Housing practice - Level 3 apprenticeship framework
This framework sets out the standards and criteria you must meet to complete the apprenticeship programme and receive your apprenticeship certificate for level three housing. This is the only level 3 training in this skill acceptable for apprenticeshipsni funding.
About the framework
This framework specifies the standards and the criteria for the delivery of level 3 apprenticeship training to achieve qualified status within the housing sector.
Successful completion of the apprenticeship will lead to the award of a level 3 qualification and recognition as a qualified housing officer within the sector.
Achievement of a level 3 apprenticeship in housing practice will be assessed by verification through the appropriate awarding body.
You must complete both a competence-based and a knowledge-based qualification, along with the mandatory essential skills qualifications.
Mandatory essential skills
To successfully complete the apprenticeship, you must achieve the following essential skills qualifications as part of the apprenticeship, or already hold a recognised equivalent:
- application of number – level 2
- communication – level 2
- information and communication technology – level 2
However, any qualifications you already have are assessed against the framework requirements and may result in an exemption from the above.
Competence and knowledge qualifications
You need to complete both the competence-based and knowledge-based qualifications shown below.
Further information on the skills and behaviours you will learn and progression routes can be found in the occupational profile.
Eligibility and entry to the programme
To enter the Level 3 apprenticeship you must be employed and have 5 GCSEs A-C or equivalent.
Entry to the Level 3 apprenticeship can be by progression from the Level 2 health and social care industry apprenticeship.
You may also enter the Level 3 apprenticeship, subject to assessment by the training contractor and employer, if you have:
- already gained significant work experience in a health and social care background, which could be considered as meeting the requirements of a Level 2 framework and can show the capacity to achieve a Level 3 standard
- previously achieved a relevant Level 2 recognised vocational qualification that is a mandatory requirement of a Level 2 health and social care framework
Employers may, in addition, apply their own criteria at the recruitment stage, such as age of 18+ years old, Driving Licence, access to car.
See also the DfE operational requirements.
Apprenticeship duration can vary and will be agreed between the apprentice, training contractor and employer.
For this framework, the participant is required to complete a suitable employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) workbook. Framework certification is issued on confirmation from the training contractor that the ERR has been completed.
It is the responsibility of the training contractor/college to ensure that all components of this framework are delivered in accordance with apprenticeshipsni operational requirements.
The apprentice must be employed from day one.
The content of this framework (Framework No 352 Issue 6: 03/23) has been agreed by the Department for the Economy. For further information, contact: