This qualification is for estate agents
This qualification is designed to give you the tools you need to practice effectively including common law, statutory obligations to clients, financial record keeping and sanctions for breaches.
At a level equivalent to GCSE, the Award in Introduction to Sale of Residential Property provides foundations for professional growth for agents who want to maximise their future potential.
This qualification is available as a Level 2 qualification in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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
Understand the importance of customer relations in a business environment and the general principles of customer service, in the context of work done in the property sector. You will look at the importance of record keeping, particularly when dealing with complaints and dispute resolution.
Unit code: CSPS1
- Understand the range of property related services that can be offered and promoted.
- Understand the principles of customer service and customer relations
- Understand the importance of administration procedures and record keeping
- Understand the complaints and disputes procedures
Covering the regulations imposed for those dealing with the sale of residential property, as well as the common law and statutory obligations to clients, applicants and buyers. It also covers the obligations regarding the sale and development of land, financial record keeping and sanctions for the breach of any regulations.
Unit code: RSRP
- Understand the responsibility that is owed to clients, applicants, and buyers.
- Understand the importance of Codes of Practice and statutes in regulating estate agents.
- Understand the types of agency available.
- Know the oversight of the work of sales agents operated by ombudsman services and redress schemes.
This unit is about understanding the importance of the role an agent plays in the sales process, from taking instructions to releasing the keys on completion. It also looks at the principles of marketing and the types of agency arrangements.
Unit code: PSRP
- Understand the factors that affect the value of property and the different types and styles of property
- Understand the various ways in which property can be sold and the basic principles of marketing and advertising
- Understand the requirements for conducting viewings and taking offers
- Understand the process of property transactions, from receipt of the offer through to completion
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 90 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 30 minute multiple-choice examination. A mark of at least 70% is required to pass Unit 1 and a mark of at least 73% is required to pass the other units.
What will I get?
You will receive a nationally recognised qualification at a level broadly equivalent to GCSE.