SAVA surveying diploma gets full backing from Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Since day one, the SAVA Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation has been welcomed by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) as a way to address the current skills shortage in the residential surveying industry. 

When the qualification was first announced in June 2014, RICS Global Residential Director, Peter Bolton-King, said, “The Dip R Surv & Val provides a new and sensible route into residential surveying and valuation for new entrants that wish to concentrate their careers in these fields. 

“The increasing demand for surveys and valuations is stretching the available resource of qualified professionals and the new qualifications are extremely timely. 

“We look forward to welcoming many of the people that achieve these new qualifications into the RICS fold.”

Now, 18 months on, the diploma has gained standing in the industry and, having proved its credibility as an established course, word has started to spread between surveying firms. And to demonstrate their support for this new route into their institution, RICS has recently featured the SAVA School of Surveying on their news page declaring it as the ‘first vocational route into the residential surveying profession’. 

The qualification has been specially crafted so that it satisfies the requirements for direct entry into the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) at Associate member level in as little as 18 months. It is particularly apt at a time when the rate of new surveyors entering the field is dwindling whilst the demand for survey-based products remains high.

With full backing from RICS, the SAVA School of Surveying can provide individuals and surveying firms with a part-time alternative to university education, meaning changing your career or up-skilling existing, unqualified staff is now a real possibility.

Find out more at one of our open events this November. Events will take place in Milton Keynes on 19th and 20th November and in Barnsley on 26th and 27th November. Click here for details and take the next step to becoming a residential surveyor and valuer.