Welcome to the Housing Development Academy

The Housing Development Academy offers short courses on the project management skills that deliver high quality new homes. 

Learning is based in real-life experience and our courses support employers to grow their own talent, with a strong emphasis on diversity.

Course participants learn alongside colleagues from the sector, with a strong focus on practical skills. Each course is designed by housing development practitioners and delivered by an expert trainer using real-life scenarios.

All our courses have or will be designed to qualify for continuous professional development credits (CPD).

When do the courses run?

There are six courses starting in April 2023 and each course will be available twice during the year. Courses are in person and will be held in central London.

Who are the courses aimed at?

For 2023/24 we are offering six courses to help housing professionals at different levels of experience to develop key skills. These range from people early in their career and seeking basic awareness, to senior staff who want to refresh or further develop their expertise

How can employers get involved?

Employers can contact the Housing Development Academy team for more information on the training programme and how to enrol their staff.

Can independent learners register?

Yes we accept registrations from independent candidates looking for support in their career progression and you can register on our waiting list . 

Please note that we prioritise nominations from local authorities and housing associations, followed by the private sector.

Frequently Asked Question

Who are the courses aimed at?

For 2023/24 we offer six courses to help housing professionals at different levels of experience to develop key skills. These range from people early in their career seeking basic awareness, to senior staff who want to refresh or further develop their expertise

How can employers get involved?

Employers can contact the team via hda@futureoflondon.org.uk for more information about the Academy and how to enrol their staff on our training.

Can independent learners register?

We accept registrations from independent professionals looking to support their career progression. Please use this contact us, if you would like to take a course and note that we prioritise local authority and housing association applicants, followed by the private sector.

About the Housing Development Academy

The Housing Development Academy was set up by London Housing Directors’ Group (LHDG) with support from London Councils and Mayor of London. The training programme is delivered by Future of London, the leadership and networking organisation for the built environment.

We place a strong emphasis on developing the talent of people from diverse backgrounds and building inclusive practices.

Training providers have been selected to deliver the courses based on their expertise and ability to deliver engaging practical training. Our training providers are:

University College of Estate Management (UCEM) and Beacon Partnership

More information

If you are an employer or housing professional looking for development management training please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.