Housing Development Academy

Private sector partnerships, finance and risk management

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This course will examine how partnerships with the private sector can bring in new sources of finance and provide opportunities to risk share. This will include an exploration of the range of public-private partnership models and how they work in practice to maintain viability and deliver new housing.

Participants will learn about the potential benefits and drawbacks of common forms of
partnership such as development agreements and joint ventures, how to evaluate risk sharing and the impact of different forms of private finance.

Course information

16 / 07 / 2024

10 / 12 / 2024

9:15am to 5pm

London Councils, SE1 0AL

899 + VAT


  • Face-to-face learning with engaging group exercises.
  • Real-world case studies for contextual learning.
  • Practical application of key development skills.


This course is aimed at anyone who is new to or wants to widen their knowledge of working on
public-private partnerships where there is private finance and risk sharing.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise common models of public-private partnerships and their key differences.
  • Understand how commercial interests shape partnership agreements.
  • Appreciate the range of private finance options available and their project impacts.
  • Demonstrate how public-private partnerships function in practice, the practical benefits and challenges including risk management.
  • Identify key learnings from the session and reflect on how these can be applied within your role.


This course has been designed to qualify for Continuous Professional Development credits. 

A certificate will be provided once the course has been accredited.