The CIH Level 3 Award in Housing Practice will provide you with an introduction to housing practice at an operational level.

This qualification is regulated by: Ofqual, Qualifications Wales.

What will you learn?

The qualification comprises three mandatory units totaling 11 credits, all of which must be successfully completed to be awarded the qualification.

Occupancy, tenure and lettings

The unit aims to provide the learner with an understanding of the different legal terms on which people may occupy their homes. It will explore the different tenancy types available, and how homes are allocated and let by landlords.

Professional practice skills for housing

The unit aims to provide learners with the professional skills required to practice in housing.

The housing system

The unit aims to provide an understanding of housing markets and the factors that can influence them.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed for those entering or working in a front-line housing role who wish to develop a foundational knowledge of housing.

Further information
What are the entry requirements?

CIH does not set entry requirements. Our CIH approved study centres may establish their own criteria to ensure learners' suitability for the qualification. 

If may be beneficial if learners:

  • are working in a housing or related industry
  • have previously studied the CIH Level 2 Certificate in Housing Practice or a comparable qualification.

For further information on entry requirements, please contact your chosen study centre directly.

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How long does it take?
  • The average total qualification time (TQT) is 110 hours.
  • The average guided learning hours (GLH) are 73.

Please note that these figures may vary between learners and centres.

How much does it cost?

Qualification fees can vary depending on where, how and with which centre you choose to study.

For further information on fees, please contact your CIH approved study centre directly.

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How will I be assessed?

The qualification is assessed by CIH approved study centres. Centres can use a variety of methods, including tasks, portfolios, assignments, and professional discussions.

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What are the progression opportunities?

After completing this qualification, you may consider further qualifications, such as:

What are the membership opportunities?

On completion of the qualification, you may wish to become a certified practitioner (CertCIH).

Choose how you study

CIH qualifications are delivered by our approved study centres. Centres will support you on your journey, working to the specification and the learning outcomes for each course.

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Qualification specification
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