Enrolments closing: 26 July 2021

This online plus qualification provides you with the knowledge and understanding across key areas of housing policy and practice, at a recognised professional standard and the knowledge and skills required to perform in a senior management role. It covers six key areas:

  • Ethical practice in housing
  • Professional practice skills for housing including being a professional
  • Leadership and management in housing
  • Strategic and business planning for housing
  • Housing in context
  • Managing relationships in housing
What will I learn?
Unit 1: Ethical practice in housing

This unit covers:

  • Including theories of ethical practice
  • Ethical dilemmas in housing
  • Current ethical issues affecting housing professionals
Unit 2: Professional practice skills for housing

This unit covers:

  • Being a professional
  • Skills required to be a housing professional
  • Assessing your performance and managing your own professional development
Unit 3: Leadership and management in housing

This unit covers:

  • Theories of management and leadership
  • The attributes of successful leaders and managers
  • Reflective practice
Unit 4: Strategic and business planning for housing

This unit covers:

  • Social versus commercial objectives
  • Theory and practice of strategic management
  • Developing business plans
Unit 5: Housing in context

This unit covers:

  • The historical development of housing policy
  • The influence of political ideology
  • Comparative housing studies
Unit 6: Managing relationships in housing

This unit covers:

  • The changing profile of housing customers
  • Understanding housing customers’ needs
  • Effective partnership working
  • Principles of contract management
Do I qualify?
Who can apply to study for this qualification?

This qualification is a route to CIH chartered membership. To enrol for this qualification you should be working in either a paid or voluntary capacity in housing and also have completed one of the following:

  • CIH Level 4 Certificate for the Housing Profession
  • CIH Level 4 Certificate, or Diploma, in Housing Practice or equivalent

You will be asked to provide evidence of your qualifications and/or your experience of working in the housing sector as part of the application process and may be eligible to claim Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) for the Professional Practice Skills in Housing unit.

Cost and duration of qualification
How much does this qualification cost?

Course cost: £3,000 - this includes Chartered membership for up one year following your qualification.

We do offer instalment options so you can spread the cost, to find out more please call 024 7685 1789.

How long will it take to complete?

Duration: approximately 12 months, with an average of 8 hours study a week

What is Online plus?

We have switched our blending learning to online plus, so you can get the same support, but all done virtually.

With online plus you’ll get a dedicated tutor, extra support, flexibility and more:

  • You’ll get an induction period to help you settle into your qualification and get to know your tutor and fellow learners
  • Attend six virtual learning days as part of this course, delivered by your CIH tutor
  • Access to e-learning materials, opportunity to communicate and share ideas via the online learning platform
  • Your own dedicated CIH tutor who will offer support throughout your qualification via email and telephone. Your tutor will assess your assignments and give you feedback as well as providing you with advice and support on any academic issues

Why invest in this qualification?

CIH qualifications are a way of establishing yourself as a professional in the housing sector, aswell as making sure you have theoretical knowledge, key skills and learning to perform at highest level in your day job.

Our qualifications make skills visible and bring a greater depth of understanding than experience can sometimes provide. Qualifications develops your speed of learning and inspires new ideas, aswell as the opportunity to study in your own time, and at your own pace to fit around your job and other commitments.

Qualification overview
Online learning
Find out what to expect as a online learner
Chartered membership
Find out more about chartered membership

Apply for this qualification online