Chartered Institute of Housing Certificate in Housing Practice Level 3

Course Information

  • Course Code: HS479
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Price: £540.00

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This programme is delivered by agreement with the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). There are ten pathways available to those who study this course. The college offers delivery to employers in the housing field with the aim of supplying one of the pathways to their employees. This method of delivery is designed to attract those in housing and provide the opportunity of acquiring a wide range of academic knowledge and skills which are transferrable to the workplace.

The CIH Awarding Body

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is an awarding body for national qualifications at levels 2, 3 and 4. The qualifications are awarded by CIH and cover the work of those people who are employed or are active in housing management in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors. Part of the Institutes mission is to identify training and education needs for the housing sector and to develop qualifications that can be accessed by a range of different modes of delivery: through colleges, universities, distance learning and in partnership with employers. The CIH believes that qualified staff will improve service delivery to tenants, residents, service users and employers and increase their value to their organisation.

How will the course be delivered?

The course will be assessed through a combination of coursework, presentations and portfolio building.

What will I study?

Learners will study a number of core modules which will investigate issues relevant to housing officers and those who work for housing organisations. These will also be of interest to tenants groups. The course is split into nine different modules of which three are cores, three are devoted to a pathway and another three are chosen by the employer/ interest groups. The aim is to develop critical skills for practice and to offer learners the opportunity for further study.

Core Modules will include:

  • Delivery of Affordable Housing Services
  • Equality and Diversity for Housing
  • Professional Practice Skills for Housing

Optional Modules can include:

  • Repairs and Maintenance in a Housing Organisation
  • Dealing with Anti Social Behaviour
  • Involving Housing Service Users
Entry Requirements

Applicants with relevant work experience or via employer recommendation are invited onto the course.

How will I be assessed?
What can I do next?

Most candidates will already be in employment, however the course will assist in career development by enabling candidates to identify opportunities for improvement and many have used this qualification successfully to enhance their promotion prospects and/or progress to further study.

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email

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