The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities have released details for their Competence and Conduct Standard for social housing. The open consultation concerns the training required for social housing managers and other key members of staff in the sector.
Published on 6th February, the government is consulting on its proposals to introduce a new, regulatory Standard relating to the competence and conduct of social housing staff.
This Standard will require increasing number of employees in the housing sector to have, or be working towards, a relevant qualification. It will ensure that staff have up-to-date skills, knowledge and experience to deliver a high quality, professional service to all tenants.
So, what’s new?
- The consultation proposes a transition period for individuals with some relevant qualifications in the housing sector,
- Staff who already have some relevant training must complete additional accredited training or extra modules to meet the criteria set,
- The proposed transition period is to support staff who already hold a relevant, technical qualification that may not be accredited or directly linked – for example apprenticeships without a qualification element,
- Third party providers and subcontractors must also complete relevant training as they are also going to be held accountable for delivery a quality service to tenants.
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