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At a Glance

Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation

Whether you already work in the property industry and want to develop your skills, or are looking for a completely new career with flexibility, variety and a good salary, the Sava Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation could be perfect for you.

What is a Residential Surveyor?

A residential surveyor deals with all aspects of residential property in both the private and public sectors. Principal activities are related to the management, purchase, sale, or leasing of land and property, as well as valuing and surveying property.

As a surveyor you’ll be trained to identify and diagnose defects, helping buyers to ensure their dream home doesn’t turn out to be a nightmare.

Career benefits?

  • £43,000

    The average AssocRIC salary is £43,439. (source: RICS 2016 salary survey).

  • High Demand

    There is a high demand for surveying services across the UK so you’ll have excellent work prospects once you've completed the diploma successfully.

  • A Flexible Career

    A career in residential surveying offers great freedom and flexibility with many potential paths such as working for yourself or with an established company.

What is the Diploma?

  • The Diploma is the only vocational residential surveying and valuation qualification supported by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
  • With the Diploma you’ll be qualified to conduct residential condition surveys and produce valuation reports.
  • The Diploma can be completed in 18-24 months and is the only surveying and valuation course that allows you to study while continuing to work at your current job.

Hilary Grayson of Sava explains
what makes the Diploma so unique

"The financial rewards in residential surveying are very good but that’s not what excited me. The diploma gave me the opportunity to have an interesting career with plenty of variety and to build a really successful business"

Chris Norris, Diploma Graduate

Sava and residential surveying

  • Sava’s involvement with residential surveying began in 1999 as an accreditation scheme for Residential Chartered Surveyors offering the Homebuyer Survey and Valuation report.
  • Sava created the Home Condition Survey (HCS) in 2010. The HCS is a report for homebuyers who want an independent survey of a property before they buy.
  • In 2014 we launched the Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation to address this residential surveying skills shortage and offer a new way into the profession.

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