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Blended Learning Level 4 Certificate in Housing - Scotland

Location: Edinburgh

The Level 4 Certificate in Housing is a one year vocational qualification, comparable to the first year of an undergraduate degree, which explores areas of housing policy, law, finance, and professional practice. The course is made up of the following six units:

• Financing for housing

• Housing law

• Housing policy

• Professional practice skills for housing

• Housing management services

• Managing people and change

How will the course benefit me and my organisation?

Gaining a qualification is a great way to develop your career prospects. Qualifications at this level will enable you to be an effective housing practitioner and will provide you with a deeper understanding of how your organisation and others in the housing industry work. Successful completion of this course will enable learners to progress to the Level 5 Diploma in Housing, which leads to CIH chartered membership.

Download the course overview for further details

When you register to study a CIH qualification you receive CIH membership for no extra cost for the duration of your course, giving you access to a wealth of guidance, support and practical advice as well as a network of housing professionals.

Who can apply?

To join the programme you should, as a minimum requirement, have completed one of the following:

• The CIH level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice

• An equivalent level 3 qualification

If you don’t meet this minimum requirement but have relevant experience working in the housing sector, your application may also be considered.

You will be asked to provide evidence of your qualifications and/or your experience of working in the housing sector as part of the application process.

What does the course cost and how long does it take?

Location: CIH Scotland

Duration: 12 months, delivered through a combination of online learning and six face-to-face study

3 May 2018 - Induction
28 June 2018 - Study day 1
23 August 2018 - Study day 2
18 October 2018 - Study day 3
6 December 2018 - Study day 4
7 February 2019 - Study day 5
4 April 2019 - Study day 6

Course cost: £2398

How to apply

Apply online using the 'Book' button below. This will register your place on the course and allow you to make payment. You can choose to pay the full course fee or invoice your employer. If you are paying for this course yourself and would like to pay in installments, please give us a call on 024 7685 1789.

Following registration, you will be contacted by a member of the CIH housing academy team and asked to complete a form to provide evidence of your previous qualifications and experience and to set up your CIH membership, which is free for the duration of your course.

You do not need to complete the dietary requirements section of the registration - as refreshments will not be provided.

Call our team on 024 7685 1789 or email us if you'd like to discuss whether this is the right course for you.



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