A new law, pending introduction, will require all senior social housing executive and managers will required to undertake specific qualifications.
The updated regulation introducing the legal requirement for specific qualifications is the largest reform of professional standards to take place in the sectors history and will force around 25 thousand individuals back to college to complete the necessary qualifications to remain in post.
The qualifications set to be made mandatory will be the Level 4 or 5 Certificate or Diploma in Housing, alternatively individuals may choose undertake a foundation degree from the Chartered Institute of Housing.
The updated regulation is attributed to serious incidents resulting in the harm or death of residents in social housing, including the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Changes will take effect to the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill which will also require landlords to fix damp and mould inside residences inside strict time limits. Furthermore the Bill will hold landlords to account, as well as improving the overall standards of the social housing sector.