Apprenticeship in Auctioneering and Property Services (Level 6)

The Auctioneering and Property Services Apprenticeship is a two-year ‘earn and learn’ programme, combining on-the-job training with academic study which leads to an Advanced Certificate in Auctioneering and Property Services.

The government-supported programme was developed by the City of Dublin ETB in partnership with the Property Services industry. There are no course charges for the apprentice.

Apprentices spend four days a week in the workplace and attend college one day per week. They develop the skills, knowledge and professional behaviours necessary, for a successful career in estate agency, property management and property letting. The apprentice is supported in the workplace by a mentor and a structured programme of on-the-job training and development.

  • QQI Advanced Certificate in Auctioneering and Property Services (6M20629) – NFQ Level 6
  • Certification Awarding Body: QQI
  • Award Title: Advanced Certificate in Auctioneering and Property Services
  • Award Code: 6M20629
  • Level: 6 – Further Education & Training

Learners who successfully complete the apprenticeship will be eligible to apply for a licence from the Property Service Regulatory Authority (PSRA).

Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change.

  • Leaving Certificate Grade 06/H7 or above in 5 leaving certificate subjects or equivalent OR
  • A full QQI Level 5 or Level 6 Certificate in a Business Discipline of equivalent OR
  • Other relevant experience/employment (3 years) having reached the age of 19. Adjudicated on a case by case basis.
  • Application is made through the college application system. Applicants will then be contacted for a CV and other documentation to allow for screening for eligibility.
  • Applicants who meet the criteria will be called for college interview.
  • If an employer offers an applicant an apprenticeship, they are offered a place on the programme with a two year apprenticeship contract.

Year 1:

  • Estate Agency Skills
  • Estate Agency Practice
  • Marketing & Customer Service
  • Valuations 1
  • Valuations 2
  • Law for Property Services 1
  • Property Management 1
  • ICT for Property Services
  • Professional Development

Award Stage (Year 2)

  • Sales & Marketing
  • Building Construction 1
  • Building Construction 2
  • Law for Property Services 2
  • Economics for Property Services
  • Property Management 2
  • Professional Management Capstone

Disclaimer: The college  reserves the right to make any alterations to any programme as might be required. Where there is insufficient enrolment a course may be cancelled.

  • TU Dublin BSc (Ord) Auctioneering, Valuation and Estate Agency (Full-time) TU 731. On completion of the apprenticeship programme, the learner would be eligible to apply to at least year 2 of this degree course.
  • TU Dublin BSc (Hons) Property Economics (Full-time) TU 836. On completion of the apprenticeship programme, the learner would be eligible to apply to at least year 2 of this degree course.

Learners who successfully complete the apprenticeship will be eligible to apply for a Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA) licence which qualifies them to work in the sector.

Jennie WalsheI joined Sherry FitzGerald McCreery in 2018 as an Administrator but I immediately realised this was a career I would like to progress further in, so it was essential that I obtain my license in order to do so.  I joined the apprenticeship programme in Ballsbridge College of Further Education in September 2019.  Different modules studied included valuations, sales and marketing, estate agency, building construction, property management and law to name but a few.

I found this course absolutely brilliant.  It combined the practical element of working in an Auctioneers office whilst learning the all of the necessary academic skills that are also required.  My experience at Ballsbridge College was extremely enjoyable and beneficial.  The teachers were helpful and encouraging and I was also lucky enough to make a great bunch of friends that I still keep in touch with!

I would be delighted to recommend this course to anyone looking to progress their career within the property industry.”  

Jennie Walshe, Apprenticeship in Auctioneering and Property Services Graduate, 2021. Current Position: Sales Negotiator with Sherry FitzGerald McCreery Auctioneers, Kilkenny

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