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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

Scheme code 5S04

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.

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