Edwin Thompson letting agents gainnew qualifications

Staff at Edwin Thompson in Berwick have gained new qualifications.

Tuesday, 22nd May 2018, 08:31 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th May 2018, 10:35 am
Scott Gillie and Sharon Brown of Edwin Thompson in Berwick.

Sharon Brown, a letting agent, has achieved the National Federation of Property Professionals (NFoPP) QCF Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management.

Scott Gillie, who also works in the Berwick office, and Ashleigh Conlon in the Galashiels office have achieved the Propertymark Qualifications NFoPP SCQF Level 6 Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management Scotland.

The Technical Awards meets the Association of Residential Letting Agents’ (ARLA) Propertymark membership requirements for those looking to join the Association as a member agent.

ARLA Propertymark is the UK’s foremost professional body for letting agents. It aims to promote better regulation and higher practice

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Scott Gillie, Edwin Thompson’s Residential Lettings Manager in Berwick, comments: “It was important for us to secure this recognised qualification as a letting agent. It is not only a personal achievement but also a mark of professionalism and trust; it provides reassurance to tenants dealing with Edwin Thompson that the agency adheres to the highest professional standards, and that employees are qualified and knowledgeable letting agents.”

Sharon, Ashleigh and Scott are among a growing number of agents across the UK working with the Propertymark Qualifications to become qualified and raise standards within the industry.

Melfyn Williams, chairman of the Governing Body, adds: “Both the NFoPP QCF Level 3 Technical Award and the Propertymark Qualifications NFoPP SCQF Level 6 Technical Award is a regulated qualification ideal for candidates wanting to improve existing knowledge in the key areas related to residential letting and property management.

“The NFoPP Awarding Body and the Propertymark Qualifications are both committed to raising standards within the residential letting and property management sector through the provision of accredited, nationally recognised qualifications, such as the Technical Award Scott, Sharon and Ashleigh have achieved.”

David Cox, ARLA Propertymark Chief Executive, concludes: “I congratulate Scott, Sharon and Ashleigh on their achievement of the Technical Award qualification and am pleased to welcome them to ARLA Propertymark membership.

“ARLA Propertymark strives for better regulation in the private rented sector; with the support of letting agents across the UK recognising the need for higher standards and integrity in the sector, gaining an NFoPP qualification counts as a real stamp of professionalism and supports the drive for better practice within the industry.”