Auctioneering, Estate Agency & Valuation (Level 5)

This is a well established one year full-time Post Leaving Certificate course developed in conjunction with the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI). The course provides a solid introduction to Auctioneering.

By the end of the year, students will be equipped with key Auctioneering and Estate Agency skills, as well as an understanding of a comprehensive range of modern business functions such as IT, Economics and Law. As part of the course, students are required to gain practical experience by working for two weeks in a property related environment.

  • QQI Certificate in Business Studies (5M2102) – NFQ Level 5
  • Certification Awarding Body: QQI
  • Award Title: Certificate in Business Studies
  • Award Code: 5M2102
  • Level: 5 – further education & training

Please note the above course descriptor is subject to change.

A minimum of 5 passes at ordinary level in the Leaving Certificate or its equivalent.


Leaving Certificate Vocational, Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI Level 4 qualifications.

The Leaving Certificate is not a requirement for mature students and appropriate experience can be
considered as being equivalent to the Leaving Certificate.

All applicants will be invited to an Applicant Information Meeting.

  • Estate Agency Practice
  • Valuation
  • Business Administration
  • Business Law
  • Communications
  • Spreadsheets
  • Word Processing
  • Applied Economics
  • Work Experience

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.

For information on all relevant higher education links visit , and the websites of the relevant higher education institutions. Intending applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked awards, any additional module requirements, applications processes and scoring systems with the Admission Offices of the participating Higher Education Institutions or visit

Apprenticeship Programme:

Ballsbridge College – Advanced Certificate in Auctioneering and Property Services (successful graduates are eligible to apply for PRSA licence)

Full-time Courses:

  • TU Dublin -BSc (Hons) Surveying (Property Economics) -TU 836
  • TU Dublin- BSc (Ord) Auctioneering, Valuation & Estate Management- TU 731
  • LIT -BSc (Hons) Real Estate (Prop. Val & Mgt) -LC242
  • South East Technology University (SETU) – Ballsbridge College has a progression agreement with SETU linking this course’s QQI award (5M2102) to a range of WIT degrees. Please see

Part-time Courses:

  • ITT/IPAV – Higher Certificate in Business in Real Estate: Valuation Sale & Management (120 ECTS)
  • IT Sligo/SCSI – Higher Certificate in Property Services and Facilities Management

 Overseas Links:

  • Heriot -Watt, Scotland   BSc( Hons) Urban Planning and Property Development

Nikita DoyleThe course gripped me from the very beginning right and right to the end of my college year. It was thoroughly enjoyable, captivating, but challenging at times also.

The course consisted of 9 modules, many of which I had not studied before. Each one was very intriguing and different in their own way. I found the continuous assessments throughout the year very helpful. The course also consisted of two weeks’ work experience in the property sector. I found this extremely beneficial, as it allowed me to gain experience in the industry, which I hope to pursue a career in the future. My experience at Ballsbridge College has been nothing but enjoyable and extremely beneficial.

The college has had a very positive impact on my life. I am so grateful to the lecturers at the college for their guidance and tuition during my time at the college. The lectures not only helped me to achieve my dream course by pushing me to achieve the best grades, they taught me skills which I will use throughout my future studies and career. They made me feel I had the potential to progress and achieve what I wanted. I am now currently in DIT (now TU Dublin), studying level 8 “Property Economics”. Ballsbridge has given me a huge advantage, by preparing me for my current course in TU Dublin.

I would highly recommend Ballsbridge College to everyone. From each lecturer’s dedication to the pleasant environment it has so many options for everyone. It is because of the lecturers at Ballsbridge College that I have got to where I am today and I am so grateful.”  

Nikita Doyle, Auctioneering, Estate Agency & Valuation Graduate, 2017, progressed to Property Economics, TU Dublin

Ballsbridge College has a personal interest in all its students that I found remarkable.  The lecturers on my course were diligent, passionate, practical and enthusiastic about their subjects and extremely generous with their time.  My experience in Ballsbridge College has given me the courage and motivation to purse my goals not only in education but in life also.  I highly recommend the Auctioneering Estate Agency and Valuation course in Ballsbridge College for anyone interested in a career in the property industry.”  

Richard Donovan Auctioneering, Estate Agency & Valuation graduate, progressed to Property Economics, TU Dublin

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