Do you like contributing to worthy causes? Are you someone who wants to make a difference to Scottish society? Study for an apprenticeship in housing and work in a sector that’s committed to reducing homelessness in Scotland.   

The apprenticeship is ideal for anyone who wants to create positive change for the vulnerable and disadvantaged. Learn how to meet social targets in a housing environment. Discover the latest construction support techniques and help to plan the creation of new homes. Learn how to develop strategies that can improve the wellbeing of local communities.   

Scotland’s housing industry offers a range of rewarding jobs. Work as a housing administrator and make sure new properties meet energy efficiency requirements. Become a housing and wellbeing officer and help to provide shelter for the homeless. Work as a repairs officer and make properties safe to live in.

What's the qualification?

You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 6 or 7 in housing. The qualificationinclude:  

  • Core units of aSVQ in housing at SCQF level 6 or 7  
  • Work experience in an industry that is committed to making social change  

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

As part of your work, you'll learn how to: 

  • Process documents relating to housing services 
  • Undertake promotional activity within the housing sector 
  • Respond to customer requests for repairs 
  • Inspect the condition of a property 
  • Organise the maintenance and repair of a property 
  • Allocate accommodation to meet a customer’s needs 
  • Provide housing advice and guidance 
  • Manage empty properties  

 You will develop the following core skills:   

  • Numeracy 
  • Problem-solving  
  • Time management  
  • Teamwork   
  • Communication    

These transferrable skills are useful for working in other roles like social care and construction.  

Where could it take me?

This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a range of optionsCarry on your studies witan apprenticeship at SCQF level 8 in housing or find a job in the industry.   

Further education: Continue your studies by applying for Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certificate in resident and service user involvement or CIH certificate in housing maintenance. This could lead to a qualification in a specialist subject such as a Masters in social work  

Straight to work: Use your qualifications to find a housing-related job. After completing the apprenticeship, you could move onto jobs like: 

  • Housing administrator 
  • Housing repairs assistant 
  • Housing assistant 
  • Housing and wellbeing officer  
  • Assistant repairs officer 
  • Housing inspector  

Entry requirements

There are no set requirements for the apprenticeship. However, it is worth having an interest in the housing sector.


This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12-24 months to complete.  

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