NRLA Training Academy Overview

About our training

At the NRLA we are keen to help enable landlords to be knowledgeable, competent and responsible. To support lettings professionals in operating a successful and compliant lettings business we provide detailed and up to date continuous professional development (CPD) courses, written and delivered by experts. CPD is essential for all landlords, whether you’re new to the sector or have been in the industry a while. By completing regular training, landlords and agents ensure that they remain up to date with numerous and continuous changes in the law.

Our courses are worth a number of CPD points which equate to the approximate number of hours of learning each course takes. We deliver courses face to face in the classroom and online to provide you with a flexible learning solution, suitable for your needs. We recommend that NLRA members become accredited to reassure tenants and local authorities that you are a responsible landlord. Core CPD points are required for accreditation and must be updated every 5 years; please see our key courses categories for more information. 5 basic CPD points must be completed annually ensuring understanding in topics of your choosing are maintained consistently and can be gained by completing our various safety, management and finance courses.

eLearning courses

Advanced Letting

Develop and refine your understanding of the regulations governing the sector using case studies and real life scenarios.

Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?Landlords
Estimated Duration5 hours
CPD Points Awarded5 standard
£48 for NRLA Members.
£60 for non-members.

Agents Fundamentals

Designed specifically for agents, the course covers the full letting process, the legal obligations of the role and also includes practical tips on relationship management and industry best practice.

Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?Agents
Estimated Duration5 hours
CPD Points Awarded5 core
£82 for NRLA Members.
£105 for non-members.

Anti-Social Behaviour

Learn how to identify the differing types of anti-social behaviour, the suitable methods to deal with this and how to gather the relevant evidence for possession claims.

Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated Duration1 hour
CPD Points Awarded1 standard
£24 for NRLA Members.
£30 for non-members.

Becoming a Landlord

Uncover the key areas to consider if you're thinking of purchasing a buy-to-let property and the PRS regulations under which landlords must operate.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?
Estimated Duration
CPD Points Awarded4 standard
£95 for NRLA Members.
£99 for non-members.

Equality and Diversity for Private Rented Sector Landlords

Ensure you operate in a fair and professional manner within your property business by learning about protected characteristics and the importance of treating individuals without prejudice.

Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated Duration1 hour
CPD Points Awarded1 standard
FREE for NRLA Members.
FREE for non-members.

Fees Ban, Deposits and Inventories

Understand the wider impact of the Tenant Fees Ban 2019 and master the intricacies of a high quality inventory and why this is so important when recouping costs from a deposit.

Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated Duration3 hours
CPD Points Awarded3 standard
£28 for NRLA Members.
£35 for non-members.

Foundation Fire Safety

Understand the various pieces of legislation relating to different property types and the practical steps required to protect against fire risk.

Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated Duration1 hour
CPD Points Awarded1 standard
£16 for NRLA Members.
£20 for non-members.

Gaining Possession

Follow the process of gaining possession from start to finish and understand the correct procedures to regain possession as swiftly as possible.

Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated Duration5 hours
CPD Points Awarded5 standard
£100 for NRLA Members.
£125 for non-members.

General Data Protection Regulation for Landlords and Agents

Understand how GDPR affects you and your business and learn how to comply with the regulations for the lawful processing of data.

Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated Duration1 hour
CPD Points Awarded1 standard
£24 for NRLA Members.
£30 for non-members.

HMO and Licensing

Discover the extra regulations required for HMO management, how to identify and apply for a licence and the intended purpose of selective and additional licensing.

Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated Duration1 hour
CPD Points Awarded1 standard
£24 for NRLA Members.
£30 for non-members.

HMO Fundamentals

This course aims to provide a full understanding of the complexities of HMO management as well as everything you need to know when considering investing in HMO property.

Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?HMO Landlords
Estimated Duration5 hours
CPD Points Awarded5 core
£104 for NRLA Members.
£130 for non-members.

HMO Property Standards

Everything you need to know about the legislation for HMO, the additional requirements for standards and how to ensure your HMO complies.

Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated Duration2 hours
CPD Points Awarded2 standard
£40 for NRLA Members.
£60 for non-members.

Immigration and Right to Rent

Gain an overview of immigration law and understand the process of performing right rent checks when starting new tenancies.

Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated Duration4 hours
CPD Points Awarded4 standard
£24 for NRLA Members.
£30 for non-members.

