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New training programme for landlords in Northern Ireland

Landlords in Northern Ireland can now gain recognition for their commitment to professionalism, after the CIH, in conjunction with the Department for Communities, launched a brand new scheme aimed at enhancing Northern Ireland's private rented sector (PRS).

‘Learning 2 Let’, which is also available to letting agents, is a training programme which offers all registered private landlords and property professionals in Northern Ireland the opportunity to access CIH's Level 2 Award in Letting & Managing Residential Property at a subsidised rate, as a result of bursary support received from the Department for Communities.

Minister for communities Paul Givan MLA said: “I am delighted to be officially launching the Learning 2 Let programme, which the Department for Communities has committed bursary support to over the next three years.


“Private rented accommodation is an important and growing sector in Northern Ireland and while much of the accommodation is very good, this programme aims to assist in making the private rented sector a better place to live more generally, by promoting professional standards in both the management of accommodation and delivery of quality services to tenants in Northern Ireland.

“Learning 2 Let offers all registered private landlords and letting agents in NI the chance to get this fully accredited CIH qualification at a cost of just £100, so getting qualified has never been easier.”

Over the next three years, the programme will be offered at various locations across Northern Ireland. Full course information, including training course overview, dates, locations and venues can all be found by clicking here.

CIH director for Northern Ireland Nicola McCrudden said: "We are delighted to be rolling out the "Learning 2 Let" programme right across Northern Ireland over the next three years. The funding which the Department for Communities has committed to this programme means that not only can we help private landlords and letting agents to gain a recognised industry qualification at a minimal cost to them, but we can also make private rented accommodation a better option for everyone."

An online version of this qualification will be developed and rolled out later this year.

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