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CLG enquiry to receive company names

Submitted by: MikeC (Admin) on 14-Jun-08 02:44:04 AM

The Institute of Home Inspection (IHI) are taking names - DEA training company names, that is, of the fantasy dream-painting kind.

Back in April, the Minister for Housing, Caroline Flint, wrote to the IHI confirming that her Dept, the Dept for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), will conduct an enquiry into the conduct and quality of accreditation schemes, as a result of pressure from institute members.

Now, the enquiry has widened to include dodgy training providers too, according to the IHI's latest newsletter:

Recently we have seen the Minister for Housing agree to hold an enquiry into the conduct of Certification and Accreditation Schemes, only through direct IHI pressure.

We have extended that to include any impropriety from Training Providers. So members need urgently to be providing their Councillor with any evidence of impropriety.

Poor teaching and course materials

The IHI wants to hear from anyone with experience of "malpractice" or "misrepresentation". It is concerned about the poor quality of course material and teaching that some training companies provide and the unrealistic earnings potential used in advertisements to induce hopefuls onto courses.

The IHI is asking anyone with a complaint to go to the IHI website - Click 'The Council' logo on the right-hand side of the page and find the Council member for your region.

You don't have to be a member.

It also urges "reputable" training companies fed up with the damage caused to their industry to make contact too.

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