Property Management (Level 5)

This is a one year full-time Post Leaving Certificate course to prepare students for employment in the property management sector and for progression to further study. Property management and the rental/letting sector is a growth area in Ireland.

By the end of the year students will have a clear understanding of the procedures and legislation involved in the rental market, including property standards, registration, finance, the day-to-day running of property, the Residential Tenancies Act 2004, building energy rates and taxation. Students will also have 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.

  • Property Management
  • Valuation
  • Business Administration
  • Applied Economics
  • Business Law
  • Estate Agency Practice
  • Spreadsheets
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • 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

A hidden gem of a college for studying property management. Fantastic lecturers with real industry experience  and who are patient and  enthusiastic with school leavers and mature students. The small student numbers creates a  friendly atmosphere every day. There are great networking opportunities with visiting speakers and intern opportunities.”  

Martine Leben, Property Management graduate

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