This qualification will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to face the current challenges in housing, covering key aspects of housing policy and law.

What will you learn?

The qualification aims to:

  • provide the knowledge and skills required to operate effectively at a management level in the housing sector
  • prepare you for further study in housing related qualifications at level 5 / undergraduate level.

You must complete six units, made up of four mandatory units and two from a choice of options.

The qualification is on the regulated qualification framework.

Financing for Housing (mandatory)

The unit aims to provide an understanding of how housing is financed across tenure and how it operates. You will understand how housing across tenures in funded and how this links to policy.

Housing law (mandatory)

The units aims to provide you with an understanding of the legal system in relation to housing. It explores the law in relation to landlords and tenants and requires you to examine the application of the law in relation to housing practice.

Housing policy (mandatory)

The unit aims to provide you with an understanding of housing policy by exploring its historical development and the relationship between different policy making bodies and their policy-making processes. It also aims to develop your understanding of how policies are implemented.

Professional practice skills for housing (mandatory)

The unit aims to give you the understanding and skills to progress at management level in housing. It does so by helping you to become a more 'reflective practitioner'. It emphasises the importance of relating individual skills and performance to the effectiveness of the organisation as a whole, and being proactive in your own professional development.

Optional units
  • Buildings, communities and the environment
  • Customer service in housing
  • Resident involvement in housing services
  • Equality and diversity in housing
  • Housing management services
  • Housing need, demand and supply
  • Delivering housing support services for health and well being
  • Managing people and change
  • Partnership working in housing
  • Research skills for housing
  • Strategies for promoting independent living and well being
  • The framework for planning and development

Who is this qualification for?

You can enrol onto this qualification if you:

  • aged 18 and over
  • working or resident in the UK and Ireland
  • in or aspiring to a supervisory or management role in housing
  • already have a level 3 qualification and/or experience of working in housing, preferably at a supervisory/management level

How long does it take?

The estimated study time is approximately 360 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.

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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