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After receiving feedback from our members regarding the updated How to rent: the checklist for renting in England, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has now provided clarification to ARLA Propertymark. Read More...

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Stamp of approval for Safe Deposits Scotland

Friday 18 January 2019

Seven members of staff from the tenant deposit protection scheme, SafeDeposits Scotland, have been awarded an their level 6 Award in Lettings and Property Management from Propertymark Qualifications.

The residential letting and property management qualification is the same taken by many letting agents across Scotland, but isn't mandatory for support staff. The fact that SDS staff have taken it shows their appetite for learning, commitment, and desire to want to understand their clients needs better, borne out of a customer-centred approach. 

The course builds on the individuals’ significant existing knowledge and gives the seven SafeDeposits Scotland staff a clear understanding of the industry and the framework the scheme operates in.

The seven staff members who were awarded the qualification are: Fraser JohnstonCarol BradburnAllan MacDonaldPaula GuthrieBarbara SaundersAmy GardnerMike Smith.

Victoria Smith, Chief Operating Officer at SafeDeposits Scotland, said: “I’m really pleased for our colleagues who, through their desire to provide the very best levels of service, have worked hard and achieved industry-recognised qualifications.

“We selected this qualification delivered by Propertymark Qualifcations for a number of reasons, not least its in-depth coverage and thorough syllabus. The additional training sessions that ARLA Propertymark were able to provide through the Study Support Course also really helped the team prepare. 

“The team now have an even deeper understanding of the pressures that letting agents face, helping us to improve the service we provide.”

Daryl McIntosh, ARLA Propertymark's Strategic Development Manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland, said: “As one of the partners of SafeDeposits Scotland, we are delighted at ARLA Propertymark that the SafeDeposits team have shown such commitment towards achieving their Residential Letting and Property Management qualifications. I congratulate all of those who have achieved the award.”

Not yet qualified?

Find out about the full range of Propertymark Qualifications, or book onto an ARLA Propertymark support course for Scotland if you're about to sit the level 6 qualification, or support course for England if you're due to sit the level 3 qualification soon.