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Initial cohort of the Capsticks Housing Diploma, first of its kind in the sector, concludes with an 84% pass rate

Initial cohort of the Capsticks Housing Diploma, first of its kind in the sector, concludes with an 84% pass rate


The innovative Capsticks Housing Diploma has concluded its first cohort with an 84% pass rate. Endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Housing, it’s the first housing development and regeneration qualification of its kind in the housing sector

Delivered by Capsticks’ specialist legal team, with support from external experts, the diploma provides a practical understanding of the process of housing development, with a focus on its legal aspects, to a recognised professional standard. It’s aimed at housing professionals, already working in the sector, who are looking to develop their skills and knowledge, and gain a deeper understanding of the role of a registered provider.

Henry Nettleton, Graduate Development Officer at Torus and a participant of the first cohort, noted: “It’s been really helpful at breaking down some really complex themes that we have to face as housing professionals. They have been laid out simply and easy to understand. With the information packs that we get, I have been referring to them quite a lot in my day-to-day work.”

As legislation shifts in the sector, particularly around professional qualification requirements, the Capsticks Housing Diploma will continue developing, so it’s able to meet the growing needs of Capsticks clients and continue being an impactful resource in the sector.

Chimi Shakohoxha, Head of Housing at Capsticks said: “As it stands, the Capsticks Housing Diploma is the most comprehensive programme of this kind currently available. As the consultation period for the amendments to the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill continues, we will remain forward thinking and plan for an agile learning experience for our next cohorts.”

Alessandra Pinot de Moira, Principal Associate and the course lead commented: “Leading on this course has been immensely satisfying, particularly witnessing how beneficial the process and learnings were for our course participants. As go-to advisers for our clients we’re best placed to deliver this learning programme to our clients, so they can focus better on what really matters – making a difference in their housing communities.”

Applications for the winter 2024 cohort are now open via Capsticks website.