Housing Careers Directory



HOUSING COURSES 

A directory of chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) accredited vocational training, undergraduate degrees and postgraduate qualifications in housing.  

KEY  

PQ = Professional Qualification 

The PQ is made up of two elements. Stage one is an academic qualification in housing, for example, one year of full-time undergraduate study. Stage two is a practical qualification, known as APEX, and can be obtained, for example, through a bachelor's degree or professional diploma.  

p/t = Part-time 

f/t = Full-time 
 

Anglia Ruskin University

Chelmsford

www.anglia.ac.uk 

Vocational training

Diploma of Higher Education in Housing (p/t). PQ stage 1 and 2  

Undergraduate

BSc (Hons) Housing (p/t & f/t). PQ stage 1 and 2 

Postgraduate

Diploma of Credit in Housing (p/t). PQ Stage 1

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Housing (p/t & f/t). PQ stage 2 
 

Blackburn College

www.blackburn.ac.uk 

Vocational training

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 1 (2 years) 
 

Bridgwater College

www.bridgwater.ac.uk 

Vocational training

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 1  

Cardiff University of Wales

www.cf.ac.uk 

Postgraduate

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Housing (p/t). PQ stage 2. Two-year fast-track course

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Housing (f/t). PQ stage 2. One-year fast-track course 
 
 
 
 

City of Bristol College

www.cityofbristol.ac.uk 

Vocational training

CIH Level 4 Certificate/Diploma in Housing (p/t). PQ stage 1 
 

C.O.N.E.L./Middlesex University

www.conel.ac.uk/www.mdx.ac.uk 

Undergraduate

Foundation Degree in Housing Studies (p/t) PQ stage 1 and 2

BSc (Hons) Housing (p/t). PQ stage 1 and 2

BSc (Hons) Housing (f/t). PQ stage 1 and 2  

Postgraduate

Graduate Foundation Course in Housing (p/t). PQ stage 1

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Housing (p/t). PQ stage 1 and 2. Two-year fast-track course 
 

De Montfort University, Leicester

www.dmu.ac.uk 

Vocational training

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 1 

Undergraduate

BSc/BSc (Hons) in Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 1 and 2

Foundation Degree in Housing, Communities & Regeneration (p/t). PQ stage 1 and 2  

Postgraduate

Post Experience Diploma in Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 1

MSc Housing (p/t) Top up from CIH Postgraduate Professional Diploma 
 

Dundee College of Further Education

www.dundeecoll.ac.uk 

Vocational training

CIH Level 4 Certificate/Diploma in Housing. PQ stage 1  
 

Edinburgh's Telford College

www.ed-coll.ac.uk 

Vocational training

CIH Level 4 Certificate/Diploma in Housing. PQ stage 1  
 

Glasgow Metropolitan College

www.gcbp.ac.uk 

Vocational training

CIH Level 4 Certificate/Diploma in Housing. PQ stage 1 
 

(Hackney) Community College Shoreditch

www.comm-coll-hackney.ac.uk 

Vocational training

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 1  
 

Hammersmith & West London College

www.westlondoncollege.ac.uk 

Vocational training

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Housing Studies (p/t) (in partnership with London South

Bank University). PQ stage 1  

Heriot-Watt University

Edinburgh

www.hw.ac.uk 

Postgraduate

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Housing (p/t). PQ stage 1 & 2.

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Housing (Professional Practice) (f/t). PQ stage 1 & 2

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Housing (f/t). PQ stage 1 & 2 
 

Kilmarnock College

www.kilmarnock.ac.uk 

Vocational training

CIH Level 4 Certificate/Diploma in Housing. PQ stage 1  
 

Leeds Metropolitan University

www.lmu.ac.uk 

Undergraduate

Foundation Degree in Housing (p/t & f/t). PQ stage 1 and 2. (3 years p/t 2 years f/t)

BA in Housing (p/t) Top up from Diploma or Foundation Degree (2 years) 
 

Lewisham College

www.lewisham.ac.uk 

Vocational training

CIH Level 4 Certificate/Diploma in Housing (p/t). PQ stage 1  
 

Liverpool John Moores University

www.livjm.ac.uk 

Vocational training

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Housing & Neighbourhood Management (p/t). PQ stage 1 (2 years) 

Undergraduate

BA/BA (Hons) Housing & Neighbourhood Management (p/t). PQ stage 1 and 2 (4 years for BA, 5 years for BA Hons) 

