New, flexible modular property qualification will help grow careers

A brand new Propertymark Qualifications Level 3 (Level 6 SCQF) Certificate in Property Agency was opened for registrations on 14 June 2024 at Propertymark One. This revolutionary new qualification is, for the first time, modular-based, enabling learners to personalise their units relating to specialisms and location with the ability to complete extra units to gain wider sector expertise.

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Sector-leading learning

With so much appetite for professional, vocational qualifications and against an increased backdrop of compliance and legislative pressure, Propertymark Qualifications, the leading, recognised qualification provider for the property sector, is thrilled that the new qualification will flexibly accommodate the needs and reflect the expertise of the widest possible range of UK learners.

The Certificate in Property Agency qualification has been designed with a structure to enable learners to develop and evidence knowledge of jurisdiction and the fields of residential lettings, residential sales or commercial to demonstrate they are truly professional property agents.

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NEW Level 3 (SCQF Level 6) Certificate in Property Agency

This qualification is ideal if you're working, or aspiring to work, in residential lettings, residential sales or commercial property and want to ensure you have the knowledge required to be a professional property agent.

Bespoke learning

All learners must complete the first two units covering the Role and Practice of a Property Professional. They can then choose a further option for Unit 3 – General Law and Practice for Property Agents – based on where they practice, England/Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland enabling them to shape their qualification flexibly.

Unit 4 delivers specialism in Residential Lettings, Sale of Residential Property, or Commercial Property Practice (England and Wales only) again further subdivided by jurisdiction, providing the learner with a pinpoint focus on the knowledge they need in practice.

A learner can then continue to add other variants of Units 3 and 4 to expand expertise in further disciplines and jurisdictions, without having to complete Units 1 and 2 again.

Distance learning with remote invigilation

All qualifications certificated by Propertymark Qualifications are available as distance learning and can easily fit into property professionals' busy schedules. As with all their qualifications, the new Level 3 has a wide range of online resources, specifications, exam Q&As, high-quality self-study materials, and both live and pre-recorded webinars so learners can choose the study methods that suit them best.

Exams are delivered remotely, too, using remote invigilation via an assessment platform. Learners can book their exam at a time of their choosing and sit the exam in any suitable location in the UK, so long as there is a stable internet connection.

Phil Spencer endorsement

Founder of Move iQ and popular presenter of Channel 4’s Location, Location, Location has the biggest following amongst consumers and he fully endorses the benefits of Propertymark Protection. In 2023, consumers told Move iQ that if they knew a sales or letting agent was a qualified member of a professional body maintaining high industry standards, they would choose them over an agent who was.

Learners already on their journey

Anyone currently studying for an existing Level 3 can continue their journey with exams available until 30 September 2027. Alternatively, where studying has not commenced and exams have not been sat, they can transfer onto the new Level 3 qualification free of charge by contacting [email protected].

With the ever-changing landscape for property professionals, recognising property agents are increasingly stretched and cross over into different specialisms, it is imperative that qualifications continue to meet the sector's needs. This is why our new Level 3 has been designed in such a way to provide flexibility for learners working in various specialisms and across different parts of the UK.

The Propertymark Qualifications team has worked hard on the improvements, structure, and content for this sector leading Level 3 qualification, and we are excited to open it for learners.

Gary Elliott
Gary Elliott Head of Propertymark Academy | Propertymark Qualifications