Indeed. And being and Estate Agent is not like being a Nurse or Social
Worker where obtaining the qualification indicates fitness to practice.
And anyone can set up themselves up to be an Estate Agent, although
having a qualification of some sort is nice.
And I know a deaf Estate Agent.
Manager, Disability Support Services
& North London Regional Access Centre,
Tel: 020 8411 5366
From: Discussion list for disabled students and their support staff.
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of John Conway
Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 3:59 PM
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Subject: Re: Profoundly deaf student - Estate Agency
Surely the DDA would prevent NAEA from barring him from employment, and
in any case, does he not have the right to study the course, even if he
wouldn't be able to get a job?
I get similar comments from time to time here as our Land Agency courses
[HEFCE approved & funded BSc Hons degrees] are accredited by RICS, and
some people try to suggest that say a blind or wheelchair using person
wouldn't be able to practice, but I always say we are providing a course
of education, and the chances of employment afterwards are irrelevant.
Dr John S Conway
Principal Lecturer /Disability Officer / Chair, Research Committee
Royal Agricultural college, Cirencester, Glos GL7 6JS
01285 652531 fax 01285 650219
From: Discussion list for disabled students and their support staff. on
behalf of Katy Mann
Sent: Fri 2/9/2007 15:10
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Subject: Profoundly deaf student - Estate Agency
We have a profoundly deaf student (sign language user) who has expressed
and interested in taking the Certificate in Estate Agency at the
University (a non DSA-able course). My understanding is that this is a
professional qualification overseen by the National Association of
Estate Agents (NAEA) Concerns have been raised by members of staff that
given the nature of this students disability and the nature of the
demands of the job that ( for want of a better turn of phrase) he will
not be 'fit to practice'. We are currently trying to establish if NAEA
have any guidelines on this but I wondered in the meantime if anyone
else has had any experience of this as it's a new one on me, if so how
did you handle it?
Any insights on a way forward with this one would be gratefully
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