PCA launches new 2018 training programme

National trade body the Property Care Association (PCA) has set out its schedule of professional development training for 2018.


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


Led by experts in their fields, the courses are designed to meet the needs of delegates at whatever stage in their career.


There are specific surveyor-led courses including surveying timber and dampness in buildings, surveyor in structural waterproofing, control and eradication of Japanese knotweed and property flood resilience.


Courses are also available for office-based staff, or those at technician level, who will benefit from gaining an understanding of their industry and the work carried out by their colleagues in the field.


Training can also be used as part of foundation study for a number of widely recognised professional qualifications. These include Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness in Buildings (CSTDB), Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing (CSSW) and Certificated Surveyor in Japanese Knotweed (CSJK).


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 – which include a purpose built practical facility, which creates an environment to apply theory where applicable.


Delegates can also take advantage of the PCA’s bespoke in-house training packages, which are delivered directly to clients 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 to allow clients to focus on specific training needs for their organisation and staff, they can discuss their needs with the PCA training team, who will draw up a tailored training package which can be delivered at a location of the client’s choosing.


Specific information on in-house training options can be found at www.property-care.org/training-qualifications/training-courses/in-house-training-options/


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