Industry News Sally Walmsley 26/10/2020

New agents course goes live

A new nationally recognised agent qualification is being launched by the NRLA.

The Managing Property and Residential Lettings Level 3 award is the equivalent of an A level for new and existing letting agents and property managers who want to develop their skills.

Agent qualifications are expected to becoming mandatory in the very near future, following a Government announcement back in 2018, with the NRLA developing the new qualification in response to this.

Made up of four units, the course includes units on preparation for letting; setting up and managing a tenancy; property standards and ending a tenancy, covering areas including property law, financial planning, legislation changes and marketing.

The remote-learning course involves around 110 hours of self-study, followed by a multiple-choice assessment – all of which is included in the up-front cost.

There is also a higher qualification, The Managing Property and Residential Lettings Level 3 certificate, which includes one additional unit on contractual relationship and business conduct, including the law of agency and data protection.

NRLA head of training and events, Kitty Speakman said: “Mandatory agent qualification is expected to be introduced imminently, so it is advisable prepare now.

“Our award and certificate qualifications will offer the perfect introduction to the industry for new agents and will refresh and update the knowledge of more experienced agents already doing the job.

“Designed to be completed at your own pace, the courses offer a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know when it comes to running a successful lettings business.”

  • For further information on the award qualification, click here and for information on the certificate qualification click here.
  • For a full list of NRLA eLearning and virtual classroom courses visit our training pages here.