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CIH Level 5 Diploma in Housing (FC)

(SCQF level 8)

Health, Social Care & Early Education, City Ents

Applications closed

Mode of Study


Start Date

25th Aug 2023, 38 weeks


City Campus


£ 2250


This vocational housing course is a key part of the Chartered Institute of Housing’s educational programme. It's aimed at level 5 housing professionals already working in a management role within the Housing sector or those who aspire to. It aims to provide the knowledge and skills required for a strategic housing management role and prepare you for further study in housing-related qualifications at level 6/undergraduate level if you choose. 

The qualification meets the expectations for CIH chartered membership on completion of an additional unit Professional Practice Skills for Housing.

The course provides an extensive range of knowledge and skills that are practical in nature and enable 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.

More information can be found on the CIH website.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

This course is suitable for housing professionals who:

  • Hold qualifications in housing and/or social policy at SCQF level 7; OR
  • Hold a QCF level 4 qualification in housing with relevant housing experience; OR
  • Have experience at strategic management level in housing and commitment to learning; OR
  • Are graduates who are seeking to obtain a relevant housing qualification who are working in housing at supervisory level.

What you study

The course programme contains a total of five units. 

  • Housing in Context.
  • Managing Relationships in Housing.
  • Leadership and Management in Housing.
  • Ethical Practice in Housing.
  • Strategic and Business Planning for Housing.

On the completion of Professional Practice Skills for Housing Unit you will be eligible for chartered membership with CIH.

After the course


Students who successfully complete this course may progress to undergraduate degree study.


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. The programme adopts a holistic and systemic approach so that modules are presented to link and show the inter-dependence.

You will be required to attend one full day workshop once a month on a Friday and then weekly evening sessions to support your learning.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    25th Aug 2023, 38 weeks
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 2250