Level 4 Senior Apprenticeship Housing/Property Management (CIH)

Start date(s):
1 Aug 2021
2 years
Level 4
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Campus, Work Based
Attendance Pattern:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
Tuition fees paid by employer. Enquire for more information.


Course details may be subject to change

This apprenticeship programme will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a successful career within the housing industry.

You will gain valuable experience working with an employer.


This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career within the housing industry.


Level 4:
  • Personal and Professional Development - develop reflective writing skills to evaluate your current housing practice, knowledge and skills; customer service, communication, supervisory skills and knowledge.
  • Work Related Learning (Housing Research) - develop housing related research and project management knowledge, techniques and skills; production of a research proposal.
  • Housing, Society and Policy - develop knowledge and understanding of historical and current context in which housing operates including social, demographic, market and policy changes.
  • Collaborative Working to Meet Diverse Need - the principles, relevant legislation and best practice of collaborative working including a number of scenarios for safeguarding.
  • Legal Framework for Housing - be introduced to the legal system and institutions and the formal and informal methods of dispute resolution; develop knowledge and understanding of liability and contract law.
  • Housing and Neighbourhood Services - develop knowledge and understanding of a range of housing management policies, practice and legal responsibilities for the generic housing management functions. There is a strong focus on social exclusion and ASB.

Level 5:
  • Personal and Professional Development - build on the evaluation of your skills and knowledge from Level 4.
  • Work Related Learning - conduct research and complete your work related research project.
  • Economic and Regulatory Framework for Housing - the macro-economic framework as well as capital and revenue expenditure.
  • Managing Staff in Housing Organisations - the key principles of effective people management.
  • Housing Policy, Strategy and Business - discover the role of effective governance, business planning and performance; policy and strategy; social enterprise.
  • Planning and Developing Healthy and Sustainable Communities - planning and regeneration; sustainability; housing and health.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Independent Learning


*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

You will complete an End Point Assessment for this apprenticeship programme.

You will be provided with support from a team of qualified housing lecturers who understand the industry and different needs of apprentices working at this level.

You will receive Functional Skills support from a qualifified tutor who will support you througout the qualification.

We also provide academic support with our HE Academic Support team who can provide one to one support as well as group sessions on topics such as referencing.

Assessment is varied across the programme, there are no exams but you will be expected to also produce work based evidence as part of your apprenticeship.

Industry links:

The course team work very closely with housing employers in the region as well as the Chartered Institute of Housing and Northern Housing Consortium. This ensures course content and delivery is up-to-date and meets the needs of the sector.


You will need to complete 20% of your work contract time on apprenticeship related activities throughout the full duration of your apprenticeship.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs. Membership of the Chartered Institute of Housing is included within the programme fees.

Interview Instructions

You will be invited into the College to attend an interview.
Further Education

Getting ready for your college interview

Find out more information about your college interview.

Entry Criteria

You will be working in the housing industy to ensure you are able to fulfil the housing apprenticeship standards. If you are not working in this area, you should have an apprenticeship placement with a housing employer.