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Start date Application closing date Duration Price
27 March 2023 20 March 2023 12 months £2,160 Enrol online
22 May 2023 15 May 2023 12 months £2,160 Enrol online
17 July 2023 10 July 2023 12 months £2,160 Enrol online
25 September 2023 18 September 2023 12 months £2,160 Enrol online

Who is this qualification for?

To enrol on this qualification, 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 experience working in the housing sector as part of the application process.

Unit options
Online

You'll need to complete four mandatory units:

  • Housing policy
  • Finance for housing
  • Housing law
  • Professional practice skills for housing

Then two of four optional units:

  • Housing management services
  • Managing people and change
  • Strategies for promoting independent living and wellbeing
  • Research skills for housing
Online plus

You'll complete six mandatory units:

  • Housing policy
  • Finance for housing
  • Housing law
  • Professional practice skills for housing
  • Managing people and change
  • Housing management services 

Qualification units

Mandatory

Housing policy

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Housing policy

In this unit, you will cover the following:

  • Understand the policy process in a housing context
  • Understand the historical development of national housing policy
  • Understand how a housing policy impacts practice
Mandatory

Financing for housing

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Financing for housing

In this unit, you will cover the following:

  • Understand the impact of financing policy on the provision of housing
  • Understand the income and expenditure of housing organisations
  • Understand approaches to budgeting and forecasting for the financing of housing organisations
Mandatory

Housing law

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Housing law

In this unit, you will cover the following:

  • Understand the legal framework in a housing context
  • Understand the key legislation in relation to landlords and tenants
  • Understand the application of the law to an area of housing practice
Mandatory

Professional practice skills for housing

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Professional practice skills for housing

In this unit, you will cover the following:

  • Understand the concepts of being a member of a profession and acting professionally
  • Understand the skills required to be a housing professional
  • Be able to assess own professional performance
  • Be able to manage own professional development
Optional

Housing management services

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Housing management services

In this unit, you will cover the following:

  • Understand the basis for the provision of housing services
  • Understand key housing management functions
  • Understand how individuals access housing
Optional

Managing people and change

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Managing people and change

In this unit, you will cover the following:

  • Understand the key human resource functions used to manage people
  • Understand the principles of team management
  • Understand how to manage change
Optional

Strategies for promoting independent living and wellbeing

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Strategies for promoting independent living and wellbeing

In this unit, you will cover the following:

  • Understand the policy context of independent living and how it contributes to the integration of health and care
  • Understand local strategies for health and well being
  • Understand organisational procedures to safeguard individuals with care and support needs
  • Understand how technology, housing management practice and design can enable independent living to achieve health and well being

Please note: This unit is not available if you study through online plus.

Optional

Research skills for housing

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Research skills for housing

In this unit, you will cover the following:

  • Understand why research is important for planning housing and housing-related services
  • Understand different research methods and research ethics
  • Be able to plan a research study

Please note: This unit is not available if you study through online plus.

Register your interest
Register your interest in this qualification and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your learning options with you.
Need help?
Call us today on 024 7685 1700 option two or email housing.academy@cih.org.

Speak to one of our qualifications team today. Call us on 024 7685 1789 or email housing.academy@cih.org.