The UKAA were delighted to host a roundtable on the education needs in BtR presented by Andrew Bulmer from the IPRM. This was hosted at the stunning offices of Savills in central London, putting on a great spread for breakfast and provided the perfect setting around a huge roundtable for this popular roundtable.
The intention of this roundtable was to explore the training needs in the BtR sector with a focus on the IRPM’s BtR qualification. An overview of the IRPM qualification and its context in today’s regulatory environment was presented by Andrew Bulmer, CEO of the IRPM. At the beginning of 2014, the IRPM was approached by the Government’s PRS Task Force to develop a Level 4 qualification and associated learning material for the management of build to rent residential property. The IRPM has been working with the industry to ensure that the syllabus and training material are what the industry needs and has been guided by a working group of sector leaders. The course (mainly online) is taken over two years and, providing candidates pass the on-going assessments, they will gain the IRPM Member qualification.
Following the presentation by Tracy Hartley and Andrew Bulmer, it broke out into a discussion about the success rate and process of the courses and a number of key areas that need attention from the IPRM, for example, the process and requirements for handovers.
This event was a great opportunity to understand the educational offerings within the BtR sector and explore what else ought to be considered beyond the existing qualification framework. Andrew Bulmer was very happy to hear feedback and took onboard suggestions. I believe the outcome of this roundtable will definitely result in an introduction or changes to the current syllabus to include some of the topics expressed by the roundtable today.
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