Landlords Fundamentals

An overview of the full lettings process, this course will guide you through each stage of a tenancy and provide all the knowledge required to ensure you have complied with all legal duties.

Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?Landlords
Estimated Duration5 hours
CPD Points Awarded5 core
£64 for NRLA Members.
£80 for non-members.

Landlords Update

Explore the most recent legislative and legal updates in the private rented sector to ensure your business continues to run effectively and compliantly.

Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?Landlords
Estimated Duration3 hours
CPD Points Awarded3 standard
£76 for NRLA Members.
£95 for non-members.

Law of Agency

Everything you need to know about the concept of fiduciary duty of agent, cultivating and managing relationships with landlord and tenant clients the practical application of the law of agency.

Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?Agents
Estimated Duration2 hours
CPD Points Awarded2 standard
£48 for NRLA Members.
£60 for non-members.

Managing Rent Arrears

Minimise the risk of your tenant falling into arrears, learn how to spot the signs that this could be imminent and how you can settle disputes both in and outside of court.

Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated Duration4 hours
CPD Points Awarded4 standard
£32 for NRLA Members.
£40 for non-members.

Property Standards

Learn about the different legislation governing this complex topic, how these apply to single dwelling properties and what is required from landlords and agents in maintaining appropriate standards.

Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated Duration2 hours
CPD Points Awarded2 standard
£36 for NRLA Members.
£45 for non-members.

Rent Smart Wales Agent Licensing

Approved compulsory agent training as part of the Rent Smart Wales licensing requirement.

Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?Agents
Estimated Duration5 hours
CPD Points Awarded5 core
£45 for NRLA Members.
£48 for non-members.

Rent Smart Wales Landlord Licensing

Approved compulsory landlord training as part of the Rent Smart Wales licensing requirement.

Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?Landlords
Estimated Duration5 hours
CPD Points Awarded5 core
£15 for NRLA Members.
£19 for non-members.

Section 21 Notices

Ensure you complete and serve a Section 21 notice correctly and have met the relevant conditions for valid service.

Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated Duration3 hours
CPD Points Awarded3 standard
£24 for NRLA Members.
£30 for non-members.

Section 8 Notices

Learn about fault based possession, how the grounds for this work, when and how to complete the notice and when to exercise caution.

Course TypeeLearning
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated Duration3 hours
CPD Points Awarded3 standard
£24 for NRLA Members.
£30 for non-members.

Classroom courses

One Day Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

Learn about the law and code of practice and the supporting theory behind this and gain practical experience of testing which will enable you able to PAT test your own equipment.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords
Estimated DurationAll Day
CPD Points Awarded4 standard
£144 for NRLA Members.
£180 for non-members.

Advanced HMO Management

Learn techniques to assist in planning, researching and identifying potential HMO property, how to avoid the pitfalls and gain practical guidance and tips for HMO landlords to avoid large penalties.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?HMO Landlords
Estimated DurationAll Day
CPD Points Awarded5 standard
From £88 for NRLA Members.
From £110 for non-members.

Agents Fundamentals

Designed specifically for agents, the course covers the full letting process and the legal obligations of the role and also includes practical tips on relationship management and industry best practice.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Agents
Estimated DurationAll day
CPD Points Awarded5 core
From £92 for NRLA Members.
From £114 for non-members.

Agents Update

Get the very latest information on recent regulatory change and the impact of this on letting agents, allowing you to ensure you business continues to run compliantly.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Agents
Estimated Duration3 hours
CPD Points Awarded3 standard
From £88 for NRLA Members.
From £110 for non-members.

Basic Electrical Awareness

Suitable for all types of property including, HMO and blocks, learn about EICR requirements and how to review a completed EICR, along with how to effectively maintain electrical installations and equipment.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated DurationAll Day
CPD Points Awarded4 standard
From £100 for NRLA Members.
From £120 for non-members.

Capital Gains Tax

Understand the theory behind CGT, the calculations used and the many reliefs and exemptions available to reduce your eventual tax bill

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords
Estimated DurationHalf day
CPD Points Awarded2 standard
From £50 for NRLA Members.
From £62 for non-members.

Complete Fire Safety

Understand the relevant fire safety legislation you must comply with to keep tenants safe and gain practical skills in order to become accomplished at managing fire risk effectively.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated DurationAll Day
CPD Points Awarded3 standard
£140 for NRLA Members.
£175 for non-members.

