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Course content

Gain the skills you need to give leadership and vision to your organisation. Our bite-sized course will help you progress in your career as you enhance your knowledge of housing, regeneration planning and urban management.

Whether you work for a voluntary organisation, local authority or private agency, our course will enable you to engage in place shaping, economic development, public service delivery and the governance of urban areas. You will examine the current issues affecting housing and regeneration and learn how to tackle them.

Using real-life companies and areas as case studies, you will take part in group and individual projects to build on your current experience. This could include working in a parish council to organise a community plan, or helping an organisation to implement change management policies.

We will give you access to key players in housing and neighbourhood management, providing you with invaluable contacts after you graduate.

- Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University's results for the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit, which it entered for the first time, were impressive with 37% of its research being rated world leading or internationally excellent.

Visit the website http://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/housingandneighbourhood_apd

Mature Applicants

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website (http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/recognition-of-prior-learning.htm).

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.


Our course focusses on career advancement through personal development. You will have the opportunity to reassess your role and gain the specialist skills to move into a new area. We will enable you to produce solutions to modern urban challenges so you can enhance the work you are currently involved with.

- Planning Manager
- Heritage and Conservation Manager
- Housing Development Officer
- Regeneration Officer

Careers advice:
The dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

Visit the careers site - https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/employability/jobs-careers-support.htm

Course Benefits

Our course offers you practical, vocational training, combined with all the benefits of studying in a higher education environment. Your self-guided study helps you fit your learning in around your job, and you will have the advantage of one to one support from our committed tutors.

Studying our course will help you on your way to becoming a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Chartered Institute of Housing, providing you with a wealth of services, advice and networking opportunities.

Many of our staff have practical experience of working within industry, so they can provide real-life examples from the workplace to support your learning.


Sustainable Communities (20 credits)
Examine interpretations and dimensions of sustainable communities - we will give you the chance to prepare strategies for sustainable communities linked to your professional field.

Housing & Urban Regeneration Policy (20 credits)
Gain an overview of the key issues faced by policy makers in urban management by exploring social, economic and environmental issues and strategies for tackling urban disparity at local levels.

Quintin Bradley

Associate Senior Lecturer

"Our course gives you smart solutions to common industry problems - working across the disciplines of housing, planning, development and regeneration to develop innovative projects in urban policy and local services."

Before joining us in 2006, Quintin spent eight years at Leeds Tenants Federation managing and developing participation initiatives and policies. Prior to this he worked at Kirklees Federation of Tenants, project managing community development programmes. Quintin is interested in pursuing research into issues of power and governance in UK housing and social policy, and particularly the role of social movements in governance debates.


- Library
Our libraries are two of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, the libraries have got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

- Broadcasting Place
Broadcasting Place provides students with creative and contemporary learning environments, is packed with the latest technology and is a focal point for new and innovative thinking in the city.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Visit the Housing and Neighbourhood Management (Advanced Professional Diploma) page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!





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