CIH have validated undergraduate housing programmes which fully meet the requirements of our specification for Chartered membership. You are eligible for CIH membership while studying on these programmes. Please contact a centre for more details of their programmes, and information on applying

Study centres
London Metropolitan University

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BSc Community Development and Leadership

Also accredited by the English Standards Board for Community Work, the Community Development and Leadership BSc course combines the disciplines of social policy and sociology to provide a comprehensive view into issues that affect communities and look at how we can prevent them. It’s linked to degrees in social work and youth studies to offer a wide range of learning experiences and job opportunities. The course also provides a strong focus on employability and includes a placement. The leadership element of the course provides a springboard for working in management roles.

BSc Social Work

Also accredited by Social Work England, this demanding Social Work BSc degree will enable you to practise as a social worker. You’ll benefit from our extensive links with statutory organisations, local authorities and the voluntary sector, as well as from the experience our lecturers bring to the classroom.

BSc Health and Social Care

Our Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) degree is designed to help you develop the confidence, knowledge and skills required for a professional career in the health and social care sector. The programme is aligned to the standards specified by Skills for Health (the Skills Council for the NHS) and on completion of the course you’ll be able to demonstrate to prospective employers that your advanced skills conform to the National Occupational Standards (NOS).

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New College Durham

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Means of delivery – face to face teaching with opportunities for online and blended learning if required.

The overall aims of the Foundation Degree in Housing and Communities which also satisfies the requirements of the Senior Housing and Property Manager Apprenticeship Standard are to:

  1. To provide a challenging, stimulating and vocationally relevant academic programme of study.
  2. To meet the development needs of housing organisations and professionals and to facilitate housing staff to be awarded Chartered membership of the industry professional body, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).
  3. To develop students’ knowledge, skills and professional behaviours to satisfy the requirements of housing employers and the standards of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

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Leeds Beckett

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Means of delivery: blended (currently)

Whether you’re a recent graduate in a related subject, or a professional working in the field, this innovative, accredited course will allow you to investigate the latest issues and developments in housing, regeneration and urban management and join the path to becoming a Chartered Town Planner.

As part of your course you’ll:

  • Learn how you could help shape our world into a better place on this reflective course designed for modern housing professionals, or those aspiring to work in the sector.
  • This course will have a strong strand of professional development embedded throughout your modules and will develop your skills and knowledge, so you can understand contemporary and relevant critiques of the current housing sector.
  • Your studies will address both academic and practical perspectives, covering topics such as the ways different groups co-exist in urban areas, how to use legal frameworks, leadership, professional ethics and tenants’ law. In your final year, you will be able to tailor your studies to meet your professional aspirations.
  • Develop expertise in leadership and management, community engagement and spatial planning
  • Learn to appraise and implement policy while keeping a critical eye on the contemporary housing and regeneration field
  • Be entitled to free student membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Chartered Institute of Housing

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Cardiff Metropolitan University

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Means of delivery: blended

Our courses challenge those working in and exploring housing as a career to think about housing in a deeper way. With a focus on applied knowledge, students engage with the broader external factors and concepts which impact on everyday service delivery. Looking at the housing system as a whole, we explore topics such as regeneration, homelessness, and inequality and apply these to practice. Our assessments build skills relevant to the workplace, and enable development as a reflective practitioner. Our strong relationship with the housing sector ensures that students hear about current best practice and build links with other professionals.

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University of Wolverhampton

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Means of delivery: face-to-face delivery with some blended learning

This course will provide students with in-depth knowledge of practice into these significant fields of work. Students will study a diverse, but focused range of topics, such as affordable housing, policy, law; practice initiatives and reform, housing regulation; governance, social justice, fairness, and equality; community development, engaging with communities, budget management and tenancy matters – and so much more.

This course is designed to develop students’ abilities to become a reflective practitioner. Learners will develop knowledge and understanding about how equality, diversity and inclusion are vital skills in today’s world of work. Students will also explore partnership working at corporate and strategic levels, in the context of multi-agency working.

Employability and entrepreneurship are embedded into this programme of study.

This course will prepare students to be able to access a whole range of careers in housing associations, local authority and/or the social care sector.

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