Higher Certificate in Property and Facilities Management

Course Points
120
Course Duration
2 Years
Course Level
Level 6
Course Start Date
Mid-September 2019

Course Summary

This 2-year part-time course is aimed to give those working in the property and/or facility management profession a competitive edge in today's competitive market with a recognised level 6 qualification that will equip students with knowledge of all factors affecting the property and facility management profession today.

Important notice about this course

WE WILL BE ACCEPTING ONLINE APPLICATIONS TO THIS COURSE FROM MID-MARCH.

This course addresses the qualification requirements set down by the Property Services Regulatory Authority (PRSA) to obtain a property service provider license - a “Guide to becoming a Licensed Property Services Provider”.

The Higher Certificate is aimed at busy property professionals who wish to gain a recognised qualification and competitive edge in today’s challenging and evolving market using a flexible approach to learning. In addition, senior industry figures will attend as guest speakers presenting to students on technical and topical matters.

Learners will complete 6 core modules (80 credits) alongside work placement (30 credits) and 2 electives (10 credits).

The core (mandatory) modules are:

  • Valuations (Property Valuation, Valuation Appraisal)
  • Economics (Property Economics & Valuation)
  • Law (Agency Law, Land Law in Practice, Real Estate Law in Practice)
  • Property & Facility Management
  • Building Technology (1 & 2)
  • Professional Development


The electives modules are:

  • Report Writing and Communications
  • Measured Surveys or Surveying and Energy Management


Work Placement (mandatory) [takes place in student's own workplace]
Marketing/Practice Knowledge (30 credits for work placement over 2 years, or 7.5 per term) *The course places a heavy emphasis on work-based learning, which is assessed by way of a weekly analytical log which must be kept by students, visits to the workplace by qualified assessors and the writing of an end-of-year report.

The course takes place over 2 academic years. Learners will be expected to attend DkIT two evenings per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.00pm-9.30pm).

Subject to demand the course will commence on Tuesday 17th September and run from September to December and January to May, with some Saturdays throughout the academic year.

Participants of this course may use this qualification to progress their career in the following areas:

  • Estate Agent
  • Auctioneer
  • Letting Agent
  • Property Manager
  • Property Services Provider

Total course fee: €5,500.00.
 
€2,750.00 per annum (Payable in 2 instalments of €1,375.00 each)

Instalment 1 is payable when accepting your place on the course.

Instalment 2 is payable in Semester 2 (End Feb 2020).

To be eligible for entry to the course, prospective candidates must have obtained ONE of the following:

  • Five passes in the Leaving Certificate including Mathematics and either Irish or English.
  • Pass grade in the LCVP
  • Applicants with equivalent qualifications and/or relevant work experience in the case of mature applications. AND
  • Students on this programme MUST be working in full-time, approved property-related employment.

This can include auctioneering, estate agencies and facility management but also involvement in the property related functions of financial institutions, semi-state bodies and companies, the civil service, local government, property development and similar activities.

Work Placement (mandatory) [takes place in student's own workplace] 

Marketing/Practice Knowledge (30 credits for work placement over 2 years, or 7.5 per term)

*The course places a heavy emphasis on work-based learning, which is assessed by way of a weekly analytical log which must be kept by students, visits to the workplace by qualified assessors and the writing of an end-of-year report.

Students on this programme will be working in full-time, approved property-related employment in areas such as auctioneering, estate agency and facility managers or involvement in the property-related functions of financial institutions semi-state bodies and companies, the civil service, local government, property development and similar activities.

Noel McKenna (Head of Department of the Built Environment, School of Engineering, DkIT)
Phone: +353 429370200
Email: noel.mckenna@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_EHCPF_6
Level 6
Duration 2 Years
Credits 120
School School of Engineering
Department Built Environment
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees €2,750.00 per annum
Starting Date Mid-September 2019
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How to Apply

Applicants should complete a Lifelong Learning Application Form (download by clicking button below) and submit together with an up-to-date CV and scans of academic qualifications to:

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Higher Certificate in Property and Facilities Management part-time course, Lifelong Learning Centre, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth.

Alternatively you can email a scan of the application form, CV and academic qualifications to parttime@dkit.ie