The CIH Level 3 Certificate in Housing Maintenance and Asset Management will provide you with the technical knowledge and understanding of housing maintenance and asset management required to be effective in an operational role.

This qualification is regulated by: Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, CCEA (Northern Ireland).

What will you learn?

The qualification comprises one mandatory unit totaling four credits, along with a range of optional units designed to meet individual needs.

To be awarded the qualification you must complete a minimum of four units, accumulating at least 13 credits, consisting of:

  • One mandatory unit (four credits)
  • Three optional units (minimum of nine credits)

The optional units are divided into two groups. To be awarded the qualification, you must achieve at least one unit from each group, along with an additional unit from either group.

Professional practice skills for housing (mandatory unit)

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

Optional units

Further information on the optional units and groups can be found in the qualification specification.

Optional unit group 1

A minimum of one unit, three credits, must be achieved from this group.

  • Housing construction and maintenance
  • Housing repairs and maintenance services
  • Repairs and maintenance in housing organisations

Optional unit group 2

A minimum of one unit, three credits, must be achieved from this group.

  • Accessible and adaptable housing
  • Customer service in housing
  • Customer service standards in housing maintenance
  • Delivery of housing services
  • Equality and diversity for housing
  • Health and safety awareness for housing management and maintenance
  • Managing empty properties
  • Regeneration

Who is this qualification for?

The qualification is designed for individuals working in housing maintenance or other housing-related backgrounds who seek to acquire specialised knowledge in housing maintenance and asset management. It is also suitable for those in tenant liaison roles within private construction.

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 housing maintenance
  • or have previously studied CIH Level 2 Certificate in Housing Maintenance 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 130 hours.
  • The average guided learning hours (GLH) are 87.

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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