Condensation and Dampness

Identify and master the causes of dampness and condensation, with an outline of the law, what action can be taken against the landlord and/or tenants and how to remove or reduce its occurrence.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated DurationHalf day
CPD Points Awarded3 standard
£65 for NRLA Members.
£78 for non-members.

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Gain an understanding of minimum energy efficiency regulations, how and where to seek funding assistance and the existing exemptions that apply.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated DurationHalf day
CPD Points Awarded3 standard
£65 for NRLA Members.
£78 for non-members.

Gaining Possession

Follow the process of gaining possession from start to finish and understand the correct procedures to regain possession as swiftly as possible.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated DurationAll Day
CPD Points Awarded5 standard
From £88 for NRLA Members.
From £110 for non-members.

HMO Fundamentals

This course aims to provide a full understanding of the complexities of HMO management as well as everything you need to know when considering investing in HMO property.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?HMO Landlords
Estimated DurationAll day
CPD Points Awarded5 core
£145 for NRLA Members.
£165 for non-members.

HMO Licence: Leeds

Approved compulsory training to meet the requirements of Leeds City Council HMO licensing.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords
Estimated DurationAll day
CPD Points Awarded5 standard
£33 for NRLA Members.
£65 for non-members.

HMO Licence: Sheffield

Approved compulsory training to meet the requirements of Sheffield City Council HMO licensing.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords
Estimated DurationAll day
CPD Points Awarded5 standard
£40 for NRLA Members.
£62 for non-members.

Inheritance Tax

Learn the theory behind this tax, the importance of early planning and how to make use of the reliefs and exemptions available to save money on your family's eventual tax bill.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords
Estimated DurationHalf day
CPD Points Awarded2 standard
From £50 for NRLA Members.
From £62 for non-members.

Landlord Fundamentals

An overview of the full lettings process, this course will guide you through each stage of the tenancy process and provide all the knowledge required to ensure your tenancy are legally compliant.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords
Estimated DurationAll day
CPD Points Awarded5 core
From £80 for NRLA Members.
From £100 for non-members.

Landlords Update

Explore the latest changes and updates to legislation governing the PRS and the potential impact on your letting business.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords
Estimated DurationAll day
CPD Points Awarded3 standard
From £88 for NRLA Members.
From £110 for non-members.

Practical Energy Rating Improvements

Explore the practical options available to improve the energy efficiency of your properties and the cost effectiveness of these.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated DurationHalf day
CPD Points Awarded3 standard
£65 for NRLA Members.
£78 for non-members.

Property Standards and Safety

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated DurationAll day
CPD Points Awarded5 standard
£132 for NRLA Members.
£165 for non-members.

Property Tax

Learn about HMRC and tax rules, how to reduce your tax bill by applying the relevant deductions and reliefs and structuring your property ownership effectively.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated DurationAll day
CPD Points Awarded4 standard
From £140 for NRLA Members.
From £168 for non-members.

Rent Smart Wales Landlord Licensing

Approved compulsory landlord training as part of the Rent Smart Wales licensing requirement.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords
Estimated DurationAll day
CPD Points Awarded5 core
£54 for NRLA Members.
From £66 for non-members.

Sheffield Selective Licensing

Approved compulsory training to meet the requirements of Sheffield City Council selective licensing scheme.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords
Estimated Duration5
CPD Points Awarded5 standard
FREE for NRLA Members.
FREE for non-members.

The Key to Property Investment

Make your property investments as profitable as possible, learn specialist sourcing techniques and how you can overcome common challenges whilst reducing risk and increasing profit.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords
Estimated DurationAll day
CPD Points Awarded4 standard
From £134 for NRLA Members.
From £168 for non-members.

Universal Credit

Everything you need to know about assisting tenants with Universal Credit applications, accessing direct payments, Local Housing Allowance and successful communication between all parties.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated DurationAll day
CPD Points Awarded3 standard
From £86 for NRLA Members.
From £108 for non-members.

Utilities (Gas, Electrical and Water Supply) Safety

Learn about the importance of ensuring the safe supply of utility services to your properties and what is required by the laws surrounding this area.

Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated DurationHalf day
CPD Points Awarded3 standard
£65 for NRLA Members.
£78 for non-members.