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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

New qualification for Northern Ireland’s future housing professionals


The Chartered Institute of Housing Northern Ireland is now offering the CIH Level 5 diploma in housing, an undergraduate level qualification aimed at aspiring housing professionals, supervisors and managers.

It comes after Ulster University decided to cut its housing management degree in 2015, which had been running for 27 years.

CIH Northern Ireland director Nicola McCrudden said the organisation was responding to the needs of employers and prospective students.

She said: “This is a really important development for the future of the housing sector in Northern Ireland – if we are going to tackle the many housing issues our country is facing we need a skilled, professional workforce.

“With the housing degree no longer available, employers and students alike have been struggling to access qualifications to meet their needs.

“Now for the first time CIH Northern Ireland is able to enrol learners on an undergraduate qualification.”

The course aims to provide people with knowledge and skills across areas of housing practice including ethics, leadership and strategic planning. It’s delivered via a mixture of online learning and face to face teaching days. On successful completion students will become chartered members of CIH.

For more information visit the CIH website or email

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