Training & Resources for Housing Association


The PCA delivers industry respected training to help professionals deepen their knowledge and develop their skills for managing moisture in buildings.

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Through a comprehensive range of training options, there are courses to suit a variety of professional development needs. Course content can also be made bespoke and training delivered in-house for the convenience of housing associations and their staff.

Training can benefit a variety of staff roles
PCA training courses are applicable to a wide variety of job roles and individuals whose role relates to the management and maintenance of tenants homes.  Training delegates from housing providers across the UK have included the following:

  • Service Delivery Manager
  • Technical Works Supervisor
  • Development and Compliance Manager
  • Technical Support Manager
  • Senior Surveyor
  • Property Surveyor
  • Quality Assurance Co-ordinator
  • Contract Compliance Manager
  • Responsive Repairs Managers…. and many more

What delegates have said:

“Very informative course and PCA lecturers were very knowledgeable and helpful. Thoroughly recommend.”
(Bromford Housing, Jan 2018 delegate)

“I definitely learnt a lot as a Senior Surveyor and it was really good that John [the trainer] listened to the way we do things and how we can improve the way we work. I also will never look at properties the same again and it is reassuring to know that I can always refer to the PCA if I need help in the future.”
(Facilities Manager, April 2017 training delegate)

“The knowledge of the lecturers and course delivery was second to none. A thoroughly informative and enjoyable course.”
(South Tyneside Housing, July 2017 delegate)

Available Training Courses

NEW ONLINE COURSE: Understanding Dampness & Condensation

Since the introduction of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 the spotlight has been firmly cast on dampness in tenanted buildings. This online workshop is aimed at housing officers looking to gain further understanding of moisture related defects within buildings.

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Surveying Timber & Dampness in Buildings

The PCA runs an established training course for surveying all forms of dampness and infestation and decay of timbers in buildings. This training covers a number of key topics, developing delegates knowledge and skills in a number of key areas.

Topics include:

  • Identifying all forms of dampness
  • Surveying methods
  • Defects in buildings
  • Methods of control
  • And more…

Benefits of this training include:

  • Building confidence to more accurately diagnose and assess impact of damp and condensation issues in properties
  • Ability to hold more informed discussions with tenants about causes of issues and remedies
  • Help reduce risk of misdiagnosing causes and types of damp and commissioning unnecessary works
  • More confidence when dealing with contractors
  • Enhance reputation of staff and organisation
Full details of training

Moisture Management Series

Select from these one-day masterclasses which provide delegates with in-depth training on a number of factors which they will increasingly come across that can have an impact on managing atmospheric moisture in the built environment.

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Qualification: Certificated Surveyor of Dampness in Buildings (CSDB)

On 1st January 2018 the PCA introduced this new qualification for professionals working in the industry who specialise in understanding and diagnosing damp in all its forms but who do not specialise in timber infestation to a similar degree. To achieve CSDB status, candidates are required to sit two examination modules.

Achieving CSDB status

Bespoke training packages and In-house Training Options

Bespoke training packages delivered in house can also be created to suit your housing associations particular needs. Talk to Jade Stocker in the PCA Training Team to discuss your requirements.

Contact: Jade Stocker, Tel. 0844 375 4301 E-mail:

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Other resources:

The PCA has created a number of informative videos on topics related to moisture in buildings.

Information for professionals: