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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

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    Qualifications and career development

    Helping you to do your job brilliantly

    Ask many people who work in housing how they arrived there and very few will say that they always wanted to be a housing officer. Many however, will tell you that they became part of the housing sector by accident or they "fell into housing".

    Some may say that housing as a career is one of the best kept secrets ever. A career in housing is varied, often challenging but hugely rewarding.

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    Find a course

    Browse the courses and find out what housing qualifications you can apply for today.
    If you're looking to study online download the online learning course finder now

    Career advice »

    ladder, growth

    Read our advice and guidance to support your career from start to finish.


    Your routes to study »

    your routes to study

    Find the best route to study to suit your lifestyle and gain a housing qualification with our four routes: learn online, attend a college/university, study online and onsite or learn in-house

    Delivering our qualifications »

    Numbers 2-7, showing qualification levels

    Are you a learning centre? Would you like to deliver qualifications from the largest awarding body for housing? Find out more


    David Butler Bursary

    The David Butler Bursary is the CIH educational grant scheme to provide financial support for people wanting to pursue a career in housing.  Applications are now closed for 2015.

    NOCN Level 1 Award in Pre Tenancy Skills (QCF)

    NOCN have developed a new qualification in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) to help new or prospective tenants understand more about their rights and responsibilities.  Click here for further information  


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