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Auctioneering, Estate Agency & Valuations

Course Code(s):  5M2102 AEV
QQI Award Code:  5M2102 Business Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Blackrock Further Education Institute

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Course overview

Course Code 5M2102 AEV
QQI Award Code 5M2102 Business Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Are you intrigued by the dynamic nature of the property market? Do you have a confident, outgoing personality and good communication skills? Are you skilled in the art of negotiation? Then why not consider a career in auctioneering and estate agency! With the upsurge in the Irish property and rental market, there is a demand for qualified estate agents, property valuers and property managers. This course will give you the foundation to build a career in this vibrant sector.

What will you Study?

The significant recovery in the Housing market means job opportunities for Estate Agents, Valuers, Property Management (letting). Learners who successfully complete all 8 subjects will be awarded QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business. Progression routes include DIT Bsc Real Estate www.dit.ie, BSc (hons) Property Economics www.dit.ie Learners may also apply directly to IPAV (Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers). 

Estate Agency Practice
Valuation
Applied Economics 5N1350
Business Law 5N2091
Marketing Practice 5N1400
Database Methods 5N0783
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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Building, Construction & Property
Sales, Retail & Purchasing
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