This qualification is for estate agents
This qualification also crucially provides an entry point for your professional body membership which in turn gives you post nominal letters that advertise your individual professional credibility.
This qualification is available as a Level 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and SCQF Level 6 in Scotland.
Registration fee: £50 | Exam fees: £62.50 per exam
Cost: £300 (registration, four exams and certification)
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What will be covered?
This qualification is made up of four units. For more information on each unit's learning outcomes open the panels below.
Understand the general concepts of law relevant to a property professional. It deals with the historical development of the law as well as current concepts, relevant statute and common law.
COM1 — Level 2/3 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
SCOM1 — Level 5/6 (Scotland)
- Understand health and safety at work legislation and its relevance in and out of the workplace
- Understand the issues around keeping safe when visiting property and maintaining a secure system when dealing with keys
- Understand the general legal concepts relating to the provision of property services
- Understand the common law duties of agents and agents’ authority
- Understand the basic elements of the law of contract
- Understand the basic elements of liability outside the law of contract
- Understand the basic concepts of land law
- Understand the basic concepts of discrimination
- Understand the requirements of the data protection legislation
- Understand the requirements of the legislation dealing with the handling of money
This unit is about the codes of practice, common law and legislative provisions that is specific to carrying out residential property sales. It stresses the importance of the estate agent understanding and complying with all the relevant provisions.
SRP2 — Level 3 (England / Wales / Northern Ireland)
SSRP2 — Level 6 (Scotland)
- Understand the legal framework as it applies to estate agency
- Understand the common law and legislative protection available for consumers
- Understand the restrictions and regulations covering the provision of financial advice
- Understand matters relating to development and ‘For Sale’ boards
- Understand tax requirements on property sales
Covers how estate agents should conduct themselves when carrying out residential sales in compliance of relevant statute, common law and principles of best practice & ethics. It also deals with agents' actions in and out of the office when dealing with colleagues & customers and visiting residential properties.
SRP3 — Level 3 (England / Wales / Northern Ireland)
SSRP3 — Level 6 (Scotland)
- Understand the different types of agency
- Understand key agency terms
- Understand the different methods of sale for residential property
- Understand the requirements to provide any associated documentation
- Understand the requirements of different types of seller
- Understand basic marketing techniques and the role of advertising, selling and IT in estate agency
- Understand how to deal with offers made on properties for sale
- Understand the role of others in the house buying process
Legalities and factors relating to an estate agent preparing and carrying out property appraisals. Covering issues concerning valuation and marketing of residential properties. This unit also includes an understanding of domestic building construction and common defects, along with any remedial action available.
SRP4 — Level 3 (England / Wales / Northern Ireland)
SSRP4 — Level 6 (Scotland)
- Understand the factors affecting property value
- Understand the property appraisal process
- Understand the differences between property styles and ages
- Understand basic building construction relating to foundations, floors, walls, roofs and services
- Understand the common building and services defects and repair requirements
- Understand common warranty and certification schemes for new homes
Our common units make it easier for you to achieve associated qualifications in the future by carrying over previously achieved unit results. Learn more...
How long will it take?
We estimate it takes up to 12-18 months, or approximately 120 hours of study, to complete. From your registration date you will have 3 years to complete your qualification. If you fail to pass in this timescale you'll need to re-register.
How will I be assessed?
Each unit is assessed by a 20 question multiple-choice examination which must be answered within 30 minutes and a pass mark of 70% must be achieved.
What will I get?
You will receive a nationally recognised qualification at a level broadly equivalent to an A-Level or Higher level qualification in Scotland.