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

CIH Level 2 Award in Involvement in Housing and Communities

Qualification number


CIH scheme code 2R04

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare (and/or recognise) tenants and residents for their contribution to their housing organisations and communities.

Aims & outcomes

The qualification aims to:

  • provide residents with the skills and/or knowledge that they require to be actively involved in their housing and/or community
  • prepare learners for further study in housing related qualifications at level 2 and 3


The qualification is suitable for learners who:

  • are aged over 14
  • already have a level 1 qualification and/or experience of being actively involved in their housing and/or community
  • are based in the UK and Ireland - but the course may also be used in other countries as appropriate

Qualification outline

Learners must achieve a minimum of three credits from a minimum of three units. The CIH awarding organisation and the approved centre will agree an appropriate combination of units for inclusion in a course before delivery commences.

The following pathways may also be offered:

  • Community action
  • Tenants and residents associations
  • Resident scrutiny
  • Skills for active tenants

The qualification is on the regulated qualification framework.

Approved centres

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