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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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Our open training courses are designed and delivered by industry experts, to ensure housing professionals and their organisations get the best out of the course they attend. Our courses provide you with the tools and techniques to overcome the challenges you face day-to-day, and whether you're new to housing or in a senior position, we have a course to suit your professional development needs.

Courses by topic »

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Our open training courses deal with the most topical issues across the housing industry, helping you to bring together your learning and your day-to-day experience. Small groups mean that everyone participates in discussion, so you benefit from a high level of interaction with peers and trainers alike.

In-house training »

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Our expert tutors can come to your premises to deliver a CIH training course or qualification tailored specifically to meet the needs of your organisation. If your organisation has a specific training need or a large number of employees to train, a bespoke in-house development programme may suit you best.

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In addition to topical training courses, we deliver a programme of training focusing on essential skills for personal and professional development, such and management and leadership courses, commercial skills, governance training and executive coaching.

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Before you choose a course, it's important to understand whether an open training course, blended learning, in-house course or e-learning programme is right for you. Find out more about these delivery options or call our team on 024 7685 1700, who will be happy to help you decide which option is right for you.

New to housing? Our popular course Introduction to housing is ideal for those who are new to the industry or interested in beginning a career in housing. Past delegate Deborah Bates of First Wessex talks about how the course has helped her in her blog "what do chocolate and social housing have in common?"
Have 6 or more delegates? This course can be delivered in house from only £49 per person. Contact for more information.
CIH is proud to launch the new senior executive programme: Strategic leadership in a commercial environment. This programme distils out the latest leadership thinking, gives plenty of practical examples of application and has been designed specifically for the housing industry.

Online learning course finders

Find the perfect online course to suit your experience level with our course finders