Online Training Modules.

A range of Continuing Professional Development modules to help you develop new skills or brush up on existing knowledge.

Further your career

Sava provide a range of training modules to help you develop new skills or brush up on existing knowledge. They are delivered through our online learning platform so can be taken at any time.

Housing – Inspecting Houses

Inspecting Residential Properties – Pre-Inspection

This training module explains the concept of desk top research and the sources of information surveyors and other residential professionals use.

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Inspection and Post Actions

This module explains good inspection and recording practice, and how follow-up research and good reporting are essential to provide a fully professional service to the client.

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Introduction to Basic Surveying Skills

This module explains why ‘looking and seeing’ are critical skills for anyone working in residential property.

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Housing – Services

Electrics and Heating

This module covers the potential hazards associated with electrical and heating systems, how to inspect them in a safe manner and the relevant certification and standards.

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Water Supply and Drainage

This module focuses on the potential hazards associated with drainage and water supply, how to inspect them in a safe manner and introduces the relevant standards.

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Housing – Construction

Floors and Joinery

This module focuses on how residential properties should be built correctly looking at floors, and windows and joinery.

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Internal and External Finishes

This module focuses on how residential properties should be finished correctly.

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Roofs

This module focuses on how residential properties should be built correctly, focussing on roofs.

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Sites, Foundations and Walls

This training module focuses on how residential properties should be built correctly and considers where they are built (sites), the foundations, and walls.

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Housing – Defects

Damp and Condensation

This module provides an understanding of the process of diagnosing the cause of defects such as dampness and moisture in buildings.

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Housing – Standards, Legal and Valuation

Introduction to Building Regulations

This module covers the Approved Documents and explains how they provide guidance for how each ‘Part’ of the Building Regulations can be complied with when undertaking building work (including plumbing, electrics, extensions, etc.)

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Invasive Non-Native Plants

This module develops your skills in identifying and understanding the law and management of invasive non-native plant species, including Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed.

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Principles of Residential Valuation

This module explains the underpinning principles and complexities of the valuation of residential properties.

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Professional skills required as a Residential Surveyor

This module discusses what it means to be professional and introduces technical competence and what this means, ethics, client care, communication, regulation, professional conduct etc. It includes conflict avoidance, management, and dispute resolution procedures.

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Underpinning Principles of Law for the Built Environment

This module introduces law and discusses how it is made and introduces some land law concepts such as easements, restrictive covenants, contract law, negligence and occupier’s liability. It also covers legal and regulatory compliance.

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  • I found the online training module engaging and enjoyable to complete but challenging in places. The understanding you gain from the course is second to none. It has provided me with some fantastic information I am able to utilise when completing Level 3 Building Surveys. Indeed, some of the information provided now forms part of my kit I take on site in assisting in identification of potential invasive plant species.

    John Stewart – Director, Russen & Turner