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BHT has become the first training centre in Sussex to deliver an accredited qualification aimed specifically at supporting homeless people.
The nationally recognised qualification, developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing, and homelessness charities Homeless Link and Broadway, will equip staff with key skills and expert knowledge, will drive improvement and add value to services.
BHT Training, a BHT service, will be delivering the ‘CIH Level three Certificate in Supporting Homeless People’ from April 2013.
The qualification is the first of its kind in the sector and is now available to all housing and homelessness organisations throughout Sussex.
On successful completion of the six-month vocational qualification, learners will receive a nationally recognised Level three certificate (QCF 13) which is broadly comparable to an A-Level standard or NVQ Level three.
We are really excited to be delivering the qualification and believe it could make a significant change to our work supporting vulnerable people.
The course will be very focused on practical problems, barriers and issues around working with our client group and will encourage participants to assess and reflect on their practice and identify ways to improve the effectiveness of interventions.
Frontline workers in homelessness organisations undertake an enormous variety of work and it can be difficult for managers to identify the most appropriate training for their teams.
The CIH Level 3 Certificate has been designed specifically for frontline workers in homelessness organisations. Housing association staff, hostel workers, supported housing workers, housing advisors, outreach workers, and other services supporting people through the journey from rough sleeping to independence will all benefit from the course.
Pascale Hart, BHT Training Manager