Self-Paced Building Surveying Qualifications.

Improving social housing through training and skills development

Improving skills to create warm, safe, desirable homes for the future

Sava has developed a new range of qualifications covering the major skills gaps for social landlords, focused on ‘bricks and mortar’ skills.

The qualifications are delivered online to provide flexibility, accessibility and to be cost effective. They are all self-paced so that individuals can go at their own speed.

The qualifications are modular and stackable. This means you can undertake a range of Level 4 awards and ‘stack’ them to create a Level 4 certificate. Achievement of a certificate will lead to membership of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), ensuring professional endorsement.

The modules are developed using content from our industry-recognised Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation.

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Coming in June 2024

From June 2024 you will be able to undertake a Level 4 Certificate in Understanding Housing Construction. This will consist of undertaking 2 mandatory awards and 3 optional ones. The awards available will be as follows:

  • Level 4 Award in Damp and Condensation
  • Level 4 Award in Introduction to Law
  • Level 4 Award in Introduction to Health and Safety
  • Level 4 Award in Sites and Foundations
  • Level 4 Award in Pitched Roofs
  • Level 4 Award in Building Regulations
  • Level 4 Award in Balconies
  • Level 4 Award in Ceilings and Finishes
  • Level 4 Award in Walls and Floors
  • Level 4 Award in Flat Roofs

Coming later in 2024

By summer 2024 you will be able to undertake a Level 4 Certificate in Understanding Housing Safety and a Level 4 Certificate in Understanding Damp in Housing. This will consist of the following optional modules in addition to those above:

  • Level 4 Award in Electrics in Domestic Property
  • Level 4 Award in Gas in Domestic Property
  • Level 4 Award in Cold Water and Drainage
  • Level 4 Award in Hot Water
  • Level 4 Award in Ventilation

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Managing housing effectively requires a comprehensive understanding of construction, building materials performance, and how external influences impact properties and residents. Without this core knowledge, we can’t keep residents warm, dry and safe.

Hilary Grayson
Director of Surveying Services, Sava

Help shape the development

We are currently putting the finishing touches to the awards and certificates. If you would like to be an early adopter and help steer the qualifications then please get in touch using the form below. We are looking for a small group of housing providers to be part of an initial pilot where you will receive the qualifications at a highly discounted price in return for your feedback.