Cornwall College

FdA Housing

The Cornwall College Group offers a wide range of undergraduate programmes across eight campuses throughout Cornwall and Devon, including Bicton College, Cornwall College, Duchy College and Falmouth Marine School. We offer specialist courses designed with employers and delivered by industry professionals. During your studies you will get the opportunity to work on live projects and start your career before you even graduate.

Course details
  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Housing Policy and the Law (CORW119)

      This module examines the development of housing policy since the formation of the Welfare State to the current day. Introducing learners to the policy context, key legislation and structure of the legal system for housing. It establishes the policy framework; outlining the principal players in the policy setting arena. It asks learners to consider current and future policy trends for housing, implications for practice and regional and national variations and to consider the financial/budgetary implications of policy.

    • Business and Finance for Housing (CORW121)

      This module introduces learners to the concept that housing providers are businesses like any other. It will examine the paradox between the social heart and business brain commonly faced by providers in the housing sector. Exploring the wider financial environment of housing organisations, concepts of affordability and subsidy, public and private finance.

    • Housing Management Services and Technology (CORW122)

      This module explores the key functions of housing management services and how individuals access housing. Identifying the role that technology plays in delivering services, achieving better business benefits and value for money and the key factors influencing technological development. It will also consider the emerging technologies and how these will impact upon the supported housing sector.

    • Professional Practice Skills for Housing and Reflective Practice (CORW124)

      This module requires learners to understand the skills required for the housing professional, assessing their own performance as well as planning their own professional development. Reflecting upon and evaluating professional practice this will be tailored by individual students to their own field.

  • Year 2

  • Core modules

    • Housing, the Customer and Equality (CORW127)

      This module outlines the importance that real customer involvement and customer service have with shaping housing and how they can influence a housing organisations success or failure. Learners also gain an understanding of equality issues relating to housing, critically examining strategies and polices that aim to support equality processes in housing organisations.

    • Housing Need, Demand and Supply (CORW130)

      This module requires learners to understand the broader social context in which housing is provided. It looks at the relationship between demography and housing need, demand and supply of housing, UK stock profile and tenure differences. It also introduces learners to issues relating to social exclusion, promoting inclusion and a wider diversity agenda for housing.

    • Research Methods and Work-Based Research Project (CORW206)

      This module will introduce students to research methods, including: understanding the role and purpose of research; commissioning or carrying out research; designing research questions, strategies and proposal writing; understanding research methodologies and data analysis; understanding the ethics of research; applying the results. This module links directly with and is preparation for carrying out the research in year 3.

    • Developing Strategies and Services (CORW211)

      This module will equip students with the skills and knowledge to be able to develop the types of strategies and services required by housing with support organisations to meet the needs of service users, the organisation and other stakeholders; that comply with external policy, regulatory or legislative requirements and are developed within a framework of customer care.

  • Final year

  • Core modules

    • Organisational Behaviour and Performance Management (CORW212)

      A wide diversity of organisations provides housing related support. These behave in different ways and this module explores their cultures and characteristics, how their behaviour affects performance and how it can be managed and changed and the various ways in which performance can be measured and managed.

    • International Perspectives on Housing (CORW213)

      In this module students will consider different international perspectives by looking at the variety of policy responses, cultural differences, structures and systems, and services.

    • Work-Based Research Project (CORW217)

      To conduct a piece of work-based research into an issue relevant to the programme content under the supervision of a member of staff and a work-based mentor based upon the proposals presented for assessment as part of CORW206 Research Methods and Work-Based Research Proposal module.

    • Current Practice Issues in Housing (CORW218)

      This module will enable students to draw upon all their learning to produce an overall evaluation of the impacts of policy and practice and to identify the issues that have emerged.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the changeable nature of the situation and any updates to government guidance, we may need to make further, last minute adjustments to how we deliver our teaching and learning on some or all of our programmes, at any time during the academic year. We want to reassure you that even if we do have to adjust the way in which we teach our programmes, we will be working to maintain the quality of the student learning experience and learning outcomes at all times.
Fees, costs and funding

The UK is no longer part of the European Union. EU applicants should refer to our Brexit information to understand the implications.

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply
For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 
Our partnership with Cornwall College
The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Please contact Cornwall College to apply for this course:

Cornwall College
Tregonissey Road
St Austell
PL25 4DJ

Tel: +448452232567

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Cornwall College

Looking to study a specialist subject at university level? Want to do it in one of the most beautiful places in the world? Our wide range of courses gives you the chance to pick up the skills and experience you’ll need for your chosen profession.

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