Housing (CIH) Level 5 Diploma

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


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.

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.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day release)

Course Length

37 weeks


Health, Social Care and Early Education

SCQF Level




Career Sectors

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