Tenant Participation Certificate

We have introduced a qualification in Tenant Participation that gives tenants and staff a solid base to build their local TP activities. It considers:

Who’s the course for?

 If you are a tenant, housing professional or anyone wanting to gain knowledge and understanding of tenant participation and community development in Scotland and the links between these, this course is for you!

For more experienced tenants and staff, the certificate provides formal recognition of your knowledge and understanding. Supporting learners to complete the course also assists landlords towards achieving TPAS Scotland Accreditation

The course consists of 4 parts. All essential learning materials are provided

Part 1:

  • What is tenant participation?
  • Benefits of tenant participation
  • Legal and regulatory context in Scotland

Part 2:

  • Tenant participation strategies
  • Levels of and approaches to participation

Part 3:

  • What is community development?
  • Links between housing and community development
  • Developing capacity in the community

Part 4:

  • Supporting increased tenant involvement
  • Requirements on Registered Tenant Organisations
  • Charitable status and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)

On completing the TP Certificate learners will have a foundation in:

  • legal and regulatory TP requirements
  • why TP is essential to a landlord’s business
  • community benefits of TP
  • engagement opportunities and sustaining them
  • key skills and knowledge

Our national recognised TP Certificate is open to all and transfers benefits beyond engaging in housing services to wider community activities and into the world of work and further learning.

It can be delivered face to face or online.

Successful completion of all parts of the course leads to an Open College Network NI Level 2 Endorsed Course Certificate in Tenant Participation and Community Development (comparable to Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Level 5). The certificate is delivered in partnership with Supporting Communities our OCN Northern Ireland accredited partner. Online learners must register for the award. Learners in face-to-face groups can choose whether or not to register for the award


Learners should usually expect to complete the course in no more than 12 weeks.
Non-members £400

In-house (face-to-face/blended)

Five short sessions over 10 weeks. Learners should usually expect to complete the course in no more than 12 weeks.
Please contact us to discuss fees.