Our Mission

The SAVA School of Surveying is dedicated to providing high quality surveying qualifications to those looking to embark on a new career. We offer the only industry leading, part-time training route into the residential surveying and valuation profession, giving those without a traditional university degree the opportunity to study from the ground up.

As well as qualifications, SAVA also provides the Home Condition Survey – a plain English, jargon-free report on the condition of a residential property targeted at home buyers. The survey is crucial for anyone thinking of buying a new home and will identify anything that needs urgent attention, or is likely to present future problems. Find out more here (link to the HCS site).

SAVA provides professional indemnity insurance, quality assurance, software and technical support for surveyors offering the Home Condition Survey, through its SAVA Certification Scheme. The Scheme provides safeguards to home buyers by handling any complaints and claims that arise.  You can read one of our latest technical bulletins here.

Why Train With Us?


The course is delivered by professional and experienced trainers and assessors who are all qualified chartered surveyors, and we carefully manage the quality of the teaching and assessment we offer.  Our core training team of Phil Parnham BSc MRICS, Chris Rispin BSc FRICS, Larry Russen BSc FRICS FBEng IRRV, and Alan Appleby BSc FRICS are acknowledged experts in their fields – Phil and Chris have even written some of the text books that we reference on our diploma!  You can read some more about them in their trainer profiles.


We deliver courses across the UK at various training centres. Previous courses have been held in Milton Keynes, Brighouse, Barnsley and London. Looking ahead, we will be holding further courses in Milton Keynes, Surrey, Birmingham and Manchester.

Our heritage

Surveyors and Valuers Accreditation (SAVA) grew out of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), beginning in 1999 as an accreditation scheme for residential chartered surveyors offering the HomeBuyer Survey and Valuation Report.

In 2003 SAVA became part of the National Energy Services (NES) group who have more than 30 years of experience working with professionals in the energy efficiency, surveying and building industries.

SAVA is owned by National Energy Services who have more than 30 years of experience working with professionals in the energy efficiency, surveying, and building industries, they are recognised as the leading technical experts and a centre for excellence.

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