PCA launches new 2018 training programme to support public sector housing professionals

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National trade body the Property Care Association (PCA) has set out its schedule of training for 2018, which supports public sector professionals with targeted programmes to manage their housing stock.

The PCA has invested significant resources in developing a comprehensive portfolio of courses throughout the year in areas including condensation and damp, residential ventilation, retrofit insulation, invasive weed control and flood resilience.

Led by experts in their fields, the training includes specific surveyor-led courses drawn up with social housing and local authority teams in mind, as well as training options for those at technician level.

Surveyor level training can also be used as a foundation for studying towards the new Certificated Surveyor of Dampness in Buildings qualification (CSDB).

Jade Stocker of the PCA’s training team, said: “The 2018 training prospectus contains new courses and qualifications, as well as training and exams that are now established as cornerstones of professional credibility and recognition.”

A downloadable copy of the prospectus is available at www.property-care.org/training-qualifications/

Print versions can be ordered from jade@property-care.org

The courses are run at the trade association’s training locations in Cambridgeshire, but public sector delegates can take advantage of the PCA’s bespoke in-house training packages, which can be delivered to social housing associations at a location and date of their choosing.

Many of the courses in the prospectus are available in this format, which can provide a more cost effective and convenient option.

And as part of this service, housing associations are able to focus on the specific training needs for their organisation and staff by discussing their needs with the PCA training team, who will draw up a tailored package to support their objectives.

Specific information on in-house training options can be found at http://www.property-care.org/professionals/training-housing-association/

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