to meet the emerging demands of the profession and education providers. This report sets out the practical steps required by CIH, learning centres, employers and the Scottish Government to enhance access to housing education in Scotland, create further alignment between the partners and to improve access to housing education across the country.
Callum Chomczuk | National director, CIH Scotland
My thanks to Amanda and the other group members for their support in writing this report. It sets out clearly the steps required to increase access to housing education in Scotland. As the body for professional standards, the Chartered Institute of Housing seeks to equip housing practitioners, so they have the right knowledge, skills, behaviours and values for their job. However, professionalism does not exist in isolation. It is informed by the practice, the training, and learning that housing practitioners demonstrate day in, day out as well as the political, regulatory and commercial environment. It is informed by high quality housing education and I hope as we progress these recommendations, we will increase uptake and access to housing education.