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An Introduction to Governance for Social Housing Providers

Course Overview

Effective leadership and control for Social Housing Providers - an introduction to governance.

This course is primarily aimed at Social Housing Providers who are regulated for governance by the Social Housing Regulator. Those who are not such as local authorities or Arm's Length Management Organisations (ALMOs) and Tenant Managed Organisations (TMOs) who do not own their stock, may also find it useful in terms of general good practice.

On completion of this course learners will have a greater understanding of:

  • Being a board member- why bother?
  • What the Social Housing Regulator expects from boards
  • What should a board member expect from a good governance structure
  • Codes of governance
  • How boards can achieve greatness
  • Boards and public duty - what standards should they follow?
  • Such a lot of responsibility! - is it all really worth it?

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Being a Board Member - Why Bother?
  • The Regulatory Framework
  • The Governance and Financial Viability Standard and How it is Monitored
  • What Should A Board Member Expect from A Good Governance Structure?
  • Choosing a Code of Conduct
  • How Can Boards Be Great?
  • Summary

Target Audience

This module is aimed primarily at anyone working in the social housing sector. However, the module is also suitable for anyone wanting to learn more about social housing regulation.


With approximately 15 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately half an hour to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.

Entry Requirements

On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.

What our customers have said

Very user friendly
15/02/2017 CB
It was interactive and colourful and very easy to follow and use
03/01/2017 RF
A very straightforward module which covered all the basics clearly.
12/10/2015 BG
Easy to read language on a topic that can sometimes be difficult to understand
JC 28/07/2015
It is simple and easy learning
TH 13/04/2015
Depth of information available, very thorough
TC 16/03/2015
The system is easy to understand and navigate, which should help others get to and complete what they require.
DD 24/11/2014
Very informative module - I have clearer understanding of the Regulatory Framework
JK 31/07/2014
The format and layout are nice and smart, so that important information was easy to take in rather than having lots of colours and images which can sometimes be distracting. The language was clear and easy to understand
RW 30/01/2014
The key terms given at the beginning are valuable in my line of work and are used regularly so I now know what they mean and can use them in my daily work
LH 07/01/2014

Cost and Discounts

£20 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943-885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 1/2 hours.

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