The objective of this qualification is to provide you with the knowledge and understanding required to support people experiencing homelessness. This qualification explores core areas of homelessness.

What will you learn?

The qualification aims to:

  • Develop your skills and knowledge for providing homelessness services.
  • Enable you to develop approaches within their organisations to achieve successful outcomes for your clients.

The qualification has four mandatory units:

Homelessness services and prevention

The unit aims to provide you with knowledge of how people can become homeless, the services which are available to support those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and how homelessness may be prevented.

Engaging people with lived experience of homelessness

The unit is about engagement of customers in the service/s provided. The unit aims to provide you with knowledge of the reasons for and tools to enable engagement, and to enable you to plan for engagement of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. It will cover the spectrum of engagement from communication through to co-creation and co-production.

Professional practice skills for housing

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

Role of the practitioner in supporting independent living

The unit aims to provide you with an understanding of the role of the practitioner and the values and principles which underpin the provision of support services for independent living.

Who is this qualification for?

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

How long does it take?

The estimated study time is approximately 140 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.

Progression routes

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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