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Online Training

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership offer free online training for Empty Homes Officers as part of our new national training programme.

What will you learn

The training program opens with the module An introduction to empty homes work, then moves on to taking you through the important aspects of casework and database management. In module three, we look at the relationship between council tax and empty homes work, before tackling enforcement in module four. The fifth and final module looks at developing a strategy for empty homes work and some of the broader aspects that can be included in the council's approach.

Who is it for

The online training is designed to cover all aspects of empty homes work and to compliment the face-to-face training and workshops that are available to empty homes officers. You don't need a background in empty homes work to take this training, but it is recommended that you have at least some experience before starting the later modules in the program.

Training modules in the series

  • An introduction to empty homes work - Available to access
  • Empty homes database and casework - Available to access
  • Council tax and empty homes - Available to access
  • Enforcement and empty homes - Available to access
  • Empty homes strategies - Coming soon

Practical Information

The training program is free of charge
The modules are delivered entirely online and take an estimated 1-2hrs to complete each
Students will be able to return to use the information and resources provided within these modules as many times as they like
Students will be notified when new modules become available to access by our Learning Coordinator and issued with certificates of completion for the ones they complete

I’m interested in this course

Contact the training team

phone0344 515 1941
phonescottishemptyhomestraining@shelter.org.uk