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We offer qualifications that you can study online or with CIH in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland - or we can create a tailored programme and deliver it in-house at your organisation. Find the course for you below.

You can also find a centre if you’d prefer to study through an approved centre near you.

introductory icon  Level 2 - Introductory: Housing courses that are open to everyone.

practitioner colour  Level 3 - Frontline and practitioner: Courses focusing on housing practice for people already working in the sector.

skilled practitioner  Level 4 - Skilled practitioner: Courses providing more in-depth insight into housing policy and theory, for people who want to broaden their understanding of the sector.

senior and professional icon  Level 5+ - Senior and professional: Advanced courses for housing professionals at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

Once you’ve decided which level you want to study at, use the course finder tool below. Choose your location from the drop-down list (e.g. Scotland), then click the tab of the level you’re interested in and click ‘submit’. All of the courses available will now appear – click on the one you’re interested in for more information and to book your place.

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CIH Level 3 Certificate in Housing Maintenance 

Delivery will commence on 29 June 2016 (full course dates will be confirmed with learners in advance). All training takes place at CIH offices in Belfast.

The course is delivered over 11 day training sessions, typically with 1 training day per month. There are no end of course exams, but learners will be required to complete coursework for each unit on an ongoing basis. Support is available to learners on an ongoing basis from the staff at the CIH NI Education Centre and the course tutor. We also provide access to dedicated learning resources online, to support research and completion of assignments.

In-house delivery

We have also delivered this course, and selected units from the course, as inhouse training with content tailored to organisational policies and procedures. Please contact us if you would like to have an initial discussion on how this might work for you.

CIH Level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice 

Commencing 13 September 2016

CIH Level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice - August 

Online course starting August

CIH Level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice - June 

Online course starting June

CIH Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Homeless People 

Commencing 27 July 2016

Level 3 certificate in housing services 

27 September 2016, Cardiff

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CIH Level 4 Certificate for the Housing Profession 

Commencing 20 September 2016

CIH Level 4 Certificate Housing Profession ROI 

Delivery will commence 11 March Register now

CIH Level 4 Certificate in Housing - July 

Online course starting July

CIH Level 4 Certificate in Housing - September 

Online course starting September

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CIH Level 5 Diploma in Housing - July 

Online course starting July 2016

CIH Level 5 Diploma in Housing - June 

Online course starting June 2016

Postgraduate certificate in housing studies (Level 7) 

Online course starting September 2016


Study with an approved centre

Can't find the course you're looking for?

We have a network of approved centres across the UK that also deliver CIH courses, and we validate some housing and property management related courses offered by a variety of universities and colleges.

Visit our awarding organisation site to find an approved centre near you

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