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

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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. 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 3 Certificate in Housing Practice - October 

Online course starting October

CIH Level 3 Certificate in Letting & Managing Residential Property - Sept 

Online course starting September

CIH Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Homeless People - October 

Online course starting October

Level 3 certificate in housing services 

Starts 28 September 2017, Cardiff

Level 3 in Housing Practice 

The course will commence on 20 September 2017 with delivery in Belfast at CIH NI's offices.

Delivery is over a 12 month period with ten full days of training. Assessment is by continuous coursework. We adopt a blended learning approach so tutor-led training sessions will be supplemented by online learning using our eLearn website. Ongoing support for learners will be available from the CIH NI Education Centre and the course tutors.

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CIH Level 4 Certificate in Housing - November 

Online course starting November

CIH Level 4 Certificate in Housing - September 

Online course starting September

Level 4 for the housing professional 

Delivery will commence in October 2017. Exact course dates are still to be finalised but will be agreed with students before the programme commences. There will be approximately one training day every 2 months.

Venue: training takes place at our Belfast offices and runs 9.30am-4.30pm.

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CIH Level 5 Diploma in Housing - December 

Online course starting December

CIH Level 5 Diploma in Housing - October 

Online course starting October

Level 5 diploma in housing 

Commencing October 2017

Postgraduate certificate in housing studies (Level 7) 

Closing date extended to 28 August 2017


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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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