Postgraduate

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Housing & Neighbourhood Management (p/t). PQ stage 1 and 2 Two-year course

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Housing & Neighbourhood Management (f/t). PQ stage 1 and 2 
 

London South Bank University

www.lsbu.ac.uk 

Vocational training

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 1 

Undergraduate

BA/BA (Hons) Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 1 and 2

BA/BA (Hons) Housing Studies (f/t). PQ stage 1 and 2  
 

Mid-Kent College of Higher & Further Education

Chatham

www.midkent.ac.uk 

Vocational training

CIH Level 4 Certificate/Diploma in Housing (p/t). PQ stage 1  
 

Motherwell College

www.motherwell.ac.uk 

Vocational training

CIH Level 4 Certificate/Diploma in Housing. PQ stage 1  
 

New College, Durham

www.newdur.ac.uk 

Vocational training

CIH Level 4 Certificate/Diploma in Housing (p/t)

PQ stage 1 (Course one-year for Certificate two-years for Diploma) 

Undergraduate

Foundation Degree in Housing (p/t)

PQ stage 1 & 2

(Course 3 years) 
 

North East Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT)

Epsom

www.nescot.ac.uk 

Vocational training

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 1

Professional Diploma in Housing (p/t). PQ stage 2  
 

North East Wales Institute of Higher Education

Wrexham

www.newi.ac.uk 

Vocational training

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Supported Housing (p/t). PQ stage 1

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Housing & Sustainable Communities (p/t). PQ stage 1  

Undergraduate

BSc (Hons) in Housing (p/t). PQ stage 1 & 2  
 

Sheffield Hallam University

www.shu.ac.uk 

Vocational training

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Housing Professional Studies (p/t). PQ stage 1

Diploma in Housing Professional Studies (p/t). PQ stage 2  

Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Housing Professional Studies (p/t). PQ stage 1 and 2

BA (Hons) Housing Professional Studies (f/t). PQ stage 1 and 2. Four-year sandwich course 

Postgraduate

Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MA in Housing Policy and Practice (p/t). PQ stage 1 and 2. Two-year fast-track course

Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MA in Housing Policy and Practice (f/t). PQ stage 1 and 2. One-year fast-track course 

South Bank University

www.sbu.ac.uk 

Postgraduate

Conversion Certificate in Housing Studies (GFC) (p/t). PQ stage 1

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 1 and 2. Two-year fast-track course 
 

Southampton Solent University

www.solent.ac.uk 

Vocational training

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 1

Professional Diploma in Housing (p/t). PQ stage 2  

Postgraduate

Graduate Conversion Course in Housing (p/t). PQ stage 1 
 

Stoke-on-Trent College

www.stokecoll.ac.uk 

Vocational training

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 1 
 

University of Central England, Birmingham

www.uce.ac.uk 

Undergraduate

Foundation Degree in Professional Housing Studies (p/t & f/t). PQ stage 1 and 2

BA (Hons) Professional Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 1 and 2

BA (Hons) Professional Housing Studies (f/t). PQ stage 1 and 2 

Postgraduate

Certificate in Professional Studies in Housing (p/t). PQ stage 1

Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Housing (p/t). PQ stage 1 and 2. Two-year fast-track course

Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Housing (f/t). PQ stage 1 and 2 
 

University of Glasgow

www.gla.ac.uk 

Postgraduate

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 1 & 2

Postgraduate Diploma/MSC in Housing Studies (f/t). PQ stage 1 & 2

M.Phil in Urban & Housing Practice (p/t)  
 

University of Greenwich

www.gre.ac.uk 

Vocational training

Diploma of Higher Education in Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 2  

Undergraduate

BSc (Hons) Housing Studies (p/t)

BSc (Hons) Housing Studies (f/t). PQ stage 1 and 2 

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

www.unn.ac.uk 

Vocational training

HNC Housing Sustainable Communities (p/t)

PQ stage 1. Two-year course 

Undergraduate

BA/BA (Hons) Housing Sustainable Communities (p/t). PQ stage 2. Two-year course minimum 

Postgraduate

Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Housing Policy and Management (p/t). PQ stage 1 and 2. Two-year course

Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Housing Policy and Management (f/t). PQ stage 1 and 2. One-year course 
 

University of Salford

www.salford.ac.uk 

Vocational training

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 1 (2 years)

Diploma in Higher Education in Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 2 (18 months after HNC) 

Undergraduate

BSc (Hons) Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 1 and 2 (5 years) 

Postgraduate

Postgraduate Certificate in Housing Practice (p/t). PQ stage 1. One-year course

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Housing (Practice) (p/t). PQ stage 1 and 2. PG Dip two-year course (one-year if have PG Cert) MSc one-year top up

MSc in Housing (Practice) (f/t). PQ stage 1 and 2. Two-year course. 
 

