Diploma in Housing Practice Level 4

You will study a mixture of units designed to give you an insight into the many different areas of professional administration. 

This qualification is ideal if you work as a housing manager, team leader or aspiring to be in a supervisory or management role in the housing sector.  It will prepare you for further study and progression at undergraduate and in some cases post graduate level. 

You will develop skills and knowledge for the current challenges in housing, based on the CIH ‘expectations’ for chartered membership.

You will study a range of modules as part of the course, including these core units for the CIH Level 4 Diploma in Housing Practice 72 credits:

  • Housing Need, Demand and Supply
  • Housing Policy
  • The Delivery of Housing Services
  • Managing People
  • Housing economics and housing finance
  • Equality and diversity in housing
  • Partnership working in housing
  • Professional practice skills for housing
  • Housing law

You will also be able to choose a number of optional units which will allow you to study particular areas in more depth. These include:

  • Customer care in a housing services context
  • Housing support services for independent living
  • Strategies for promoting independent living
  • Customer involvement in local services
  • Housing management services

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need:

  • To be able to demonstrate ability equivalent of or exceeding level 2 English and Mathematics
  • Ideally, you will have an Advanced Apprenticeship in Housing or equivalent qualification particularly in the related areas of Business or Public Services.

Entry to all courses are subject to a successful interview, a satisfactory reference from your school or employer and evidence that you will be a committed student.

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • A range of housing and or management graduate / postgraduate qualifications
  • Professional status through the Chartered Institute of Housing
  • Further employment opportunities within your current job role / alternative job roles within the housing or public services


18 months.




Please contact the Business Development Team for further details:

  • Tel: 0151 353 4444
  • Email: enquiries-bdc@hughbaird.ac.uk

Some courses are fully or partially funded, depending upon individual circumstances.

Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Wednesday, 04 November 2015 11:14


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