Higher Certificate in Property and Facilities Management (NFQ Level 6)
NOW ENROLLING FOR SEPTEMBER 2017
€2,750.00 per annum
This Higher Certificate in Property and Facilities Management is a two-year part-time programme which 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. Students on this programme will be working in full-time, approved property related employment. This can include auctioneering, estate agencies and facility managers 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. Subjects taught on the course include Valuations, Law, Economics, Marketing/Practice, Property Management, Building Construction and Professional Development. 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 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.
Dundalk Institute of Technology – Level 6 Higher Certificate in Property and Facilities Management (120 credits).
This level 6 part-time qualification meets the National Property Services Regulatory Authority’s minimum education requirement (120 ECTS), enabling Real Estate professionals to obtain a licence to provide Property Management Services.
Who Should Apply?
Students on this programme will be working in full-time, approved property-related employment such as auctioneering, estate agency and facility management 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.
How To Apply
Applicants should complete a Lifelong Learning Application Form (see Download Forms button to the left) and submit together with an up-to-date CV and scans of academic qualifications to:
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 email@example.com
The course runs for 2 years and classes are delivered in three/four hour sessions, over two evenings per week, in academic semesters that run from September to December and January to May, with some Saturdays throughout the year.
Induction: Tuesday 19th September (6.30pm-8.00pm)
Classes commence: TBA
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 5 years minimum relevant work experience in the case of mature student applications (i.e. over 23 years of age).
- Students on this programme MUST be working in full-time, approved property related employment. This can include auctioneering, estate agencies and facility managers 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.
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 prior to commencement of Semester 2 (Jan 2018).