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

CIH Award in Community Action in Housing at SCQF level 5

Qualification number

R445 04

This is an introductory vocational qualification for the housing sector.

Aims & outcomes

This qualification will:
  • Provide learners with a basic understanding of housing and community action
  • Recognise some of the skills and knowledge necessary to participate in housing and community activities
  • Prepare learners for further study and/or employment


This qualification is suitable for:

  • tenants and residents wishing to explore housing to enhance their personal involvement and understanding of the housing sector
  • tenants and residents who are active in the community and wish to see their contribution recognised through a nationally accredited qualification
  • people who wish to gain an initial qualification in a housing related subject area
  • people aged 14+

Qualification outline

All learners must complete the following units:

  • Services available for communities
  • The diversity of communities
  • Participating in community activities

This qualification has a value of 8 credits on the SCQF.

Approved centres

What to do next


Contact the CIH awarding organisation

If you have any queries about CIH qualifications or becoming an accredited centre, please contact us:

T: 024 76 851 700

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