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CIH Level 3 certificate in housing practice - London - April

Location: London

CIH is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards. Our courses are informed by our engagement at all levels of the industry and the expert knowledge of our policy and practice teams.

A housing professional who gains an accredited qualification from CIH will be equipped with key skills and expert knowledge, and able to add value to their organisation and contribute to performance improvement in a fast-changing environment.

The Level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice is a ten month blended learning programme which is a combination of online and face-to-face learning. which provides you with a broader knowledge and understanding of key areas in delivering housing services.

You will study a total of eight units that provide essential underpinning knowledge for working in housing organisations:

• The housing system
• Professional practice skills for housing
• Occupancy, tenure and lettings
• Rental income management
• Dealing with anti-social behaviour in housing.
• Delivery of housing services
• Involving housing serice users
• Sustainable communities

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 broader understanding of how your organisation and others in the housing industry work. You will gain valuable skills including:

• researching and writing reports
• evaluating your organisation’s approach to key housing issues
• reflecting on your own professional practice
• planning ahead for your own development.

Successful completion of the Level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice will provide you with a vocational qualification of an equivalent standard to an A-level. It will prepare you for further study at the next level, the Level 4 Certificate in Housing, which CIH also offers online as a one-year programme and is the first step on the route towards CIH chartered.

Who should apply?

To benefit from this programme you should be working in either a paid or voluntary capacity in housing and must also have completed either:

CIH Level 2 Certificate in Housing Practice


an equivalent Level 2 qualification or higher.

If you do not meet either of the above criteria you must have six months experience of working in the housing sector. You will be asked to provide evidence of your qualifications and/or experience of working in the sector as part of the application process

What can I expect as a CIH learner?

This course is delivered through blended learning,which is a combination of online and face-to-face learning.

You will be required to attend five face-to-face learning days as part of this course which are delivered by a CIH tutor, plus an induction day at the beginning of your course. This is enhanced with access to e-learning materials and the on-going support of a tutor.

You will be allocated an academic tutor(s) who will offer you support throughout your course via email and telephone on request.

Your tutor will assess your assignments and give you feedback as well as providing you with advice and support on any academic issues.

You will be supported by the CIH Housing Academy team throughout your course, who will offer guidance when personal or workrelated problems arise which may affect your studies.

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

Location: CIH London

3 April 2018
1 June 2018
13 July 2018
21 September 2018

Course cost: £1,512

Duration: Ten months, delivered through a combination of online learning and five face-to-face study days.

Terms and conditions

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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