Date: 10/12/2021
Time: All Day

NB – the BOOKING FORM is at the bottom of this webpage
Course costs: £365 +VAT


This course explains the main ways in which financial viability for housing schemes is assessed, covering housing for rent, shared ownership and outright sale. It explains terms such as yield, payback, discounted cash flows, net present value, internal rate of return and others, so that users of viability appraisal tools understand what these figures mean.

Please note that this course does not address how affordable housing is funded or accessing Social Housing Grant. These topics are covered in the Funding Affordable Housing course, which is available in-house on demand. See here for details.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for Development and Regeneration staff who are new to the discipline, staff from other teams within Registered Providers who are drafted into Development project teams, senior managers and Board members who wish to understand the typical financial viability thresholds used in RPs and other organisations.

Entry or Pre-course Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this module.

Recommended Reading

A comprehensive handout is provided with this course. However the best text for future reference is Understanding Development Appraisal, published by the National Housing Federation. It is available here.

Course Plan: This course covers the following subject areas:

  • Common Financial Appraisal Methods (vs Valuation Methods)
  • Profit / Loss
  • Cost / Value
  • Payback Period (simple)
  • Gross & Net Yields
  • Discounted Cash Flows
  • Net Present Value
  • Internal Rate of Return
  • Use & Abuse of Appraisals


Intensive interactive classroom-based learning with exercises


Andrew Drury

Duration & Times

1 day: 9.30am – 5.00pm


On completion of this course you will be provided with an HATC certificate.

Booking Form

Bookings are closed for this event. However, we will run this course again shortly. Please visit the Open Courses webpage for more details.