The objective of this qualification is to provide individuals with the technical knowledge and understanding across a broad range of frontline housing practices at an operational level.

The qualification explores general specialist areas of housing along with housing policy and law.

This qualification aims to:

  • provide the knowledge and skills required to operate effectively in a frontline capacity
  • prepare you for further study at level 3 and progression to qualifications at level 4.

What will I learn?

The qualification explores general and specialist areas of housing along with housing policy and law. All learners must study ethics and professional practice which supports the development of their own personal growth and engagement in learning and housing.

You may wish to progress onto further learning:

  • By using the credit gained in the CIH Level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice, to widen the learners knowledge of housing by completing the CIH Level 3 Diploma in Housing Practice.
  • At level 4 – if the learner has extensive housing experience or supervisory/management experience and has previously studied at level 3 or 4, they may be able to progress to the CIH Level 4 Certificate in Housing.

If you successfully complete the qualification will become eligible for ‘certified practitioner’ membership of CIH. 

Who can apply to study for this qualification?

This qualification is suitable for learners:

  • working in a frontline capacity in a wide range of housing and housing related roles
  • who already have a level 2 qualification and/or experience of working in housing

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