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Property Valuation & Management - Higher Certificate

Course Code: LC259


Level

6

Duration

2 Years

Department

Built Environment


CAO Points

N/A

Course Type

Direct Entry

Location

Limerick

Property Valuation and Management is a two year higher certificate programme. The aim of the programme is to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies required to work as auctioneers, estate agents, letting agents, property managers and property services providers. The programme covers residential and commercial property. The programme meets the minimum educational requirements required to work as a property services provider under the Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants must have 5 O6/H7 grades or higher at Ordinary Level in 5 Leaving Certificate subjects. Two of these subjects must include Mathematics and a Language (English or Irish). 

Applicants presenting QQI FET/FETAC qualifications must hold a Full Level 5 Award totalling 120 Credits. 

Applicants presenting qualifications other than those mentioned above will be assessed on an individual basis. 

Mature Applicants (i.e. over 23) are exempt from the normal entry requirements. 

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What modules will I study?

  • Year 1

    Title: Building Systems 1

    Credits: 5

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    The aim of this module is to enable learners to understand the role of building services & environmental systems in the functioning of modern sustainable buildings.


    Title: Built Environment Law

    Credits: 5

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    The aim of the module if to enable the learners to develop a basic understanding of the Irish legal system as it relates to the Built Environment.


    Title: Construction Technology

    Credits: 10

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    This module aims to convey the principals of technology, practice and materials involved in domestic building construction.


    Title: Economics for Construction & Property Specialists

    Credits: 10

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    This module sets out to develop an understanding of the concepts and principles of economic theory in the context of the construction / property environment.


    Title: IT & Communication Skills for Construction and Property Professionals

    Credits: 5

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    To develop the student's knowledge, intellectual skills and competence to enable them to undertake applied research using various Data Collection, Data Analysis and Presentation Techniques. The students will also develop their skills and knowledge in Information Management; Communications and Project Management.


    Title: Land Use Planning Principles and Law

    Credits: 10

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    The aim of this Module is to introduce the learner to the principles and concepts of land-use planning in the Irish context and its legal basis and application. The Module will lay the foundation for the learners' knowledge of further land-use planning modules in their undergraduate degree.


    Title: Property Valuations

    Credits: 15

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    The aims of this module are threefold:

    1. To provide learners with a foundation in property valuations which will be developed in valuations modules in later years of the programme. 
    2. To introduce learners to the concept of property valuation and the methods used to value residential and commercial property. 
    3. To impart a knowledge and understanding of the mathematics required for property valuers.

  • Year 2

    Title: Building Technology

    Credits: 5

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    This module establishes the construction principles and practices fundamental to the production of succesful industrial and commercial buildings.


    Title: Conservation and Architectural Heritage

    Credits: 5

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    The aim of this module  is to develop the learners knowledge and appreciation of the built environment from a heritage perspective. It presents theoretical and practical information to enable learners to have  a developed knowledge of built environment conservation.


    Title: Estate Agency Practice and Marketing

    Credits: 10

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    This module covers the services and associated operational elements an estate agent would provide as a property services provider.


    Title: Planning Law and Development

    Credits: 10

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    To extend the learners knowledge of the overall development management system including its limitations and to further develop knowledge of planning policy from a local to national perspective.


    Title: Property Development Valuations

    Credits: 5

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    The aim of this module is build upon a basic understanding of property development valuations from year one and enable them to carry out residual valuations based on residential, commercial and mixed use schemes. 


    Title: Property Economics

    Credits: 5

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    This module introduces students to the theoretical concepts associated with Urban Economics. It examines the evolution of the urbanisation of Ireland, observing the similarities and contrasts between Irish urbanisation patterns and those observed in other EU countries. It examines the role of the market in allocating land to various usages within the urban setting. It further explores the spatial theories which assist us in understanding differing regional and national characteristics associated with the urbanisation of Ireland, Students will also be introduced to economic theory which explains pricing and allocation decisions within the property market.


    Title: Property Investment Valuations

    Credits: 5

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    The aim of this module is to build upon a basic knowledge of property valuation principles from year one and to apply this knowledge to intermediate level valuations.  The focus of this module is property investment valuations.


    Title: Property Law

    Credits: 10

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    This module is designed to provide students with a general understanding of  the rules and principles of Property Law, particularly as it relates to the requirements of the the Property Services Regulatory Authority.


    Title: PVM Integrated Project

    Credits: 5

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    The aim of this module is give learners the opportunity to undertake a major project that simulates a 'real-life' property based scenario.  The project will integrate the contents of the following second year modules:  Property Development Valuations, Estate Agency Practice and Marketing, Property Law and Planning Law and Development. 


    Title: Statutory Valuations and Residential Property Management

    Credits: 5

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    An introduction to the structure of commercial leases, the processes involved in their renewal, sporting leases, rating of commercial property, an introduction to compulsory purchase orders and the management of residential property, both single and multi-unit developments.


Are there opportunities for further study?

Graduates of the programme may progress onto the Level 8 BSc Hons Property Valuation and Management.

What are the career prospects?

Potential careers for graduates of this programme include:

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

Graduates have worked for the following companies: CBRE, Jones Lang LaSalle, Lisney, Savills, Sherry Fitzgerald, Power & Associates, Rooney Auctioneers, CIE Property, Valuation Office Ireland, Bord Gais Eireann, Local Authorities (Planning and Housing departments), Limerick Regeneration, Grant Thornton and Deloitte 

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