The objective of this qualification is to provide practitioners with the knowledge and understanding required to support people experiencing homelessness.

This qualification explores core areas of homelessness. 

What will I learn?

The qualification has four mandatory units:

  • Homelessness services and prevention
  • Engaging people with lived experience of homelessness
  • Professional practice skills for housing
  • Role of the practitioner in supporting independent living

Who can apply to study for this qualification?

You can enrol on this qualification if you:

  • Have the potential and opportunity to gain the qualification
  • Be working in the housing or homelessness sector
  • Have completed a qualification at level 2

Progression routes:

  • Widen your knowledge of housing by completing the CIH Level 3 Certificate in Housing
  • If you have extensive housing experience or supervisory/management experience and have previously studied at Level 3 or 4, you may be able to progress to the CIH Level 4 CIH Certificate in Housing

Choose how you study

Study centres

Our approved study centres are fully equipped to deliver CIH qualifications. Centres will support you on your journey, working to the specification and the learning outcomes for each course. Courses can be offered on a part-time, full-time, blended or via online learning.

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