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CIH Level 4 Certificate in Housing

(SCQF level 7)

Health, Social Care & Early Education, Education and Humanities

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Mode of Study


Start Date

17th Sep 2021, 28 weeks


City Campus


£ 1658


This vocational housing course is a key part of the Chartered Institute of Housing’s educational programme. It's aimed at level 4 housing professionals who have been working in the Housing Sector, in either the public, or private sectors. The course is also beneficial to employees aspiring to work at supervisory levels.

The course is essential for:

  • Giving you an extensive range of knowledge and skills that are practical in nature; and
  • Enabling you to reflect critically on housing policy and practice.

The course combines theory and practice, so that you can apply the things you learn to benefit organisational practice. This serves to promote organisational commitments to best value, with housing services being subject to continuous improvements.

The present course programme contains a total of six modules. Finally and very importantly, the course prepares employees for further study and progression to courses at undergraduate level, that assist employees aspiring to jobs in management roles.

More information can be found on the CIH website.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

The level 4 course is suitable for housing professionals who:

  • Hold qualifications in housing and/or social policy at SCQF level 6; OR
  • Hold a QCF level 2 qualifications in housing with relevant housing experience; OR
  • Have housing experience and commitment to learning; OR
  • Are graduates who are seeking to obtain a relevant housing qualification.

What you study

On this course you will study the following:

  • Financing for Housing.
  • Housing Law.
  • Housing Policy.
  • Professional Practice Skills in Housing.
  • Housing Need, Demand and Supply
  • Resident Involvement in Housing Services.

After the course


Students who successfully complete this course can progress to the CIH level 5 Diploma in Housing.


How the course is taught

The course is taught with a blended approach comprising intensive full-day workshops supported by e-learning through the college virtual learning platform - MyCity. The programme adopts a holistic and systemic approach so that modules are presented to link and show the inter-dependence. The e-learning element of this course will comprise of structured lessons, activities, additional reading, reflective exercises and assessments.  The course will deliver topic-based programmes run by experienced lecturers and housing practitioners, supported by specialist guest speakers.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    17th Sep 2021, 28 weeks
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 1658