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


We offer qualifications that you can study online or with CIH in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland - or we can create a tailored programme and deliver it in-house at your organisation.

What is blended learning?
Blended learning is a method of study which combines face-to-face learning days with online learning, so learners get the best of both worlds - the opportunity to interact, share knowledge and learn from other students and a tutor, and the ability to fit their learning around other commitments.

What is CIH bitesize learning?
Completing a formal CIH qualification is a great way to increase your career prospects but can feel like a big commitment in both time and money. With CIH bitesize learning, you can break down the qualification and simply study the units you want to, when you want to. You may choose to study a single unit on a topic of particular interest or, over time, study all units which, on successful completion, achieves the full qualification. CIH bitesize learning is available for units on Level 2 and Level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice.

Find the course for you below.

You can also find a centre if you’d prefer to study through an approved centre near you.

introductory icon  Level 2 - Introductory: Housing courses that are open to everyone.

practitioner colour  Level 3 - Frontline and practitioner: Courses focusing on housing practice for people already working in the sector.

skilled practitioner  Level 4 - Skilled practitioner: Courses providing more in-depth insight into housing policy and theory, for people who want to broaden their understanding of the sector.

senior and professional icon  Level 5+ - Senior and professional: Advanced courses for housing professionals at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

Looking for your route to CIH chartered membership? Find a route to suit you

Once you’ve decided which level you want to study at, use the course finder tool below. Choose your location from the drop-down list (e.g. Scotland), then click the tab of the level you’re interested in and click ‘submit’. All of the courses available will now appear – click on the one you’re interested in for more information and to book your place.

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CIH Level 4 Certificate in Housing - Feb21 

Blended learning start date 3 February 2021

CIH Level 4 Certificate in Housing - July 

Online qualification starting 13 July 2020

CIH Level 4 Certificate in Housing - July 2020 

Online plus sessions - Start date 7 July 2020 closing date 3 July 2020

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CIH Level 5 Diploma in Housing - Jan21 

Blended learning start date 28 January 2021

CIH Level 5 Diploma in Housing - Online - July 2020 

Online qualification starting 27 July 2020


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Can't find the course you're looking for?

We have a network of approved centres across the UK that also deliver CIH courses, and we validate some housing and property management related courses offered by a variety of universities and colleges.

Visit our awarding organisation site to find an approved centre near you

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