Community Led Homes accredited training programme

Eastern Community Homes, the community-led housing hub for the East of England, has commissioned delivery of a Community Led Homes accredited training programme for enablers and advisers of community led housing groups and projects to be delivered in early 2020.

The training will be delivered in four modules (2 days in each of February, March, April and May) from a convenient training venue just outside Cambridge (just one hour by train from London King’s Cross and with excellent road links to the A14, A1 and M11).

The full syllabus including further detailed information is available to download but, in summary, the course will cover:




Part 1 Getting Started

Tue 18 & Wed 19 Feb 2020

  • What is the community trying to achieve?
  • The options for community led housing
  • How to build support within the local community
  • Basic governance in community led housing organisations

Part 2 Planning for Community Led Housing

Tue 10 & Wed 11 Mar 2020

  • The development process
  • Initial business planning
  • Finding the right site
  • Professional advice, contract design and procurement

Part 3 Building Community Led Housing


Tue 7 & Wed 8 Apr 2020

  • Development risk management
  • Financial modelling
  • Becoming a registered provider and the regulatory framework
  • Membership matters

Part 4 Living in Community Led Housing


Tue 12 & Wed 13 May 2020

  • Managing a housing scheme
  • Housing management and maintenance
  • Financial management
  • Excellence in governance – statutory, legal and regulatory responsibilities
  • Long term business planning
  • Identifying and managing risk


Delegate spaces are limited to 30 and delegates can attend all four modules (at a cost of £1,200 + VAT) or pick the individual modules they require (at a per module cost).

Bookings can be made at: