Professional Development

Housing Courses

YMCA Birmingham is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) to deliver high quality, professional courses for the Housing sector.  Our courses focus on current issues across the housing industry, helping learners to bring together learning with every day work experiences and ensuring return on investment for employers. We offer a range of courses and provide variety and flexibility to ensure housing professionals are provided with a choice of relevant programmes to suit their job role and future aspirations. Our CIH training courses are designed for individuals who are planning to or already working within the social / supported housing Sectors.

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Leadership & Management Courses

YMCA Birmingham have developed a number of units that have been customised for organisations and individuals who have management responsibilities but no formal training, and are serious about developing their abilities.  We offer qualifications approved by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) for those organisations looking for accredited training.

Our courses particularly support practicing team leaders seeking to move up to the next level of management, and managers who need to lead people through organisational change, budget cuts or other pressures.

Courses are formed from a wide range of units covering core management skills – such as understanding how to organise and delegate – plus skills in communication, team leadership, change management, innovation, and managing people and relationships.

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Short Courses

YMCA Birmingham have designed and created a range of short, 1 and 2 day courses to suit the needs of today’s busy work environment. An intense work shop in areas of specific need through tailored planning in line with an organisations needs, strategy and culture can inspire, motivate and increase performance quickly. Each of our short have been designed to address the current and emerging needs of organisations working within the housing and voluntary sectors. We have the capacity and flexibility to customise or develop courses specific to your organisation’s needs.

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