This qualification will provide you with an introduction to the housing practice profession at an operational level.

What will you learn?

The qualification explores general areas of housing, professional practice, occupancy, tenure and lettings, housing markets and supply and demand.

All learners must study ethics and professional practice which supports the development of their own personal growth and engagement in learning and housing.

The qualification aims to:

  • develop the housing knowledge of people working in a front line capacity
  • provide the foundations of housing knowledge at level 3, exploring professional practice, occupancy tenure and lettings, housing markets and supply and demand
  • prepare learners for further study at level 3 and progression to qualifications at level 4.
Occupancy, tenure and lettings

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

Professional practice skills for housing

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

The housing system

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

Who is this qualification for?

You can enrol onto this qualification if you:

  • are aged 16 or above
  • work in a frontline capacity in a wide range of housing and housing related roles
  • have a level 2 qualification and / or experience of working in housing

How long does it take?

The estimated study time is approximately 110 hours.

How much does it cost?

Qualification fees vary depending on where, how and with which centre you choose to study. Please contact your CIH approved study centre directly for further information.

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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 overview
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