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

Qualifications benefit your entire organisation, not just you


CIH Northern Ireland offers a very broad range of training courses, events and learning opportunities for housing professionals from right across the jobs spectrum.

So no matter what your background, level of experience, or qualification level, our role as the independent voice of housing and the home of professional standards, is to create a better housing industry right across Northern Ireland, for everyone.

However, though we of course believe very strongly and passionately in the quality of the courses that we offer, the best way for us to highlight this to others is by showing exactly other people just like you, (people who have already completed qualifications with us), think about our qualifications.

Like Stephen Cullen for example.

Stephen works as a housing officer with Connswater Homes, one of Northern Ireland’s largest housing associations, located in east Belfast. As a very large housing organisation which continues to expand its presence not just in Belfast itself but further afield in Lisburn, Antrim, Newtownabbey, Portaferry and Downpatrick, staff learning and development are greatly encouraged for all staff members.

The reason for this is simply that the organisation has recognised that the training of staff does not just benefit the staff members in question, it benefits the wider organisation as a whole:

"As a housing officer who deals with a very broad range of housing issues everyday, this level 4 certificate for the housing profession qualification has given me a much better understanding of the various different elements of a senior housing role, from strategy right through to law.

"But most importantly, the knowledge that I have gained from this course won’t just benefit me in my role, it will also benefit the wider Connswater organisation, and that’s where the real value of individual staff training can be seen."

If you are interested in improving your skillset and qualification levels through practical learning, whilst at the same time making your organisation better for everyone, find the right course for you and begin your journey right here, right now.

Find out what qualifications are available and for more information please contact Louise Togneri on 028 9077 8222 or at

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