We have partnered with Landlord Accreditation Scotland to provide a range of online training modules specifically for letting agents operating in Scotland.
Foundation Lettings Course [Scotland]
For details on this course, which the Scottish Government has determined meets the qualification requirement for agents wishing to apply to the Register, enrol yourself onto the free COURSE INFORMATION module HERE where you can access an online enrolment form.
CPD [Continuing Professional Development] for Scotland agents
We have two CPD options for our Scotland agents looking to renew their licence:
- Lettings Learning Snacks for Scotland pack, and
- Scotland Compliance CPD pack
The Lettings Learning Snacks for Scotland category [below] contains details of our short, bite-sized CPD courses. As the Lettings Learning Snacks take around 30 minutes each to complete, taking all 10 would achieve 5 hours of formal CPD. Bulk purchase of all 10 snacks attracts a discount of 10% and is excellent value at £108 [inc. VAT]. If you pass all 10, and let us know when you have done so, we will issue an eCertificate of Achievement to document your CPD.
The Scotland Compliance CPD pack comprises 5 of our existing CPD courses:
- AML [Anti Money Laundering]
- Asbestos Awareness
- CDM [Construction Design & Management Regulations]
- Legionnaires’ Disease Awareness
- Data Protection
Each course is worth 2 hours of CPD and completing all 5 would achieve 10 hours of formal CPD. Individually the CPD courses cost £36.00 [inc. VAT] and bulk purchase of all 5 courses attracts a discount of 10% and is excellent value at £162.00 [inc. VAT]. For the broadest coverage of topics the Compliance pack can be taken in addition to the Lettings Learning Snacks for Scotland pack. If you pass all 5, and let us know when you have done so, we will issue an eCertificate of Achievement to document your CPD.
You can also use our free CPD record template which you can download below if you wish [it is simply a way to keep track of your CPD, you do not need to submit the document anywhere].
Click HERE for the CPD record template.
IMPORTANT: The above fees do not include any re-sit, extension or transfer fees where these options are available. Individual Lettings Learning Snacks do not generate an eCertificate of Achievement.
How do I get access to the safeagent Lettings Learning Snacks for Scotland pack and Scotland Compliance CPD pack?
To get access to the safeagent Scotland CPD packs please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know which pack you are interested in and we will arrange to send you an invoice; when that's paid you'll be ready to go!
We try to respond to all contact by the following working day.
Pay for immediate access
Where a course displays the PayPal icon alongside the description, this means you can purchase using a debit or credit card and gain immediate access; you do not need to have a PayPal account to use this facility. *** COMING SOON ***.
What CPD do I need to do?
When your approved qualification is over three years old, you will need to have completed 20 hours CPD training (15 of which must be formal) on letting agency work for registration/re-registration purposes.
This CPD must include at least 15 hours of formal training which could consist of:
You should have documented evidence (like a certificate) showing that you achieved the training or that you delivered it.
The rest of the hours needed can be informal training. This may include:
- work shadowing and coaching
- informal learning within your company
- interactive discussions with experts
- informal teaching for others
- reading and writing articles on letting agency work
Support the new Scottish Renters Rights campaign
safeagent is supporting a new campaign from the Scottish Government which shines a light on renters rights.
The Renters Rights campaign is designed to help tenants to know their rental rights - a vital step towards maintaining positive, trusting relationships between tenants and their landlords or letting agents.
safeagents are being asked to join this Scottish Government initiative and you can support the campaign by downloading the Renters Rights Toolkit which has a wealth of content designed to help you support your tenants with the information they need. The Toolkit includes:
Materials for showing your support of the campaign:
- Email footer
- Content for news section of your website
- Social media posts & images
- Printable window sign
Materials to share with your tenants:
- Tenant email
(Should you have any difficulty accessing the Toolkit, you can use the link HERE instead.)
You can also direct tenants to a NEW WEBSITE from the Scottish Government which gives those in rented accommodation everything they need to know, in one place.
There are some excellent resources for your firm to use to promote this campaign and it would be great if your firm as a safeagent got behind it. We will look out for your activity on social media and thanks for getting involved.