Hunters has developed a formally recognised estate agency qualification for its own network of branches.
The qualification - which Hunters claims is the first of its kind within the industry - combines a number of elements of estate agency and uniquely also includes how the training is applied. Training modules incorporate checks via Hunters’ own software to ensure high quality of execution at branch level.
The training is endorsed by both the National Association of Estate Agents and The Association of Residential Letting Agents.
Covering sales and lettings, the new Hunters National Qualification comprises three levels which are dependent on the candidate’s role, knowledge and experience.
Divided into HNQ Award Sales and HNQ Award Lettings, HNQ Certificate Sales and HNQ Certificate Lettings and HNQ Diploma Sales and HNQ Diploma Lettings, the new programme seeks to train all staff from administrators through to business owners.
Entry level one has been designed to cover aspects such as lead generation, viewings and general law. Once level one qualification has been attained candidates have the opportunity to continue their learning process by enrolling onto level two and ultimately three, ensuring Hunters staff are continually supported throughout their career progression.
Training comprises of a mix of teaching styles to include classroom training and e-learning, meaning all concepts work to link the candidate’s theoretical knowledge with active participation and training in practice, making the qualification an invaluable tool.
The new initiative, which is open to all new Hunters estate agent employees and existing staff, offers a recognised qualification at each stage and provides candidates with the opportunity to apply for professional membership of ARLA or the NAEA.