University of Stirling

www.stir.ac.uk 

Postgraduate

Certificate in Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 2

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 1 and 2

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Housing Studies (f/t). PQ stage 1 and 2 
 

University of Ulster

www.ulst.ac.uk 

Undergraduate

BSc (Hons) Housing Management (f/t). PQ stage 1 and 2. Four-year course 

Postgraduate

Graduate Foundation Course (p/t). PQ stage 1

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Housing (p/t). PQ stage 2 
 

University of Westminster

www.wmin.ac.uk  

Postgraduate

Postgraduate Certificate in Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 1

Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Housing Practice (p/t). PQ stage 2. Two-year fast-track course

Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Housing Practice (f/t). PQ stage 2 
 

University of the West of England, Bristol

www.uwe.ac.uk 

Vocational training

Diploma in Housing Policy & Management (p/t). PQ stage 2  

Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Housing Policy & Management (p/t). PQ stage 1 and 2

BA (Hons) Housing Policy & Management (f/t). PQ stage 1 and 2. Sandwich course

BA (Hons) Housing Development & Management (p/t). PQ stage 1 and 2

BA (Hons) Housing Development and Management (f/t). PQ stage 1 and 2  

Postgraduate

Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Housing & Community Renewal (p/t). PQ stage 2. Two-year fast-track course

Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Housing & Community Renewal (f/t). PQ Stage 2. One-year fast-track course 
 

University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

www.uwic.ac.uk 

Vocational training

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Housing Policy & Practice (p/t). PQ stage 1

UWIC Diploma in Higher Education in Housing Policy & Practice (p/t). PQ stage 2

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Supported Housing (p/t). PQ stage 1 

Undergraduate

BSc/BSc (Hons) Housing Policy & Practice (p/t). PQ stage 1 and 2

BSc (Hons) Housing Policy & Practice(f/t). PQ stage 1 and 2

BSc (Hons) in Supported Housing (p/t). PQ stage 1 and 2

BSc (Hons)in Supported Housing (f/t). PQ stage 1 and 2  
 

West Lothian College

Livingston

www.west-lothian.ac.uk 

Vocational training

CIH Level 4 Certificate/Diploma in Housing. PQ stage 1  
 

Worcester College of Technology

www.wortech.ac.uk 

Vocational training

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 1  
 

OPEN LEARNING 

CSHS

Worcester

www.cshs.co.uk 

Vocational training

Level 4 Certificate in Managing Supported and Sheltered Housing.

Level 4 Diploma in Housing. PQ stage 1 
 

DISTANCE LEARNING 

Chartered Institute of Housing Distance Learning Centre

Coventry

www.cih.org 

Vocational training

CIH Level 4 Certificate/Diploma in Housing (p/t). PQ stage 1

CIH Professional Diploma in Housing Studies (p/t). PQ stage 2  

Postgraduate

Graduate Conversion Course. PQ stage 1

CIH Professional Diploma in Housing Studies. PQ stage 2 
 
 
 
 

UMBRELLA BODIES 

Communities Scotland

www.communitiesscotland.gov.uk

Agency of the Scottish Executive which works to ensure Government housing policy is implemented. 

Confederation of Co-Operative Housing

www.cch.coop

Networking forum and support network for housing co-operatives, tenant-controlled housing organisations and regional federations of housing co-ops. 

Emerging Role of Sheltered Housing (ERoSH)

www.shelteredhousing.org

Umbrella body for housing organisations providing sheltered and retirement housing for older people which encourages its members to share good practice. 

Employers in Voluntary Housing

www.evh.org.uk

Representative body for 50 voluntary housing organisation members in Scotland which provides training and recruitment support. 

English Partnerships

www.englishpartnerships.co.uk

Government regeneration agency which works with local authorities and local communities to develop new sustainable social housing. 

Housemark

www.housemark.co.uk

Organisation which provides consultancy support to the social housing sector to

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